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La Costa

Cascades Course

Legendary Design. Breathtaking Beauty.

#1 Course in Virginia, Golfweek

Top 10 Golf Resorts in the South, Conde Nast Traveler 2012
Top 10 Mountain Courses You Can Play, LINKS Magazine 2012
Top 100 Courses You Can Play, GOLF Magazine 2012
Jemsek Award for Golf Course Excellence, National Golf Course Owners Association, 2013


Regarded as the finest mountain course in the country, the Cascades Course offers challenging links set against the backdrop of Virginia's breathtaking Allegheny Mountains. Sam Snead launched his career on this fabled Virginia mountain golf course, which is ranked among "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" by Golf Digest. Designed by legendary course architect William S. Flynn, the Cascades uses its varied terrain to influence play, not to dictate it. Talented players can use the slopes and roll to their advantage, while less skilled golfers will not find themselves penalized by forced carries or unfair hazard placement.  Spend a few minutes warming up on the private Cascades Driving Range before your tee time.

Registered Guest Prices: 
Prices for April 18 - November 2, 2014 (includes cart):
18 Holes--$195
9 Holes--$100

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Hole 1

An extremely fair starting hole but quite narrow.  Out of bounds left encourages favoring the right but fairway slopes left to right and trees and bunkers guard the right.  Driver, 3-wood or 1-iron off the tee will leave mid-toshort iron second shot to long, narrow, two-tiered green.  But be careful.  Green is well-bunkered and very fast back to front.

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Hole 2

A bear! Tee shot must pass through tunnel of trees and a hook is almost imperative. Fairway slopes hard left to right toward thick woods. If the fairway is firm, look out. Second shot requires mid-to-long iron to a generous green with a big bunker on right. Putting here is the easiest part. Par is a great score.

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Hole 3

Don’t let the yardage fool you. Two to 5-iron from tee leaves no more than a 9-iron. Tee shot must stay left and rough will probably be severe. Second shot is deceptive. Elevated green is protected in front by a deep gully with woods to the rear and a trap to the right. And putting can be treacherous. A birdie hole that can lull you to sleep.

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Hole 4

Spectacular par-3 that will see some high scores.  Tee shot from very elevated tee can play 3-iron to 7-iron.  The green is ample, well-bunkered left and fairly flat.  Miss it left, right or long and you’re in a lot of trouble.  The first of five challenging par-3s.

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Hole 5

A big, tough par-5 that will see more 6s than 4s.  Very wide fairway that still requires positioning in left center.  A wood or long iron second shot should favor the right center, thus leaving a short iron to an ample, rolling green.  A flatlander will be somewhat at a disadvantage here because there are few flat spots.

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Hole 6

Another short, position hole.  A dogleg right with water on the right.  Probably a 1-iron or 3-wood with the ideal tee shot being left and on top, giving a good view of a beautiful green set back into a pocket of trees.  Second shot will be a mid-iron to a relatively flat green that is not difficult to putt.

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Hole 7

An elevated tee affords a good look at the hole and the surrounding valley.  This fairway is hard to hit and hitting it is imperative.  Drive needs to land in left center as hole slopes hard left to right.  Second shot, uphill and blind, will be anything from a wood to a middle-iron, depending on conditions.  The green is big and flat but beware, the breaks are subtle.

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Hole 8

A breather between two very difficult holes. A cute, little par-3, again from an elevated tee affording spectacular views. An 8, 9 or PW to a fairly small and severely sloped green. The toughest part of the hole is the putting, but don’t miss the green. There will be more bogies here than one would expect.

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Hole 9

This hole favors the big hitter.  A spectacular hole played from a very elevated tee, across a ravine and a valley to another flat tier.  Downwind the hole is relatively easy because the carry to the hilltop can be negotiated.  Into the wind only the longest hitters can reach the top.  Anything short of the top leaves a blind second shot to a green carved into trees and bunkered left and right.  It is easy to roll the ball onto the green here, but once on the green you are still not finished.  The green is long and undulating and seldom offers a straight putt.

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Hole 10

Like the first hole, the tenth gives the player some relief. A driver, 3-wood or 1-iron played to the left side will run down to a level lie from which a 9-iron or wedge is left. Right from the tee is out of bounds. The second shot is deceiving as it plays strongly downhill. Many balls will be long and this leaves a difficult recovery. The green is ample in size but well-bunkered.

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Hole 11

A solid par-3 in the 4, 5 or 6-iron range.  The green is slightly elevated and extremely well-bunkered but it is a very ample target.  A solid shot sets up a possible birdie and almost a sure par, as the green is probably the flattest on the course.

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Hole 12

Maybe the finest hole and most difficult par-4 on the golf course.  From an elevated tee you are looking at a long, narrow fairway that swings gradually left.  Small trees on the left guard the dogleg.  Following a good drive, the second is played with a long or middle-iron to an extremely long and narrow green with a ridge running through the center.  This hole would be in anybody’s top 18.

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Hole 13

Another beautiful golf hole.  A par-4 that bends slightly left with a wide creek on the left and trees and a bunker to the right.  The driving area is ample and while the green is open in front it is well-bunkered right and left.  A simple hole?  Not so.  This is a sleeper which will see a number of bogies and worse.

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Hole 14

The third in a series of solid par-4s.  The fourteenth is a long, straightaway hole and one of the very few that plays slightly uphill.  The fairway narrows considerable in the driving area with trees both right and left.  The trees left are absolute jail, while there is some room to the right.  The mid-iron second must carry over bunkers to a very difficult green with a large mound in the middle.  Another hole on which par is a good score.

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Hole 15

A long, tough par-3 that completes a run of four very demanding holes.  The tee shot with a wood or long-iron plays out of a tunnel of evergreens to a green that allows a run-up shot.  The right side of the green is guarded by an overhanging tree and there are bunkers both left and right.  The long green is tiered on the right side and can be difficult to putt.  Again the player will be happy to walk off with three.

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Hole 16

The first of back-to-back par-5s that provide plenty of options.  The long hitter may be able to get home in two.  But most players will be hitting a medium-iron second shot to a well defined lay-up area.  Assuming two wellplayed shots, the third is a relatively simple wedge to a green that is large but normally very firm.  It is also fronted by a lake which loves golf balls.  Certainly one of the prettiest holes on the course.

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Hole 17

A beautifully designed par-5 that provides several options.  The hole doglegs sharply left at about 240 yards and is flanked by a well-treed mountain left and heavy rough and a creek right.  The second shot can be played save either short or left of a small pond that covers the right front of the green.  Most players, if they have driven well, will have a shot at the green with a wood or long-iron.  An ideal par-5 that provides options, rewards quality and severely punishes a mistake.

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Hole 18

Another beautiful par-3 hole from an elevated tee.  The tee shot with a 3 to 6-iron carries over a lake, which is not in play, to a green on a second hill.  The extremely difficult green is large in the back but narrow in the front.  Deep bunkers left and right will see a lot of action.  The green is steep from back to front and putting is difficult.  A wonderful finishing hole with plenty of room for spectators.

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