Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4.3845705882 4.4 stars from 5 (182)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7106 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Poppy Ridge Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: All players are required to wear shirts with sleeves and collars. Shorts must have an inseam of at least 4 inches. Tee shirts, cut-offs, jeans and gym attire are prohibited
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7106 yards 74.8 135
Blue 72 6686 yards 72.9 130
White 72 6259 yards 70.9 126
White (W) 72 6259 yards 75.3 133
Gold 72 5240 yards 65.8 118
Gold (W) 72 5240 yards 69.5 121

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 182 Reviews
5 stars:
89
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

170 out of 181 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Poppy is losing its luster"


u000004394450's avatar
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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although I love this course it is certainly not near as pristine as it was.Lots of areas on the fairways that are all dirt with minimal grass patches so its like ending up in a divot.Greens were good and tee boxes good(not that the tee boxes mean much to me).I always thought of this place as the go to for great conditions but no more,and very costly unless you kind find a deal on golf now.....still a fun trek with better then average conditions but certainly not like it used to be.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for coming back for another round at Poppy Ridge and for your feedback on your experience, as it is very important to us to create one of the best golf experience for everyone who visits us.

"slow play"


scottyallen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

very slow play .. Teed off before 730 and did not finish 27 holes until after 3 pm. Our group plays all over N Ca. and this was by far the slowest pace of play. We questioned the starter after the first and second nines about the slow play.. He tried to get the slow group to play faster, but what he should have done was to get them to move up to the white tees ( high Handicappers playing blue tees )and let faster groups play thru. We will be back, great course and fantastic staff.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Rigde Golf Course on 09/15/2017:

We're glad you enjoyed the course and appreciate your compliments to our tremendous staff! Thank you for sharing your feedback from your round and for your 5-stars, scottyallen.

"A first-time pleasure"


PapaPing's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We played Chardonnay and Zinfandel and I expect that was by design, never having been there before- apparently Merlot is a little tougher. I could have wished for a little more grass in spots from an aesthetic point of view, but from a playing standpoint, the course is in very nice condition. Note to all, there is actually sand in the bunkers, and you can hit a sand shot out and onto the green. Everywhere we've been in the last year, the bunkers have been either standing water, mud, or so compacted from repeated watering that it was like hitting off the sidewalk. Three cheers for Poppy Ridge and maintaining them so much better! The fairway bunkers were pretty hard and barren, but you're trying to pick the ball out anyway, not hit a sand shot, right? Picturesque, pleasant, albeit a little confusing as you cross paths with at least one other 9 as you make your way around, and one tee serving 2 holes, one from either 9, Chard and Zin. Don't get confused on which direction you're supposed to hit on that one! :-) Given the back and forth, I wouldn't recommend trying to walk- I enjoy walking, but this would have been a real trek. We had a great time, and will unquestionably be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Club on 09/13/2017:

Hip Hip Hooray! Thank you for your 5-star rating and great review, Papa Ping! We appreciate you sharing your experience and are glad you've been able to play all of our great rotations!

"Best value in the Tri-Valley"


Ready2teeup's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

SO glad I live 5 miles from here! There are other nice courses close, but not a fan of the long rounds at Callippe and can't swing the $125 for a round at Wente too often. Greens are great even when in transition from punching, fairways tend to be firm with minimal over watering issues. For those who are higher handicaps, BRING PLENTY OF GOLF BALLS! Great views of the course with zero traffic or urban noise. Good staff, players tend to be friendly, nothing pretentious, just a great Second Home of the NCGA.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Club on 09/21/2017:

Thank you for your 5-star rating and review! We're excited to have a great golfer that lives so close to Poppy Ridge, and look forward to having you back again soon!

"was perfect day of golf"


janmvd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great day playing at Poppy Ridge, played Chardonnay and Zinfandel.

Eventhough the temperature was going to be 'hot', was nice overcast at 88F, nice breaze, so still very nice to play.

Course overall in great shape, especially knowing we had period of very hotttt days (100+). Few spots that were overwatered, but did not impact the play.

