Poppy Hills Golf Course

Pebble Beach, California | Poppy Hills Golf Course

Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Year: 1986

3200 Lopez Road
Pebble Beach, California 93953
(831) 622-8329

Course Access: Public

driving range available
motorized carts available


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Poppy Hills gained in notability while acting as one of the host courses of the AT&T Pro Am on the PGA Tour from 1991 – 2009.  The RTJ Jr. layout is the most controversial layout found inside 17-mile drive and underwent an extensive renovation before reopening in March 2013.   The layout is lined heavily with trees and boasts significant undulations throughout the property.  Though the course is located near the ocean, views of earth’s largest water hazard are offered.

Local Knowledge:  The course is owned by the Northern California Golf Association and offers discounts for members.

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Bill Satterfield

Poppy Hills Golf Course

What to Expect:  A Robert Trent Jones Jr. design located just east of Spyglass Hill near famed 17 mile drive, Poppy Hills was part of the three course rotation at the AT&T Pro-Am on the PGA Tour from 1991 to 2009. It represents the first course owned and operated by an amateur golf association (Northern California Golf Association) and utilizes the course as its headquarters. Poppy Hills tends to be one of those controversial courses partial due to the heavily doglegged design, undulated greens, and various hills but comes under extra scrutiny due to its location near some of the finest courses in the world. The course closed in March 2013 to address some of the design and drainage issues as it prepares for a new era on the site. The course is tree lined and features enough undulation to make it a challenging but doable walk. Clearly a tier or two below some of the neighboring courses, Poppy Hills still represents a championship experience at a more affordable rate. Signature Hole:  2nd - 174/148 Yard Par 3 Individual Hole Analysis Best Par 3:  15th - 210 Yards Best Par 4:  5th - 426 Yards Best Par 5:  10th - 511 Yards Birdie Time:  18th - 500 Yard Par 5 Bogey Beware:  16th - 439 Yard Par 4 More >