Briarwood (Cascades) Golf Course, Tyler, Texas
Architect: Mark Hays
2 hole expansion. Shaped and finished 2 new fairways.
Briarwood (Cascades) Golf Club
An outstanding course known for hosting past Southwest Conference championships, Briarwood is a challenging course that
rolls through the tall East Texas pines.
The course opened in 1961 and was redesigned by Lee Singletary in 1985. The design is a bit unusual, with a front nine that
features three par 3s, par 4s, and par 5s. No. 1 tests you early: a 515-yard par 5 that plays straightaway, but is difficult because of
the fairway bunker and elevated green.
Two holes stand out on the back. Hole 15 is sort of reminiscent of Augusta–a par 3 over water to a small green framed by
bunkers on either side and a flower garden in the back. The next hole is one of the most difficult: a 426-yard par 4 with a tee shot
over water into an uphill, dogleg-right fairway.
The details : 903-593-7741. 4511 Briarwood Rd., Tyler, TX 75709
1961, 1985. Lee Singletary. 18 holes. Par 71. Back – 6,487 (70.6/118). Middle – 5,831 (67.3/112). Forward – 4,735 (66.1/111).
Price - $$.
Getting there : From Hwy155 south, turn left on Loop 323, then turn left again on Briarwood Rd (which dead-ends at the course).
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