The Cascades is simply a great golf course. You can complain that the 3rd hole is too short (but it is really difficult to par!) or that the cart path on the 12th is awkward (it is, but there is almost no place for it), but this is such a great course. You work hard to get on the green, and then you discover that the green has subtle slopes and twists that make a 2-putt a real challenge. When we played, the pin was in the front on lots of holes -- which made them really difficult (try to read the 8th with the pin in front; try to get close on the 16th). You are challenged, and forced to think, on just about every shot.
(My foursome was, I think, ideally suited for the course: our drives went from 200 to 230 yards or so. Some really big hitters might find the holes a little short; but once they get on the greens, they'll discover the subtleties there, which long drives do not prevent.)
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