Poppy Hills Golf Course

4.3148705882 4.3 stars from 5 (74)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6872 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 3200 Lopez Rd, Pebble Beach, California 93953
  • (831) 625-1513
  • (831) 626-5421
  • www.poppyhillsgolf.com
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Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1986)
Type: Public
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
IV 71 6872 yards 73.0 140
IV (Women's) 71 6872 yards 78.5 146
III 71 6501 yards 71.2 135
III (Women's) 71 6501 yards 76.3 142
II 71 6010 yards 68.6 131
II (Women's) 71 6010 yards 73.7 135
I 71 5415 yards 66.0 125
I (Women's) 71 5415 yards 70.1 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 74 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

60 out of 73 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Amazing day at a great golf course"


michaelfgordon's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Poppy Hills exudes love and respect for the game. The renovation made the course more playable and enjoyable.

The staff is awesome. The greens had been partially plugged but with the tiny plugs so no impact whatsoever; greens were fast and true.

And playing at 9am in the middle of December in short sleeves was awesome. I play here about 3-4 times a year and this is more the norm than the exception.

What a blessing to the world of golf.


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


"Great deal for high quality course"


VictorTPatterson's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Wonderful layout. The conditions were impeccable. I haven’t played except for 9 holes on Executive course a week ago, since the middle of July. A major muscle injury that left me unable to swing a club till the end of September. So to have Poppy be the first course was perfect. Can’t wait to play it with my boys in the near future.


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


"Good time"


richardrusso's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course. Very slow play on the back nine. 3 groups deep on every tee box. No ball washers on the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Birthday celebration golf"


Sandra5133338's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the last golf day to the Monterey Peninsula, we had already played Spyglass, Spanish Bay and Pebble Beach. It was my husband's 65th Birthday and he had his best round of the weekend. We had prearranged a caddy who was fantastic and certainly helped on all of those tricky, fast greens. We would all play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course was in great shape."


Makena3658's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played with a couple that have played the course before and shared the knowledge, otherwise, it would have been a much more difficult round. Some holes on the approach don't require to fly the greed, so need to back off on club selection. This course requires specific locations to place the ball or your in deep you know what. Great value, and its in the Pebble Beach area, life is good!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


eric2617557's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This place is amazing. Staff is super friendly.

Greens are impeccable.

Great Robert Trent Jones track. Beautiful.


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


"Great day"


u000006448075's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was amazing. Course is in great shape. Greens were tough but fair. Overall a great day. Golf now had great rates.


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



Terry7734893's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hooked"


u739958523's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place is gorgeous. You get unlimited balls at the range before your tee time. The staff was friendly- even though we don't have the best of golf equipment(beginners golf set)- they still treated us with a lot of respect. We had two newbies in our foursome and based on how they played, make sure to take a lot of balls. The views are spectacular, beautiful greens and the club house is awesome.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000002890824's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Very Enjoyable"


jmeyers3012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in the late afternoon and finished in 4 1/2 hours, which is good for a public course. The price/value at Poppy is great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent but not great."


Golfandsoccerdad's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played a practice round with my daughter today. My 2 cents about Poppy Hills. All pro shop staff were a bit too arrogant for my liking. Then, range attendant was quite rude to us before our round. He was an older man who whistled at me, ensuring I checked in before hitting the range. Tee time was 3:30 because my daughter is a member of the youth on course. (Excellent program for junior golfers). This was our first time out since the remodel, so was excited to see the changes. Old hole #10 is now #1. Would have been nice to have signage or a map to figure that out. The course is mostly how I recalled it, except for the addition of new bunkers in the fairway ( typical of RTJ jr designs) and more undulating greens. Speaking of the greens, they were mostly rock hard and very dry. High iron shots hit the center of the green and roll off the back and into a bunker, ridiculous! This seemed to be the case more so on the front than on the back. Fairways are wide open on most holes, but bunkers are placed in good locations. Tee boxes/bunkers were in good condition. On the course, there were no places to clean your ball and no watering stations. Snack bar was closed at the turn. There was a place to fill up your water container however. Restaurant was closed at 6pm, another disappointment. Definitely not worth paying 200/round. Join the NCGA and play a discounted rate at this course. Even as a member, still not sure it's worth the price. IMO, the course was great the way it was. The course was challenging enough with the tree lined fairways, rough, doglegs, elevation change, and wind/weather. Sure the greens needed updating and removing the rough was a great change. But the orher "enhancements" ruined the Poppy Hills I always looked forward to playing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Poppy Hills is fantastic"


u174210343's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only negative to our round was it was cart path only. Not sure if NCGA is going to make Poppy (basically) walking only which is fine, or they had problems with people in carts hurting the course in the past, but we had already played a morning round, wanted to play 36, and it would've been a lot to ask our knees and backs to walk it. Great course, so nice, perfect shape, well worth the greens fee. But cart path only sucks as you all know and the fairways are super wide on most holes, probably would've walked less if we had just walked it. Great venue all in all.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough course"


u000003801785's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course was a challenge , fast greens and tight fairways. I didn't see any pine straw under the trees . They had a little rough on the edge of the tree line on most holes. Would play this course again .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course Conditions Need Improvement"


bigdraw1961's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Layout and location are special, but the greens were slow and inconsistent and very hard (very slight divots and no hold, even on high iron shots).

This is a good everyday course, but not the "bucket List" course I thought it would be.

Be prepared to hit over or around an army of course

Maintenance people filling in divots during play (should do in Morning)..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Affordable "Pebble Beach" experience"


DADuRivage's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course, excellent condition and beautiful! Carved into a coastal forest! Beautiful course', every part; Fairways, Greens, Rough, Bunkers and Waste areas. As nice as any private CC in Coastal California! The staff was very friendly. 2PM T-time, so the wind picked up as the day went on. Finished in just under 5 hours. Only waited on one hole. Carts were required to stay on path, so we walked. There is a fair amount of terrain, we wish we took a cart. No water stations and no Drink Cart out on the course. Ask for a course map if you're playing for the first time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



chunger76's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Add Poppy to your Pebble Beach Trip!"


lawallkt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track through the forest with some views of the bay. Conditions were excellent. We played Pebble Beach the day prior, this is an entirely different challenge. Firm fast greens - gotta place your approach shots. Walked at Pebble, took cart here. Glad we did as it is a hilly course. Downside is it is cart path always, all the time. Thought the snack bar prices were high, but we more than made up with GolfNow discount on greens fee. Nice guy working pro shop.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poppy hills Rocks!"


KoreGrate13's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though we played in the rain in the fog and eventually in the sun on the back nine it was such an amazing course. It's very difficult and challenging and at the same time extremely beautiful. Because of the rain they've had for the past months, I'm sure the greens are a lot quicker than they were when we were there, but the read on the greens are hard!


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



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