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Played on Friday, 2/3 with a 8:30 tee time for $49. Made the reservation last week through their phone app and found times on Mountain pretty scarce. Super Bowl weekend in Vegas usually means packed courses on Friday and Saturday. Parking lot was packed but no signs of golfers anywhere else. Starter put us out a group early, joined by a local single, and we played in 3 1/2 hours. Great pace by a 4some in front of us and the 2 behind us barely waited.

Even though today was close to 70*, the course was showing signs of the past 2 weeks of freezing temps. Fairways were cut pretty short and there was areas of brown/thin areas on almost every hole. Still very playable though. Rough was almost non-existent, just long enough to define fairway from rough. Bunkers were in good condition, semi-fluffy sand in the 1 I was in. Greens were in great shape. They appeared "splotchy" but rolled true at an almost fast pace.

Another beautiful day at the home course. Wished I would of wore shorts. Course was in pretty condition considering the weather the last couple weeks.
15 Likes.
Played on Friday, 1/13 with John_T for $33 with the OB Card. I made a 9:30 tee time but it had been raining since the day before and we found the parking lot empty. Minimum staffing for the day, with no starter and no snack bar. We checked in and was told to head out when we wanted. Grabbed some refreshments from the restaurant and headed to the 1st tee about 30 minutes early. With a constant light rain for the front 9, we had the course to ourselves and finished well under 4 hours, including a few long breaks when the rain picked up.

We found the course in great shape. No cart restrictions and the course drained well with no standing water in the fairways nor on the greens. Tee boxes were a bit chewed up. Fairways had no bare or brown areas and lush grass. The rough has been cut to almost nothing, just enough to define the fairways, which caused some bad runoffs off the sides and back of a few greens. On #16, I hit the edge of the green, bounced left, and rolled down a hill and under a fence, where most times the ball is held up. Greens were awesome. Faster than they appear, almost completely dry even with the rain.

The course drained incredibly and the only sketchy area was the drive from the elevated par 3 tee on #13 down to the green, crossing through an arroyo that had a stream running through it. Spoke with the marshal after 14 and they closed that section of the course since the stream was rising.

Overall, another fine day at Angel Park. I don't get many chances to play in the rain and actually looked forward to it.
11 Likes.
Played on Thursday, 12/29, with John_T, his dad, and a buddy. We had a 9:22 tee time and found a 20 minute frost delay when we checked in, but was told they were almost all caught up. After some warming up at the matted range, we headed over to the starter, who sent us off #10 at 9:25, so no real delay.

I haven't been on Mountain since early October and found the course is holding up fine to the winter weather. Last week's rain may have helped too.
Some tee boxes, particularly the par 3s, were a little beat up, but all mostly level and no real problem finding a spot to tee it up.

Fairways had great coverage, except for the 3 with water, the geese/coots have taken a toll on those, causing some thin/brown areas. Back 9 fairways get more sun and had more roll to them.

Rough was just enough to cause a little bit of problems, about 2 inches. We were able to avoid all but 2 bunkers, green side on the #4 Par 3 was very fluffy, and the 50 yard long bunker on #7 (which should really be a waste area), was thin and firm.

Greens were nice. Not real firm, rolled smooth and at a medium-fast speed. They were probably just a bit slower than they are in the summer.

Overall, a great time, minus a run-in I had with a guy in the behind group behind us. We finished in 4:20, with very little waiting. Marshall was out and defused the run-in. We paid $34 with the OB Card membership.

On a side note, we played all 12 holes of the Par 3 Cloud 9 course afterwards and had an awesome time. If you ever make it to AP, hit the short course with a group. It was a blast. Some really chewed up tee boxes, and a handful of greens were beat up from taking wedges all day, but still lots of fun. Longest hole today was about 165 yards, with most running 95-125.
9 Likes.
Played on Monday, 11/14, with Itslikeimsayin, using a free 4some he won at a GK event (Thanks Mark, Johnny, and Troon!). Started off weird, as the starter put us with a 2some 1 group ahead of our tee time and sent us to the 1st tee, only to find a single waiting to join up. Single left, we teed, then the single and starter came back to bump us back and put the single with the 2some, as a 3 ahead of a 2. Just weird.

