The Omni Homestead Resort: Cascades Course

Hot Springs, VA Public

Overview

As Wayne Morrison and Tom Paul point out in their massive, comprehensive biography of William Flynn, Seth Raynor was originally consulted about building the Cascades Course but declared the property insufficient. So the then-relative unknown William Flynn got the job and made the most of it. The topography of Cascades is magnificent and its bunkering is superb, particularly the cross-bunkers on the really fine 12th and 13th holes, both strong par 4s. The fourth and eighth are considered two of the great par 3s in the country and Cascades finishes with another par 3, a rarity among top courses. The Virginia gem has hosted eight USGA championships, including a U.S. Women's Open, a U.S. Amateur and two U.S. Women's Amateurs.

About

Holes 18
Length 6679
Slope 137
Price $295
Facility Type Public
Designer William S. Flynn

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest the Second 100
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked from 1969-2008. Highest ranking: No. 39, 2003-'04.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 157.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since our inaugural edition in 2003. Highest ranking: No. 4, 2003-'04. 2023-'24 ranking: No. 40.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top five, 2011-'12, 2015-'22. Ranked sixth, 2013-'14, 2023-'24.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.1243
Character
7.2138
Challenge
7.0025
Layout Variety
7.2611
Fun
7.0722
Aesthetics
7.2095
Conditioning
6.935

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