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GRAND CYPRESS RESORT PROVIDES DIVERSITY ON 45 HOLES OF JACK NICKLAUS SIGNATURE DESIGN GOLF

With 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus-signature design golf, Grand Cypress Resort offers golfers of all skill levels one of the finest and most diverse menus of golf to be found anywhere.  Honored by Golf Magazine as one of the finest golf resorts in the country, Grand Cypress boasts two distinct courses set against some of the most scenic background in Florida.

DISTINGUISHED COURSES

The Grand Cypress Course, comprising the North, South and East nines, offers a variety of physical and mental stimuli and provides a test of accuracy rather than strength and distance. The North and South nines, the original course built in 1984, feature terraced fairways, generous landing areas, mounds and platform greens with yawning bunkers. The East nine, added in 1986, is more generous, with less bunkering, particularly in front of the greens, allowing more run-up shots.

The New Course at Grand Cypress, which opened in 1988, adds another dimension of play, with steeper and more challenging bunkers and slopes. Set in the midst of an open meadow, the New Course was inspired by the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. Visions of the St. Andrews course appear throughout the New Course at Grand Cypress, including pot bunkers as deep as 12 feet, seven large, double greens, a snaking burn (creek) on three holes, stone walls along the 15th and 17th holes (resembling the 17th hole at St. Andrews, known as the "road hole") and even a stone bridge. Very little water comes into play and few trees are located within the interior of the course, allowing ample room to drive the ball.

"The Grand Cypress Course is two to three shots more difficult than the New Course," said Bill Rowden, director of golf. "Over the 45 holes, you virtually hit every shot in the bag and play in all kinds of conditions," Rowden added.

GRAND CYPRESS CLUBHOUSE

The Clubhouse features a Pro Shop, (voted one of "America's 100 Best Golf Shops by Golf Shop Operations Magazine) which offers a full line of golf equipment and sports and casual apparel. The Clubhouse offers two dining options, both with magnificent views of the ninth holes of the North and South courses --- the AAA Four-Diamond Black Swan restaurant and the casual Fairways restaurant and lounge.

Grand Cypress Golf Club is part of the 1,500-acre Grand Cypress Resort and is owned and operated by Grand Cypress Florida, Inc.

For more in-depth information about the golf courses and accommodations please go to http://www.grandcypress.com/index.asp .

Ranked #20 in the USA and #1 in Florida by Golfer's Dream Magazine readers in our "2003 Top 100 Public Access Courses" poll.