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Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Poppy Hills Golf Course

3200 Lopez Rd, Pebble Beach,California,93953
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(831) 625-2154
Detailed description

Poppy Hills Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Pebble Beach, California.

Poppy Hills first opened for play in 1986. The par-72 layout was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. 

Poppy Hills is home to the Northern California Golf Association. It is the first course in the United States to be owned and operated by an amateur golf association and is the third course that's played during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.  Poppy Hills was carved out of the Del Monte Forest. Golf at Poppy and you are walking among towering cypress and pines and smelling the salty breezes of the Pacific Ocean. You are playing golf within minutes of Pebble Beach, Cypress Point and Spyglass Hill.

#1 is a 413-yard par 4 that doglegs right. If you don't hit it straight, you will not par this hole.  It's a tough hole to start the round. The forest attracts balls like honey attracts bees.  Even if you avoid the forest, a clean fairway approach is no guarantee. Red stakes guard the right side and bunkers flank the front of this two-tiered green. Go long and you're in deep rough.

#9 is a 555-yard par 5. If the length doesn't get you, the topography might.  A giant ravine swallows the right side, with a tiny sliver of fairway to the extreme left. Landing where you won't have a downhill or side hill lie on the approach is important. The severity of the slope will be your biggest challenge on #9.

<p> #18 you remember from TV tournament coverage. This is a 500 yards par 5, a great finishing hole for the pros who often make an Eagle making great drama on a Sunday afternoon. For us mortals the trick is surviving the three tiered green. The right is guarded by a large pine on the approach. And the green breaks large left to right should you be left with a chip on the left side to the right pin placement. 

In between you will find 15 other beautiful challenges.

Northern California Golf Association members get a reduced rate $55 verses the standard $200 (2009 rates). Unlike Pebble Beach, Spyglass or Spanish Bay, one can play Poppy Hills and still have money to pay the mortgage and yes, the Pacific Ocean does come into view several times during your trip around Poppy Hills.

Poppy Hills is a chance to play on the Monterey Peninsula, see and smell the Ocean, and enjoy a beautiful and challenging golf course. Once a year you can see the course played by the pros and relive your day at Poppy Hills.  This is a popular course, almost 60,000 rounds per year and played at Poppy.

Black tees: 6,857 yards, course rating 74.3, slope rating 144.
Blue tees: 6,561 yards, course rating 73, slope rating 141.
White tees: 6,175 yards, course rating 71, slope rating 134.
White tees:(W) 6,175 yards, course rating 76, slope rating 141.
Gold tees: 5,421 yards, course rating 67.6, slope rating 126.
Gold tees:(W) 5,421 yards, course rating 71.9, slope rating 131.