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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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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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