Cedar Crest Golf Course

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3.9
14
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.4
93.1%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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0
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4.0
1
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4 Stars
1
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6532
Slope 133
Rating 71.7
Type Public
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
Scorecard for Cedar Crest
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.2/131 611 362 202 467 396 185 552 315 180 3270 482 226 346 408 551 211 559 220 428 3431 6701
Gold M: 70.2/128 586 340 178 438 365 169 501 295 166 3038 460 187 307 376 520 195 507 176 384 3112 6150
Gray M: 68.4/124 W: 73.3/125 562 327 160 419 340 153 445 289 140 2835 452 167 285 349 482 168 475 149 325 2852 5687
Ruby M: 64.9/116 W: 68.6/116 485 283 134 334 288 136 414 260 123 2457 444 137 274 286 423 139 415 120 251 2489 4946
Handicap 2 17 3 6 13 10 9 16 12 1 4 15 18 8 7 11 5 14
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 3 35 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1919
Golf Season Year round
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1919) D. A. Weibring (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Cedar Crest Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.9
14
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fast and Firm!

The course is playing extremely fast and firm with the dormant grass, be mindful of your line off the tee to avoid trouble. Greens are still quite firm, but roll true. Hopefully the weather stays warm and I'll keep playing here!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Still great!

This course is still in great shape. Greens are rolling pure, but are still very firm on approach shots - keep that in mind. The wind picked up on a few holes, down-wind, which made for some longer that normal drives. I'd play this course every week if I could.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather

Great!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Karensco
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

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Greens still recovering

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Dallas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Cedar Crest

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Dallas Gem

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Brown Greens

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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JBrownluvsgolf
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.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great old course, but.....

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Good Value Muni

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..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Be on your game

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Boston Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Late afternoon round

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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