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COURSE OF THE WEEK: Cascades Golf Course
May 8, 2019

Cascades Golf Course, located in the southern part of the City of Jackson, is a course that a golfer must play if he or she wants to play one of the best public courses in Michigan. Not only is the course one of the best in the area, but it is also one of the best values in the area.

Established in 1929, the course is operated by the Jackson County Parks Department and is the marquee course in a town known for golf.

Cascades is challenging, long by most standards, and features water and beautiful scenery. The course offers great challenge and great tradition. Playing this course gives you the opportunity to walk the fairways once walked by both Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.  

Cascades Golf Course is a traditionally designed golf course that allows the player many options when playing.

Four separate teeing areas offer broad yardage options ranging from 5,282 to a back-tee test of 6,651 yards. The yardage and rating for Cascades Golf Course are:

Tee

Yardage

Rating

Slope

Blue

6,651

73.0

136

White

6,385

71.4

128

Gold

5,766

69.1

123

Red

5,213

70.9

119

With generous landing areas and large undulating greens, Cascades Golf Course is a great test to players of all abilities.

The signature hole on the course is the par four seventeenth. The hole measures 383 yards from the white tees and a creek runs across the fairway about 240 yards out. The approach is played to a severely sloped green guarded by trees and bunkers.

In addition to a great golf course, Cascades offers a large putting and chipping practice area, a driving range and a short 9-hole Executive course adjacent to the championship course. Electric carts and pull carts are available to rent.  

Do you need to hone your golf skills? If so, the Ken Douglas Learning Center is the perfect place to go. Named after the longtime Cascades PGA Professional, the center offers a variety of ways to improve your game. Featuring 6 par fours and 3 par threes, the Executive course is an excellent place to sharpen your iron play and serves as a wonderful learning course.

What makes Cascades different than most courses in the area is the Footgolf course that is adjacent to the Executive course. It is a 9-hole course that is USFGA certified.

Cascades Golf Course has hosted major championship qualifiers such as the U.S. Amateur, Michigan Open and the Michigan Amateur. The course has also been voted “Jackson Best Golf Course” along with being a 4 Star Award Winner as one of the best courses to play.

To book your tee time today, call the starter house at 517-788-4323 or click HERE.