Two photographs of the original Midway Point, Cypress Drive and Cypress Point taken by C. W. J. Johnson Photo, in Monterey, California before the current "Cypress Point Club" golf course was developed.
Cypress Point Club was formed in 1926, and opened for play n 1928. It is reverently referred to as "The Sistine Chapel of Golf." Bobby Jones was so taken with the Alister Mackenzie design of Cypress Point after playing it in 1929 that he chose Mackenzie to design August National two years later.
One of the photographs shows where the 16th hole now sits. Along with the 12th at August National, the 16th at Cypress Point is the most famous par 3 in golf. The tee shot must carry nearly 220 yards over an inlet of the Pacific, usually into the wind. Bing Crosby aced it in 1947.
These two historic images provide a fascinating glimpse back in time.