Cypress Point Club
|Location||Pebble Beach, California|
|Elevation||80 feet (24 m)|
|Designed by||Alister MacKenzie and|
|Length||6,554 yards (5,993 m)|
|Slope rating||141 |
|Course record||63 – Jim Langley, Ben Hogan,|
Cypress Point Club is a private golf club on the West Coast of the United States, along the Central Coast of California. The club has a single 18-hole course, one of eight on the Monterey Peninsula near Monterey. The course is well known for a series of dramatic holes along the Pacific Ocean that have been named as some of the best in golf.
The course opened 93 years ago on August 11, 1928; Byington Ford, Roger D. Lapham, and Marion Hollins were trailblazers for the project. The course was designed in 1928 by golf course designer Alister MacKenzie, collaborating with fellow golf course architect Robert Hunter.
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 230-yard (210 m) tee shot over the Pacific to a mid-sized green guarded by strategically placed bunkers.
When playing Cypress Point, management requires all players to have caddies. Because there are only approximately 275 members, and only thirty of them "local," many of the tee times on the course are used by guests. On a typical day, the course sends out eight groups, with the first starting at an early 7:00 a.m. tee time.
From 1947 through 1990, Cypress Point was on the PGA Tour as part of the multi-course AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, founded by entertainer Bing Crosby. It was dropped from the rotation because it had no black members and refused to admit one to comply with the tour's anti-discrimination guidelines. Its replacement in the tournament, Poppy Hills, was received by the players with significantly less enthusiasm.
|Championship||73.1 / 141||421||548||163||384||493||518||168||363||292||3349||497||437||404||395||388||143||219||393||346||3175||6554|
|Regular||72.1 / 139||409||538||155||373||471||509||161||347||282||3245||480||428||397||343||382||127||219||382||329||3087||6332|
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