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4.4
110
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
90.4%
Recommend this course
94 out of 110 reviews
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4.4
110
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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110
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
95.6%
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43 out of 45 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6872
Slope 140
Rating 73.0
Type Public
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.
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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
Scorecard for Poppy Hills Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 5 15 3 11 9 13 1 17 7 6 18 12 2 4 14 8 16 10
Par 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 35 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 7 17 3 9 11 13 1 15 5 6 16 14 2 8 18 10 12 4

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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Reviews

4.4
110

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
19th Hole Scenic Views 5
Dinner 5
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 10
Undulating Greens 8
Forced Carries 5
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
A Weekend Splurge 9
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8
Near Local Attractions 6
Convenient to the City 4
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Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course.

Poppy was great. Really nice shape and a great layout.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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 Path only!!! We played 9 holes but paid for 18 inc carts . Golf.now and golf mgt should tell customers what conditions are. BUMMER!!
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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. Thanks
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice!!!

Fairways and greens were super nice and putting was quick. Found lots of sand to play out of. Will return
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Overrated

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.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average

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