Cascata

4.9411764706 4.9 stars from 5 (12)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7137 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes - mandatory

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7137 yards 74.6 143
Blue 72 6664 yards 71.7 138
Gold 72 6206 yards 69.9 135
Red (W) 72 5591 yards 67.2 117

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 12 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

12 out of 12 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"AWECOME Course Layout, Fantastic Staff but average conditions"


RettJ's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing Cascata. I had read alot of great reviews about Cascata and their phenomenal customer service.

The course is a bit of a drive from Las Vegas, but well worth the drive.

When you arrive at Cascata you begin the phenomenal customer service. You are greeted by a valet to park your vehicle, your caddie to take your clubs and a greeter to escort you into the amazing clubhouse.

For me, the worst part of the entire time was the course conditions. MANY of the fairways were burned out with lots of sports where there was no grass. MANY of my shots from the fairway were from spots with no grass. Many places around the greens had no grass. The caddie said a couple weeks ago they had a water main break and they were without water for four or five days and within those four of five days many areas were burned up without being watered. as far as course conditions TPC Las Vegas, Bears Beast Las Vegas and Las Vegas Paiute courses were ALL in much better condition. However, the service and overall experience at Cascata was truly amazing.

The course features many water hazards and running creeks which you do not expect for desert golf. There are many amazing scenic views with spectacular pretty golf holes.

The day I played the pro shop noted the greens were a 10.0 on the Stimp. The caddie said that was slow for the greens. Alex the caddie said the greens usually run 11.0 - 12.0 on the Stimp.

However, at Cascata, the emphasis and your time is on the golf "experience" and that is where Cascata excels.

As you walk in the doors of the pro shop and hear the amazing sound of a rushing river beneath your feet while looking out onto the amazing practice facility. You know you are at a special place.

The golf carts are housed inside the clubhouse so that when the you are ready to go you drive outside to the practice facility and see a huge waterfall / stream rushing down the mountain behind the driving range.

The course layout, the scenery, the wildlife (big horn sheep, rabbits, road runners, coyote) the customer service, etc. was amazing.

Be sure to snap plenty of photos as the scenery and course layout is amazing. I just wish the course conditions were better. I know they cant do anything about a water main break but it sure made for disappointing conditions when MANY times I was hitting off bear dirt with little to no grass.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf experience of a lifetime"


u3090963's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes, it is expensive, but worth every penny. I’ve played golf for many years and never had an experience like I had at Cascata. My forecaddie, Leigh was such a cool guy and so knowledgeable about the course. I had the entire course to myself and never felt rushed. Beverage service on the course was outstanding. You just can’t put a price on the experience I had on this course. I will be back with friends and can’t wait to play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cascata still a bucket-list Vegas experience"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Great conditions. Check. Great views. Check. Great service. Check. Great holes… Cascata has plenty of those, too. For this reason, I have to give the Rees Jones-designed Cascata Golf Club the highest marks. My only knock on this place is that it's not walkable, that maybe there's a little too much distance to drive the cart between holes. But when you consider the level of service, the clubhouse, the fact that you get your golf cart inside the clubhouse instead of outside by a cart barn and, oh yeah, that there's a small river that runs through the clubhouse, there's so much to love about this unique experience. The driving range at Cascata is even fun. Not only can you see the 418-foot waterfall behind it, but there's a pretty good chance some bighorn sheep are going to make an appearance as well. As far as the golf course is concerned, there are elevated tees with great views of the Strip as well as the mountains, impeccable conditions and lots of really fun holes. I think the par 3s are especially good, and I like the finishing hole, a risk-reward par 5 that plays over water to the green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"A 5* desert golf experience"


WillGrayGC's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Cascata is a bit of a drive from the Las Vegas Strip, probably 30-40 minutes depending on traffic. But it's certainly worth the detour regardless of how long you plan to stay in Sin City.

This was the second time I had played, and the layout was just as immaculately maintained as it was the first time around. The course features several water hazards and running creeks - certainly a rarity for desert golf - and the natural slope of the mountain terrain creates several scenic vistas and undulating holes.

If you're like me and you like slick greens, this is definitely your spot. The pro shop advertised 11.5 on the Stimp for our round, and the putting surfaces played every bit of that. Expect to encounter at least one putt where you're turning your back to the hole because of the severely-sloped greens.

But at Cascata, the emphasis is on "experience" and that's where they shine. From the moment you walk into the doors of the pro shop and hear the booming sound of a rushing river beneath your feet while looking out onto the practice facility, you know you've encountered a special place. The golf carts are housed inside the same pro shop/clubhouse structure, meaning that when the wooden doors fly open to begin your round it's akin to a ride taking off at a theme park.

Our group played as a fivesome (all single digit handicaps), and taking two caddies the course was able to accommodate us. The caddies certainly saved each of us a stroke or two over the course of the round and supplemented the experience from storytelling to staging photo ops.

Like most desert courses, the biggest defense is the wind and when the breeze blows, Cascata can become a beast. But we caught it on a relatively calm day this time around, allowing for an enjoyable stroll around some of the prettiest ground you'll encounter in the Vegas area.

The course offers relatively wide fairways, although the penalty for a miss is usually a trip into the rocks and a chip out at best. Keep it straight and you'll have plenty of options, as the four par-5s are each distinct and offer plenty of character while short par-4s like Nos. 6, 11 and 14 can still test your skill. When you get to the green at the par-3 12th hole, don't be surprised if you're like our group and spot a mountain ram grazing next to a greenside bunker.

