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4.2
351 Reviews (351)
5 Stars
176
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
85.7%
Recommend this course
322 out of 351 reviews
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4.1
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
78.8%
Recommend this course
26 out of 33 reviews
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4.0
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.8%
Recommend this course
41 out of 52 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7128 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.5
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Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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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

4.2
351 Reviews (351)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Patio Dining 24
19th Hole Scenic Views 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 47
Elevation Changes 45
Undulating Greens 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 38
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
Locals 24
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 50
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 13

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Not the best.

The clubhouse staff was friendly, driving range & putting area was nice. But, the greens were in bad shape. They looked like they hadn’t been rolled in weeks. The pace of play was brutal. Our round took 5.5 hours due to the pace of play in front of us. I was excited to play this course after hearing how nice it is... but there are a lot nicer courses in San Jose.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Spectacular!!

Amazing course...played 18...Merlot and then Chardonnay. I walked it, as I prefer to walk for the exercise and it was awesome. For anyone that only likes to walk flat courses, take a cart. Conditions were amazing got the winter. No soggy spots at all. Fairways were superb and greens were great as well with perfect speed. BBIBA.....Best Bunkers In Bay Area....the sand quality was awesome and every bunker was perfectly raked in the morning. No lazy groundskeepers here. These folks are the absolute best. Also, for a hilly course, the rough was manageable and I only lost one ball all day, and that’s because I didn’t want to spend time looking for it. Was lucky enough to be out early and finished in 3:15. I play twice a week at least and this course had the beat conditions of any course I’ve played in the last 9 months. Even better than summer conditions. Even though it’s a little more than double Las Positas, it plays like a $150 course for less than $100 on weekday mornings. Again, best conditions of any course around. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible staff and BS rules

We played a 9 hole and they would not give us carts because you have to “be playing 18 holes to get a cart”. We got back from playing and there were AT LEAST 20 carts waiting to go out. Complete garbage of a rule and the staff were incredibly rude about it. This place is a dump.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wow

Couldn’t have gotten a better day; course was in incredible shape. Fairways and greens are ROLLING.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Poppy Ridge always a fantastic round

Poppy Ridge has two personalities: windy, or not. When windy, this course can become extremely challenging, especially the many holes atop ridges. Without wind, it's still beautiful but not as challenging. Pace of play is good, even on an busy Sunday. Staff have always been great to me. Course conditions, even in December, are fantastic -- greens rolling very fast today. I only wish it was closer to home for me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Cold weather
Used cart

pace of play very slow for a weekday

but we enjoyed the course none the less just weird having to wait at every hole to play on a weekday

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poppy Ridge play

pace of play was fine during first nine holes. Second nine (Merlot) was slow due to walking players and course elevations on Merlot nine.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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