Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4.2855647059 4.3 stars from 5 (270)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7048 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Poppy Ridge Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: All players are required to wear shirts with sleeves and collars. Shorts must have an inseam of at least 4 inches. Tee shirts, cut-offs, jeans and gym attire are prohibited
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7048 yards 74.3 136
Blue 72 6613 yards 72.4 132
White 72 6134 yards 70.2 128
White (W) 72 6134 yards 75.3 135
Gold 72 5267 yards 66.0 120
Gold (W) 72 5267 yards 70.9 126

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 270 Reviews
5 stars:
136
4 stars:
109
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

254 out of 269 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Bang for your Buck"


dannya59's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Chardonnay-Zinfandel combo had well maintained fairways and manageable rough (there quite a bit). The tee box on some were still wet, the bunkers were also wet, but the greens, though maintained, were slower than usual.

I have always liked PR and now have a discount for Seniors at $49 with cart. Have not been golfing that much anymore and played here after 4 years or so. Still liking it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always enjoy the course, but greens need to speed up"


gmoney12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Always enjoy my rounds at Poppy and is my preferred course in the Tri-valley area. The staff is great and off course amenities are excellent. The pro shop is top notch, with everything you need and more. This course checks all the boxes, but I only have 1 complaint...The greens are way too slow for a course like this and they’ve remained slow for the past year or so. I’ve played this course several times and I know what the greens can be. I miss the old poppy greens and hope they speed up. If anyone from Poppy reads this, please let me know if there’s plans to speed them up. I played today and might have been the slowest I’ve ever seen them...Still a great course and will continue to play poppy on a regular basis.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/19/2019

Thank you for the great 4-star review! We're honored you consider Poppy Ridge your "preferred course in the Tri-valley area." If you'd like to learn more about our greens, we'd be happy to discuss this with you if you call us directly at the pro shop!


"Great course"


u9057456's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall awesome! Fun and challenging. The wind plays a huge factor. Only complaint is the sand bunkers were very compacted. Like hitting off loose concrete. But the rest of the course was in great shape. Greens were a little slow but pin placement was challenging. Looking forward to playing here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/24/2019

We're glad you had a fun, challenging round! We look forward to your next round with us soon.


"Great track. Good pace. Greens are slowest around."


cmoreton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in overall good condition but the greens, while rolling true, are incredibly too slow. Feels like you had to slam it to get it in the hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/29/2019

Thank you for the 4-star review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We'll look into your greens concern. It's 74 and sunny today so get golfing soon!



u000002457181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/25/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.


"Drains well after heavy rains"


T8804582's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After a week of wet weather, had to get out and play. Poppy Ridge drains well despite rain all day the day before we found minimal muddy conditions on the course. Greens were in really good shape, fairways were ramps but no standing water. We finished in 3.5 hours despite a tournament teeing off earlier in the morning. Only complaint is there was a total tool in front of us that would leave deep foot prints in the bunkers and not even have the decency to take after himself. Hope his ball plugs on every shot. What an asswipe.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/04/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review and rate us. We're glad you decided to come out and play! We're glad you enjoyed the pace of play on a weekend.



u000004721397's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2019
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/04/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.


"Wet but fun"


Ken1579081's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got out at 1115am on a Friday with practically no one on the course. Cloudy and cold during the front 9 (Chardonnay) and then the sprinkles started around 200pm during the back 9 (Zinfandel). Almost finished all holes...but the water was starting to puddle in the fairways and on Greens, so we had to bypass the 18th hole. Good pace of place of play for cart path only. Gotta do this course in the sunny and dry!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/11/2019

Thank you for the great 5-star review! We hope you'll join us again soon this season on a sunnier day!


"Excellent"


AZONIO's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ist time I play in this golf course, so empress the layout,well maintained.Lots of character.Golf course lay out make it difficult and challenging.Greens are hard to read also it’s not easy to estimate the distance.You need gps..This makes this Golf course very hard to challenge,.Ball placements And course management is very important in order to lower your score in this Course.i injoy playing with my friend .Be very careful about the banker .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/28/2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad you had a blast playing #PoppyRidgeGolfCourse for the first time. Now that you have a feel for the layout, we hope you'll join us again soon!


