Cypress Woods Golf and Country Club first opened in 1999. In 2001, renowned Florida architect Gordon G. Lewis returned to fine-tune his creation and make it more playable than it had been in the past.
During the renovation fairways were widened, while brush and palmettos were cleared out in a number of areas to make more recovery shots possible out of the rough. The cypress heads, pine forests, rolling fairways, elevated greens and tees remain to create a natural flow that will carry you away from the tensions of modern life into the world of golf. You’ll be playing your way through wetland areas that are protected nature preserves.
We now have a par-72 course with five sets of tees that plays just over 6,100 yards from the back tees. You can hit your driver on many holes; other holes call for long irons and fairway woods in order to set yourself up for the best approach to the green. There is an emphasis on course management. Think before you make your shot: Take a couple of clubs to the tee, evaluate your options and play the shot that best sets up your approach to the green. Our course is a thinking (wo)man’s course above all else.
When you tee it up on No. 1, you’ll find a medium-length par-4 that is 397 yards from the back tees and 253 yards from the forward. There’s not a lot of trouble here on this hole as long as you keep it straight. It’s a relaxing beginning to prepare you for what lies ahead.
The 4th hole is one of the most beautiful holes on the course, but don't be fooled by the view as this hole will test your ability. From the back tees, you have to carry over a wetland natural area to get to the fairway. The upland area to the right turns across the fairway and you must carry this cross hazard to reach the green.
The 9th hole is a great way to finish the front side back at the Clubhouse. The teeing ground lengthens the hole to 480 yards, this hole is a medium length, straight par-5. Now Gordon Lewis has turned it into a par-5 with a preserve area to the left of the naturally undulating fairway. This is a medium-length hole, 480 yards from the back tees and 348 yards from the front.
Another scenic and challenging hole is No. 16, a par-3 that is 195 yards from the back tees and 110 yards from the front. From any tee this hole is definitely a challenge with a waste bunker to the right that winds among the tee boxes and the largest lake on the course framing the left side of the hole.
No. 18 is a par 5 that plays 549 yards from the tips and 379 yards from the forward tees. There is a lake and bulkhead to protect part of the approach to the green. If a two shot eagle or birdie is in order, then some of that water must be crossed. You risk losing your ball in the cross hazard, but you can always bail out to the right.