Poplar Creek Golf Course

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3.4
318
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
116
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.4
83.8%
Recommend this course
252 out of 316 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
27
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.8
92.6%
Recommend this course
25 out of 27 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
73
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.5
86.3%
Recommend this course
63 out of 73 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6042
Slope 117
Rating 70.1
Type Public
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Poplar Creek Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6042 yards 70.1 117
Gold 70 5645 yards 67.8 115
Gold (W) 71 5645 yards 73.1 120
Silver 70 5220 yards 65.7 111
Silver (W) 71 5220 yards 70.8 116
Yellow (W) 71 4768 yards 67.8 112
Scorecard for Poplar Creek 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
Black M: 69.0/118 519 421 188 403 172 286 202 292 471 2954 455 321 210 407 537 158 475 136 361 3060 6014
Gold M: 67.8/115 495 403 177 387 160 261 171 272 461 2787 423 277 178 377 506 138 464 129 349 2841 5628
Silver M: 65.2/107 W: 70.6/118 467 372 143 372 128 239 160 262 450 2593 392 259 155 331 495 118 425 105 320 2600 5193
Yellow M: 68.6/114 W: 68.0/113 448 346 116 344 96 235 142 236 410 2373 369 230 132 312 469 86 386 83 289 2356 4729
Handicap 5 1 7 11 17 9 15 13 3 8 14 10 6 4 12 2 18 16
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 5 35 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 3 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1933
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Stephen Halsey (1933)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No Cutoffs or Tanktops

Reviews

3.4
318

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Brunch 10
Watching the Game 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 25
Bunkers 21
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 43
Locals 37
Beginners 25
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 42
Convenient to the City 39
Near Local Attractions 6
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good course

Poplar Creek is a good course. It has a very good layout although the condition of the course is mediocre. It is challenging .It is windy most times I have played.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Bumpy greens

Greens were not in very good shape, very bumpy and slow. 4.5 hours to finish on a Wednesday afternoon was a bit longer than I expected but wasn't too long. Fairways were in good shape which is why it was such a surprise to find the greens below average.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Super slow play 5+ hours

We waited at every hole. About 4 or 5 holes, there were multiple groups waiting. Excruciating slow play but nothing the marshal can do since there was no noticeable gap. This course is normally super slow on weekends so I expected it going in.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poplar Creek

They did not honor the Golf Now rate and charged us for a cart and was pretty rude about it. I think Golf Now needs to contact this course and get this straightened out.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
1.0
Previously Played

3.5 Hours for 9 holes.......no refund for poor management

Nothing like showing up for a tee time and teeing off +30 mins late. When we asked why the delay, the check in employee told us they had a 250 man tournament running......why in the world would you continue to take bookings if your course was full!?!

After 3.5 hours to complete 9 holes, I asked for a rain check for when they weren't so busy OR a refund for 50%. The employees wouldn't say anything other than "we don't do that".

Amazing how poor management can turn a decent course into a horrible experience. I'll be choosing a different course going forward.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Airplane lover's Eden

The course was in greatl condition with several challenging holes to offset several fairly easy ones. So there was something for every skill level.The price was definately right (cart included), and being on the flight path into SFO, airplane watching was a nice perk for those who enjoy sightseeing to offset any errant shots.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course Okay but not a happy camper

Besides the greens being in good shape and the picturesque clubhouse and 18th hole, there was little to like about Poplar Creek.

The pro shop seems very unprofessional, for two reasons. The first, is there inability to keep the pace of play up, as was evident over my 5 1/2 hour round. The group in front of us consisted of two beginner golfer who where playing from the back and intermediate tees, when they should have been playing from much closer. Also, a joke of a golfer waited for a group to vacate the green of a 285 yard par 4, thinking he could hit it on with a 15 mph wind in his face. These things where obvious and seen by one of the pro shop employees multiple times as he made his marshal rounds.

Secondly, they did not honor the rate we paid for through Golf Now. It was a Hot Deal tee time, which said it included a golf cart, but upon checking in, the guy said it was a walking only rate, because they recently stopped including carts with the hot deals because they where "loosing money". We had to pay an additional $34 on top of the $85 steal... I would have believed it was my mistake, if our playing partners hadn't had the same experience. THIS WAS A SCAM. Poplar Creek should honor the agreed upon rate and Golf Now should be more vigilant of their course partners participation in their reservation system.

The collusion of this rip-off, paired with this unexciting dog-track of a course is extremely upsetting. This course, which is in a great location right on the bay, should be much nicer, but also very ashamed of their business practices. A $34 refund for us and our playing partners is the only decent action that would not necessitate anyone from reading this review to boycott Poplar Creek.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

good course in fair condition

Poplar Creek is a good course in reasonably good condition. The layout is good . The staff is very accommodating and friendly..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Poplar Creek

A reasonable municipal course. Not extremely difficult. In fairly good condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course, flat but always wind to make it a test

Relative short course with an layout that makes it easy to find your ball as it is pretty wide open. Always some wind to lots of wind that adds a challenge to this fairly flat course. It is directly south of the San Francisco International Airport so you can check the weather for the airport to get a good handle on what will be happening at the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My feel good course

Poplar is a great practice course. You don't lose too many balls. Slice and you will usually have a chance to recover. If you are a long hitter there are a number of drivable part fours. Really good bar and food.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Breezy Afternoon

Wind up as is most often the afternoons at Poplar. Green running well. Tee boxes and fairways dry and decent. A good walking value without a lot of distinction.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Short course, condition of course is improving, close to my home

Meet a lot of good people

Rating 3.5

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens are good

Greens were nice and well maintained

Fun course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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