Cascades Golf Course

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3.9
88
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.0
86.8%
Recommend this course
77 out of 87 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
3
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
4
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3627
Slope 141
Rating 37.7
Type Resort
Cascades Golf Club is one of two nine-hole courses offered by Crystal Springs Resort, which offers four other courses. Cascades is the newest of all the courses. It was designed by Roger Rulewich, who designed two of the resort's most popular golf courses, Ballyowen and Wild Turkey. The other nine-hole course, Minerals, has been ranked as one of the top 12 short courses in the country, but Cascades still manages to hold its own. The course offers a fair amount of challenge but the main appeal is its playability. Cascades Golf Club is mostly open with a few strategically placed bunkers coming into play. There is also the occasional water hazard. The golf course is gentle enough for beginners but provides a quick but fun round for more advanced golfers.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3627 yards 37.7 141
Blue 36 3315 yards 36.3 132
White 36 3022 yards 34.5 124
Red (W) 36 2741 yards 37.3 130
Green (W) 36 1538 yards 34.7 125
Scorecard for Cascades Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 37.7/141 426 465 359 157 415 624 447 198 536 3627 3627
Blue M: 36.3/132 396 429 335 134 373 583 421 158 486 3315 3315
White M: 34.5/124 W: 37.3/130 368 392 275 111 353 550 395 128 450 3022 3022
Red W: 34.7/125 354 346 242 88 328 493 370 112 408 2741 2741
Green W: 32.0/120 172 231 82 76 235 297 145 96 204 1538 1538
Handicap 4 3 7 9 5 1 2 8 6
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 36 36

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Fairways Creeping Bentgrass
Greens Creeping Bentgrass
Architect Roger Rulewich (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Reviews

3.9
88

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Dinner 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 12
Bunkers 11
Forced Carries 8
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Junior Golfers 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13
At a Resort 11
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Cart path only again

Booked this round 3 days in advance, No word that it was cart path only for the last few days Including today. Pace of play was over 5 hours for a course that normally takes 3.75 hours.. Instead of roping off the wet areas they pull the cart path only rule. Additionally they let golf pro teachers with students in front of us at the turn,

Also, the usual starter, all he talks about is how he reprimands careless golfers for driving on the course, I must have heard the "I caught a guy doing donuts on the fairway a took his keys away (apparently leaving the golfer stranded) story at least 20 times. One day it was cart path only again and he actually acused us of driving on the course because we played the round too fast. Taking a break form this place for the remainder of the year.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid Nine Holes

The first hole is probably the best/most strategic Rulewich designed hole I've ever played. Just an outstanding hole. Great variety throughout the course. Has a par 5 that can be reached in 2 and one that's brutish long. Short and long par 3s. Good variety in the 4s. The second hole seems a bit too narrow for the shot required off the tee and the length of the hole. Course has a very "big" feel, especially on the first 5 holes where it is pretty much wide open. Certainly top quality and not one to be missed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cascades

Good experience. Cart path only was disappointing but necessary.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surprisingly Challenging

No mercy if you leave the fairway. Greens in good shape for this time of year. Great value at 35, but normal rate is 50. Not worth that.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

good vale

enjoyed our round at Cascades.Challenging course in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cascades play

The greens on all the holes were impossible to navigate due to all the sand used to dry them. Otherwise, it was OK.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

cascades golf

I love this course, 9 holes that play really well, BUT when you get stuck behind a group of 6 plus an instructor playing "foot golf" it is both frustrating and unfair. If I pay for golf I do not want to deal with soccer players.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor course

Waste money, staff not kind

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Mountain Delight

Played w/ a seasoned golfer from Orlando who loved the course. Unfortunately we could not finish because of heavy rain.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

bunkers need sand

sand needed in bunkers for years

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Hidden gem among great courses!

Had a 2:30 tee time on a Saturday afternoon. Felt like we were the only ones on the course. I think at one other time we saw another group, then they disappeared. Chance of rain may have scared people away. Had about average expectations about this course compared to the other courses up there. Expectations were blown away! The course was beautiful. Every hole played differently, Couple tight holes and if your not in the fairway, the thick fescue will eat your ball up. Greens were in pretty good shape. Not the most difficult greens but the course itself was pleasantly challenging. Got the front 9 in, grabbed a beer at the bar inside the lodge at the turn, waited out a little rain and headed right back to the first tee with no problem. Definitely one of the best bang for your buck courses as long as you are ok playing 9 holes twice. I would say that is the only downfall, if I had to pick one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over cast

We had early tee time, there was group In front of us and that's it. It felt like we were the only people on the course awesome, finished the round in 3 hours

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Definitely worth a look.

I've played all of the other tracks at the resort so I wanted to try Cascades. I'm glad I did. I thought it very much led Wild Turkey but with a bit more character at half the price. From the tips, it was no joke either. Yes, the foot golfers can be a mild distraction for those of you in search of a classic country club feel but it was all just in good fun and worth it for the opportunity to tackle a quality track with multiple challenges.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Mr. G

Nice course, slow play...due to second 18 mixes in with first 9 hole players.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Early season - high winds

Course was still in winter mode. No grass growing. Was a warm day and seemed to be overbooked. Pace was very slow as was probably first round for many and winds were gusting for a good part of it. Will be more playable when grass is growing and better lies are found. On short par 3 4th hole we all took 2 or 3 more clubs than usual. Still none of us put it on the green. Brutal winds on that spot in particular.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Place

Very good condition, pace of play was excellent, course was fun and challeging, would play here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value

Great value for the price, pace was a little slow but the course was busy that morning.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful for your money

Everything was in great shape from the tee offs to three fairways to the greens for what I payed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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