Poppy Ridge Golf Course


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Poppy Ridge Golf Course Est. 1996

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Poppy Ridge Golf Course: Located in the picturesque Tri-Valley area, north of San Jose and east of Oakland and San Francisco, the town of Livermore can boast two stunning courses in its vicinity - Poppy Ridge and Wente Vineyards. The former comprises 27 beautifully crafted golf holes, laid out on open, undulating terrain, in true Scottish heathland style. Trees are few and far between on this rolling, open and very natural terrain, where golf rather than real estate is all that's present. Each of the three attractive and equally testing nines - Zinfandel, Merlot and Chardonnay - contains an array of holes characterised by dips, slopes, valleys and ridges. Some follow the tops of the ridges, others are more sheltered down in the valleys. There are plenty of panoramic views onto the surrounding (wine-growing / cattle-rearing) countryside, especially from the higher elevations - but this too is where you will be most blown around on windier days. Keeping to the generally good-width, but sometimes tightish fairways should be your number one goal. Beyond the first cut of light rough lies thick, ball-swallowing swathes of uncompromising grasses; beautiful to look at in the swaying wind, but as tough to hack out of in California as in Scotland. Such is the naturalness and maturity of the golf course, and quality of the layout, one can be forgiven for thinking its as old as the surrounding hills themselves. Ask a member which of the three nines is the best, and they are likely to respond by asking you which of the three wine varieties is best - Zin, Merlot or Chardonnay. Everyone has their own favourite.

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Making Contact

Poppy Ridge Golf Course
4280 Greenville Rd,
Livermore, California 94550
USA
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Office   +1 (925) 455 2035
Pro Shop   +1 (925) 456 8202
Fax

  +1 (925) 455 2020

Email   info@poppyridgegolf.com
Website   www.poppyridgegolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Chris Bitticks (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
Poppy Ridge Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Rees Jones
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7106 6259 5212
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75 70.8 70
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances/ratings are for the Merlot / Chardonnay nines. The Zinfandel-nine, at 3535 yds (back tees), is of a similar length as the other two nines.
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How2Get There?

32 miles NE of San Jose
From I-580 just east of Livermore, take the Greenville Road exit, and head south on Greenville Road. After 4.5 miles Poppy Ridge is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays $92; weekends $112. Reduced NCGA-member, twilight, 9-hole, senior, replay and advanced booking rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Poppy Ridge is owned and operated by the Northern California Golf Association as a companion course to the Poppy Hills Golf Course, which is located further south on the Monterey Peninsula. Poppy Hills is the home of the NCGA, and also a stunning tree-lined, woodland golf course - very different from the open, heathland-style course of Poppy Ridge.

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Location

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Latitude: (37.651633)
Longitude: (-121.684892)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

La Quinta Inn 3-star
7700 Southfront Road, Livermore, CA 94550
+1 (925) 373 9600
www.lq.com

The La Quinta Inn Livermore has everything you need to stay comfortable and connected as you travel. Standard features like free wireless high-speed Internet access, a large heated indoor pool and spa, sauna, and complimentary continental breakfast will make you feel at home.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Poppy Ridge
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Golf within 20 miles Wente Vineyards; Callippe Preserve; The Bridges; Deer Ridge (21 miles); Shadow Lakes (22 miles); Roddy Ranch (24 miles)
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Doubletree Livermore Hotel 3-star
720 Las Flores Road, Livermore, CA 94550
+1 (925) 443 4950
www.doubletree.com

Exit 54 from I-580. The Doubletree Club Livermore Hotel, nestled in the California Tri-Valley area, is adjacent to I-580 with easy access to Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose International Airports. Enjoy golf, wine country, or carefree business travel in style.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Poppy Ridge (6 miles); Wente Vineyards (6 miles)
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Golf within 20 miles Callippe Preserve; The Bridges; Deer Ridge (22 miles); Shadow Lakes (23 miles); Roddy Ranch (25 miles)
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