Yes, the fairways will be more welcoming, and the greens more receptive, but the first five holes are shaping up to be a bear.
From the championship tees:
No. 1: 451-yard par 4 (previously 413)
No. 2: 219-yard par 3 (previously 172)
No. 3: 445-yard par 4 (previously 406)
No. 4: 615-yard par 5 (previously 550)
No. 5: 477-yard par 4 (previously 428)
The front nine will stay a par 36, but stretch out to 3,797 yards, more than 300 yards longer than the previous version. The back nine will be just 3,266, or 115 yards shorter than what you are used to. The 12th hole will be shortened by 103 yards, but No. 14 is drivable for the adventurous as a 352-yard dogleg, 44 yards shorter than before.
So if you get off to a tough start at Poppy Hills, hang in there. Birdie chances will be waiting for you on the back nine.