Watch out for geese
Pros: Multiple tees for different arms. Water and roads make for good challenging OB without too much punishment.
Clean course. Flush tee pads
Cons: Never found hole 11 tee and ended up making one up that worked nicely. No tee signs or direction to next tee.
Other Thoughts: Cedar Lakes is a great course for both beginner and advanced players. The layout is great staying away from most of the camp any campers present. The biggest problem is the lack of tee signs. As mentioned the tee pads are flush which is nice but if the grass has any length to it it makes it tough to find the tee pads. overall a good course and looking forward to playing it again sometime
Tricky or poorly planned?
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Pros: Open with plenty of challenges (not all designed). Longer holes for the big throwers out there. Course takes you on a nice tour of the park since it travels around the entire outer ring. Multiple pads on most holes.
Cons: 3 foot grass on holes 1-3. A couple holes with large trees directly in front of hole on line from tee. Missing tees due to parking, No signs for holes so you need the map, which is a bit suspect. Plays through playground and picnic areas so watch for traffic.
Other Thoughts: Bring a spotter (or a good hunting dog) for the long grass. Course starts right at the entrance, get map from office building.
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Its still disc golf
Pros: -Concrete Tees
-Nice Baskets (Innova)
Cons: No signage
Map given at help desk is off with many of the holes.
Very crowded park
Out of 18 holes I could play 9, I couldn't find hole 11 at all with the map and several other holes had become parking lots. The blue tee for #10 was under a car.
While I was there, the grass on many of the fairways was quite high
Most of the shots are very short and open.
Other Thoughts: It is still disc golf but keep in mind that it would be better to go at a time when less people are there, maybe in the winter. I would recommend going with someone who already knows the course to avoid confusion. It may b e called Cedar Lakes but the lake does not play a huge role in the design of the course.
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Pros: Pull into the main building as soon as you turn in. They will give you the vitals.
You will need one disc for every throw imaginable.
Water is there but never too much of a factor unless beginner.
Mostly flat but creative measures taken to get elevation changes.
Stunning and clean park.
No blind shots.
Cons: Course lacks signage.
Drove around park a few times to find hole one.
A lot of pedestrians and vehicles.
Other Thoughts: Hidden away in western west va, it is a gem. I don't know that I'll ever have a chance to get back out there and that saddens me. This would be a Course I would detour to every drive down that way. But the mountain you have to drive through to get to it makes you work for it. I wish all my dg friends could get a chance to play this well thought out and manicured course.
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Cedar :Lake DGC
Pros: Typically the park is kept up very well. Nice assortment of holes. Marked ranges on tee pads
Cons: When summer camps are going on, many pins are blocked or the kid's activities are in the way.
Other Thoughts: I suggest visiting in the spring or fall
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Be careful of others
Pros: * Two nice concrete baskets for each hole with distances painted on them
* Very nice Innova baskets
* Beautiful setting in a park/conference center with a variety of other activities (see cons - other)
* Good distance on a number of holes.
* Decent flow from hole to hole (but, may need a map in a few areas)
* A few benches/trash cans/bathrooms around course
* Course is well taken care of. Nice, recently mowed fairways (except where a great deal of water remained from recent heavy rains)
* About 8 minutes from Interstate 77 - if anyone is traveling and wants to stop for a round
* Good use of the available area, including limited use of the hills on the back side of the park.
* Very scenic park with a few ponds, covered bridge, old log homes
* Many, many other activities - mini golf, baseball field, sand volleyball, tennis, basketball, pool, horseshoe pits, fishing, walking, jogging, biking, picnic areas and more
Cons: * Beware, beware of other park users. Walkers, fisherman, bicyclists, horse shoes players, etc. etc. etc. may/will be in your way! I believe this is a prime location for locals to come on nice evenings and on the weekends. During the day would be the best time to use this course. I also had to improvise holes because of vehicles and people near the baskets. Hole 10, which is a nice hole beside the lake has a picnic table about 10 feet from the basket, Hole 11 is very near a prime parking spot when activities are going on and another hole has two horseshoe pits within 10 feet of the basket.
* Not a great deal of difficulty with the pin placement. A few shots require precision, but most are in the open or a few hazards.
