Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
|White (W)||72||6134 yards||75.3||135|
|Gold (W)||72||5267 yards||70.9||126|
|Black M: 75.0/138||396||305||219||381||582||452||182||470||526||3513||372||198||400||427||562||425||171||528||452||3535||7048|
|Blue M: 73.2/138||381||277||193||363||565||425||162||421||503||3290||350||164||370||409||544||399||153||507||427||3323||6613|
|White M: 71.0/130 W: 75.8/131||345||261||171||345||534||404||141||394||477||3072||310||150||317||388||520||370||116||489||402||3062||6134|
|Gold M: 67.2/122 W: 70.4/120||264||229||137||282||461||323||124||368||419||2607||252||139||285||343||457||325||84||405||370||2660||5267|
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Poor Conditions...5 1/2 Hours PoP
I was super excited to finally make the 70 minute drive to play Poppy Ridge, only to be less than impressed, unfortunately. The clubhouse is beautiful and all employees I interacted with were professional and courteous. However, this did not make up for the less than ideal course conditions and absurdly slow pace of play. I found the course layout to be less than inspiring...sure there are beautiful views, but the actual course itself is nothing special. The fairways were bare, at best; one the bunkers flat out ruined a club of mine (I was in two other bunkers, but learned to move the rocks before hitting...believe me there are as many rocks as there is sand) and the greens were bumpy, slow and inconsistent (like putting on shag carpet). Finally, the course was well over 50% cart path only which makes for an excruciatingly slow round. For me, this is a one-and-done as I live 15 minutes from Cinnabar Hills, which I think is 10x the course.
Lots of undulating landscape, fierce rough, beautiful scenery. Stay out of the rough and you will be fine. Enjoyed the view of the vineyards. Greens ran true. Enjoyed playing this course.
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
We teed off as a 2 some and noticed 3 singles in front of us over 2-3 holes they backed up and refused to play with each other!! luckily another 2 some come up and joined us but all day did not see ONE marshall
Zin merlot not the way to go
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.
Too bad some of the staff was less then expected
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.
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.
good holiday price, but greens in poor shape
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
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.