Poppy Hills is a challenging golf course that weaves through the Del Monte Forest. The venue plays host to many prominent tournaments including the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am up until the 2010 season. The course was featured in a Golf Magazine article about golf on the Monterey Peninsula as well as in Carmel Magazine.
The Zagat Survey ranked Poppy Hills the 12th “Most Popular Course” in the U.S, and the layout has been named “National Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association.
The Robert Trent Jones Jr. design opened in 1986 and is the home course for the NCGA. It was the first course in the United States to be owned and operated by an amateur golf association. The NCGA continued to grow with the addition of a second course, Poppy Ridge in Livermore in 1996.
The course welcomes public play and it is recommended for visitors to join the NCGA to receive nearly a 75% discount off the $200 public green fee. The par-72 layout measures 6,857 yards from the black tees with a slope rating of 74.3/144. Matt Gogel holds the course record of 62. There are four teeing areas on each hole, making Poppy Hills enjoyable for all levels of play.
Poppy Hills also includes a picturesque grass driving range, practice putting, chipping, bunker facilities and a swing video analysis system. The golf shop was named as one of the “Top 100 Golf Shops” in 2005 and from 2007-2012 by Golf World Business magazine. The course also offers a idyllic setting for a wedding in Pebble Beach.
Poppy Hills golf course is a must play when visiting Pebble Beach and the Monterey Peninsula.
The course began a comprehensive renovation project in March 2013.