Poppy Hills Golf Course

4.4226235294 4.4 stars from 5 (101)
  • 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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 101 Reviews
5 stars:
53
4 stars:
30
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

87 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Nice!!!"


24thelane's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens were super nice and putting was quick. Found lots of sand to play out of.

Will return


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course Layout is difficult have a few hidden bunkers and slopes"


Julanlo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Big greens and slopes are everywhere. Our scores high because ball always roll off green to thick rough and need to chip again.


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 course!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cold day of golf"


sooner90's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"2nd time on "revamped course""


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

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


"Nice layout"


anc's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/10/2018

Why were you in both the front and back bunker on the same green? LOL


"Nice inland Monterey course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Conditions"


Ozmentdavid's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It was a beautiful day for golf! A cool, light ocean breeze and the sun was shining at 7:30am. The staff was very accommodating and the course was in great shape. Loved It!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great conditioned course."


u000002129554's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This is the first time I have played since the remodel and I am not a fan. I do like the improved firm condition of the course but, 10,11 and 12 are not an improvement. Also, 18 is not better than it was prior to the remodel. The course plays fast and that's a good thing, but the shaved areas around the green are very penal, and if you're going to have those runoffs into bunkers then there should be sand in those bunkers. Some of the bunkers were like cement.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Poppy Hills"


kgrate's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Poppy Hills do not have to take a backseat to any one in the Pebble Beach Monterey Peninsula from the moment you arrive at backdrop you know you are at a very special place. Poppy Hills t has a certain feel and charm that you certainly don't see in Northern California it remind me of golf courses in North Carolina . Every year the Champions event is held at Poppy Hills and this year in 2018 USGA is hosting the girls amateur . So Poppy Hills is a destination course that also hold some of the biggest events in 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


"Beautiful views"


Jaybro1972's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a nice course, the staff was not as friendly as the rest of the courses available in Pebble Beach. If your paying that kind of money to play golf, they should at least be more professional like the other resorts near by.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"poppy shines"


bikegolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

his was the first time I've played the remodeled course. It was a little easier than the old course. Course conditions were excellent, great greens and lovely fairways, and good staff!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



James1119190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Poppy a must for Golf"


chicanogolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

THe course is in excellent condition. THey were vle to get me on as a walk-on the same day. Staff very helpful


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Top course design"


Darmacdona's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding layout. Great vistas on some holes. Monterey pines border every fairway. Very challenging.

Staff were terrific from bag drop to the pro shop and in the restaurant.

Great value for a course in this area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"half the story"


DavMar's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Guys or perhaps gals: When the greens are being punched the morning that you book, someone (anyone) at GolfNow needs to tell you.

It's a great track but we hit the first tee with a bad taste in our mouths when we learned upon arrival that the greens had just been punched.

Apparently the course tried to call us but you wouldn't give them our contact info. You need full disclosure at these moments.

Not a good moment for GolfNow especially at the price we paid.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Christmas gift..."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My daughter and son-in-law gave me a gift card for Christmas. Stopped yesterday morning and walked on, played without ever waiting, enjoyed the beautiful weather and got over feeling intimidated after I realized that I should have been playing from the "2 Poppies" tees instead of the "3 Poppies".

The course is in outstanding condition and the staff made the round a very pleasant one.


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


"Just Go Play!"


gawlfer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great layout and course condition. Staff was very friendly and warm. Consider CaddieNow while course is cart path only. Luke and I had a great day walking the course. Fantastic golf experience.


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


"Poppy Hills Experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was our first time at Pebble, this course was affordable and in very good shape. Greens are huge and fast, the layout great and the time of play just under 4 hours walking. One of the best.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful conditions"


u000002755147's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never played the course before the recent updates but we loved the conditions, layout, and views. Staff were all exceptional as well from Pro Shop to food service and starter. Moved quickly as expected on a weekday but the course was active but not crowded. Hope to make it back!


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



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