Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
|White (W)||72||6259 yards||75.3||133|
|Gold (W)||72||5240 yards||69.5||121|
|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|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything was great but the greens need a little help but I’ll go back again
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