Poppy Hills Golf Course


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Poppy Hills Golf Course Est. 1986

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Poppy Hills Golf Course: Located in the heart of the Del Monte forest on the Monterey Peninsula, Poppy Hills is not just home to the Northern California Golf Association, but also to a stunning tree-lined golf course. Laid out over undulating, forested terrain, Robert Trent Jones Jr. has sculpted an A-grade course that will test and enthral in equal measure.

Each of the holes at Poppy Hills elegantly weaves its way between avenues of tall Monterey pines and cypresses. Within this wonderfully natural woodland setting you'll not be disturbed by traffic noise or invasive real estate, but the occasional golf ball knocking on wood is not unheard of. Although Poppy Hills is located just over a mile back from the ocean, the sea can be glimpsed through the trees on several holes, especially on the higher elevations.

There is generally a good-width of fairway to aim at from the tee; your biggest test will come in judging the elevation changes and staying out of the excellent bunkering. Coping with the large and undulating greens may also have some influence on your final score. The par-4 5th and par-5 10th are the only two holes where water threatens.

There is always something rather magical about a Robert Trent Jones course laid out in a wooded, undulating environment. Poppy Hills is a great example of RTJ Jr's work in this regard. To discover where his influences came from, you need look no further than the course next door - Spyglass Hill, designed by his father, RTJ Sr.

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Making Contact

Poppy Hills Golf Course
3200 Lopez Rd,
Pebble Beach, California 93953
USA
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Office   +1 (831) 625 1513
Pro Shop   +1 (831) 622 8239
Fax

  +1 (831) 626 5018

Email   info@poppyhillsgolf.com
Website   www.poppyhillsgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Cole Handley (PGA, Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland course.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland
 
Designer: Original design by Robert Trent Jones Jr; renovated by RTJ Jr & Bruce Charlton (2013).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7002 5799 5215
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.4 68.6 70.1
 
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How2Get There?

4 miles N of Carmel-By-The-Sea
From Hwy 1 (Cabrillo Highway) just north of Carmel-by-the-Sea, take exit 399A and follow the 68-West direction Pebble Beach / Pacific Grove. After approx 2 miles turn left onto SFB Morse Drive. After gatehouse, follow SFB Morse Drive. After o.7 miles turn left and head south on Congress Road. After approx 1.5 miles turn left on Lopez Road (17-Mile Drive). After o.5 miles Poppy Hills is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes: $225 (all days). [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. Golf carts available to rent. Caddies available if booked in advance.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Poppy Hills is the home of the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA), the first course in the USA to be owned and operated by an amateur golf association.

The course has hosted many top level tournaments, including several California State Amateur Championships and the early rounds of the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 62nd best public course in the USA.
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Location

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Latitude: (36.582504)
Longitude: (-121.938173)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 (831) 646 1700
www.montereyplazahotel.com

Dramatically perched over Monterey Bay, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa combines elegant European architecture, wide-sweeping coastal views and sophisticated style to create a perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, the scent of sea air and the sight of otters at play.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Pacific Grove; Del Monte; Bayonet; Black Horse; Links at Spanish Bay; Monterey Peninsula; Spyglass Hill; Poppy Hills.
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Golf within 20 miles Pebble Beach; Cypress Point; Quail Lodge; The Preserve; Carmel Valley Ranch.
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Carmel Village Inn 3-star
Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
+1 (831) 624 3864
www.carmelvillageinn.com

Located on Ocean Avenue in downtown Carmel, across from Carmel Plaza and Devendorf Park. With available off-street parking, you can park and walk to world-class shopping, restaurants and Carmel's beautiful white sand beach.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Pebble Beach; Cypress Point (private); Poppy Hills; Spyglass Hill; Monterey Peninsula (private); The Links at Spanish Bay; Del Monte; Quail Lodge.
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Golf within 20 miles Pacific Grove; Bayonet; Black Horse; The Preserve (private); Carmel Valley Ranch.
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