Cypress Knoll Golf & Country Club

3.2087176471 3.2 stars from 5 (250)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6674 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6674 yards 72.6 141
White 71 6158 yards 70.2 130
Orange 71 5788 yards 67.6 121
Gold 71 5588 yards 67.5 119
Gold (W) 71 5588 yards 72.6 131
Purple (W) 71 5131 yards 70.5 124
Red (W) 71 4792 yards 68.6 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 250 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
100
3 stars:
59
2 stars:
40
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

180 out of 250 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole specials  

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"Great layout"


Philip1762856's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff is working very hard to improve the condition of the course.

The layout is wonderful. Always enjoy playing there.

We need to support the course, then conditions will improve.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Course!!"


Sudshead's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a treat and a challenge to play Cypress Knoll. Couldn't ask for nicer staff!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great"


cartjocky's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the$ it was great track I good shape few bad spots but for the$$$ it was great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens are fast but........"


sloaffan's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here a couple of times a month. The fairways keep getting better. The traps are average. The tee boxes are average. They have done a great job clearing sides of fairways to make it less penal. Everything trending upward but the greens.

With the exception of Riveria, the greens here are as fast as anything in the area. But and it is a big but they are too many bare spots. 4 to 6 greens are average, the remainder are poor.

Maybe CK needs to charge more so they have the $$ to grow grass on the greens. Not sure what the answer is but I do know the new owners are giving it their best shot. And I hope they find a way to bring the greens back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



robertharris's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor condition"


rickpreeper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although the course had a very playable and interesting design, the lack of grass on tees, fairways and especially greens made it a less than enjoyable experience.

Unless Cypress Knoll somehow finds a way to introduce irrigation to their course none of our foursome is interested in returning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"A real gem"


u361931231's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Brilliant layout and fantastic value. A good test for golfers of all handicaps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value but"


sloaffan's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing here every 2-3 weeks for the past year. As others have noted the course has improved greatly and the new owners should be commended for the effort being made. Having said that the greens have shown little or no progress, They remain fast but no grass in many many spots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pretty good for the price"


Jeberan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a decent track-the back tees were tough on some par 4's with two in excess of 420 yards. Paths were not stellar but the greens, tees and fairways were good. I think they are putting the money in the most important elements. A real surprise: the clubhouse was stellar.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



auntjack1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course is really improving"


Eddie1914085's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The first time I played here about a year and 1/2 ago the course was in bad shape. I heard the course had been bought by a former member that wanted to bring it back to it's previous "glory days"

The new owner is keeping his promise. The course is really improving. Still needs a lot more grass, but the greens are smooth and very fast. Still work to be done but don't give up on this gem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001710387's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Course is a little tight. Greens are fast and a couple needed a little tlc. But for the most part not a bad course. Very nice club house and restaurant.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Could easily be one of my favorites"


dave258's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Needs some work but I like it . Really could use a hand from the people who play there and don’t bother to fix ball marks, divots, etc .. Have some respect for the game and the course people - it would be nice to have Marshall’s to ban the selfish and lazy golfers from the course ....fix your divot - repair your ball mark - it’s part of the game .....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



Joepelracer's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


chesser7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a very windy day. The course is in the trees so the high winds did not effect play .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Soon to Be the Best Golf Value in Palm Coast, Florida – Again!"


TheGolfinGuy's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Just over a year ago, Doug Brown and his wife, Janice Reid purchased Cypress Knoll Golf Club in Palm Coast, Florida. Brown is a former college golfer whose family has owned property in the Cypress Knoll community for over 40 years.

Since purchasing the course, he has been doing his best to make the course more attractive to all caliber of golfers. It’s one of the tightest courses in the area and Brown and his crew have been hard at work widening many of the fairways, improving tee boxes and just making the course a more enjoyable playing experience. So far, his hard work has not gone unnoticed.

For those not familiar with this track, Cypress Knoll is Gary Player designed golf course. Player did a great job of blending Florida’s flora and fauna into the surroundings. As you make your way around the course, you’ll be exposed to strands of cypress, pine and other hardwood trees and other plants indigenous to these parts, plenty of Florida wetlands and the occasional alligator and osprey. But don’t let the natural surroundings get in the way of some great golf.

At only 6,674 yards from the back tees, Cypress Knoll is not the longest course you will ever play but don’t let the length fool you; a course rating of 72.9 and a slope of 141 says this course will give you everything you can handle. Even the White tees at 6,158 yards (70.5/132) will provide most golfers with all they can handle and still leave with some dignity intact. Cypress Knoll is also a favorite among senior golfers, as it provides a challenge on every hole and is well suited to their game. After all, seniors don’t hit the ball as far as they used to, but they do tend to keep it in play, which is very important at Cypress Knoll. The Senior Tees play 5,588 yards with a course rating of 67.5 and a slope of 119). Ladies will have an enjoyable round from the Red Tees (4,792/68.7/121). From up here, there are no forced carries and many of the hazards have been taken out of play.

Although the course plays through a residential neighborhood, what sets Cypress Knoll apart from other courses in the area are the tree-lined fairways; boundaries that urge you to hit a straight, controlled shot off the tee or pay the penalty; as in stroke and distance. Throw in the occasional clump of sea grass and the odd pot bunker and you’ve got a golf course that will challenge the best golfers around as well as providing less able golfers with a good time.

