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Okay. I'll take the bait , My favorite of them all is 17 (with great defrence to 9, an immortal classic balance of beauty and fear). My reasoning is simple: 17 offers a skewed choice to the tee shot. A good player has to think of putting the ball on the strip of fairway along the cliff's edge. It is the only way to get a clean second shot at the green without interference from the trees. Any other shot must be sooo far left(and long) so as to give the player a sliver of opening at the green and a ground variable opportunity. It is at least 1-2 clubs farther out to the left and leaves 1-2 longer clubs for the approach as well. A long iron or three wood to the fairway strip on the right side (and it looks narrower than it is) leaves a much shorter approach iron with room for error long/left and slightly right. All of this adds up to make this the absolute finest 4 par on the course. Lets not forget just how visually stunning the hole is and how often the aural assault from the sea lions(the seals do the same on the 15th tee) on the nearby rocks interferes with ones concentration. Hands down the winner: #17.
These two pictures of the 8th at Cypress are Dave Schmidt's.