Cypress Point Club

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Coordinates: 36°34′48″N 121°58′26″W / 36.58°N 121.974°W / 36.58; -121.974

Cypress Point Club
View From Clubhouse to 16 - Flickr - schnaars.jpg
View of 16th green from clubhouse in 2004
Club information
Cypress Point Club is located in the United States
Cypress Point Club
Location in the United States
Cypress Point Club is located in California
Cypress Point Club
Location in California
LocationPebble Beach, California
Elevation80 feet (24 m)
Established1928; 93 years ago (1928)
TypePrivate
Total holes18
Designed byAlister MacKenzie and
Robert Hunter
Par72
Length6,554 yards (5,993 m)
Course rating73.1
Slope rating141 [1]
Course record63 – Jim Langley, Ben Hogan,
         and others[2]

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.[3][4][5][6]

The course opened 93 years ago on August 11, 1928; Byington Ford, Roger D. Lapham, and Marion Hollins were trailblazers for the project.[7] 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.[8][9]

Cypress Point Club was ranked #2 on Golf Magazine's 2011 List of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World[10] and #5 on Golf Digest's 2011–12 list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.[11]

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.[citation needed] On a typical day, the course sends out eight groups, with the first starting at an early 7:00 a.m. tee time.

PGA Tour[edit]

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.[12][13] Its replacement in the tournament, Poppy Hills, was received by the players with significantly less enthusiasm.[14][15]

Scorecard[edit]

Cypress Point Club
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 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
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
Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - Cypress Point Club". USGA. Retrieved January 15, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Cypress Point Club". Northern California Golf Association. Retrieved January 16, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "The 50 Best Holes In The U.S". Golf.com. November 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "Best 18 golf holes". Golf.com. September 20, 2012.
  5. ^ "The 18 undisputed, unchallenged, scientifically-factual best golf holes in the world". Golf Digest. Retrieved April 6, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Golf's best par 3 holes on the planet". CNN. May 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Routing the Golf Course: The Art & Science That Forms the Golf Journey, Forrest L. Richardson
  8. ^ "Cypress Point Club". MontereyPeninsulaGolf.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Toughest golf hole stymies great in Crosby's Open play". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. January 10, 1958. p. 12.
  10. ^ "Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World". Archived from the original on August 19, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  11. ^ Golf Digest's 2011-12 America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses
  12. ^ Diaz, Jaime (September 18, 1990). "Cypress Point Drops PGA Tour Event Instead of Changing Its Rules". The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Diaz, aime (February 10, 1997). "Off-limits: What's stopping Cypress Point from rejoining the AT&T?". Sports Illustrated. p. G10.
  14. ^ "Poppy Hills perplexes pros". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. February 1, 1991. p. 2B.
  15. ^ Garrity, John (February 11, 1991). "The winner was a Zinger". Sports Illustrated. p. 50.

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