Pace was really good, finished in 3.45 hours, hardly had to wait at any golfshot...so very relaxing day.. thank you.. made the day :-)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 09/12/2017:

We're glad you enjoyed your day at Poppy Ridge, janmvd! Thank you for you 4-stars!


ad781's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Club on 08/31/2017:

We appreciate your four-star rating, ad781! We hope you'll join us for another round soon!


David9155023's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/22/2017:

Thank you for coming out to play Poppy Ridge. We hope you enjoyed your experience. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to boost your rating up to five-stars during your next visit!


u00000803766's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/22/2017:

Thank you for sharing your five-star experience from Poppy Ridge!

"Solid Course"


keck84's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Poppy Ridge is always a great place to play. Good course and its been in good condition all year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/17/2017:

Thank you, keck84! We're glad you enjoy playing Poppy Ridge and look forward to your next trip out!

"Poppy Ridge"


gwalters870's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WE loved the course and would definitely recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/21/2017:

Thank you, gwalters870!

"Excellent layout, a challenge but fair as well"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in very good condition. Only negative comment would be the fairways could use a little work but want to emphasize they were not in poor condition either. Highly recommend playing the course. Livermore gets very hot in the summer but fortunately today was perfect weather wise.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/11/2017:

Thank you for your review, Bzeid! We're glad you enjoyed a great day at Poppy Ridge!

"Fun Course"


billjeffdavis's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was fun and different from the flat valley courses which my group is used to playing. We started on Merlot and ended on Chardonnay on a Friday afternoon.

Speed - 4.5 hour round but we had 10 minute delays per hole on back nine.

Course Layout - Elevation changes and several blind shots made it a challenging course but was scoreable when hitting the targets. High handicaps should bring extra sleeve of balls. Course knowledge would be very useful on this course.

Course condition- Greens were average speed with a few bumps but rolled true most of the time. Fairways were ok but several areas with sparse grass. We had to play winter rules. Bunkers were excellent with deep sand.

I would play this course again but not at full morning price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/08/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback, billjeffdavis! We appreciate you sharing your experience and enjoyed the course! We are rolling out some great golf specials, so be sure to check us out on Facebook to stay up to date on course news!

"World Class Golf Course"


u000003068778's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a Monday. Weather was hot, windy but comfortable. Met a couple of guys and we had a jolly time. Pace was excellent and we played good golf. It's a challenging course where the wind and hilly lies test your golf skills. The greens are excellent. I enjoyed myself immensely!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

We're glad you enjoyed a great round at Poppy Ridge! Thank you for sharing your experience, and for your five stars!

"I like the course, but...."


u000004274799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

... the fairway conditions on certain holes were very thin/hardpan, and the greens were inconsistent/need rolling.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

We're glad you liked our course, and appreciate your feedback.

"Great course"


Ravi6940639's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
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Reviewed on

Poppy Ridge is great course. Great layout. Pace of play is also great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

Thank you Ravi! We're glad you have enjoyed coming out to play Poppy Ridge Golf Course, and look forward to having you back!

"Slowest round in the east bay"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
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Reviewed on

Should it take 6 hours to play 18 holes? If you think so, poppy ridge is the course for you.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

Hi mattylein, thank you for your feedback on your round. We typically do not have rounds that exceed our pace of play standards, and hope the experience you had early this July will not deter you from coming back to play our course.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for rating Poppy Ridge Golf Course five stars!

"Awesome course and freindly staff"


Rohit5783350's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course Conditions is great! true pleasure playing at Poppy Ridge- except it was very hot - triple digits!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for your review and five stars! Summers are hot, and we commend you on standing up to the heat!

"great time out"


tom4880's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

staff very friendly at check in. played on a Saturday and everything went real well. pace was good and course was in great shape.looking forward to returning soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 06/12/2017:

Thank you Tom! We're glad to see you back again for another round at Poppy Ridge, and can't wait to see you again!


u000002457256's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 06/05/2017:

Thank you for rating Poppy Ridge!


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