"Drains well after rain"


u000003291594's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was surprised of how the greens, tee boxes and fairways held up after a week of rain even though it was cart path only. Would like to see a Marshall police the first tee as we were stuck behind 2 double riders which one of them were late and should of skipped a hole to keep up with their group. Would play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/23/2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad our course conditions exceeded your expectations. We will look into your Marshall concern. We look forward to your next tee time with us!



petermac222's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/30/2019

Thanks for the 5 stars! We're glad you had an excellent time at the course.


"Bogey Female Golfer"


John3356196's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2019

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses...fairways are wide enough to keep most shots in play. Women’s tees provide lots of opportunities to reach green in regulation. Greens are typically fast.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/22/2019

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! We're glad you always enjoy your round at Poppy Ridge Golf Course. Be sure to come back soon!


"Lovely Livermore golf"


John3356196's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Breathtaking views, challenging golf and vineyards everywhere. Golf the 27 hole track and challenge your skills in the morning and then enjoy wine tasting in the afternoon.

Hard to beat!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/18/2019

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful scenery as well as the challenge our golf course has to offer. Be sure to book your next tee time with us soon!


"Little sloppy when raining"


u000003291594's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Although it drains well it’s still not that great. Starter should not let people out when it’s hailing and pouring rain. Greens were flooded buts drains after awhile faster than most courss


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/12/2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're glad you recognized how well our course drains compared to others in the areas. We hope you'll join us for another round again soon on a more beautiful day!



2pojeff's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/31/2018

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.


"Great Course!"


Jorge6412366's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good winter golf day. The course was in good shape considering the time of year. Played Chardonnay/Zinfandel. Fairways were still rolling a bit and greens were very receptive. Bunkers were in great shape. For the money I payed ($40) it was a great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/17/2018

Hi Jorge, We're glad to hear that you had a great time at Poppy Ridge Golf Course. Book your next tee time with us soon.


"Nice course to come back"


andrewji22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Course is in condition with fast relative green which took a few holes to get used to.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/08/2018

Hi Andrew, Thank you for leaving Poppy Ridge Golf Course a 5-star rating.


"One of the NCGA's jewels ..."


Randy7628255's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A long challenging course. Well maintained and designed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/08/2018

Hi Randy, We're glad you liked our course conditions and course layout. Thank you for your business and book your next round with us soon.


"Poor Conditions...5 1/2 Hours PoP"


brymac4423's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was super excited to finally make the 70 minute drive to play Poppy Ridge, only to be less than impressed, unfortunately. The clubhouse is beautiful and all employees I interacted with were professional and courteous. However, this did not make up for the less than ideal course conditions and absurdly slow pace of play. I found the course layout to be less than inspiring...sure there are beautiful views, but the actual course itself is nothing special. The fairways were bare, at best; one the bunkers flat out ruined a club of mine (I was in two other bunkers, but learned to move the rocks before hitting...believe me there are as many rocks as there is sand) and the greens were bumpy, slow and inconsistent (like putting on shag carpet). Finally, the course was well over 50% cart path only which makes for an excruciatingly slow round. For me, this is a one-and-done as I live 15 minutes from Cinnabar Hills, which I think is 10x the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 10/12/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We would like to apologize for the pace of play, course layout, and course conditions. Please allow us to make it up to you in the near future.

"Excellent Course"


Mary8314012's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of undulating landscape, fierce rough, beautiful scenery. Stay out of the rough and you will be fine. Enjoyed the view of the vineyards. Greens ran true. Enjoyed playing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Poppy Ridge Golf Course on 10/09/2018:

Hi Mary, We're happy to hear that you enjoyed playing our course. Thank you for leaving us a 5-star rating and book your next round with us soon.


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