Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club is a Semi-Private 18 hole golf course located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club first opened for play in 1991. The course was designed by Gary Baird.
Cypress Lakes demands accuracy and smart golf. It's a shot-maker's course, pure and simple. Water hazards (twenty lakes) come into play on all of the holes. In addition, sand bunkers are incorporated into the design every hole but one. The greens are slick and pretty fast with some troblesome slopes. The collection of par-3s is fantastic.The signature hole is #7, this par 3 plays as short as 101yards and measures 225-yard from the back tees requires a shot to an island green. Trees behind the green can save long tee shots, but a watery death is likely. The 12th (113 to 154yards) and 17th (121 to 224 yards) all carry over water. The 12th has a variety of tee choices that can really give the hole a different look. The par-4s are good risk-reward holes, heavy on the risk side. The dogleg-right 13th (351 to 453 yards) is a prime example. Standing on the tee, you might think you can cut the corner. What you can't see from the tee is the water that crosses the fairway and how small the landing area is. Hit your tee shot left, right or too long and you're all wet. The fourth (467 to 566 yards) is the longest hole on the course. It's a nice par-5. The narrow fairway is protected by fairway bunkers, and there's water guarding the front of the green. The course is a shot-maker's dream . . . or a nightmare for someone struggling to hit it straight.
Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 6,605 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,058 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 4, a par-5 that plays to 566 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 5, a par-3 that plays to 142 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 13, a 453 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club is # 5, the142 yard par-3.
$41 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2010 at noon
I played this course as a guest of a member recently (member guest)and it is a great layout. It's a shame that the management doesn't take better care of the lakes and sand bunkers. Very tall grass around all of the ponds stretching several feet away from the ponds make it very unsightly and easy to loose balls. Having to look for balls in these areas slows play also. It appears that these areas are never mowed. Sand bunkers were not very well maintained either. Overall a very good layout and fun course to play, just needs some dressing up.
$41 (cart included), played on Thursday, June 2010 at 8am
The owners of this club must think the only thing that matters is the fairways & greens, which were in good condition. The rest of the course was very ugly and not well maintained. For a course that has the word "lakes" as part of its identity, their lakes were pitifully maintained. Banks now mowed-very tall grass around all of the lakes and later level was very low exposing dirt banks filled with trash. This could be a great little course if members (owners) would take a little pride and dress it up. Its a short course with alot of water and sand bunkers but the things that make it interesting (water & bunkers) and give it identity were not very well maintained.
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