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4.4
295 Reviews (295)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
94.5%
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277 out of 295 reviews
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4.4
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.0%
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23 out of 25 reviews
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4.4
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.1%
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7048 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.3
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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

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Reviews

4.4
295 Reviews (295)

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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Poppy Ridge

Practice and warm up before playing - it will pay off! I went out cold without either and the Chardonnay & Zinfandel 9's were having none of that nonsense. Of course my playing partner was a regular and wanted to play from the black tees. I believed it a great idea because distance hasn't really ever been an issue but spraying to both right & left and trekking up hill after hill almost did me in. Or so my playing partner thought. When I spied a few errant balls for the shag bag, my partner thought I had fallen down with a heart attack. No such luck, I had to play another 4 or 5 challenging holes with a broken chaotic swing. Golf is the game of life, and I am the Unforgiven. I did manage to hit the Zinfandel 9th in two so, like Schwarzenegger, "I'll be back' - very good courses in good to average shape. Greens are still fast. .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Great course, very helpful staff and pace of play was excellent for Saturday we’re finished in four hours and 10 minutes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Experience

This is my favorite course in the east Bay Area! The course is always in great shape and the golf course staff are extraordinarily friendly and helpful! They really go out of their way to make sure you have the best time possible.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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2.0
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Previously Played

Poppy Ridge gets a mulligan

Played this course many time. Course conditions were not very good except for the tee boxes. Fairways were not mowed well, had many holes and some were soaking wet. I had several balls plugged. The greens were horrendously slow. One would have to hit it about 3x the normal strength for most putts. I know what the course could/should be like, so I’ll give it a mulligan...for now.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/09/2019

We're sorry to learn you did not enjoy your round with us, we hoe you'll give us another shot in the near future.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

The only disappointing part is the greens should be a bit faster

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Thanks for the 5 stars! We hope you'll give our greens another shot soon!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Difficult course in the wind

Played in calm conditions and found it plays a little short off blues. Layout is fair, it didn’t feel crowded. Starter moved people along nicely. My main issue was that all greens were punched recently and they were very slow and uneven. Course was over-watered in a few places so ended up hitting a lot of fat shots. I’m told it’s gets very windy around the course in pm. I’m thinking it would be a very challenging course in a strong wind.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the layout and the pace the starter set. We hope you'll come back again soon when the course is fully recovered.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great as always!

First time I played here this year but it’s always one of my favorites! The holes are interesting and challenging but not punishing and the conditions are always great. I’ve never had a bad experience here, the staff are great from the pro shop and starters through the cart girls, halfway house and restaurant. With 3 nines, there is plenty of variety. The Chardonnay 9 I think is the most challenging, but they are all fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/05/2019

We're glad you had a great first time playing Poppy Ridge Golf Course! We hope to see you more often this season!

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/23/2019

Hello, marcuszuercher. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/19/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/17/2019

Thank you for the 4-star rating! Be sure to come play again soon.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course and Amazing Customer Service!!!

I played Poppy Ridge today and have a story I'd like to share. On the 3rd hole of the Zinfandel, I lost my brand new Samsung cell phone. Once I realized a hole later I re-traced my steps and couldn't locate the phone. These cell phone's retail around $600 dollars. And I don't have the money to replace. After 9 holes I mentioned to the starter what had happened. He offered to use his phone to try and locate mine. Are you kidding me? That was so nice and going out of his way. I told the pro shop and then played the Merlot nine. I was not expecting for them to find my phone, but one of the staff immediately took a cart out to try and locate. As I was playing the Merlot that same starter came and found me and said they had found the phone! I couldn't believe it! He then proceeded to drive back to the clubhouse and retrieve the phone and then drove it out to me again! I was speechless because the customer service was so awesome. I told everyone in my foursome and they were all floored as well. Because of this I will come back and play here many times and share that story with anyone I can. I am so appreciative! Thank you!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/18/2019

Thank you for sharing your story! We're happy our course staff was able to immediately help and locate your phone. We're here to help and make sure you have the best possible experience! We look forward to seeing you out here again soon.

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course. Unpredictable greens.

The course is beautiful and is in good shape. The layout was fun and challenging with a lots of great elevation changes, especially on the Merlot 9. The day I played had a stiff wind which made things interesting. The greens were in good shape but they were unpredictable. Downhill putts were sometimes slow, uphill putts were sometimes fast, putts that “clearly” should have a nice break stayed straight and putts that had no detectable break shot the the left or right at the last second...good luck.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/02/2019

Thank you for the wonderful 4-star review! Now that you have more of a feel for the course we hope you'll test out your skills again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/01/2019

Hello, u1773498. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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