CYPRESS COURSE AT THE GRAND CLUB (386-437-5807)
Florida Golf Course Review
The Cypress Course at the Grand Club is now a Hampton Golf property that is always open for public play. The course underwent complete renovation in
2005. Stay & Play packages at Ocean Hammock Resort are available.
CYPRESS COURSE AT THE GRAND CLUB REVIEW
The Cypress Course at the Grand is a Gary Player Signature design that conforms to the Ocean Hammock Resort boundaries of native wetlands and
lakes. Many holes are defined by natural water hazards that place a premium on control and shot placement. At 6591 yards, this layout is not overly long,
but with tight fairways and lots of watery obstacles, it will not fail to maintain your interest and concentration. Out of all the courses at Ocean Hammock
Resort, the Cypress Course probably provides the best opportunities to spot a gator - as well as other indigenous wildlife. Though it transverses through a
residential Ocean Hammock Resort property. Course management skills and the ability to place accurate woods and irons along the narrow fairways is
paramount to scoring well here. The greens here are collectively small - demanding a good short/mid game as well.
The tips here play to 6571 with a 131 slope, and are complimented by alternative tees at 6261 (127 slope), 5857 (119 slope) and 5386 yards with a 121
slope. From the second set (white tees) average golfers will find just 2 par fours over 400 yards. Accurate long iron and fairway wood play will go a long
way to keeping your numbers low at Cypress Knoll. A thinking golfer will use the 150 yard stakes as targets for most of the par fours and fives. Gather your
nerves and keep it together on the challenging but pretty par threes.
The Two Guys Who Golf did not have the opportunity to play this course - but instead drove a cart to gather info and take photographs. Scroll down for
photos taken just prior to Christmas in 2003. Keep in mind that the Bermuda rough at the Cypress Course (and many Florida courses) is over-seeded with
rye and allowed to go dormant over the winter months - creating a contract in color, but with no effect on play.
You will find an informational page for the Cypress Course at the Grand Club with direct link to their website (click here).