|Tee Off at Harding Park|
The 17th hole at Cypress Point in Monterey remains one of the world's most daunting tee shots. The monstrous 16th hole at the
But while consistency is the theme at these timeworn courses, the same can't be said for the rest of the region. Like the earthquake faults that underlie the land here, the golf scene has been in a state of flux. As a committed golfer and longtime Bay Area resident, I've been following these changes with the interest of a duffer tracking his tee shot. And, like an erratic player, sometimes I've been elated, and other times I've been dismayed. Now, with the arrival of fall, a prime season for golf around these parts, I offer a snapshot of some of these golf course's shifts, along with thoughts on what there is to like (and what we should lament).