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Big Bear City, CA 
Camp Cedar Lake DGC Share
Uploaded By: lion Hole #2 (Taken 4/2012)
3 / 272ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Tee

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2-4    4/14/2012   10/22/2012
Review By: lion
Played: 922  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 16.1 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1. First off the course is very scenic and beautiful. With tons of views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Feels very majestic playing there. Spring thru the fall is the best times to play here.
2. The parking isn't a problem and the camp host will let you know where to park when you check in.
3. There are restrooms right before you walk up to hole 1. These are the only restrooms for this course.
4. I was told that a recent tourney played here went well and course might expand next year to 18 holes.
5. Course has Innova discCatchers and with the high visability yellow bands, they were easy to spot on the course.
6. The teepads had good grip surprisingly. With snow on the ground I wasn't sure how we would do but they worked fine for all 9 holes.
7. All the holes had a tee sign with hole number and distances. They were easy to spot after every hole and made finding the basket smoother.
8. The course was laid out very good with no crossing fairways and the layout flowed very smoothly. The layout was kinda like a big oval.
9. The course has a practice basket. Big bonus to practice here and aclamate to the high elevation on the course. Elevation is at 7,000+.
10. The course ends where it starts is very convenient.
11. The mixture of distances is nice and the addition of the difficult par 5 was awesome. Rarely do I get to play a course that has a legit par 5. Par for the course is 29.
12. Elevation plays a factor on 3-4 holes, with one having a 30-40 foot elevation drop. Course requires good touch on most holes.
13. When you leave the course there is a brewery a few miles away that has some excelent tangerine ale and a nice porter to indulge into.
Cons: 1. This course feels seasonal at best. In the winter the course isn't playable when it snows. I played it in April and still found myself stepping threw snow 3-4 feet deep at certain areas where it's shaded the majority of the day. Call ahead to make sure there isn't snow or to much snow. Teepads can get buried in snow.
2. This camp felt very private and the signs around the camp get a very private please don't mess with us feel. You need to email and call ahead. First off you need to ensure the camp isn't being used by the church for a retreat or in camp for kids. Though the camp host did seem like he was opening up to the possibility of letting disc golfers use the course while other patrons used the camp. The host said he rather have groups come by to play then just a single person.
3. Pay to play but its a private course that will most likely just have your group golfing on it. Money pays for course up keep.
4. Course is semi secluded and if your driving from down the mountain it's an hour drive from San Bernardino. More courses have popped up in the area making the trek worth it.
5. No trash cans so you need to pack your trash out.
6. An upgrade to signs with pictures would help improve speed of play especially for holes 7 & 8 which cannot be seen from the tee.
7. Your in the mountains so you need to keep an eye out for bears that traverse the course and area a lot.
8. No store on site or food. You would need to drive 10 minutes to The main strip to stock up on food and beverage.
9. Roads are unpaved up to the camp and a little bumpy.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed the layout and actually rank this course in my top ten for 9 holers that I have played. This course is best played in march thru early May or September until it snows. I think the summer months would be tough becaus the camp is quiet busy in those months. I really recommend stopping by the local brewery right off the main road and trying some of the beers and getting a growler to go. Prices are really good and affordable. Don't bring beginner players here or kids. You will be doing some hiking and the land is rough, but fun.

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