Alex S. MacLean
Courtesy of Rees Jones
One of the great engineering feats in golf thus far in this century, Cascata climbs up and down a steep, rocky mountain hillside southeast of Las Vegas. It's authentically Nevada on the edges, the barren areas akin to Wolf Creek in Mesquite, but its turfed areas, planted with date palms, ironwoods and willows, and crossed by endless babbling brooks, is something of a salute to nearby Shadow Creek. Cascata plays mostly uphill on the front (the ninth tee is 600 feet above the clubhouse), downhill on the longer back nine.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked 180th, 2013-'14. Ranked 189th, 2015-'16.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked since the inaugural edition in 2003.
Highest ranking: No. 46, 2015-'16.
Previous ranking: No. 70.
2023-'24 ranking: No. 61.
Best in State: Ranked inside the top five, 2011-'14. Ranked inside the top 10, 2015-'24.
2023-'24 ranking: 6th.