What a huge difference in conditions from when I played in July. After that time, I have avoided playing here. The course has improved immensely. The rough is now dormant Bermuda, but fairways took to the new grass well. There are still lots of rocks in the fairway bunkers, but the green side bunkers have improved. There now filled with heavy brown sand, much better than the hard packed, crispy stuff they had in July. The greens are where there was the most improvement. They were a bit long, but considering they were pretty much dead in July, it was worth the slow speed.

Aliante will never be a destination course, but worth it for the budget minded or local player. There are houses (like many Vegas courses), but they are back a little (but still hittable).
10 Likes.
Played the GK Plays on 11/12. Being a local, this has been a bucket list course for me and I jumped at playing it for $95, easily beating local rates. Facilities are what I expected of a TPC course, nice driving range, HUGE practice green, and nice bunker area. Excellent restaurant with a nice patio for after the round. Palm Springs like ice/water machines scattered throughout the course (I've never seen these in Vegas).

Conditions were excellent and showed why this time of the year is the best in Vegas golf. Course re-seeding was great, with no thin areas to be found. I went out to the private TPC Summerlin course last week to watch the PGA Tour and this course was in such better shape (visually).

Layout wise, I found the front 9 so much better than back 9 (with the exception of 10, 12, and 18). That stretch once you go under the bridge (11-17) just felt like a different course, with only the Par 3 #12 over the canyon standing out.

Overall, great course with great people, at a great price.
13 Likes.
Played on Friday, 11/11, with 7 other GK'ers through a posted "Meet-Play." We paid $75 through a special offer for OB Sports cardholders. This is my 4th trip out to the middle of nowhere and it has never disappointed.

Conditions were great. Tee boxes level with few divots and large areas to move the boxes around. Fairways were lush, carpet like, with very few divots and no thin areas. Rough was thick and about 2 inches. Bunkers were all filled with heavy beach like sand, including the fairway bunkers. Greens were smooth and fast. They did show some damage in the late afternoon, causing the ball to bounce around.

Facilities are nice. Small pro shop but a recently opened grill area. Incredible driving range and a large putting green with huge undulations. I finally noticed the practice bunker area that's part of the driving range area. Staff was extremely friendly.

They offer free replays, but this time of the year is tough to finish the 2nd round. You need to wait until the 1st wave is off the tee, then fall in behind. We started at 12:30 and told carts are in at 4:30. We played to 10, then hit a wall, so we cut across and played most of the front 9 again, getting in 34 holes.
10 Likes.
Played on Friday, 10/21, with John_T. He found a 9:30 tee time for $39 each on their website. Great price! 1st time here in over 4 years. I do not know why, but after today, will definitely be back sooner than later. I had a vague recollection of the last trip here: very windy, bad bunkers, and I only remembered 2 holes.

Course wraps through a gated community where you check in with the guard shack. Staff was friendly and thanked us for playing. Staffed bag drop, easy check in, cart guys waiting at the end. Drink cart was around 2-3 times and a few water buckets out on the course. Nice carts with great GPS, showed lay out, distance to trouble, and yardages to front/middle/back. Pace was exactly 4 1/2 hours, started as a 2some, then joined by a local couple at 10. Playing as a foursome really cut down on the waiting. Carts were allowed only in the rough, but should be opened in a few days.

Course has been out of re-seeding for 2 weeks, and was in EXCELLENT shape. Tee boxes were level and almost completely free of divot damage. Fairways were lush, a bit long still, but carpet-like. Rough was cut down and starting to go dormant. Green side bunkers had fluffy, thick sand. Greens were in great shape. Front 9 were medium/slow, but the back 9 appeared to have been cut shorter and were a bit faster.

