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Old 04-09-2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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Top Of The Rock Restaurant Update

Has anyone heard anything lately on when this restaurant will open and has anyone gotten a sneak peek on how it will look. We are going to be at Big Cedar Wilderness Club in July and are hoping to dine there. Thanks.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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Both the Top of the Rock restaurant and the golf course have been "closed for renovation" forever now. The fact that the Big Cedar website never indicates an anticipated reopening date makes me wonder if they are holding off on things until the economy improves.

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Old 04-09-2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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Strange that you mention July, because it is supposed to be open by the 4th of July . . . 2007, I believe.

Seriously.

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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Top of the Rock got knocked off the rock--it's a myth (ole' wives tale) that it's reopening. Every year they say soon . . . that means notta.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:13 PM   #5
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Maybe it is just a project to see how high they can build the berm.

There is always several workers' vehicles park in the GC maintenance parking area.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:27 PM   #6
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My husband works at BCL and he said that it will open next year, I guess they are totaly remodeling it and also the golf course. My husband just said that when they do open it, it will not be nothing like it in the region. He also said that why they have not opened TOTR because they want to open it as well as the golf course at the same time......It is going to be awesome!




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Has anyone heard anything lately on when this restaurant will open and has anyone gotten a sneak peek on how it will look. We are going to be at Big Cedar Wilderness Club in July and are hoping to dine there. Thanks.
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My husband works at BCL and he said that it will open next year, I guess they are totaly remodeling it and also the golf course. My husband just said that when they do open it, it will not be nothing like it in the region. He also said that why they have not opened TOTR because they want to open it as well as the golf course at the same time......It is going to be awesome!
... in 2006 someone that worked there said it would be 2007 ... in 2007 they said 2008 ... in 2008 they said 2009 ... now it's 2009 -- LOL. PT Barnum had it right.

The only REAL TOP OF THE ROCK is in Rockefeller Plaza, in NYC: http://www.topoftherocknyc.com/
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:02 AM   #8
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My husband works at BCL and he said that it will open next year, I guess they are totaly remodeling it and also the golf course. My husband just said that when they do open it, it will not be nothing like it in the region. He also said that why they have not opened TOTR because they want to open it as well as the golf course at the same time......It is going to be awesome!
Thanks for the news.
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Thanks for the information. I thought Top of the Rock golf course was pretty spectacular the way it was (though I learned after my first couple of rounds not to walk it... at least not in the heat of summer!). The renovation will have to be pretty fantastic to make it better than it was.

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So, are they converting it to a real golf course, or keeping it a Par 3?

While it's been closed, Branson Creek, Murder Rock and Payne Stewart have opened. For TOTR to be more than those is saying a lot.
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If I were Big Cedar I would keep it a nine hole par three. They (in my opinion) could not compete with those other courses for the hard-core golfer. TOTR as it was was a well-maintained and manicured course with fantastic views that could be enjoyed by the casual golfer (like me). In my opinion it should stay that way... that was their niche.

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I so agree and we are patiently (?) waiting.....


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If I were Big Cedar I would keep it a nine hole par three. They (in my opinion) could not compete with those other courses for the hard-core golfer. TOTR as it was was a well-maintained and manicured course with fantastic views that could be enjoyed by the casual golfer (like me). In my opinion it should stay that way... that was their niche.

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:43 PM   #13
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I'd be disappointed to see the course changed too much. It was already an Audubon Signature Course and I just enjoyed being able to play a course designed by Jack Nicklaus. It would be a shame to lose either of those calling cards.

http://www.nicklaus.com/design/topoftherock/
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I'll defer to Johnny.
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