Cascades Golf Course

3.8823529412 3.9 stars from 5 (87)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3627 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 37.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 87 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
48
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

77 out of 86 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort   Great for 9-hole rounds wildlife/ scenic views junior golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Solid Nine Holes"


JohnKMoore1's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cascades"


earldunn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good experience. Cart path only was disappointing but necessary.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Surprisingly Challenging"


u000005561694's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good vale"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



golfer5050's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cascades play"


pauljvarisco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"cascades golf"


Jabato's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Poor course"


u535306621's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Waste money, staff not kind


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Mountain Delight"


jgaryf's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"bunkers need sand"


kramernutrition's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

sand needed in bunkers for years


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem among great courses!"


nj05mcs's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Over cast"


matt6397521's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Definitely worth a look."


KevinJShortall's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Mr. G"


uVIAK8244VI's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


I recommend this course


"Early season - high winds"


rwsunder's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Place"


parmanbob23's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


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


"Good value"


Travis5235839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful for your money"


u000007334838's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not for serious golfers"


ralphfava's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here as our normal venue was booked solid. This was the Friday before July fourth and was a legal holiday. Very crowded as to be expected. Played 18 holes and the first 9 were fine. Course is a combination of golf and foot golf, there were many flags all over the course including large holes for foot golf, smaller but still large holes for "family" golf and the normal golf flag. Course itself it very hilly. Fairways were just ok but the greens were fine but very slow. The second nine was an issue as they just keep on booking tee times without thought that many are playing twice. Waited about 1/2 hour to start second nine and the play was very slow. All the staff were quite nice but the course lacks amenities. The restroom sign on the course pointed you to a porta-john, ugh! Over priced for what it is. Quite a long ride considering the overall experience.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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