The Takeaway: Grade B
Designer: Rees Jones in 2000
Cost: $500.00 Click for current rates
Phone Number: (702) 294-2004
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Cascata Golf Course's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - One Cascata Dr, Boulder City, Nevada 89005 – UNITED STATES
What to Expect: Described by course architect Rees Jones as "The Eighth Wonder of the golf world", Cascata has to be experienced to believe and appreciate. After getting through the gates protecting the entrance to the property, you are greeted by staff members at the front door to the 37,000 square foot Tuscan-style clubhouse. On your walk back towards the locker room you actually walk on a bridge that goes over a river that begins 418 feet up the mountainside as a waterfall and cascades down through the clubhouse, an experience you certainly won't find many places. Your golf cart awaits for you in the lower level of the clubhouse where you drive it out through large wooden double doors to the course. Conditioning is always perfect and the greens run fast. The holes are laid out up and down the canyons east of Boulder City and a golf cart is a must, especially considering the nearly two minute ride from the 7th to the 8th hole. There is generally more staff than golfers at the club at any given time and everything about the course and facilities is posh. Cascata is a Vegas gem!
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 14th Hole – 434 Yard Par 4 – Tiger Woods was photographed standing on the water near the 14th green and was featured on the cover of Golf Digest; how appropriate for a guy that seems to be able to do anything. The 14th hole is a stunning downhill par four that features a creek cutting in front of the tee boxes and down the right side of the hole before pooling up in a pond 100 yards from the green and protecting the entire right side of the putting surface. Two bunkers protect the opposite side of the green which allows little room for error when making your approach shot at this beautiful signature hole.
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