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Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club

Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club

ISBN: 978-1-886-94764-1

Oct 2000

192 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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Throughout the world, few golf courses are as revered as California’s Cypress Point Club — not just for its breath-taking beauty but for its architectural significance. Located on the Monterey Peninsula along the white sands and steep cliffs that border the Pacific Ocean, the beauty of Cypress Point is the equal of its more famous neighbor Pebble Beach. Unlike Pebble, however, the history of Cypress Point has been relatively unknown. That is, until now.

Alister MacKenzie’s Cypress Point Club, by Geoff Shackelford, is a biography of both the creation and the creator of this legendary and elusive layout. Typical of Shackelford’s work, the book is richly detailed and painstakingly assembled. Remarkable vintage photographs and insightful text not only take you back to the 1920s, they take you through the mental and physical process that went into developing each and every hole — including the spectacular 16th, arguably the most famous hole in the world.


The Club.

The Founders.

Samuel Morse.

Marion Hollins.

The Architects.

Alister MacKenzie.

MacKenzie Explains His Camouflage Influence.

Robert Hunter.

Planning and Construction.

Lewis Lapham in the Field with MacKenzie.

Robert Hunter Describes the Site and the Crew.

Cypress Point by Alister MacKenzie.

The Front Nine.

The Back Nine.

Acknowledgments and Photo Credits.