Poplar Creek Golf Course

3.3619562234 3.4 stars from 5 (272)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6042 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

  • 1700 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401, San Mateo County
  • (650) 522-4653, (650) 522-7510
  • (650) 522-7511
  • www.poplarcreekgolf.com

Year built: 1933
Architect(s): Stephen Halsey (1933)
Type: Public
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Cutoffs or Tanktops

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 272 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
110
3 stars:
102
2 stars:
28
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

212 out of 270 reviews


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"Lots of riff raff"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Course is in pretty good condition. Greens had decent speed to them, although definitely not what most people would consider quick. They're doing a lot of repair work on the fairways, which is great. Staff here is always friendly. But the past few times I have played here, we have encountered some unsavory types, which is really unfortunate. The most recent encounter involved one member from our group being the subject of some ridicule from the group behind - all for no reason at all. Nobody wants to get treated like that. This group also had no sense of golf etiquette. Being crowded on every tee box was extremely annoying. If all of this wasn't bad enough, the group in front of us, refused to take their second shot until the group in front was off the green. Totally normal and expected on par 3's and on most par 4's...but on par 5's when your drive is ~200 with 300 left to go? Ridiculous. This course isn't the hardest, but it can be entertaining (a few driveable par 4's) which is why I like playing here. But it is a muni, and as a result it attracts all types, including those who don't respect other human beings and don't respect the game.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Terrible pace"


raleon's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Things started out nicely, teeing off right on time, but by the time we finished the first hole it went from bad to worse having to wait more than 20 minutes to hit at the number 2 hole. It took 3 hours to finish the front 9. Decided to quit by number 14, when definetly became like being stuck in heavy traffic in New York City. When drove by towards the exit, noticed that nobody was playing 17, and players were about to finish 18. Almost two holes completely open.

Said no to recommended this course, because if pace of playing it’s like this all the time is no worthy to spend your money ($$) if you are not going to enjoy it,


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


Douglas8334599's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course conditions and pace of play friendly staff


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


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


"Poplar Golf Course"


u800328311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Poplar is a good golf course unless the wind is forty miles an hour. The facilities are fine. the personnel is courteous and helpful. The course is in good shape - could use a little more care, but it is fine for the likes of me. The wind was terrible.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This sucks"


u0000044464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This sucks At the turn to go shop put a small tournament in front of us our weight went from 0 to 20 minutes I quit playing after Three holesI quit playing That sucks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Good deal."


bernduff's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

greens are good. Fairways ok. Pace was good. Best deal in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Easy nd nice clientele"


Steven7019321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course for focusing on hitting the ball straight.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



KWHarding's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course and great value"


phillylu24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played Poplar Creek earlier this week and it was a beautiful day.

The course is in good condition.

The only negative was that play was very slow.

The temperature was 70 and there was no wind. No wonder the course was crowded.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Sunday"


akamegan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

With the drought and then all of the rain it's made most if not all golf courses a little worse off this year, but things are starting to turn around and I know that the staff is working hard to keep Poplar in good shape and working towards it being in great shape. The staff is always friendly and helpful. This course is a Muni but it has enough challenges for anyone. Playing from the 'tips' - (back tees) makes the course even more challenging so those scratch golfers have to work a bit!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The earlier you play, the faster you play"


jscholtz1972's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

The pace of play was horrible, and after the 2nd hole, we didn't see a marshall. We quit after the 16th hole, and were considering quiting after 13. Group ahead of us was 2 holes behind.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"disappointing"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The staff in the pro shop were great, friendly, informative - great first impression. We can not say the same for the course itself. The front 9 was in much better shape then the back - overall it played like two different courses: one that was maintained (front 9) and one that needed a ton of maintenance (back 9). For the money it was not a very good value - doubt we will go back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good value and convenient location."


rschirmer58's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Alot of improvements going on, should be in great shape for spring.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Giants141's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Local muni"


1matureguy's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Avg. muni course reasonably well maintained but not much interest as far as layout goes. It's almost a barren wasteland when the wind comes up which is most of the time. The best part of the course is probably the greens which provide the only real challenge.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



cdjones4761's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



Redwin44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

A lot of waiting at a number of holes but surprisingly finished under 4 hours 45 minutes on a Sunday so I was happy. My only complaint was the choppy greens because they were recently punched, they were so difficult to score on. I understand the necessity to aerate greens but I wish I was informed when I made the reservation. I may have declined if I knew.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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