At a time when many are advocating for ways to shorten the amount of time it takes to play, Crane Lakes has beaten everyone to the punch, without infringing on the spirit of the game. A par 66, Crane Lakes is home to eight par 3s and a pair of par 5s, but it’s not a pitch-and-putt. The course, which can comfortably be played in 3 ½ hours, offers a formidable test. Traveling golfers love to have a signature hole to talk about, and Crane Lakes delivers with the par 4 14th. The 370-yard two-shotter features an island green and players often play their approach from a downhill lie, adding to the challenge. While 14 is the course’s most photographed hole, the par 5 18th is its best. Water plays up the left side of the 482-yard hole, so there is more than a whiff of danger on the tee, and for long hitters there is the option to go for the green in two A trip to Crane Lakes promises golfers a good time, great conditions, and outstanding pace of play, a hard combination to beat. Designed by Bill Nutting/Tom Weber.