Poppy Hills Golf Course
Located on the famed 17-mile-Drive, Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach was the first course in the United States to be owned and operated by an amateur golf association, the Northern California Golf Association. Originally opened in 1986 and designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.,Poppy Hills is a challenging, par-71 venue that weaves through the Del Monte Forest and has played host to several renowned tournaments, including the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991-2009. In 2014, it received an extensive, $10 million renovation by RTJ Jr. The project was first and foremost aimed to improve environmental responsibility, and cut water consumption by reducing the amount of irrigated turf -- about 60 acres -- while also extending the layout to over 7,000 yards. From a playability perspective, all the rough was removed and doglegs were softened. The course was awarded "Best Renovation" that year by all four major golf publications.
|IV (W)||71||6806 yards||78.5||146|
|III (W)||71||6400 yards||76.3||142|
|II (W)||71||5901 yards||73.7||135|
|I (W)||71||5215 yards||70.1||125|
|Tee IV M: 73.0/140 W: 78.5/146||525||151||420||400||375||205||435||175||515||3201||425||193||439||580||445||179||410||405||529||3605||6806|
|Tee III M: 71.2/135 W: 76.3/142||499||132||390||383||366||188||425||152||489||3024||397||173||397||560||421||163||392||385||488||3376||6400|
|Tee II M: 68.6/131 W: 73.7/135||463||123||370||356||332||165||389||134||457||2789||380||150||358||525||362||146||364||348||479||3112||5901|
|Tee I M: 66.0/125 W: 70.1/125||421||99||351||302||291||141||375||121||414||2515||306||118||252||480||333||123||333||326||429||2700||5215|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities
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Beautiful day for golf. Photo submitted by RGEF1E85B2FFDD1659B9 on 07/07/2020
Photo submitted by caryswindle1 on 12/03/2019
Hole #12 Photo submitted by Johnmaino on 01/15/2019
Starting Clock Photo submitted by Johnmaino on 01/15/2019
Deer crossing on Hole #3 Photo submitted by Johnmaino on 01/15/2019
Pano of #9 green #10 Tee and #18 Green Photo submitted by Johnmaino on 01/15/2019
Hole #6 Photo submitted by Johnmaino on 01/15/2019
Hole #3 Photo submitted by Johnmaino on 01/15/2019
Sunset on the back 9. Photo submitted by RobSlice on 10/27/2015
The 10th is the start of what Jones refers to as his "Amen Corner." Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA on 03/29/2014
The 11th is shorter than it looks from the tee box. Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA on 03/29/2014
The 18th green from the back deck of Poppy's new clubhouse. Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA on 03/29/2014
From opening day at the new Poppy Hills Photo submitted by MikeBaileyGolf on 03/20/2014
Tom on the tee at Poppy Hills Photo submitted by thusseyusmc on 11/14/2012
First hole from the tips Photo submitted by Highflyerfund on 10/20/2012
lots of protection around the greens Photo submitted by Highflyerfund on 10/20/2012
10th hole, good down hill par 5, birdie opportunity Photo submitted by bhoggjr on 10/04/2012
18th from club house, great finishing hole Photo submitted by bhoggjr on 10/04/2012
Spectators Photo submitted by bhoggjr on 10/04/2012
Pristine and challenging
Course is in as close to perfect shape as I have ever seen it. Pace of play was just a little slower than last time but still just over 4 hrs.
Make the trip if you can!!
When in Pebble be sure to play Poppy
Can't say enough about this track! If you find yourself in the area make sure you reserve sometime for Poppy - you won't regret it! Tee'd off on a busy Saturday at 11am pace of play was perfect, played in a foursome and wrapped up our round right at 4 hours. Super friendly staff all around good food and good drinks. On top of it all the staff is doing a fantastic job managing all things Covid related. Signage was very clear masks are worn in common areas and they were doing a wonderful job managing the check in process. Bravo to the Poppy Hills team!!!
Probable to not go back
Great golf course, beautiful location, but really tough for a 19 handicap
My buddy and I were not offered range balls from the employee at the pro shop. When we went back to check with the cart employee he helped us out. As far as the course is concerned... it is in excellent condition. minus the bunkers. They were inconsistent. Some had plenty of sand and others barely had any sand in them at all. It was very difficult to judge how to hit the ball out of the trap.
Poppy is not part of the pebble beach resort, but it is a MUST play if you are in monterey. find a good price online and its a steal!
course is hard & fast, holes are interesting, setup is just fairways and pinestraw---> me likey!
GolfNow booking is treated differently
Greens were just punched, slow and bumpy. However there was no notification anywhere. Fairways were good and dry, but it’s cart path only for unknown reason.
Pro shop person doesn’t like GolfNow booking, I can tell from his reaction during check in. And when I asked for range balls, he said: “you don’t get range balls with THAT tee time!”.
Other less expensive course in the area provides free bottle water and bag of range balls. This course is too cheap.
There is no starter and marshals either.. No cart lady too. Bad service for the money.
Course was in great condition, no pressure from playing groups, will be back again!
This was first time to play here....and even though cart path only due to recent rains, course was amazing! Can’t wait to play again!
Daisy at the 19th hole was super friendly too!!
Super Slow Pace of Play
Pace of play was fine until we got to the back nine, where there were literally 3 groups waiting at the first par 3 on the back nine. Marshal never came out, and by the time he did, we had already teed off. The group behind us left altogether, and two people in my group, went back to the clubhouse to eat, and when they came back, we were still waiting!!!! Honestly, I had never seen this at any course in the Bay Area before, and quite frankly, I doubt I will ever come back. Three of the people in my group were tourists....I can only imagine traveling to Pebble Beach for vacation for golf, only to have the round end up like this. I'm local, so while I was not super angry, I surely would have been if I had been visiting from somewhere.
This was a very nice golf course. Fairly challenging but not overly difficult. It was in very good condition. Greens were good not perfect. Pace of play was OK on front but 2.5 hrs on back and not marshaled it appeared at all. Lunch was good but came out pretty slow despite not many people there.
Poppy Hills Golf Course
The Course was in really good shape, was a beautiful day, the weather was perfect, greens were good, only thing is I think they started aerating the greens, Fairways were kept nice.
Spacing between groups an issue
The course was in fantastic shape on a beautiful day. We had a late tee time (for a threesome) and were told that we could tee off early and the course would be wide open. We teed off about 25 minutes early and very soon came under pressure from a single which we let play through. Unfortunately, we then had 3 more singles come up against us. Our pace of play was fine but obviously 3 play slower than one and we constantly felt under pressure for 13 of our 18 holes. Don't understand why the starter would send singles off one after another instead of combining them and keep the spacing between groups. Staff was noticeably absent when we wanted to return our carts. It tarnished an otherwise great day of golf. I'm hoping this was an aberration because we love the course and would like to play it again.
Shame on NCGA
90% of Golf Courses have a Junior rate. But the one owned by a golf association (who you would think would promote youth play and promote youth rates to other courses) would give a junior discount to an 11 year old. Instead, the rather rude pro shop clerk told us “Pebble Beach” doesn’t have junior rates either and charged him the the same rate as the adults in the group. No wonder golf is dying with greedy golf courses like this.
Great course, staff needs guidance
Really enjoyed Poppy. Challenging but fair course in very good condition. Pace moved along nicely on an active day. Range balls were quite poor, more in line with a local muni rather than a high end facility. Seems the staff outside could use some training.a bit brusque/borderline rude. Pro shop staff was great, very welcoming.