If any course is worth paying hundreds of dollars for a single round, it must be Cascata in Boulder City, NV, a half hour outside of Las Vegas (though guests of Harrah's do receive a discount here). There is neither development nor highways nor any commotion to disturb the round. The native desert setting is nicely contoured, and home to native flora and fauna. The course is simultaneously awe-inspiring and daunting. On the desert floor holes often don't seem as big as they are. The landscape is enlivened with water hazards on a third of the holes. There are many decisions to be made here, for instance whether the sloping ground will put a par 5 in reach within two. Play tends to be slow, but the exclusivity of the club means that players can take their time. The clubhouse is enormous and lavish, featuring a practice area with a waterfall.