Overall, loved it! It does run through a community, but most houses are set back, plus there are some trees lining the fairways. Nice mix of tight and wide fairways. The course is LONG. We played the whites, and found it was all of the nearly 6400 yards on the scorecard. Only 2 Par 4s under 350, but I found I had a shot at 3 of the par 5s in 2 with good shots. Thought it was a little more difficult than the 70.0/122 ratings.
10 Likes.
Played on Friday, 9/30, with a mid-morning tee time and joined by John_T. Paid $35 with the OB card and absolutely worth the price. Don't know if they discontinued picking up bags in the parking lot, but the last couple of times, I have carried it up and loaded it on the cart myself (which I'm fine with). Fast check in on another busy Friday, both courses' tee sheets were pretty full. Played in 4:20, with a group 2 ahead over a hole behind. We were a 2 behind a 2, and the 2 behind us turned down our invite to join us. Which is hilarious, since one of the guys works with John.

I grabbed a medium bucket of balls and warmed up at the matted range. Range mat is one continuous mat, like Rio Secco, but with some give to it. Really difficult to tee it up and driver from it though. Separate chipping area and nice putting green with some elevation change.

Course has been re-seeded and off CPO for about a month now. Tee boxes were cut and mostly leveled, Par 3s had some divot damage. Fairways and rough was covered 100% with lush green grass. Rough about 2 inches or so, a little thicker around the green. Fairways nice and lush, with the ball sitting up. Greens were medium speed, a little slower than usual, but putts rolled smooth. #1 green was an exception, as it looked like they still have a trouble spot in the front left that is almost completely dead, and that's where they put the flag.

I love the course and should play it more than I do. We played the blues (5856 yards, Par 70, 67.6/114). It's shorter than the Mountain and a little bit easier, but there are a couple of holes that will bite. 5 Par 3s (2 over water, 2 over canyons), and 3 Par 5s, with at least 2 reachable for a not so long hitter. I always have fun on this course.
12 Likes.
Went out mid-morning with John_T on a VERY busy morning at Angel Park. So busy that as I was checking in, a guy came in and asked if he could walk on. He was told it would be about a 3 hour wait on Mountain and after 3pm on Palm. Paid $35 with OB Sports card.

Mountain has been reopened for a week after being closed for re-seeding and still Cart Path Only. Overall, conditions were great. The new grass has taken and filled in everywhere (tees, fairways, rough), except for maybe 2 or 3 spots, but never affected play (one of the fairways looked liked a heavy vehicle went through it and left some deep tire channels). Rough looked liked they hadn't cut it at all and the ball just sat down it. Fairways had filled in nicely with little amount of roll. One of the negatives of CPO was the divots in the fairway, lots of people not taking the sand bottle with them and leaving unfilled areas. Bunkers were a mixed bag, green side on #3 was nice and fluffy, the other 2 were both thin and firm. Greens were fabulous, medium/fast speed, but some unrepaired ball marks.

Pace was 4 1/2 hours, with lots of 2-3 minute waits. Drink cart was around 3 times, and snack bar at #5/#14 was open. I'm waiting until they are off CPO for the next time, but course should be in great shape.
11 Likes.
Played on Friday, 9/2, with John_T. We had a mid-morning tee time booked through the course site for $40 residents rate, but you agree not to cancel and it's non-refundable. Never seen that before.

Arrived and found a pretty empty lot. After check-in and John finally arriving, went to the loaded cart and found a big bucket of range balls in the basket. Went to the range and found they had the grass area open. I usually play here in winter where you have to hit off the mat, which is worse than the one at Rio Secco. Never knew this was a double ended range, but they moved the Bob May Academy here after Silverstone closed. Someone was bombing driver from the other end that was landing in the tee area of our side. Dead straight lasers too. After the 2nd, he waved and switched to an iron. Putting green is big with some elevation change and speed consistent with what we found on the course.

