Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4.4576411765 4.5 stars from 5 (205)
  • 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 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 205 Reviews
5 stars:
106
4 stars:
83
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

193 out of 204 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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ivandia's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003703403's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
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: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 02/16/2018:

Thank you for rating your last visit to Poppy Ridge 5-stars!

"Good Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Played here a bunch of times. Course was in really goof shape for the winter time and pace was great today. Always a good time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 02/09/2018:

Thank you for rating another great round at Poppy Ridge this winter, keck84!


Peter6012648's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Awesome 27 holes available to play. All have a level of difficulty and uniqueness while being very fair.


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 #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 02/07/2018:

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experiences from your visits to Poppy Ridge, Peter! We're glad you have enjoyed playing all of our rotations and hope we will see you back here again soon!

"Great layout"


Riceball300's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Great GC for the hot deal price! The greens were a bit slow for me , but always a challenge no matter what speed.

Overall great Course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 01/18/2018:

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience, Riceball300! We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed another great round at Poppy Ridge!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great pace of play. Only had to wait on a couple shots all day. Course was in pretty good shape. Greens seemed a tad slow. Bunkers were excellent. It was a great experience overall. I will be back soon.


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 #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 01/17/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit #PlayPoppy experience, Wooltron! Thank you for rating us 5-stars and we look forward to seeing you back again soon!

"My Take"


Redjamgolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I joined this NCGA club after driving up and talking with the GM. I wanted a place where I could walk nine holes. Since this place has 3 nine holes courses this seemed perfect. The GM told me there was a 9 hole rate so I joined. Upon my next visit, I went into check-in and walk 9 holes. When I asked for a walking 9 hole time I was told by the Pro that no such thing is offered. I told him I was assured by the GM when I joined that there was. He response was a bit condescending implying that I might be lying. So long story short, this is not a place to play nine unless you are willing to pay full price for nine holes.

All that being said, this course has a very good grass driving range. A large putting green. I fairly good bunker practice area. It also has a small chipping area behind the putting green.

There is almost always a wind blowing at this course so it can be a great challenge for your game. When the wind is down this course really shines! Consistent greens from hole to hole and nine to nine. Good bunkering that can be a challenge to avoid and make you think your way around the course.

The pace of play can be good if people play from their proper tee markers, no way to police that it's just the nature of the beast.

The food at the turn is nothing special, the usual sandwiches and hot dog variety. Nice patio for after play to wind down and go over your scorecard (personal gripe is $11.00 for a 4 oz pour of not so good wine, get a pint of beer instead). The service can be spotty in the clubhouse but that is to be expected at a golf course, after all, it is not their main focus. The golf is.

I personally like the Merlot side the best, it's a good mix of holes. Buy a "birdie" yardage book if you are going to play the course often, it will help where to hit the ball for the best approach to the greens. No real gimmicky holes on this course, unlike Wente.

So, it is a nice course and worth the drive when the wind is down. Or for a nice challenge when the wind is up.

I just wish there was a nine-hole walking rate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 02/12/2018:

Thank you for sharing your experiences from Poppy Ridge, Redjamgolf. We value your feedback as we continually look for ways to improve our golfers overall round and are very happy to hear from one of our own!


u870481383's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
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 #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 01/10/2018:

And we can't wait to have you back! Thank you for rating us 5-stars!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course very challenging great condition, will definitely play again


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 #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 12/27/2017:

We're glad you enjoyed your first round at Poppy Ridge and hope you were able to put up a good score with some of the challenges the course presents, Carl! Thank you for rating us 5-stars and hope you'll come back to see us soon!

"On Par with Some of the Best in California"


u433633825's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When a GolfNow Hot Deal comes along for this course, jump on it! I haven’t played some of the Monterey courses which have the advantage of being on the Pacific coast and all the views that come with the location, but this course has to be up there with them all just based on beauty, layout, and how well it is maintained. I highly recommend this course especially if you can get in at a bargain rate. At 100 to 150 range it is a bit pricey for my budget, but at the 40tp 60 range you can’t beat it. My only recommendation is the same I have for many courses I play. I expect to be treated like you would treat a member when I show up. Not asking for a red carpet, just a friendly greeting and cordial demeanor will do. I have played here 4 or 5 times and never once got anything other than what I owe and what courses I am playing. Nobody has ever been disrespectful so I don’t want to be misleading. I sincerely want to join a club someday and I just seem to find it hard to find a place that makes me feel welcome to the point where I would be willing to make the investment in a membership. Still, great course. Will keep playing here if the price is right.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 12/05/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback on your experiences at Poppy Ridge. We are very happy that you have continued to visit us and hope that we will see you again.


David8975558's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Fair greens. Can score low if you stay out of the sand.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 12/05/2017:

Thank you for rating your first visit to Poppy Ridge 5-stars, David! We hope you stayed out of the sand and were able to post a great score for the day!

"Great value on GolfNow"


Johnnypd3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
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Reviewed on

Great value on GolfNow for late November. Course was in great shape and the pace of play was good. Looks forward to another round when the price is right!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 12/05/2017:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your first trip out to Poppy Ridge, John! Thank you for your review and we hope you will take advantage of another great day of golf this December also!

"Golf course in fantastic condition"


Jim5748359's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
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Reviewed on

We couldn’t have picked a better day to play this beautiful course that takes advantage of the beautiful topography. The course is in fantastic condition and it’s obvious management is continually making it better. There’s something for golfers of every level. The greens and fairways are in excellent shape and easy to put and hit off of. The views of the Livermore valley from the Merlot 9 holes were spectacular!


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 #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 12/05/2017:

Thank you for rating us 5-stars, Jim! We're glad you came out for another great day of golf and enjoyed the course! We appreciate your review of the conditions and views at Poppy Ridge!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
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 #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 11/29/2017:

Thank you for visiting Poppy Ridge GC and rating your first experience 5-stars, jamsfo!


u000007717241's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 11/29/2017:

Thank you for your 5-star rating! We hope to see you back here for another round soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 11/27/2017:

Thank you for rating your first visit to Poppy Ridge! We're glad you enjoyed your experience!


kdermody14's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 11/27/2017:

Thank you for rating your experience at Poppy Ridge! We're glad you enjoyed another great round of golf!


u075663639's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfClub on 11/13/2017:

We're glad you enjoyed a 5-star experience at Poppy Ridge! Thank you for naming us one of your favorite courses, and we hope to see you again soon!

"Great Course!!"


MASON888RYU's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been living in Mountian House for over a year and didn’t realize how close this course really is!! Just on the other side of the hill, and worth the short drive!!

27 holes to choose from with the course being in great condition!!

Pace of play was good, green were descent, not as fast as Wente.

Food at the turn was ok....but wanted to try he restaurant after because we heard rave reviews, and had to leave.

Going again today, to play the 9 we missed, and this time grab a bit to eat afterward!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfClub on 11/13/2017:

We were happy to have you back, Mason! Thank you for rating Poppy Ridge 5-stars, and sharing your experience!

"Great course"


Clifford6944764's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great overall experience from the 55 min drive, breakfast before, lunch after play, conditions, layout, etc


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 #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 11/01/2017:

Thank you for rating Poppy Ridge 5-stars, Clifford! We're glad your group made the hike out to Livermore, and had a great overall experience! Great shot of you guys too!


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