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“Basic Golf” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lower Cascades at the Homestead

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Lower Cascades at the Homestead
U.S. Route 220 Main Street, Hot Springs, VA 24445
800-838-1766, 540-839-1766
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Owner description: Robert Trent Jones' trademark layout features runway tee boxes, wide-open fairways and strategically placed bunkers for a challenging game.
Buckhannon, West Virginia
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Basic Golf”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Golf was okay, the greens were in rough shape and the sand was not sand at all, more like a rock garden.

Visited August 2012
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Westport, Connecticut
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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Needs some work.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is a 1964 Robert Trent Jones Sr. layout that just does not get enough play. So they are cutting corners. The tees in particular are pretty shabby. Greens, fairways and rough are much better but not up to luxury resort standards. At the bottom of the recession they were closing this course part of the time. The layout itself is interesting with no two holes alike. We are Owner's club members so we are not subject to hotel greens fees.

Visited July 2012
Thank Cybersebor
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“Bad Value at $100”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is a $40 golf course at best. I know you pay a premium for "resort golf", but at almost $100 a round, you should really reconsider your choice. The views were impressive at times with very unique holes, but it was not maintained to any sort of tournament standard. Again, not a bad course, and certainly not neglected (except for the disgusting locker room), but not worth more than $40.

Thank Lovegolfandtravel
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Houston, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great underrated course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

I have played all the Homestead courses including the Lower Cascades this past spring. It is a ways from the resort and not on as good shape as the other courses. The clubhouse is old and really just a small proshop with snack bar. Staff were very nice.
The weather was great and course was empty. The biggest difference from the other Homestead courses is the condition. You can tell they don't spend as much money on this course, but it was still in real good shape. The greens were very nice.
The layout is fantastic. Most of the holes are pleasing to the eye and several are memorable. One tricky hole and you'll know it when you play it.
The course is a challenge and requires good shots, but mishits aren't always punished. Scenery is good.
I like this course much better than the old course, it feels more like a modern course, which compared to the old
course, it is. It is a good tune up for The Cascades. Would be happy to play it again.

Thank ckralich1
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Montclair, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic and Incredible Golf Course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

My Dad and I golfed this course and we loved it so much we golfed it again later in the week. This course is spectacular with wide fairways. It's long and is a challenge but well worth the price. I hope to play it again next summer.

Visited July 2011
Thank Phil N
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