Be sure to snap a pic behind the 13th green overlooking the 14th fairway, perhaps the prettiest spot on the course, and the third tee box is also great for a group photo if the sun is pointing in the right direction.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"One of the best"


u000002624728's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Everything about Cascata is first rate. The layout is spectacular and the course condition is perfect. I have played there numerous times and have never been disappointed. The level of service is extraordinary. However, our latest trip topped the service scale. We made mention to our great caddie, Mitch Carlson, that we were leaving for home. When we arrived at the rental car, either Mitch, or Joe, the caddy master had packed our clubs in the airline travel bags! Unbelievable great service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


tjohannest's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

My plans changed a bit, and I had Cascata on my radar so when the day opened up I jumped at the chance.

Its about 20-25 minutes from Vegas, I Ubered from the Strip, it was like $25 each way so not too bad, especially if there is more than 1.

The experience is fantastic, the clubhouse has water running through it, you get your carts inside just down the stairs from the proshop, and not in a garage, but feels like you are driving them off a showroom floor or something, Very cool.

Your group must take a forecaddie, its worth it especially the first time as there are a lot of nuances that they can help you with as far was what can be carried, shot lines, and reading the greens which are very challenging. Our group had a FC named Malakai he did a great job for us. Would recommend him to you and your group.

The course is outstanding, its Vegas and the pricing can be a little much, but I cant imagine the 2 $500 courses being $300 better than Cascata (certainly not the Winn from what I have heard) and having played Bali Hai, which charges not that much less than Cascata, the two are not even close in terms of course and golf experience, Cascata is in a completely category than BH.

I have been fortunate to play some of the highest ranked courses through the years and I would put Cascata certainly in my top tier of courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/11/2017

Thanks for the great review and recommendation! Hopefully seeya back again. Malachi


"You won't be disappointed"


Chomer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Cascata is a must play when you are in the Vegas area. You will be impressed from the time you enter the iron gates and the Clubhouse comes into view, right through the practice area and on to the stunning golf course. The friendliness of ALL of the staff is second to none. I was part of a group and the only reason that I gave them a 4 star on food and beverage is that the buffet breakfast provided was not as good as the other courses we played at. Other than that, it is a full 5 star experience and you won't be disappointed. One valuable comment on the course....Pay close attention to the reads that you get from the caddy or you will have a VERY LONG day putting!!! Our caddy saved us multiple strokes with his ability to advise on slope, speed and breaks. The day we played the temp was 54 F and the winds were gusting to 35-40 MPH so that added an element of difficulty but if you play the proper tees for your ability you can still shoot a decent score.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Experience; Not a Great Golf Course"


vegasgolfandsneakers's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I can't say enough about how great the facilities are. The waterfall, the range, the locker room, the F&B are all first class. The staff and their caddies have been great every time I've played Cascata, which 5-10 times.

I just don't like the golf course, when you're standing on the 14th tee, you'll wonder whether you've played this hole three times already. You're going up and down all day and for that reason, there aren't a ton of memorable holes. The conditions are always very good though. If you're in Vegas, I'd play here once but not more than that.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must play in Vegas"


sooner90's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Thanks for a very knowledgeable caddie. The course it self is challenging with some blind tee shots and ideal lay up locations. The greens break is daunting - that's where a good caddie is worth the money. This is one of my two favorite courses in Vegas (other is Reflection Bay), but the price is a bit steep for routine play. My recommendation is to play the course on a nice day and be prepared to be humbled.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Just Doesn't Get Better Than Cascata!"


aocohen's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Had been here for the first time a few yrs. ago. Got a chance during a recent visit to LV to go back and was reminded how great of a facility Cascata is. Staff is first class, course is outstanding, scenery beautiful and clubhouse is spectacular (waterfall running thru!). I've played alot of great courses all over US and definitely put the whole experience at Cascata in my top 10. It's pricey, but I've played other places for $300+ and this is definitely worth the splurge


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cascata deserves its fifth star"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

In the last review, I gave Cascata four stars, simply because a 4 3/4-star rating wasn't available. After returning to the course for the first time in four years, I'm ready to proclaim it a full five-star experience. First impressions are Cascata's specialty. Golfers arrive to a gorgeous clubhouse with a waterfall running through it. You'll come to despise that waterfall that winds through the course, but it looks marvelous pouring through the clubhouse and down the rocks above the range. Our group encountered a flock of Bighorn sheep grazing on the range as we warmed up. The course itself continuously climbs up the mountains and back down again. Misses into the desert and rocky canyons tend to disappear, although my foursome had several lucky breaks that spit balls back into play. The caddies read the greens like pros. Hang onto their every word to make a few putts. A member of my foursome drained an 80-footer on no. 18. This place is good at creating memories that last a lifetime.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/11/2017

Bomb it over the desert on 18 and reach in 2 easily, especially if down wind.


"Cascata, the Eighth Wonder of the World in Boulder City, Nevada"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2012
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Rees Jones once called his 7,137-yard Cascata the "Eighth Wonder of the World."<br/> Cascata looks like a hybrid between Wolf Creek in Mesquite and Shadow Creek. Its rocky cliffs and lush fairways are Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s answer to the Wynn Golf Club and MGM's Shadow Creek. All three high-end clubs were created to wow golfers with caddies, immaculate conditions and superior service.<br/> Jones reportedly spent $70 million to build Cascata, which opened in 2000. It costs up to $375 to play, but can be had in shoulder season for lower. It's a fair price for a dramatic course that rides more than 800 feet of elevation change 3,200 feet above the desert valley floor. Cascata's magical setting resides 25 miles from the strip, although it's definitely worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




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