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4.2
336 Reviews (336)
5 Stars
168
4 Stars
130
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
87.3%
Recommend this course
310 out of 336 reviews
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4.0
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 25 reviews
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4.0
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.5%
Recommend this course
33 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7106 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.8
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Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2014 #15)

Reviews

4.2
336 Reviews (336)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Patio Dining 24
19th Hole Scenic Views 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 47
Elevation Changes 45
Undulating Greens 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 38
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
Locals 24
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 50
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 13

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Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poppy Ridge play

pace of play was fine during first nine holes. Second nine (Merlot) was slow due to walking players and course elevations on Merlot nine.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Look at NCGA Course

My first impressions of the course were positive. It's got a lot of challenging holes. Greens were in great shape, fairways had some brown spots, but not bad considering it's Nov. with no rain to fill in the gaps. Look forward to playing again when I'll have a better idea of how to play many of the holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I would rate it 4.5 out of 5.0. Very nice course. Good condition from tee to green and straightforward layout. Good pace (4.25 hours). Minor snit; no GPS on cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The starter put 2, 2 some at our tee time and of course the slow play didn’t help.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played

Showed up No carts

We all showed up but decided not to play because they had no carts to rent. I payed but never got my money back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fancy but not well managed

Poppy Ridge is one of fancy courses I visit once a year or so, and it became a lot more expensive lately. The condition of the fairway was not very impressive. I had to hit from the dirt(no grass) at the fairway as there was no grass. It seems to me that they punched the fairway some time ago, but the grass didn't come back to life at all. The green was very slow and bumpy, thus the ball was not rolling straight. I am not so familiar with how the green gets managed, but I guess they didn't cut the green for a while.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Gone down hill

As the home course of the NCGA, Poppy *used to be* in great shape - not so much anymore. Granted, these are covid times, and we just had 2 days of 100+ temps, but the course was really in poor shape. Bare patches in the fairways, spotty tee boxes, and the greens, which used to be firm and fast, were lumpy and bumpy. Won’t be back for a while...

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Good course, however, it was very windy

1st time played here from south bay. NCGA owned, so it's a very good course, However, we picked the wrong day as it was so windy to play.. The course condition is very good though.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice Course

Course is one of the better maintained courses in the Bay Area. 4 hrs to play with noon tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

If you’re playing 9 you’re walkinf

This was a workout +! Course is beautiful and play was just right. Love this place and will go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round

I was impressed with the 4:05 pace of play which included a stop at the turn. I will continue to go back as long as management can maintain this pace. The fairways were brown and dry in many spots but the greens were in good condition. The staff and the gals in the stack shack were terrific and they entire team is doing an amazing job in the shadow of COVID 19.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poppy Ridge Review

This course is a great course, the layout was amazing. The landscape was well taken care of and the staff was very pleasant. I’ll definitely will coming back to play this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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