Cypress Point Club

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A view from Sunset Point near the Cypress Point Club

Coordinates: 36°34′49″N 121°58′26″W / 36.58037°N 121.97393°W / 36.58037; -121.97393

Cypress Point Club
Club information
Location Pebble Beach, California
Established 1928
Type Private
Total holes 18
Designed by Alister MacKenzie, Robert Hunter (author)
Par 72
Length 6524
Course rating 72.4

Cypress Point Club is a private golf club in California. The club has a single 18-hole course, one of eight on the Monterey peninsula near Monterey, California. The course is well known around the world for its series of three dramatic holes that play along the Pacific Ocean: the 15th, 16th and 17th, which are regularly rated among the best golf holes in the world. The 16th is a long par three that actually plays over the ocean. The course was designed by golf course designer Alister MacKenzie, collaborating with Robert Hunter, in 1928. It formerly was one of the courses used for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, last doing so in 1991.

Set in coastal dunes, the course enters the Del Monte forest during the front nine and reemerges to the rocky coastline for the finishing holes. The signature hole is #16, which requires a 231-yard tee shot over the Pacific to a mid-sized green guarded by strategically placed bunkers.[1]

Cypress Point Club was ranked #2 on Golf Magazine's 2011 List of The Top 100 Golf Courses in the World[2] and #5 on Golf Digest's 2011-12 list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.[3]

The Course[edit]

Cypress Point Golf Course
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship 72.4 / 136 421 548 162 384 493 518 168 363 292 3349 480 437 404 365 388 143 219 393 346 3175 6524
Regular 409 538 155 373 471 509 161 347 282 3245 480 428 397 343 382 127 219 382 329 3087 6332
Par Men's 4 5 3 4 5 5 3 4 4 37 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 35 72
Handicap Men's 5 1 17 7 11 3 15 9 13 16 4 2 14 8 18 6 10 12
Red 409 510 142 366 416 475 155 319 247 3039 480 401 310 285 323 119 208 355 296 2777 5816
Par Women's 5 5 3 4 5 5 3 4 4 38 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 36 74
Handicap Women's 11 1 17 7 5 3 13 9 15 2 10 8 14 6 18 16 4 12

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