Lippold Family Golf Center

Operated by the Crystal Lake Park District, Lippold Family Golf Center includes 40 lighted tee areas, a 60,000 square foot putting green, sand traps, a pitching green, a fairway practice bunker, two 18-hole miniature golf courses, a clubhouse, party room and concessions. Golfers of all ages and abilities consider it the perfect location to improve all aspects of their game, including a dedicated short game area.

Services offered include group classes and individual lessons offered seven days per week and special demo days. A restored wetland and wildlife area with walking and biking trails uniquely surrounds the entire facility.


1251 W. Route 176, one mile west of Route 14, Crystal Lake

Phone: 815.477.5401


Final Mini Golf Group will be allowed to go out no later than 45 minutes prior to closing. Published closing times are weather permitting and subject to change.

Update June 1, 2020: The Lippold Park Family Golf Center driving range, practice area and miniature golf will open June 15 following the guidelines provided by the DCEO. While we planned on opening sooner than June 15, the conditions of the grounds is forcing a delay. Due to the record rain fall during the month of May, the turf areas at the Golf Center are too wet for mowing equipment. As a result, the grass is long and needs to be cut and cleaned up prior to the facility opening. Due to the high volume of peat in the ground in that area, this area takes longer than normal to dry out.

June 15*-Sept 1, 2020 (*tentative opening day)

Sunday-Thursday: 9 AM-9 PM
Tuesday: Noon-9 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9 AM-10 PM

Sept 2-Sept 8, 2020

Monday-Friday: 10 AM-8 PM
Tuesday: Noon-8 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM-8 PM

Sept 13-29, 2020 (Weekends Only)

Friday: 4-8 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM-8 PM*
  • weather permitting
  • last group at 7:15 PM
  • please note that the last bucket time will change as the sunset gets earlier

  • Miniature Golf

    The greens of the two miniature golf courses at the Lippold Park Family Golf Center welcomed golf enthusiasts for the very first time in July 2003. Harris Miniature Golf of New Jersey, the premier miniature golf course builder in the United States, built the courses. The addition of the two 18-hole miniature golf courses to the existing driving range is part of the Crystal Lake Park District Master Plan, published in 1999.

    One course, Sports-N-Courts is handicapped accessible, has a sports theme and is a par 40 course. The second course Tees-N-Trees, is a par 41 course and has a prairie theme.

    Miniature Golf Fees

    Miniature Golf Admission Fees

    Children (Ages 14 & under)


    Seniors (Ages 60 & over)


    Adults (Ages 15-59)


    Group Rate (8 or more people)


    Replay Rate


    Unlimited Mini Golf Membership*

    *prices adjusted as of May 27, 2020 to reflect shortened season

    Youth/Senior Single Membership $25
    Adult Single Membership $37.50
    Couple Membership $52.50
    Family Membership (up to 4 members) $87.50
  • Driving Range

    Lippold Family Golf Center Driving Range features:

    • 40 Lighted Tees
    • Grass & Mats
    • Fairway Bunker
    • Chipping Green
    • Instruction for All Ages

    Driving Range Fees

    Medium Bucket (approx. 60 balls) $8
    Large Bucket (approx. 110 balls) $10

    Unlimited Driving Range Memberships

    *prices adjusted as of May 27,2020 to reflect shortened season

    This membership entitles golfers to unlimited range balls at our facility for the entire season April-September.

    Single Membership $143.50
    Couples Membership $232.50
    Family (up to 4) $290.50

    *All golfers in family membership must live at the same address


    Party Name

    Party Includes

    Fee Per Person

    Bogey Party

    18 holes of mini golf


    Birdie Party

    18 holes of mini golf, pizza and bottle of pop or water


    Eagle Party

    18 holes of mini golf, pizza and bottle of pop or water, small bucket of balls (clubs also available)


    All parties require adult supervision. Parties are held on either of the two mini-golf courses (Sports 'N Courts or Tees 'N Greens.) In the event of bad weather, the party will move inside. Outside decorations are welcome, but no outside food or drink (other than cake) is allowed. Reservations are required. Birthday parties may be booked May-September.


    All field trips require adult supervision. Groups participate on either of the two mini-golf courses (Sports 'N Courts or Tees 'N Greens) or the driving range. In the event of bad weather, the field trip may be rescheduled (if applicable) or refunded. Field trips may be booked April-September.

    Package includes 18 holes of mini-golf or driving range: $4 per person

    fundraising PACKAGES

    All fundraisers must submit a written request for board approval. Fundraising organization must meet with GLC Manager prior to event for set-up, coordination of mini-golf/other events and possible outside vendors. In the event of bad weather, the fundraiser may be rescheduled (if applicable) or refunded.

    Package includes 18 holes of mini-golf, driving range, putting green and short game area: $75 per hour

    **Ask Manager for other ideas regarding fundraising.

    For all event reservations and inquiries, please email Becca Davison.