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Playing Cascata in April or May


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#1 TheFatTick

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:32 PM

Going to Vegas and including a round at Cascata.

What do I need to know about the course and the experience before I get there?

Thx.


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#2 txeconomist

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:43 AM

The one thing that always gave me trouble was the greens as I always found them to be extremely fast. I'd spend a good amount of time on the practice greens putting and chipping with your caddy prior to your round so you aren't trying to interpret what he says on the course.  Awesome golf course and total first class experience.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:35 AM

Just enjoy its one hell of an experience!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:17 AM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:59 PM

View Posttxeconomist, on 13 February 2018 - 12:43 AM, said:

The one thing that always gave me trouble was the greens as I always found them to be extremely fast. I'd spend a good amount of time on the practice greens putting and chipping with your caddy prior to your round so you aren't trying to interpret what he says on the course.  Awesome golf course and total first class experience.

Plan to get there early that morning.

My home course hosts The Sanderson Farms, and fast greens are a primary line of defense. Hoping this translates.

Looking forward to the experience!


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:05 PM

Here is a question that may be good to know in advance: How much farther will my ball travel at that altitude (3500 feet) than it does at sea level?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:10 PM

View PostTheFatTick, on 13 February 2018 - 01:05 PM, said:

Here is a question that may be good to know in advance: How much farther will my ball travel at that altitude (3500 feet) than it does at sea level?

Roughly 5%... also depends on your ball striking. People come to Colorado and think they will gain a full 10% or more and when they don't hit there typical 265/270 drive at 300 yards plus here, its pretty easy to show them its because of poor ball striking  =)  Really funny on the slice and hooks as those do travel further LOL

So question, knowing the course is 4 Bills to play, is it worth it?  Say compared to a other courses that cost roughly the same...  Ie Does it compare to say Pebble Beach which is $95 more type question.  

Just wonder as I have not played it but been to the clubhouse/food before and though it looks like carpet in the desert it is so well maintained.... is it really worth the cost?

Edited by Chile Dip Master, 13 February 2018 - 06:11 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:20 PM

View PostChile Dip Master, on 13 February 2018 - 06:10 PM, said:

View PostTheFatTick, on 13 February 2018 - 01:05 PM, said:

Here is a question that may be good to know in advance: How much farther will my ball travel at that altitude (3500 feet) than it does at sea level?

Roughly 5%... also depends on your ball striking. People come to Colorado and think they will gain a full 10% or more and when they don't hit there typical 265/270 drive at 300 yards plus here, its pretty easy to show them its because of poor ball striking  =)  Really funny on the slice and hooks as those do travel further LOL

So question, knowing the course is 4 Bills to play, is it worth it?  Say compared to a other courses that cost roughly the same...  Ie Does it compare to say Pebble Beach which is $95 more type question.  

Just wonder as I have not played it but been to the clubhouse/food before and though it looks like carpet in the desert it is so well maintained.... is it really worth the cost?

Itís not 75% the experience of Pebble Beach.

But it is a fun, nice experience.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:07 PM

View PostChile Dip Master, on 13 February 2018 - 06:10 PM, said:

View PostTheFatTick, on 13 February 2018 - 01:05 PM, said:

Here is a question that may be good to know in advance: How much farther will my ball travel at that altitude (3500 feet) than it does at sea level?

Roughly 5%... also depends on your ball striking. People come to Colorado and think they will gain a full 10% or more and when they don't hit there typical 265/270 drive at 300 yards plus here, its pretty easy to show them its because of poor ball striking  =)  Really funny on the slice and hooks as those do travel further LOL

So question, knowing the course is 4 Bills to play, is it worth it?  Say compared to a other courses that cost roughly the same...  Ie Does it compare to say Pebble Beach which is $95 more type question.  

Just wonder as I have not played it but been to the clubhouse/food before and though it looks like carpet in the desert it is so well maintained.... is it really worth the cost?

We are going to have four great guys already in Vegas. This isnít a trip to a great golf course - this is a great trip augmented by a great course we otherwise wouldnít be playing.

Thx for the advice on distance. Think I will start by adjusting by 5% and see how that goes.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:34 PM

View PostTheFatTick, on 13 February 2018 - 01:05 PM, said:

Here is a question that may be good to know in advance: How much farther will my ball travel at that altitude (3500 feet) than it does at sea level?

It's 2500' out at Cascata, and you'll get closer to 3% help.  

A formula I've found that works well is elevation (in feet) x 0.00116 to find the % difference.

2500' x 0.00116 = 2.9%

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:39 PM

Absolutely fantastic course.  You will have a blast.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:44 PM

One of my favorite courses, only played it twice. I second the advice about fast greens. I had one good caddy and one not so good, and the good caddy could really read the greens well for me.
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We play there on the days we fly out of Vegas, they have a nice locker room, so great to take a shower before the airport. Food in the grill was good.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:20 AM

Regarding the question above about Cascata v Pebble... I personally think it is an entirely different type of experience. Pebble is awesome no doubt but it's also a total zoo. Cascata will have superior playing conditions and will be a more ultra-private like club experience.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:52 PM

Just returned from playing Cascata this weekend. You will absolutely enjoy the experience. Best advice..."LISTEN TO YOUR CADDY". Our caddy was named David and he was awesome.  When I was able to hit his line/speed on putts they all went in. Cascata is first class from start to finish.
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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:07 PM

Greens should still be pretty quick.  It was in awesome shape last May, but going up or down the mountain gets old after 5 or 6 holes.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:31 PM

What I seem to get out of most peopleís experience at Cascata is it basically makes you feel like you are a member at a high end private club. The service is impeccable and the course is in great condition. The sticky point to me would be the actual quality of this course. Shadow Creek has been highly rated by almost everybody including Tom Doak and of course Pebble stands on its own. If you finish your round at Cascata and you feel great and leave the facility knowing you had a great day thatís all that counts. I would just question how much the actual course stands up against Shadow and especially Pebble.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 02:18 AM

Have you played Cascata? I cant tell from your post.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 11:03 AM

No, I have played Shadow Creek and Pebble but didnít play Cascata. I had a chance but we were in a fairly big group and I chose Shadow Creek over Cascata. The golfers who played Cascata enjoyed the experience. We had 2 members in our party who had played both Shadow and Cascata and felt the courses were not even close as far as quality of course. I live fairly close to Pebble and have played it on multiple occasions. So my experience is more with Shadow and Pebble and second hand with Cascata. Whatever the choice is Iím sure it will be enjoyable.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:22 PM

For the money or very similar money Shadow Creek is superior to Cascata. Cascata is great, but not in the same league

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:15 AM

I played it late January.  Its spectacular.  Nothing I can tell you that your caddie wouldn't.  We had a real cool knowledgeable caddie.  He talked me into the correct tee club several times.  I would listen.  Greens were rolling around 12 on flat and unmeasurable downhill, downwind, and down mountain.  

the one thing that was toughest for me was that when putting up mountain, even if green was downhill, the putt were much slower than i could wrap my brain around.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 03:33 AM

Iíve played all 3 ... hereís my opinion ... Pebble is the best course but not the best experience as it is a bit of a zoo there and getting to the range and back is not mindless.  That being said, 4 to 10 and 17 and 18 are right on the ocean and great.

Shadow is not Pebble course-wise but close.  Experience is like super private club.

Cascata is not close to either of the other two course wise but experience wise it is like Shadow.

All three are worthy plays.

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