A view of a well protected green at Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
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4.3
375 Reviews (375)
5 Stars
192
4 Stars
140
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
84.5%
Recommend this course
343 out of 375 reviews
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4.2
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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4.3
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
84.8%
Recommend this course
39 out of 46 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7106 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.8
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1996) Steve Weisser (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Poppy Ridge Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2014 #15)

Reviews

4.3
375 Reviews (375)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Patio Dining 24
19th Hole Scenic Views 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 48
Elevation Changes 46
Undulating Greens 36
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 39
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
Locals 25
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 50
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 13

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Not impressed

Teed off at 1pm. Very windy. I was told it is usually even windier on most days. Teed up a ball on 18 and it wiggled a bit on the tee due to the wind. Not a visually attractive golf course. Looks more like patches of green in a cow pasture. Vineyards off the course are nice to look at. Fairways and tees were in fair condition. Greens were in great shape. My wife and I were disappointed overall. We have played Poppy Hills and this course pales by comparison. We will not be playing Poppy Ridge again. Would rather play Wente GC nearby again. Much more pleasing to the eye.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play. Won’t return

The. course itself is nice, but the experience was awful. Had to bail out after a 3 hour front nine. Not a starter or a marshall or a beverage cart in site all day. Horrific pace of play. For 90 bucks they have to run a tighter ship. Rude staff that are more interested in standing around chatting to one another and act as they they are inconvenienced by their customers. Bird crap all over the restaurant patio and railings. Disgusting. Lame all around.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A choice of 3 courses for your round

A great course in Livermore. There are three 9-hole courses you can choose from for your round. Some of the holes test your skills and course management. Greens and fairways were great with exception of one hole that had big divots all across the green. The pace of play was too slow for when we went. It took 5.5 hours to play the round on a weekday. Overall a good experience but I hope next time we encounter a better pace of play and the course and it's not that crowded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Condition

Played in 4 hrs with 1pm tee time. Traps could us a little work but fairways and greens great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

My group was painfully slow

The guys I played with were incredibly slow golfers. I wished there was a Marshall to push them along. But the course was in good shape and It’s definitely a challenging course. I would go back, but I would play with my friends and not pair as a single.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Pace of play was horribly slow on a Saturday. We couldn't finish but the holes we played we had a great time and all the staff are super friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course, but not memorable

Conditions were good, clearly they maintain this course well. I can't complain about anything other than the cost and the layout. Upon arriving home and reviewing my round with my GPS device, I found myself already having forgotten much of the course. Most holes are forgettable, and the cost is way too high to be forgetting it almost instantly. Still was a fun day and conditions were great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Poppy Ridge-Merlot

Booked last minute and drove 30 miles from the South Bay and Poppy Ridge did not disappoint. I played Merlot, the 9 hole rolling hills walking course. Weather was perfect, greens were very well kept and put in 11k steps. I’ll definitely play here again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Wrong date

Hi, I got email from GolfNow that my credit card was charge on Friday $195. I’m running in to a problem and I’m sure I booked my time to play on Sunday February 21 not February 19. Not sure how it became February 19. I’m actually was planning play golf tomorrow with my friends. And I’m sure I didn’t do mistake of choosing date , because I was looking to book time for Sunday 21 with my friends at the same time. Somehow when I was confirming my order it became February 19 and I didn’t know about it until I saw your email.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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