Big Cypress South is the more challenging of the two courses here at Cypress Lakes 55+ Community.
It features 6,680 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.
This is a great starting hole as it’s not as tight as it looks. The trick here is keeping the ball below the hole as the green tilts sharply from back to front.
Keep tee shot to the right here as water on left sneaks up on you very quickly. Double check your yardage to the pin as this green is 45 yards deep and if the pin is back, you better hit enough club.
This short par 5 begs the golfer to cut the corner. Don’t do it. See the sign? Keep tee shot right of large billboard in distance. Short and right of green is the safe play. Pin high or long and right leaves you a very difficult chip.
It’s all about the tee shot here. The green is very large so long off the tee is not important. Manage the stream that crosses fairway and a good score is sure to follow.
Don’t let the “three amigos” bunkers guarding the front of the green scare you. Long here guarantees a high score.
Cut off as much as you choose to make this par 5 play very short. The green is protected by Ron Garl’s long bunker design on the right.
Another long bunker looms down the right side so use the large Oak to guide you toward the green from the left. Again, long is no good so check your distance.
Water front and out of bounds right and left mean nothing if you play to center of green. This green is huge and offers a severe slope from back to front.
Heading back to the clubhouse, this hole plays slightly uphill. No bunkers make anything missing green a fairly easy up and down opportunity.
Old #10 should be played as a mild dog leg right. Don’t look at the green as it pulls your mind too close to the trees. Stay left off the tee to be safe.
A good warm up preparing for the tough number 14. This hole plays like #14 without the stiff penalty of thick brush and trees. Don’t get too aggressive with the back left pin placement as the green slopes that way and shots to the middle will roll back to that tough pin placement.
Patience, patience, patience. This is a true three shot hole and getting over the second lake is the key. Play second shot out to the right if necessary but only to avoid the penalty of going into the water. Six may win this hole today.
The longest of the Big Cypress par 3’s is protected on the left by the large bunker. Golfers may use the mounds on right to keep ball close to green.
Play without fear should be your mindset here. Our most difficult hole was originally a par five for the women and should be a par 4.5 for the men. The trick is to play back on the tee shot and stay right. Anything closer than 150 yards out after the tee shot is risky.
This picturesque par three boasts a newly renovated bulkhead. Don’t let this attractive hole lead you into a false sense of security. The green slopes toward the water. Always play to center of the green. If you get aggressive and play to the back pin and go long left, you’ve lost.
Long hitters love this hole. This is your last best opportunity for a birdie or better. Check the distance to the far trees as long hitters must keep tee shot right. Short and right of green is the best layup to make an easy up and down.
Most long par fours offer a layup area short of the green. Sorry, that’s not an option here. Play plenty of club into this green and if the water finds your ball, a short up and down could save your bogie.
The Big Cypress signature hole offers a couple options. Big hitters can sneak up on the 100 yard marker by staying right off the tee but most golfers will play this as a short par five by laying up shorts and right of green.