- Written by George Burdo George Burdo
- Published: 12 June 2014 12 June 2014
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 a 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 plays over the ocean. The course was designed in 1928 by golf course designerAlister MacKenzie, collaborating with fellow golf course architect Robert Hunter. It was used for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am until 1991, but was dropped from the rotation because it refused to admit blacks.
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. (from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypress_Point_Club)