Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4.3940588235 4.4 stars from 5 (239)
  • 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 239 Reviews
5 stars:
121
4 stars:
98
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

226 out of 238 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 patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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SimonYS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 07/13/2018:

Hi Billy, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

"Zin merlot not the way to go"


u000007960030's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Chardonnay is the best 9 imo, and last two outings it’s been cordoned off for an event.

Greens were shag carpet slow, already looked like broccoli crowns, AT 7 am!

Usually excellent, not today.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too bad some of the staff was less then expected"


guthery2004's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I arrived for my tee time 3 minutes late and was told by the starter that I would lose my tee time and had to wait until 45 minutes later for the next available tee time. Needless to say I was not too happy to hear that as I have yet to hear that on any other course ( I play many different courses). After I was given the news, I was tempted to cancel my tee time and go somewhere else, but low and behold another staff member came up me to me and offered me to join another 3some on a different tee and drop in the fairway, then I could come back around and play that hole over. Thanks to that staff member, my opinion of the staff and course was changed to the better. Not sure if I will paly here again but it wasn't as bad as it could of been.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 07/09/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We advise all golfers to show up at least 10 minutes prior to their tee time and do our best to accommodate golfers if they are late. Book your next tee time with us soon.

"Busy Day"


kuA691's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here the first time on July 4. In addition to the holiday crowd, we followed a very slow threesome that ended up combining with another threesome (they were there together) and we had to follow those six the last three holes. No marshals anywhere.

5 1/2 hours for the round. We enjoy Poppy Hills so we wanted to try Poppy Ridge. 2+ hour drive from home, so we don't plan to return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 07/06/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 4-star rating. We would like to apologize for the pace of play. Thank you for your business.

"good holiday price, but greens in poor shape"


tigerj18's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good hot deal price, but the greens seriously need to be cut and rolled, they were so long when they cut the holes the hole became smaller than normal because it was not a clean cut...affects the game


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 07/09/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We would like to apologize for the course conditions. We will address your comments with our management team in order to make improvements.


Michael9373027's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is pretty nice but really hilly the greens were slow I hear it’s windy a lot of days here as was today. I’d play it again though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 07/09/2018:

Hi Michael, Thank you for leaving Poppy Ridge Golf Course a 5-star rating. We're glad a little wind didn't ruin your day. Remember to book your next round with us soon.

"So Much Fun"


Jim2812168's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All three nines are great. Conditions are a little dry on some fairways, but all the greens are in good shape.

It is challenging but rewarding when you hit good shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 07/09/2018:

Hello, We're glad you took on a rewarding challenge at Poppy Ridge Golf Course. Thank you for leaving us a 5-star rating and remember to book your next round with us soon.

"Challenging layout"


beez33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a challenging layout with elevation changes and prevailing winds. Enjoyable to play but not easy as you must be fairly accurate with your shot placements, greens roll true but are slow overall. We would play here again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 06/28/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving Poppy Ridge Golf Course a 5-star rating. We're glad you took on an enjoyable challenge. Thank you for your business and remember to book your next round with us soon.

"Beautiful Besides Greens"


T27chris's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This would be a 5 star review if Poppy Ridge would put some time into improving the greens. I play here weekly and have patiently been waiting for them to improve the greens. The course layout is awesome, the course is in great shape, but the way the greens roll makes this course not live up to its value. They are inconsistent, ranging from slow to very slow and from kinda smooth to bumpy. If your play Callippe or Wente be prepared to leave puts short. With better greens this is a 5 star course and a great value if not the best value in the east bay.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 06/25/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"SO DISAPPOINTED"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Starting with the check in, a bad day. After watching a 10 minute banter with a couple, head pro indicated no reservation booked for me. After showing him the Golf Now confirmation twice on my phone, including PAYMENT MADE, I avoided the $84 per person fee they considered. Confusion remained in confirming which 9 we were to tee off from. Two twosomes were in front of us, and we saw a 6some on the course!!!! as it took 5 1/2 hrs to play. Greens poana, very bumpy 1st 6 holes and inconsistent. Expected so much more from this beautiful lay out. Not to return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 06/14/2018:

Hello, Thank you for your feedback and would like to apologize for the confusion, pace of play and course conditions. Please let us make it up to you in the near future.

"Not outstanding!"


crashjohnson29's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing Poppy Ridge as an NCGA member and I was excited. I was welcomed by the young man at the front desk. Really nice kid. He was able to get me on as a single early in the morning and last minute. I'll say the positive first, the pace of play was awesome, three hours because it was 740 am start. The starter was okay a little grumpy as I did feel like I was in the way as a single. I hurried and wad ready to play even without putting. Poppy Ridge the layout was spectacular and a lot of fun. The greens on Zinfandel side however were not very good as they were bumpy and slow. The fairways were about 3 and 1/2 to 4 stars as far as condition not plush but good, signs of some weeds in areas close to the green and on The Fairway as well. The bunkers were hard in some spots and very wet in othets and others were good. The Merlot side was fun, great layout as well. The greens were better, they were cut but it appeared to have aerification holes in them. Overall I believe Poppy Ridge on a normal summer day could be spectacular as far as the condition. On this particular day it just wasn't outstanding.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 06/11/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving Poppy Ridge Golf Course a 4-star rating. We are pleased to hear that you loved our course layout, the pace of play and value for the money. Thank you for your business and book your next round with us soon.

"Great course"


u000001262158's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great course with beautiful views. The greens are firm with a lot of true break. Trust your reads. The pace was slow because of an outing but I can't wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 06/14/2018:

Hi, Thank you for leaving Poppy Ridge Golf Course a 5-star rating. We do want to apologize for the pace of play. You can't beat our view honestly! Thank you for your business and book your next round with us soon.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 06/14/2018:

Hi Bob, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

Commented on 06/14/2018

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.



Don2877809's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 06/14/2018:

Hello, We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. Please come back again.

"Nice Course"


Sunti88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course but it’s pretty dry and traffic from my house in San Jose.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 05/24/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We would like to apologize for the dryness of the course. Please come back and let us make it up to you.

Commented on 05/24/2018

No apology is necessary. It’s just my observation. It did not affect my game. Thanks for your response.



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 Ridge Golf Course on 06/07/2018:

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with Poppy Ridge Golf Course soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 05/16/2018:

Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We are happy you enjoyed your experience, and hope to see you back again soon.


u6997678's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 05/17/2018:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us with a review, and for the 5 stars! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you back soon!

"Never disappoints"


u000002403089's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Have played each of the 3 courses many times. It's always in great shape, fast greens and a great club house/restaurant. Great deal for NCGA members.

Pace of play is pretty consistent. The rough is very penalizing which occasionally slows the pace a bit. Overall its a great track.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 06/12/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing a 5-star rating for Poppy Ridge Golf Course. We're glad to have met your overall expectations in staff friendliness, course layout, value for money and off-course amenities. Thank you for your business and remember to book your next tee time with us soon.


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