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Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4280 Greenville Rd,

Livermore, California 94550

  • Office

    +1 (925) 455 2035
  • Pro shop

    +1 (925) 456 8202
  • Fax

    +1 (925) 455 2020
  • Golf pro

    Jeff Hales (PGA, Head Golf Professional).
  • Academy

    Poppy Ridge Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Rees Jones

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7106
6259
5212
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75
70.8
70

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Merlot-Chardonnay blend. The Zinfandel-nine, at 3535 yds from the back tees, is similar in length to the other two nines.

Location

Latitude:

37.651633

Longitude:

-121.684892

How to get 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.

Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1996

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 countryside (mainly used for wine-growing and cattle-ranching), 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 - Zinfandel, Merlot or Chardonnay. Everyone has their own favourite.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays $82; weekends $104. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Poppy Ridge is owned and operated by the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) 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 of Poppy Ridge.

Where2Stay

  • La Quinta Inn3-star

    7700 Southfront Road, Livermore, CA 94550

    +1 (925) 373 9600

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Poppy Ridge

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Wente Vineyards; Callippe Preserve; The Bridges; Deer Ridge (21 miles); Shadow Lakes (22 miles); Roddy Ranch (24 miles)

  • Doubletree Livermore Hotel3-star

    720 Las Flores Road, Livermore, CA 94550

    +1 (925) 443 4950

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Poppy Ridge (6 miles); Wente Vineyards (6 miles)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Callippe Preserve; The Bridges; Deer Ridge (22 miles); Shadow Lakes (23 miles); Roddy Ranch (25 miles)

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