Cypress Point Club Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

Cypress Point Club, California

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Hole #1 at Cypress Point Club is a 4-par, 409 yard dogleg right. The fairway width is 47 yards and the green area is 7861 sq ft with no greenside bunkers. This hole can be difficult for higher handicap golfers due to its length and slight curvature.

In the springtime, the temperature in Pebble Beach ranges from 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the day to 40 degrees Fahrenheit at night, making it important to consider how ball flight will be affected by cooler temperatures when selecting clubs. There are also usually moderate winds coming off of Monterey Bay that can affect ball flight direction and distance traveled.

For tee shots on Hole #1, a longer driver may be necessary as this hole requires an accurate shot off of the tee box in order to set up an approach shot into the green without running through or into trouble areas such as sand traps or water hazards. For those who hit their driver approximately 217 yards, a 3 wood may be more advantageous here given wind conditions and/or elevation changes throughout your round.

When approaching Hole #1, players should keep in mind that they have an extra club available compared to their drive since this hole plays slightly shorter than its listed yardage (409 vs 421). A 7 iron from 140 yards out should provide enough loft and spin control while still allowing you enough distance for accuracy on your approach shots into this large green complex with plenty of room for error if needed.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 421 yards

Handicap: 5

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Slight dogleg

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Some fairway bunkers, with the majority (51%) strategically placed around the area.

Club Recommendations

Finally, due to the lack of greenside bunkers, players should focus on playing conservatively and avoid going for the pin. Aiming for a spot just short of the green will provide an easier up-and-down opportunity in case your approach shot comes up short or long.

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

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