Cedar Crest Golf Course

3.6078529412 3.6 stars from 5 (12)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6532 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Cedar Crest Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6532 yards 71.7 133
Gold 71 6130 yards 69.3 128
Silver 71 5651 yards 67.6 123
Ruby 71 4969 yards 67.6 123
Family 72 3175 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 12 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

10 out of 12 reviews


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"First Time Playing"


fjmdfw's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was recently renovated by DA Weibring, hosted a PGA Championship won by Walter Hagen back in the day. i've never played it before and while it's not in the best neighborhood I'll find my way back down. Fun course with a good mix of challenging holes and go for it holes. The conditions were pretty good and the greens rolled quick but could stand a rolling to take out some bumps. They did a good job on the renovation, hopefully they can keep the course in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great!"


Filthy20's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course is in amazing shape right now. Lots of recent rain has soften the conditions, but still allows for decent amount of roll on tee shots. Greens are really nice! See pic, that's #17.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Terrible"


Drewgellein's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Absolutely the worst conditions I have ever seen this course. Ive played here for 15 plus years and I've never seeen such lack of care for a course anywhere in this state. I wouldn't recommend this course to anyone even for free in the condition it's in. That's pretty sad when this used to be one of my favorites. I doubt I will ever play here again and I will ABSOLUTELY refer everyone I know anywhere else but here. Sad to see such s great course go to such a sad condition. The staff is great. $50 to play in the uncared for course is robbery. Hope things get changed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/22/2017

We almost did not play due to the previous review and are very glad that we decided to take our chances.

The lay out is good and the lies can be challenging. Yes a few bald spots here and there but overall it is in good shape. Our two groups had a good day, we played after the rain and it drained very well. We will go back


"Greens still recovering"


Filthy20's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Teed off late Saturday afternoon with another single who had played the course before, which was helpful because this was my first time. The greens are still recovering from a recent punch, and there are some bare (sanded) areas on the edges from a lot of foot traffic. Lots of undulation change and roll out on this course.

Walking/carrying my bag was a little challenging given that I had already walked 18 earlier in the day elsewhere.

I'm excited to play this course again once the greens have healed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cedar Crest"


TheOBchef's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Dallas Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course has recently re-opened after undergoing a renovation. Its in great winter shape! The greens are small and roll true. Bunkers are in terrific shape. The course is not overly long, so driver is not needed on every hole. Cedar Crest was designed by A. W. Tillinghast and was the site of the PGA Championship in 1927, won by Walter Hagen. Overall this is a fun track and I will play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Dallas Gem"


u000006484403's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

One of the best if not the best public course in the Dallas metro area. Fantastic layout featuring creative and different holes that let you use every club in the bag. Course is in great shape for February. Greens in excellent shape. For the price maybe the best bang for your buck on weekends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Brown Greens"


cjkelly1027's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I was looking forward to playing this course since it had been more than a year, and I enjoyed it then.

This time the tee boxes and fairways were in good shape, but the "greens" were appalling. They were nearly black with many dried mud areas. No approaches would hold, and putts would roll completely off. The practice putting area should have warned us, but we decided to play anyway. I doubt that these greens will be playable for many months.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2016

Once the course re-opens give it another chance. All the greens are being completely renovated and not expected to re-open until Sept. 2016. I'm hoping once it re-opens, these repairs will return it to it's glory days.


"Great old course, but....."


JBrownluvsgolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I grew up on this course and it's where I learned to play. I went to play there on 5-2-2016 and the course was closed for renovations. They aren't scheduled to re-open until Sept. 2016. All of the greens and tee boxes are being completely renovated. I'll update once it's re-opened.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Value Muni"


FreddieWashington's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Cedar Crest is a fun muni and a great value, especially compared to the other Dallas munis.

Tee boxes and fairways are in very good condition. Green conditions are spotty but they do a good job in placing the pins away from the rough spots on the greens.

At $18 (walking), it's a great value. Challenging course (short) that makes you use the whole bag. I'd leave the 3W at home and replace it with a driving iron or additional low hybrid.

Staff is nice and helpful, atmosphere is great.

Cedar Crest gets a bad rap on being in a bad neighborhood. I've played it several times and always felt comfortable and safe, usually playing as a single early in the morning..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Be on your game"


Lee188a's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course is old and can really fool you. Shot making is key on more that half of these holds. They had the PGA Championship here in the 50s and I can see why. You have a lot of left to right shots, long shots and plenty of trees to deal with. most of the hole have elevated greens with some sand traps. this is not a place for beginners, you will just hold up play for everyone. Let time i was there is the fairways and greens were in very good shape. but as always Dallas summers can be hard on any golf course. This course is not in the best part of Dallas, but it is well worth going there is you really like a challenge. i really like this course and it plays fast most of the time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Late afternoon round"


Richie4326581's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Myself ,a friend and my gf ran out on a late afternoon to catch a round at Cedar Crest. Found the course rather easily and staff was doing a good job. Fairways , tee boxes in good shape but greens we terrible!! Sandy , bumpy , dry and in poor shape. Late twilight rate made it ok but that was all. # 16 and 18 are good holes. This course was the site of a PGA major many years ago so it was once a great place to play but the years have taken its toll. Clubhouse newer and looks great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


dalkj's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

I play this course often. The course is fairly forgiving - not much water and pretty wide fairways. Greens are in good shape. Pace can be very slow on occassion. A little bit out of the way, but the course is really well laid out and for the money is definitely worth trying.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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