Never actually got to play Cypress, but caddied in a couple of tournaments there and perhaps learned to appreciate the course more from that perspective than had I played. This is the most aesthetically striking golf course I've ever seen, and I've seen plenty. These are truly hallowed and pristine grounds, as well as immensely challenging. A shame it disappeared completely from public view when it left the Crosby rotation, but if you get a chance to play it, or even walk it, do so. It'll take your breath away.
Golfing this course was the greatest golf experience of my life. The sheer beauty of this course cannot be described in words alone. Hole 14-17 were like being in a dream. Played terribly but who cares when you're walking this course!!!
I worked as a caddy here and got the chance to play the course twice. The course is so good that I would have looked forward to going to work each day had it paid nothing. It's hard to describe how amazing Cypress Point is. The front nine is one of the very best nine holes I've ever seen, especially 7-9. Then the back nine just about puts the front to shame. Debate will continue about which course is the best in the world, but I don't see how any other nine could compare to the final nine at Cypress. Everything you have read about 15-17 is true, and I honestly don't know which is my favorite hole on the course, probably 16 or 17, but a few of the "less scenic" holes, such as 8, 9, 12, and 14 also come to mind. I will be extremely surprised if I ever play a course that surpasses Cypress Point as a place to play.