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Cypress Run – One of the Tampa Bay Area’s Finest Private Courses

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Cypress Run3  The Cypress Run Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, FL is widely recognized as one of the premier private golf clubs in the Tampa Bay area. The course is set among beautifully manicured, wooded terrain. Majestic oak trees line the fairways; speedy yet incredibly true Tifeagle greens and newly renovated bunkers prove beyond a doubt that Cypress Run truly is one of the most playable and best conditioned courses in the area.

Cypress Run
plays 7,001 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.0 and it has a slope rating of 135 on Bermuda grass.  Cypress Run opened in 1982 and was designed by E. Lawrence Packard. They have been host to USGA Mid Amateur and Florida State Golf Association qualifiers.  When the course is set for tournament play, there is no shortage of challenges for all skill levels.

Cypress Run2Members are often found taking advantage of the excellent practice facilities offered at Cypress Run. Five target greens await shots from the all grass tee area. For short game work, there is a 40-yard pitching range surrounding a target green flanked by a practice bunker.  The well-manicured practice putting green is one of the largest in the area.

The Clubhouse features one of the finest golf shops available; and all at competitive prices.  Chose from in-stock items or have that new set of irons custom fitted and special ordered; it’s your choice.
Cypress Run offers a variety of membership options. Whether you are looking for an individual membership, a family plan, or a corporate membership, Cypress Run will find a membership tailored to your needs. Membership is limited to a maximum of 290.

Memorable Holes
Cypress Run1  Number 2: Par 5, 512 yards. Fairly narrow driving area off the tee; a large tree hangs over the right side of the fairway. Keep tee shot down the middle; trees left and more trees right. Long ball hitters should beware of the water that crosses the fairway and could take away what you though was a perfect drive. The layup shot has water on the left side and a large tree on the right side that needs to be avoided. The green is fronted by a wide, shallow bunker as well as a nasty little pot bunker on the left. You will need to carry the green on your approach shot; bump and run is not an option. The green is quite large and slopes ever so slightly from back to front.

Number 4: Par 4, 420 yards. You will see this hole as you drive in and wonder if it is a par 4 or 5. One look at the scorecard and disappointment sets in; par 4! I will say, it looks a lot harder than it actually is. The pond is easy to carry and will leave around 150 yards to an elevated green. Long ball hitters take note: there is a creek in front of the green to avoid. The green slopes back to front and is guarded by two deep pot bunkers on the right side.

Number 7: Par 4, 430 yards. The best line off the tee is over the palm tree on the left side of the fairway. Trees and water run all the way down the right side; a good drive will leave an approach shot of around 160 yards to a slightly elevated green that is well undulated and slopes back to front. Par here is a great score.

Number 11: Par 5, 560 yards. This double dogleg par 5 offers the opportunity to grip it and rip it off the tee. You’ll want to keep your layup shot left as trees and water come into play on the right as well as houses marked by “out of bounds” markers. Bunkers guard the left side and front of the green which itself is long and narrow and features many twists and turns.

Cypress Run2Number 14: Par 3, 168 yards. A very straight forward par three; there are several traps on both the left and right that guard the long, narrow green that slopes ever so slightly from back to front. This is a great hole to help get your game back on track if the par 5 number 13 derailed you.

Number 18: Par 4, 438 yards. Here’s another dogleg right to end the round. Woods line the right side of the fairway and a fairway bunker straight away put an emphasis on accuracy off the tee. The best tee shot is a fade that will leave an approach shot of around 150 yards. On your approach shot, you will need to carry a brook that crosses the fairway about twenty yards in front of the green. The green is large and slopes back to front with bunkers on either side. This hole offers plenty of birdie potential.

Statistics
Tee                  Yards          Rating                 Slope
Gold                  7001              74.0                        135
Blue                  6601              72.0                        127
White              6158               70.1                         122
Green              5696              M67.7/L73.2         M116/L128
Red                  5375              71.8                         124

Last Word: Cypress Run is a private course so access to it may be somewhat limited. However, if you know someone’s uncle’s, best friend’s brother who is a member, you may want to try to worm your way in for a round. As Johnny William of the Florida State Golf Association has stated “Cypress Run is the most aesthetically pleasing golf course I’ve seen in quite some time.” Visit them online at www.cypressrun.com or give them a call at (727) 938-3774.

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David Theoret
David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 12 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids – the latter of which never seems to help. What started as a dream years ago, by God’s grace, became a reality in 2015 when The Golfin’ Guy editorial marketing company was founded. Working togetherabout-golfin4 with golf course designer Ron Garl; David’s articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel, equipment, and apparel websites.

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