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Cypress Point Golf Course

Listed under Golf in US West Coast, United States.

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Cypress Point Golf Course is well known photographically. Like its neighbour Pebble Beach Golf Club, this course runs along a particularly dramatic section of the Pacific Ocean on the Monterey Peninsular. Only three of its holes run flush to the coast, the 15th, 16th and 17th, but they're known the world over for some crazy photos that have been taken here when the winds up and the ocean in the background is looking particularly fierce. The 16th in particular feels and looks like it's played directly over the ocean.

Alistair MacKenzie is responsible for the design, and it was completed in 1928. The problem of how to play this course stumps many. The membership is around 250, and very few guests of members are allowed to play unaccompanied. Though there's a rumour round that if you write a heartfelt letter to the head pro waxing lyrical about this being a one time trip of a lifetime you might get lucky.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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San Diego has some great public golf courses. Two of the best are Torrey Pines and La Costa. Torrey Pines has a big tournament every year and was host to the U.S. Open 2 years ago.

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