Cedar Crest offers a great variety of playing conditions with no two holes the same. Taking advantage of the rolling hills of South Dallas, you'll find plenty of elevation changes as the fairways go up and down the hills. Nine holes are doglegs adding a lot of variety and some challenges. Water can come into play on 10 holes and trees line all of the fairways. Most of the traps are on both sides of the green, requiring a more precise approach shot.
The fairways and greens were both in very good shape. Greens were about average size, some are table top (a number of times we watched our ball roll off the green, requiring a chip back up the hill) and gently sloping - a couple greens had some minor undulation. The greens seems true and fast and we had a tough time reading the breaks.
Par is 71 with 6 par 3s and 5 par 5s. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The views are fantastic, one hole has a great view of the Dallas skyline. Cedar Crest is well worth playing
Rates: $30.00 to $38.00
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.