Poppy Hills Golf Course

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1986

Cost:  TBD in 2014 after renovation Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (831) 622-8329

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Poppy Hills Golf Course's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 3200 Lopez Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Photos:  See additional photos of Poppy Hills Golf Course

Accolades:  Rated 4 1/2 stars on Golf Digest's Places to Play publication.

What to Expect:  A Robert Trent Jones Jr. design located just east of Spyglass Hill near famed 17 mile drive, Poppy Hills was part of the three course rotation at the AT&T Pro-Am on the PGA Tour from 1991 to 2009. It represents the first course owned and operated by an amateur golf association (Northern California Golf Association) and utilizes the course as its headquarters. Poppy Hills tends to be one of those controversial courses partial due to the heavily doglegged design, undulated greens, and various hills but comes under extra scrutiny due to its location near some of the finest courses in the world. The course closed in March 2013 to address some of the design and drainage issues as it prepares for a new era on the site. The course is tree lined and features enough undulation to make it a challenging but doable walk. Clearly a tier or two below some of the neighboring courses, Poppy Hills still represents a championship experience at a more affordable rate.

Signature Hole:  2nd Hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course - 174/148 Yard Par 3

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 72 6833 74.2 144
White 72 6237 71.3 135
Gold (Women) 72 5403 71.6 131


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  15th Hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course - 210 Yards

Best Par 4:  5th Hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course - 426 Yards

5th Hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course (426 Yard Par 4)
5th Hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course (426 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  10th Hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course - 511 Yards

Birdie Time:  18th Hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course - 500 Yard Par 5

Bogey Beware:  16th Hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course - 439 Yard Par 4

Final Cut:    Grade C+

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