In great shape 4.5 stars
Cedar River is one of my very favorite tracks in Northern MI. A fun course with short par 5's (back nine has 3 3's, 3 4's and 3 5's)....and while challenging it's scenic, very fair and there's more room between the trees than you think...with slopes that assist the ball to stay in bounds on at least one side of the fairway in most cases. At least 3 holes you have to play a few times to get the hang of them (5th hole, 13th hole and 18th holes at minimum) so first timers should "scout" these prior to play. The par 3 fourteenth is an absolute gem.. and as a topper a great patio to enjoy a beverage overlooking the finishing green. I'd play this course at least once a week if I lived near it.
September 24, 2013
Beautiful setting, very scenic, good shape.
Very nice course. Located in area of 4 championship courses and 2 other very nice ones.
A little long from the blues with most par 4s at 420, unless you drive 240+.
September 23, 2013
On your Northern Michigan play list
This is a course you should not miss if playing in Northern Michigan. Beautiful views and a really nice layout.
September 21, 2013
One of my favorite Northern Michigan courses
One of my favorite Northern Michigan courses. Always in great shape and some awesome holes.
September 3, 2013
This course is in absolutely terrible condition. It looks as if it has been going down hill for several years.
From tee box, to fairways, to greens, this course is one of the poorest courses I have ever played. The fairways are mostly dead. The tee boxes have been dead for years and taken over by weeds. The greens have severe areas of snow mold kill off.
August 5, 2013
Great deal for $48.00
Cedar River is a fine golf course. I love the short par 4 on the back. We had a great time and were able to play in 4 hours. Overall a very nice experience.
July 29, 2013
We enjoyed playing! The course was in tlp-top shape. Every hole offered another challenge. Lots of elevation changes throughout the course.
We wll be playing again in the future.
July 22, 2013
Great Up North Course
I was impressed with the course and decided to play it in my quest to golf all 50 of the Michigan Digest Top 50 public courses in the state. It falls at #16 and seems about right given where others I've played are ranked. It feels like an up north course as it's mostly treelined, but plays slightly more forgiving than most up north courses. There are a couple holes with a river running through them (hence the name) and the sound alone from the tiny rapids makes the course memorable. Overall I give it an A-
July 16, 2013