Old Top Farm is a privately owned, 9-hole, open to the public, golf course located in Crystal Lake, IL.
Old Top Farm has 3 sets of tees: the blue set plays to a total length of 2891 yards; the white set measures 2699 yards; and, the forward red set’s length is 1724 yards. The par is 37 for the blue and white tees, and par is 35 for the red tees; the difference of two strokes in par is created with two holes (#4 & #9) played as par-4’s when playing from the forward tees as opposed to par-5’s when played from either the middle or back tees.
Old Top Farm Golf Course was designed by Randy Wirkus, who is also the owner. The course occupies property that was a former tree and sod farm, and while this land is an old farm, it is a relatively new course.
Old Top Farm opened as a golf course in 1998; in 2008 the routing was changed to its present mapping. A favorable dichotomy of Old Top Farm is that even though its total par of 37 may conjure thoughts of OTF being a ‘long’ course, six of its holes are of relatively ‘short-for-their-par’ lengths. These six holes provide six birdie (or better) opportunities.