Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4.4326470588 4.4 stars from 5 (229)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7048 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.3
  • 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 7048 yards 74.3 136
Blue 72 6613 yards 72.4 132
White 72 6134 yards 70.2 128
White (W) 72 6134 yards 75.3 135
Gold 72 5267 yards 66.0 120
Gold (W) 72 5267 yards 70.9 126

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 229 Reviews
5 stars:
119
4 stars:
93
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

216 out of 228 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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"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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.


suh12300's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
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


"Amazing Poppy Ridge!"


Rohit5783350's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Poppy Ridge is a fantastic course for any golfer- enough challenges and superb layout!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Top of the East Bay"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best value in the Tri-Valley, with 3 great 9-hole courses. Very well maintained, drains well which is important during the spring in Northern California.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 04/30/2018:

Hello,

Thank you for giving Poppy Ridge Golf Course a 5-star rating. We are happy to have met your 5 of 5 star rating in pace of play & course layout. Here at Poppy Ridge Golf Course, we do try our best to keep the greens well maintained for our golfers. Remember to book your next round with us soon.

"Greens need to be better"


u000002951811's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No notice given from GolfNow about green conditions. Zin greens recently sanded and annoyed yet ok smooth . They other nine merlot had. No sand but very bumpy since green core work maybe awhile ago .Very bumpy greens and inconsistent speed . Would not have played here if I knew . Yes go ahead and blame golf now . They normally notify of recent work on greens though . Ps no one said in the pro shop about recent work . Neither the starter who couldn’t figure out my tee time . Disappointed. Poppy is better than this


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great test"


Sihawker's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We played 27 holes and loved each of the nines. The course is a test for sure but there are holes that are also great for a par or maybe a birdie. Some really cool holes out there. Loved number 9 on Chardonnay and Zinfandel finished to a green near water. Lost a ball on one of them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 04/08/2018:

We hope it wasn't in the water to finish up on Zinfandel! Thank you for sharing your experience from another great set of rounds at Poppy Ridge, Sihawker! We hope you come back to take on some of those challenging holes again soon!


Buzz68's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 04/04/2018:

Thanks, Buzz! We're glad you had another truly amazing experience at Poppy Ridge and we hope to see you back again soon!


bobpimm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great courses (27 holes) -- great conditions. Best in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 04/04/2018:

Thank you for reviewing your 5-star experience at Poppy Ridge, Bob! We hope you've had a chance to play all 27 of our holes and will see you back again for another round soon!

"Ready for Spring"


dlewis62's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course played as good as it could due to the recent rains. Very wet and cold conditions, but the course layout is challenging and workable. The greens were in great shape, tuff due to the weather. Looking forward to playing the course again when the sun come out.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 04/04/2018:

We're ready for spring at Poppy Ridge! Thank you for reviewing your last trip out to the course, dlewis62! We're glad you enjoyed the conditions during your round and look forward to having you back!


u7544247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 03/14/2018:

Thank you for rating another great round at Poppy Ridge!

"Poppy ridge"


u000007826557's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here with my son in-law and we both enjoyed the course. They were cart path only or we would have went for the golf board experience of surfing while golfing.....maybe next trip to California. Definitely recommend playing here


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse on 03/10/2018:

Thank you for your 5-star review and recommendation! We're glad you and your son-in-law had a great day at Poppy Ridge and hope you'll be back to surf the fairways soon!


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