3200 Lopez Rd,
Pebble Beach, California 93953
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Original design by Robert Trent Jones Jr; renovated by RTJ Jr & Bruce Charlton (2013).
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.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent. Caddies available if pre-booked.
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.
2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 81st best public course in the USA.
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+1 (831) 646 1700Visit website
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+1 (831) 624 3864Visit website
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