Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course

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4.4
250
5 Stars
125
4 Stars
101
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
94.0%
Recommend this course
235 out of 249 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
38
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.1%
Recommend this course
35 out of 38 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
69
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.7%
Recommend this course
66 out of 69 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7106
Slope 135
Rating 74.8
Type Public
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Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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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
Scorecard for Merlot/Chardonnay
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.0/138 426 195 391 444 549 454 442 168 524 3593 396 305 219 381 582 452 182 470 526 3513 7106
Blue M: 73.2/133 415 170 368 421 518 426 422 151 505 3396 381 277 193 363 565 425 162 421 503 3290 6686
White M: 71.0/130 W: 75.8/131 397 131 349 394 487 404 404 131 490 3187 345 261 171 345 534 404 141 394 477 3072 6259
Gold M: 67.2/122 W: 70.4/120 279 96 268 315 436 336 345 111 419 2605 264 229 137 282 461 323 124 368 419 2607 5212
Handicap 11 17 7 13 15 1 3 9 5 4 18 6 14 12 2 16 10 8
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 17 13 9 3 7 5 15 1 6 12 16 14 4 10 18 8 2

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1996) Steve Weisser (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Poppy Ridge Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
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

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Reviews

4.4
250

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Patio Dining 22
19th Hole Scenic Views 21
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 45
Elevation Changes 43
Undulating Greens 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 36
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 32
Locals 23
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 49
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 13
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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Pace of Play

It was busy day. Marshall said tournament early in the morning. No marshall on the course to speed up play. I played almost 5 1/2 hours. Great course, but I don't want to spend 5 1/2 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 09/19/2018:
Hello, We would like to apologize for the pace of play. Thank you for your business and please allow us to make it up to you in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 09/06/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving Poppy Ridge Golf Course an awesome 5-star rating. Book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

90% Cart path only! No ShadeTrees

While we liked the course layout we were pretty disappointed with our overall golf experience.

Almost every hole was roped off and cart path only. Not sure why, it is definitely not TPC grade by any means and being very hilly terrain and extremely hot it was more of a survival test than an enjoyable game. There were no shade tees or any type of relief at any of the tee boxes so waiting for our tee was brutal. The greens and bunkers were in good shape but the fairways were a bit sorry but it is the end of summer so I would think that would improve during the test of the year.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 09/06/2018:
Hello, We would like to apologize for falling short of your expectations. We will address your comments with our management team. In order to make improvements. Thank you for your business and please allow us to make it up to you in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course, we had a wonderful time

My boyfriend and I played here for the first time today. It was lovely and we can't wait until we go back. As a twosome we ended up waiting on a foursome in front of us during the first nine (we started with the Chardonnay course), but when I mentioned this to the starter at the turn, we were able to play the Merlot course instead of the Zinfindal and didn't see anyone else for the rest of the time we were there. It was awesome. Like having your own private beautiful course. The weather was perfect, a little windy, but pleasantly so.

The placement of the yellow (forward) tees offered me enough relief to make the day very enjoyable, while the white tees proved plenty challenging for my boyfriend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/27/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving Poppy Ridge Golf Course a 5-star rating and raving review. We look forward to seeing you both again.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

What happened

I have played this course many times.

It has has been a year since playing here. I could not believe how they have let the course go. It used to play firm and fast. Nice tight fairways, this was not the case today. Either the fairway grass was dying, or overwatered and shaggy. The greens were slow and rolled terribly. It felt like the greens weren’t cut and rolled in some time. I enjoy playing here but it blew me away with the lack of TLC this course has gotten.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/23/2018:
Hello, We would like to apologize for falling short of your expectations. We will address your comments with our management team. Please allow us to make it up to you in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fantastic place

First, I love this place. Despite being form Southern California I have played this place for 20 years. What I don't get is how they get to their pricing. They say they give a reciprocal agreement to SoCal SCGA members but that's not the case at all. I went there after working in the area one afternoon (walk up). GolfNow had many times available for $65. They charged me $70 and said they would give me a 'guest rate'. Very strange indeed. Otherwise, course is still great after all these years.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 08/08/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star rating. If you ever have this issue again, please feel free to call 1 (844) 800-GOLF. Thank you for continuing to come back to Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 07/31/2018:
Hello, We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Everything was great but the greens need a little help but I’ll go back again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 07/30/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star rating. We look forward to seeing you out on the golf course.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 07/31/2018:
Hi Michael, We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow greens

This is in most respects a great course fun to play always in good condition...it may have just been today, but the greens were so slow it took away from the round, the grass on the greens was starting to flower making it even more slow and grainy...it must be poa anna

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 07/30/2018:
Hello, We would like to apologize for our course conditions. Thank you for leaving Poppy Ridge Golf Course a 4-star rating. Book your next round with us soon.
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