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. The layout is well known for a series of dramatic holes that play along the Pacific Ocean which have been named as some of the best in golf.
Designed by golf course architect Alister MacKenzie in collaboration with Robert Hunter this 6,536-yard par 72 masterpiece is consistently rated as one of the top three golf courses ever created by all major publications. Regarded as the most exclusive course in the world, it is virtually impossible to play a round unless you are invited by a member and management requires all players to have caddies.
Meandering through the coastal dunes, this immaculate walking only course journeys into the Del Monte forest during the front nine and re-emerges to the rocky coastline for some of the best finishing holes of all time. The signature 16th hole requires a 231-yard tee shot over the Pacific to a mid-sized green guarded by strategically placed bunkers. With the famous back-to-back par three holes, 15 and 16, not to mention the spectacular par four 17th, the back-nine is truly the Holy Grail of golf.
Cypress Point has a driving range and putting green available to members and their guests as well as a Pro shop. The clubhouse is as well appointed as the course is stunning and offers a bar and dining experience to match.
Course architects: Allan Morrison, Alister MacKenzie, Casey Reamer, Robert Hunter
Image(s) published courtesy of: Monterey Peninsula Golf.com