CASCADES GOLF COURSE (517)788-4323
Michigan Golf Course Review
Cascades Golf Course is located in the southern part of Jackson and is considered one of the best value public courses in Michigan. This 6651 yard par 72 championship golf
course was established in 1929 and is operated by the Jackson County Parks Department. The Cascades was a 4 Star Award Winner in an exclusive Golf Digest Magazine
reader poll in 2006, as well as voted "Jackson's Best Golf Course" two years running.
The clubhouse includes a pro shop, a snack bar open daily for lunch, and plenty of space indoor and outdoor for outings and banquets. Practice facilities are comprehensive and
feature a grass range, putting green, and a chipping area. There is also a nine-hole par 33 short course on property - a great warm up before a round of golf.
The landing zones are wide and tree lined with plenty of room for the most part. Mounding is featured mostly on the sides and behind the greens leaving an easier approach from
a straight forward position on the fairways. The yardage marking system consists of sprinkler heads on the fairways with yardage marked to the center of the green. On the
approach to the fairly small greens golfers will notice different colored flags which indicate a front (red), middle (white), or back (yellow) hole locations.
Sand features are not overwhelming in number - a total of 34 bunkers, but they are strategically situated near landing zones and greenside on almost every hole. Golfers will also
have to navigate their way around numerous water hazards, particularly on the back nine. There are a total of seven holes with water hazards which come into play mostly on tee
shots. The par four 17th is a challenging hole which features a large creek running across the fairway about half way to the green forcing some players to lay up short of the water
off the tee.
Four sets of tee boxes play to distances and slopes measuring 6651 yards/130 slope, 6385 yards/128 slope, 5794 yards/123 slope, and 5282 with a slope of 119 for ladies hitting
from the forward tees. As the slope ratings indicate, scratch golfers playing from the back tees will encounter a fair test, while the average player and high handicapper will have a
chance to score while also being challenged from the forward tees.
For more info, visit our page for the course with all the technical info on the property by clicking here.