[Golfweb.com](http://www.golfweb.com/story/8179509:) “..never could see the cliffs so clearly because of a large cypress tree. But that tree is no longer there, wiped out by holiday storms. It should make the par 5 play easier, because any tee shot that strayed too far to the right was blocked by the tree. Players either had to go over or around it… Rain that deluged California six weeks ago also washed out a small section of the 18th fairway about 280 yards from the tee, making the landing area a little tighter. Plus, the two cypress trees replaced in the middle of the fairway were planted about 20 yards farther out than they were.”
The 18th fairway has been attacked by Mother Nature for past decade. I hope they can keep it together. It’s one of the most spectacular holes anywhere in the world.