Cypress Knoll has a combination of traditional concrete cart paths along with several natural paths, which adds a nice touch. There are also several long cart rides through the dense Florida brush which provide a welcome change of scenery from the surrounding homes.

The greens are Jones dwarf grass, and are in good shape, rolling moderately fast and true. Some have subtle and not-so-subtle undulations; the latter specifically being the 15th green which has a deep depression on the right side. When the pin is down in the depression, things can get interesting.

The first three holes are probably the most demanding on the golf course. Number 1 is a long dogleg that plays 406 yards from the white tees. Trees line both sides of the fairway off the tee, something you’ll need to get used to quickly. The fairway slopes right to left and can create some interesting lies. Your approach shot will be into a very large putting green guarded by a small pot bunker on the right side as well as a small pond.

The 2nd hole is a pure golf hole. It’s a par 3 that plays 171 yards with deep, cavernous bunkers in front and behind the green. Find the green off the tee and you’re on your way to a good score. Number 3 is another narrow driving hole that plays 436 yards from the White tees. The fairway is lined with trees on either side and a fairway bunker comes into play off the tee on the left side. Your approach shot is to the smallest green on the course and requires a great deal of accuracy to hit it in regulation.

Once you hit the 4th hole, things start to open up, at least for a while. Number 7 is the only par 5 on the front side and offers a good risk/reward opportunity. It’s a dogleg right that plays 471 yards from the White tees. A well struck drive down the right side that stays short of the wetlands is going to leave an approach shot of a little more than 200 yards and give you a shot at getting home in two. Number 9, a par 4 that plays 373 yards from the White Tees, is a challenging finish to the front side. With water all down the right side and out of bounds left, the optimal shot off the tee is a draw that finds the left center of the fairway. A good tee shot will leave a mid-iron into a green that is well protected on the right side by water. Par is a good score here.

The back nine starts off with the course’s longest hole – a 525 yard (White tees), par 5, with houses and out of bounds on the right and water that comes into play on the left. It’s another narrow driving hole, but you should be used to that now! The good news is that once you get off the tee, there’s not a lot of trouble left between you and the green, so a good drive can leave you with an opportunity to get on in two. The green is elevated and slopes back to front and is protected by a bunker on the left side and a grass swale in the front left. Although long.; low scores are possible here.

The next hole, Number 11 is the #1 handicapped hole and plays a mere 360 yards from the White tees. Make sure you have enough club to make it to the dogleg – which is more of a right turn – otherwise you will be blocked out and forced to layup. Don’t bother trying to cut the corner as there is a pond in front of the green, which slopes back to front.

Number 15 is probably the prettiest hole on the golf course. It’s a straight par 4 that plays 340 yards from the White tees with a large lake directly in front of the green, trees on the right and another lake on the left. That said, there is still a considerable amount of room in the landing area. Your approach shot plays into a long, narrow green with a deep swale in the middle of it. If the pin is at the bottom of the swale and your approach shot catches the hill, you could be in for a low score. Miss the green short left and the bunker will make up and down difficult.

Number 18 is an interesting hole mainly because not many championship courses end with a par 3. There’s not a whole lot of trouble between the tee and the green as long as you avoid the small pond over on the right. The large green is receptive, and a par is always a good way to end the day.

After your round, stop by the Player’s Club Restaurant in the clubhouse. Wednesday is Pasta Night where you can pick your own ingredients from a selection of meats, seafood, pastas and sauces. There’s also a Friday Fish Fry that includes all the trimmings and several other weekly specials. Guaranteed you won’t leave hungry.

Last Word: If you can’t control your tee shots, you may want to consider trading in those Pro V1s for Pinnacles; many fairways and landing areas are narrow. Although the topography is flat in this part of the state, Player did a good job of moving dirt to create a little movement in the fairways. As you make your way around the course, you’ll encounter a number of lakes and ponds that need to be contended with. The 150-yard markers are usually a good aiming point off the tee or on the par 5 holes.

Well undulated greens are surrounded by closely mown collection areas, which can provide an added challenge for high handicappers. Low Handicappers will welcome the opportunity to put some spin on the ball from these areas.

Outside of golf, there’s a lot of natural beauty to the course. You may even spot the occasional gator or bobcat. Cypress Knoll is a course you should play if you’re in the area and want to test your game, both physically and mentally.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course





1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely the worse course I have ever played. No grass anywhere. The woman was so rude when we arrived. We were late because our app said the course was 18 minutes from us and it was actually 45.

Just a miserable day in general.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"WoW! REALLY IMPROVED"


Eddie1914085's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I last played here about 6 months back and I can say that the course has improved beyond belief. The new owners are really working at bettering this beautiful course. Uncrowded with a really friendly staff and improving conditions. Cant wait playing again next week


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Not fancy but fun"


MichaelMorse's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This family owned course is not fancy--cart paths are not paved, fairways are just average, greens are decent. Then front nine is rather plain, but the back nine is very interesting. The back nine winds through the woods, has water hazards , and is more challenging. This was a fun course to play and I've got my next tee time already booked.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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