Cypress Point Title 

Cypress Point’s Course Routing

ypress Point was designed by Alister Mackenzie in 1928. The course is located very near its famous neighbor in Pebble Beach, California. It is widely considered one of the world's greatest golf courses. Yet, it is so exclusive, that few ever play it. The site which the course resides on is a rich mix of varying terrain's. British golf historian Pat Ward-Thomas explains, “No golf architect was more richly endowed with natural features for his work than Alister Mackenzie at Cypress Point. Majestic woodland, a hint of links and heathland here and there and the savage nobility of the coast made for unforgettable holes.” The incredible setting also prompted this statement from the writer O.B. Keeler, “The whole place resembled the crystallization of the dream of an artist who had been drinking gin and sobering up on absinthe.” My recreation of Cypress Point will be released in August of 1998. I have to thank Brent Blackburn and Irv Miller for all their invaluable help. More details on Cypress Point can be found in the text file that is included with the course.

Cypress Point's Hole 5The 5th hole, a par 5.

Cypress Point's Hole 8The 8th green perched among the dunes.

Cypress Point’s Hole 15A spectacular view from the 15th tee.

Updates from the JN5 version of Cypress Point

  • Added parallel hole objects to holes 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 14. These should help hide some of the empty areas beyond the boundaries of the hole window.
  • Created a few new objects for the course.
  • Made some adjustments to hole 13 to make it more accurate.
  • Reworked a number of the texture maps (tee, green, sand, fairway, and rough).
  • Tweaked some of the objects and added MIP maps to most of them.
  • Reworked the skies to accommodate JN6’s taller size, and added one new sky.
  • Changed the wind sound and added a new crow sound.
  • Changed both the course and designer info splash screeens.

Cypress Point's Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
Par 4 5 3 4 5 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 72
Gold 426 552 165 389 493 522 170 354 296 488 445 405 370 389 144 237 389 349 6583
Blue 424 549 162 384 488 517 165 352 290 480 440 397 365 386 136 232 386 344 6497
White 413 541 154 376 466 506 160 333 282 477 426 392 341 381 125 221 378 330 6302
Red 410 514 141 365 410 472 154 298 248 472 402 309 285 322 117 210 352 298 5779

*All holes measured to the center of the green.

About the New Version of Cypress Point

The CYPRESSJN6-2.ZIP file below is a newer version of the course that fixes problem with a parallel hole object along the left side of #1. This object would sometime cause balls hit down the left side to ricochet off of what seemed like an invisible object. This should no longer be a problem. If you haven't experienced this problem playing the course, you may decide to skip this download as nothing else has been modified on the course. For those playing Cypress Point on-line, it will be necessary that everyone has the same version of the course, either the original or this new version. The newest version has a small 1.1 version number in the lower right corner of the course map.

For people who have the uncompiled version of the course, you can download just the corrected files for #1 below. Once the files are downloaded and decompressed, simply copy the new files over the old ones, open the course in the JN6 Designer and resave it. You can then compile the course with the JN6 Course Converter and play it in the game.

You can download the compiled version of Cypress Point from here: (21.4 MB)

Remember that you will need WinZip or an equivalent decompression utility to unzip the file(s).
The DOS utility PKUnzip will not work because of the Windows 95 long filenames used.