In honor of the US Open currently being played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, I am posting their trademark, The Lone Cypress.
On our recent road trip up Highway 1, we stopped and visited Pebble Beach. My husband loves golf, and we both enjoyed touring the area. They were setting up for the tournament. It is a beautiful course set right on the pacific ocean.
The Loan Cypress stands alone on a small rocky point. According to Wikipedia, this cypress has been called one of the most photographed trees in North America. It is located between Pebble Beach Golf Links and Cypress Point Golf Course, two of the world’s best known golf courses. I did not realize what an honor it was to visit this course and am so glad we made this stop.
As I was taking my own photographs, I realized one of the branches is missing. Apparently it was lost in a storm just this year.
Wikipedia also states that the tree may be as old as 250 years, has been scared by fire, and has been held in place by cables for the past 65 years. A drawing of the tree became Pebble Beach Company’s trademark in 1919.
This sweet little tree has a fascinating history, and I am glad I had the opportunity to see it for myself.
Pebble is a piece of sacred ground. They say it’s the greatest meeting of land and water in the world. This course was heaven designed – just the way it fits on the land.
If I had only one more round to play, I would choose to play it at Pebble Beach. I’ve loved this course from the first time I saw it. It’s possibly the best in the world.