Las Vegas, Nev. (May 2, 2016)—Cascata, an 18-hole golf masterpiece designed by Rees Jones, has been named one of Nevada’s best courses in the Golfweek’s Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play, 2016. It is one of 10 Nevada golf courses to make the Golfweek list. If you haven’t checked out the course, maybe it’s time. The experts have spoken so without farther ado, Golfweek Best of Nevada Cascata. –By Bill Bowman
Cascata, which is ranked No. 2 on the list right behind Shadow Creek, is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. It is located just north of Boulder City, 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. The par-72 layout features 18 dynamic holes but there’s so much more. The course, which covers some 450 acres and features more than 600 feet of elevation changes, opened in 2000 to race reviews and the accolades haven’t stopped.
From the moment players reach Cascata, they are treated like VIPs. Golfers will walk through huge front doors and into a luxurious clubhouse that will overpower senses. Large windows offer views of the lush green putting green and practice facility. The sound of rushing water is front and center as a stream runs through the clubhouse. The stream starts atop a mountain above the clubhouse and winds its way through the clubhouse. Add in spacious locker room amenities (including finding a locker with your nameplate on it), a world class dining area and a cigar bar and you’ll see why this one is high on the list.
On the course, two of the more impressive holes are the par-3, 7th and the par-4, 14th. Both holes feature elevated tee boxes, ponds and streams that come into play on errant shots and stunning backdrops.
Cascata’s sister course, Rio Secco Golf Club, is another Rees Jones design. Rio Secco is home to the famed Butch Harmon School of Golf.