Played the Diablo-Desperado duo, which is the hardest combo they have (Outlaw is the other 9 and more parkland with less carries). The fairway on Diablo's 1st was basically non-existent and made me start second-guessing the choice of playing here. However, the rest of the Diablo and all of Desperado was in pretty good shape. Tee boxes were pretty beat up and some were not level. Fairways (outside of #1) were pretty lush. Rough was about 2-3 inches and pretty thick. I was in 2 green side and 1 fairway bunker, all were decent, no rocks, and not thin. Greens were great. Medium-fast, smooth, and pretty soft (I had a few short pitches that made a ball mark).

We teed off as a 3some was leaving the 1st green, saw them grabbing food at the turn when we took a quick break for a bite, and never saw them again. Played in just over 3 1/2 hours with a 10 minute or so break thrown in. Only saw 3-4 other groups the whole day. Saw 3 employees: cart/starter guy, golf shop, and snack bar. No drink cart, we did start with 2 bottles of water in the cooler, but no water elsewhere on a warm day. Nice carts with GPS that showed yardage to hazards, end of the fairway, front/middle/back of greens and no overhead views.

Overall, thought price was a little high for this time of the year but conditions were very good. Very tough course that makes you pay if you're offline. You don't need driver on many holes. Both 9s had a fairly flat par 3 and the other with a big carry over an arroyo. Definitely will not wait almost 2 years to go back.
10 Likes.
Played on 8/18 with the GK crew. I'm going to break this into 2 parts, the golf and the experience.

Golf: Being told they were closing in a few days for re-seeding "planted a seed" in my mind that we were not getting Cascata at it's best. If it's better than the condition we played, than it'll be incredible. Overall, everything was pretty excellent. A couple of bunkers had some small stones, a couple of white tee boxes were shaggy, a few thin areas, but I'm being very picky. The greens were the best I've ever seen. Running at 12, they were still receptive to shots. Not super firm like I expected, almost soft under my feet.

Experience: You definitely get what you pay for. The whole thing felt surreal. Ring a buzzer to gain entry. Valet parking, a guided tour while be escorted to the locker with your name plate, comp muffins/coffee and cookies and iced tea, and your clubs waiting in your trunk with the car parked at the doors when you're ready to leave. Excellent food in the restaurant and decent drink cart prices along with coolers of water bottles along the course. Dan the caddy was invaluable. Kept it simple for me, just told me what yardage to hit to. On the greens, just trusted him on where to hit it, even though the putt looked opposite of what he said.

Cascata has been a bucket list course for me and it lived up to expectations. Definitely worth the price of admission.
10 Likes.
Played on 8/17 as the first part of the GK review gurus do Vegas trip. 3rd time playing here and it's always been excellent. Played from the white tees with Matt, Phil, and Johnny. Customer service was great. Met in the parking lot by staff who grabbed the bag and had it ready on the cart by the time I walked up. Cart guys, starter, and restaurant staff were all friendly. Food was good, but drink cart prices were a bit higher than most. Only negative regarding service was no water on the course. First Vegas course I've seen with no water buckets or bottles available.

Conditions were better than usual for a desert course, in the dog days of summer, and prepping for re-seeding.

Tees: Mostly level, a few with some divot damage where you had to find a spot to stand
Fairways: Lush for the most part with a few areas thin and brown
Rough: While only 2 or 3 inches, it was costly to hit into. Very thick bermuda which swallowed the ball.
Bunkers: I was in plenty. Fairway bunkers were nice and firm, easy to pick it out. Green side had a few inches of fluff, then hard pack. I found them typical of Vegas bunkers. Tough to get consistent soft stuff with the amount of wind.
Greens: Very nice, saw a few balls hop, but mostly smooth. 1-9 seemed slower, which was tough since we started on 10.

Overall, I really enjoy this course. Little sad we started on 10, since 11-16 are the best holes on the course, but 7-9 are better finishers than the back to back par 5 17 and 18.
9 Likes.
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