Cypress Point is, along with Augusta, Pine Valley and Seminole, one of the four great private American clubs. These clubs were founded in the 1920s and 1930s, and it is said that no one may belong to all four. Cypress Point is a bastion of exclusivity on the West Coast. The renowned British golf course architect Alister MacKenzie was invited to California by champion golfer Marion Hollins to help her create the course on this spit of land near Pebble Beach. (It was then that MacKenzie met Bobby Jones, with whom he would collaborate on the Augusta National). MacKenzie made maximum use of Cypress Point's setting, a dramatic strip of clifftop bordering the Pacific Ocean, where he located the first fourteen holes along the white sand dunes of Monterey and the sixteenth across the roiling surf, creating what is perhaps golf's most photographed hole.
Are you kidding me, Cypress Point is in my top 5 and most likely in everyones top 3. To begin with the majical land that the course sits on. The historical design and redesign back to the early...