I'll take your word for it... never been there, although I've heard Cypress is on-par (or even better in some circles) as Pebble Beach is.
But keep in mind we're talking about the ability to host a links-style major championship, and 6500 yards (imo) would have to be tricked up to the point that it would be incredibly difficult to pull that off. But as it relates to a bucket list venue - many feel that Cypress is the better layout, although those opinions derive from those in the lucky sperm club, re: those who are lucky enough to either be members there or guests of members, as this club is exclusively private (or was).
To my knowledge, Cypress hasn't hosted a tour event going back to '91, and even then it was used as part of the Crosby Clambake rotation. But the pics I've seen of the layout are phenomenal...