* Also, as mentioned in a previous review, there is a very large (~100) flock of Canadian Geese that call this place home and beside the droppings they leave all over the course the can become aggressive if they have young ones near.
* When I played this year, it was after a recent period of very heavy rain and a few holes were swampy and one almost unplayable.
* No direction to next tee from the baskets
* A good bit of poison is around several holes and baskets.
* No tee pads for hole 11 - you just play from the sidewalk or road. Be careful of cars parked near the basket.
Other Thoughts: I come to Cedar Lakes once a year for a conference and look forward to playing this course. As, mentioned in the review I much rather enjoy playing it during the days than the evening (but, can't necessarily do that as much as I like) The parks primary focus is not disc golf and, even though it seems to be an after thought, at least they have it and maintain it. The office staff is very friendly and they have score cards and maps. You should print a map or pick one up as a few holes will be difficult to find with out one. You may not want to go a great distance to play this course, but, if you were in the area it would be good to check out. If you have your family with you there are plenty of other activities for them while you golf.
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Nothing else to do
Pros: free to play, no one else was on the course, grass kept at good playing height, multiple tee locations. Discs available to purchase, although not of name brand or quality.
Cons: There's a flock of geese by the pond (I almost decapitated one of them) and unavoidable feces unless your a pro. Vehicles were parked between the tee and pin forcing me to create a tee. Lots of people, pets, and vehicles to avoid.
Other Thoughts: This course was definitely an after thought when this park was opened. There are few challenging holes and several that are simply straight shots with no elevation change.
Absolutely get a course map from the office by holes 1 and 16. Some tees and pins are difficult to locate even with the map in hand.
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Eighth Wonder of the World
Two teepads per hole, flush with the ground. Distance painted onto teepad.
No signs at teepads, so difficult to find - MUST have the map. A few baskets play close to walking paths, parking lot (long tee #10 is in the middle of a parking lot!), fishing pond, outdoor meeting area, buildings, road, etc.
Most of the course plays along the outer edge of the property forming the Cedar Lakes Convention Center, "composed of a large variety of guest lodging styles with indoor meeting spaces. Cedar Lakes Conference Center provides year-round facilities in a natural setting that enhances any type of program - educational, inspirational, or recreational" , although some the middle holes play near buildings and other parts of the facility.
Other than up-slope on #7, up-n-over slope on #8, and then downhill/across field on #9, the course is quite flat. From the short tees, the distances range from 200'-350', averaging about 250', while from the long tees, which, well, mostly just add length (on only about four holes do the long tees also change the look angle), the distances range from 225'- nearly 500', averaging about 330'. Never did find tee #11 - used the manhole cover for the long tee, and from a gap in the fence near the water for the short tee. The long tee for #16 is behind the CEDAR LAKES sign. Fair blend of left/straight/right shots needed off the tee, with more rights early, and the lefts more prevalent toward the end. #13 is a classic either/or - basket about 225', clump of trees 50' in front of basket.
Favourite holes: #15 is a long, slow left-turner, with a tree-lined river to your right, and a line of flowering trees to your left. While the fairway on #18 is big, flat, and wide, the left turn at the end places the basket near a small amount of water, and a red-painted covered-bridge behind and to the right - very picturesque!
Suitable for a wide range of players, from beginners (hopefully avoiding people and water) to advanced (plenty of birdie opportunities from the short tees, plenty of challenging shots from the longs)
The title? The distance on every hole ends with an '8'!
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Pros: Alot of straight shots.
Cons: Some water!!!! BEWARE!!!!
Other Thoughts: My first run here was the best game for me so far. Throwing red tees and assuming all par 3s, I threw a personal best 6 under par. Came in at 2 over on a short game of 13 before I had to call it a day. I really like this new course!!!
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Pros: New catchers. Concrete tee pads. Course map and score card available in the park office.
Cons: This course is unmarked and hard to locate the next hole location on certain holes. The course par is also unnamed.
Most of the holes are flat and straight. The concrete pads are small, however, better than not having them.
Other Thoughts: Decent course. Glad to see one in the area. Lots of buildings and man-made structures all throughout the course, which is different from many other courses I have played (can be annoying at times).
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