This year GreensKeeper.org awards Cascata Best Playing Conditions 2019 for the Southern Nevada.
Not to be confused with “Worth the Green Fee,” “Best Playing Conditions” is awarded to golf courses open to the public listed on Greenskeeper.org that stand out above the rest with our site users at providing consistently the best greens, fairways, rough, tee boxes and bunkers around.
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Posted: 08/27/19 6:34p
Member Since: Jul 5, 2011
From: Las Vegas
Cascata was fantastic!
I was fortunate to play this course on 8/23. I have heard about the course and how great it was. My expectations were high and I did my best to try and temper them. I was afraid the hype would taint my opinion and that the course would not live up to expectation.
Finally arriving at the gate to the course, the exclusiveness of the course was apparent. Access granted at the private gate and we drove to the clubhouse. Car was valeted and clubs disappeared to be loaded on our cart. A host escorted us to the locker room which passed a stream that runs from the top of a mountain behind the driving range and right through the middle of the clubhouse. Pretty Cool! Arriving in the locker room, my name was printed on my personal storage space was a nice touch.
After changing shoes we headed off to the restaurant and enjoyed the eggs Benedict. Good recommendation.
Now let me talk about the trip to the golf cart. This was so cool. Carts were downstairs, inside the clubhouse. Bags were loaded, staff was there to help, and our caddie was there waiting. Once we got settled, we drove to the range. The coolest part of this was the automatic doors that opened to expose such a great view of the putting green, range with the waterfall backdrop, and the mountain scene behind that.
After meeting the caddie and warming up, we headed to the course. This was a fun course with elevated tee boxes, uphill and downhill holes since the course is on a mountain. I’ve never had a caddie before and don’t much like the idea of another set of eyes on my game, but Quincy was a big help. It was good to have his input on where to hit, but just as good for his keen ability to help find my ball when I didn’t stay on the fairway. The greens were challenging and on a few holes, there was no way I would even get close to the cup since reading them was so difficult. If I could execute Quincy’s direction, I’d be good, but knowing and doing don’t always match up.
This was a great experience. Was is able to knock my favorite course from the top spot…No. But it is a solid number 2, and if you were to throw in all of the extras in the experience, it would take top spot. Such a fun day.