Throughout America and the world, very few golf courses are as well-regarded as the Cypress Point in Pebble Beach, California. People admire it not just for its magnificent beauty but LAO for its architectural wonders. In fact, it always ranks as one of the top courses in the country and the world by the panel of experts from Golf Magazine. The 18-hole Cypress Point is a superb venue that encompasses what many golf courses in the country have to offer.
The golf course features about 6,540 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. It has a 72.4 course rating and a 136 slope rating on Blue grass. Cypress Point was designed by Alister MacKenzie and it opened in 1928.
Due to the extremely private nature of the Cypress Point golf club as well as the overwhelming grandeur of its picturesque finish, its first 14 holes are almost unknown to many golfers, which is really a shame, because they are also gorgeous.
You will be entranced by your surroundings, when playing to the 14th green. You will see deer roaming around as if they are in Prozac. The sights of the 15th will also spellbind you. Imagine these pictures when playing Cypress Point: The Pacific boiling on the rocks and tearing at the kelp below, an otter lolling on his back in the shallows, a peregrine falcon hovering overhead, and the smell of the brine pleasantly filling your nostrils.
The holes also vary from long par 5’s to rolling links through the evergreens, to the ocean side finishing holes. While it is not easy in the wind, it is playable. There are no gimmicks to increase the difficulty. Holes 14 to 17 are perhaps the most beautiful holes that you could ever play, while the 15th hole, 115 par 3, is the most awesome. A par or birdie is easy provided that you hit away from the ocean. You will leave this hole feeling good about your game until you move on to the next only to be enveloped by serenity and fear all at once.
Considering the overall luxury that the Cypress Point golf course offers, its club house is unexpectedly modest. What’s more, the staff is also welcoming and friendly. The caddies are also very knowledgeable veterans; they know the golf course inside and out.