Poppy Hills Golf Course
|IV (Women's)||71||6872 yards||78.5||146|
|III (Women's)||71||6501 yards||76.3||142|
|II (Women's)||71||6010 yards||73.7||135|
|I (Women's)||71||5415 yards||70.1||125|
|Jones M: 74.4/144 W: 80.3/150||527||161||421||399||385||223||444||179||515||3254||443||202||447||629||478||185||414||415||535||3748||7002|
|Tee IV M: 73.0/140 W: 78.5/146||514||148||410||390||369||200||430||170||503||3134||416||189||431||572||439||175||400||397||519||3538||6672|
|Tee III M: 71.2/135 W: 76.3/142||489||132||390||373||356||188||415||152||479||2974||387||163||397||550||421||163||382||374||488||3325||6299|
|Tee II M: 68.6/131 W: 73.7/135||458||118||370||346||322||160||389||127||447||2737||375||140||358||515||357||141||354||348||474||3062||5799|
|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|
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Sunset on the back 9. Photo submitted by RobSlice
The 10th is the start of what Jones refers to as his "Amen Corner." Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA
The 11th is shorter than it looks from the tee box. Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA
The 18th green from the back deck of Poppy's new clubhouse. Photo submitted by MattGinellaGA
From opening day at the new Poppy Hills Photo submitted by MikeBaileyGA
Tom on the tee at Poppy Hills Photo submitted by thusseyusmc
First hole from the tips Photo submitted by Highflyerfund
lots of protection around the greens Photo submitted by Highflyerfund
10th hole, good down hill par 5, birdie opportunity Photo submitted by bhoggjr
18th from club house, great finishing hole Photo submitted by bhoggjr
Spectators Photo submitted by bhoggjr
Greens Ruined The Round
This could have been an exceptional golf experience had it not been for the speed of the greens. They were so fast it was not uncommon to see 4 putts and balls roll completely off them. Otherwise the course was in great shape and was a nice layout. Honestly, we were so exasperated we did not even want to finish the round. Glad we only paid the NCGA rate and not the regular price.
It would have been helpful to have GPSin carts as well the greens were very difficult to read would have been nice if we could have purchased something that showed the slopes on the greens
Toughest greens I’ve ever played on. Between the speed and rolling slopes, it was very tough! Beautiful course.
One of my favorites !
First of all, I am a NCGA member. This is one of the fairest test of golf in the Monterey area! You gotta have all the clubs working when ya play here! Course conditions are some of the best! You really have pay attention to where you land your tee ball and where your approach shot land on the green.
Overall this has become one of my favorite track!
Poppy was great. Really nice shape and a great layout.
Aerated and sandy
Called ahead asking about course conditions and was told it was just a light aeration and would still play fast. They were so wrong. Along with aerating, the fairways were in the middle of being heavily sanded. Every putt was left short, played with a guy who played there often and he was having a very tough time adapting to how slow they were.
Also, played early in the morning so the tee boxes weren’t even set yet, so for a first timer it was difficult trying to find which tee to hit from. Lastly, the fog was very thick. Couldn’t see a whole hole until 7 (teed off 10 to start). I guess people here are semi used to it but for someone from Arizona, I wish I could have seen one of the beautiful holes I know that are there.
Poppy Hills Golf
Poppy Hills was a bonus round on our vacation to the Monterey Peninsula. We saw it on our drive in and was able to grab a last minute tee time through Golf Now. The course was just perfect and it turned out to be our second favorite course of the week only eclipsed by Pebble Beach.
Everything was great for 9 holes and then we hit a brick wall - very slow play and ranger didn’t seem to be around to speed them up!
We (2 ball) had played front nine quickly - in buggy- in 1hr 20 minutes. The last nine took 2 hours 20 minutes!
Despite this it was a lovely course - challenging in parts - and certainly the best value in the Pebble Beach area.
Good course, for front 9
We booked poppy for twilight golf. Error is both from golf.now and poppy mgt. they never told us that carts are Not included and that the course is playing carts
We played 9 holes but paid for 18 inc carts .
Golf.now and golf mgt should tell customers what conditions are. BUMMER!!
Perfect round - looking for experience caddie for an upcoming tournament
I am looking for an very experience caddie for Poppy Hills, for an upcoming junior tournament.
Please reply if you know someone.
Fairways and greens were super nice and putting was quick. Found lots of sand to play out of.
Did not enjoy the course at all post renovation. Why hire the same outfit to renovate when they obviously did not do a proper job the first time? Greens are hard as granite - won''t hold even high spinning shots. No rough to stop ball from rolling a mile over the green. New par 3 nothing special. Ruined the former 8th green - now the 18th by putting in a hazard that takes away the option of going for green in 2 shots. Bunkers very inconsistent - some with dusting of sand and rock underneath, some where ball completely submerged to where you couldn't see a dimple on the ball. No water, no cart girl. Lastly $25 per person for a cart is ridiculous - but throw in "Cart path only" and you have to be insane to pay the money. This course was built to minimize maintenance and water - all the other talk about a fast course is just camouflage for saving money. What a true disappointment.
Course Layout is difficult have a few hidden bunkers and slopes
Big greens and slopes are everywhere. Our scores high because ball always roll off green to thick rough and need to chip again.
Art in the pro shop helped us out big time getting us on early!! Fantastic food!! Course was Great even with poor weather and slowish play.
Would play again for sure!
Cold day of golf
Club house: Very impressive. Has presence.
Staff: Extremely helpful. Starter, cart staff, restaurant, all around very well professionally mannered.
Layout: Challenging. Very few straight holes. Slight elevation change. Greens putted at decent speed and the fairways were in good shape. Few green hole placements were questionable.
Weather kept me shivering (SoCal guy) so that was a bummer. But, overall a very nice experience. I'll definitely come back for a challenge.
2nd time on "revamped course"
It was wonderful to take carts out on the course. The waste bunkers (even tho it was my 2nd time playing in them) were a challenge. My A/B dissolved when we had to wait ALOT!!. And, as usual, the putting was a challenge. The marshall and starters and staff were very friendly. The practice range was an added help. But we are so lucky to have such a wonderful course open to NCGA.
Nice fairways, tee boxes, the greens were very hard and didn’t take a ball mark yet were relatively slow. The sand in the bunkers were incredibly inconsistent, I not just talking from one green to the next, I’m referring to the front bunker vs back bunker of the same green. Pace of play was good for a private course but still waited on each shot. I like to get in some range time after my round and was kicked off the range at 3:40, found that odd
Why were you in both the front and back bunker on the same green? LOL
Nice inland Monterey course
Good layout with many scenic and some challenging holes. Greens were fairly quick, most fairways had generous landing areas. If you like walking, it is a good walking course.