Eco Golf: Water Solutions at Poppy Hills

Posted by Cole Handley on Mar 15, 2017 9:02:00 AM

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If you are concerned about the California drought and water waste, you can be proud to call Poppy Hills home.

Many ask, why did you renovate? Was it to get the pros back? The answer is simple. We needed to save water.

We were running a golf course with and irrigation system that was over 30 years old. While it did do the job, there was a ton of room for improvement -- both for saving water and overall turf conditions.

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Golf Course Aeration Season is Upon Us!

Posted by Cole Handley on Mar 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It's aeration season. Come to Poppy Hills to take a break from your home club.

Golf course aeration season is upon us…..well most of us, that is.

I’m not sure which is a dirtier word, shank or aerate? I prefer the replacements of lateral and vent.

All jokes aside, I know it’s that time of year when every other phone caller asks, "When are you guys aerating?"....which brings us to this week’s topic.

The Importance of an Effective Aeration Schedule for Maintaining Long-Term, High-Quality Turf

Do you ever notice that right when your home club's greens are absolutely perfect, the superintendent strolls in throwing around that dirty word?

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Pebble Beach Pro-Am Commonly Asked Questions

Posted by Cole Handley on Feb 10, 2017 11:37:31 AM

Poppy Hills was blessed to be a co-host to the amazing Pebble Beach Pro-Am event from 1991 -- when it replaced Cypress Point -- up until 2010, when Poppy Hills was replaced with the current co-host, Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

The Pebble Beach Pro Am was hosted by Poppy Hills until 2010.

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Get Your Custom Club Fitting at the TaylorMade Golf Performance Studio

Posted by Cole Handley on Feb 1, 2017 9:32:00 AM

Come to Poppy Hills golf course of Pebble Beach for a custom club fitting at their TaylorMade studio

With the golf technology that’s available today, you are seriously missing out if you have never been professionally fit for golf clubs. Quite often, we have discovered that many golfers’ “swing” issues are not the cause of a poor golf swing, but are actually symptoms of ill-fitted equipment.

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Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach Golf Course Raises $20k for Youth Golf

Posted by Cole Handley on Jan 18, 2017 4:08:18 PM

If you're a runner, you love getting outside and enjoying fresh air and beautiful scenery. And if you're lucky, you live close to or can easily access a peaceful trail with beautiful views. Poppy Hills organized and held its annual four-mile "Run Fore Fun" on its picturesque Pebble Beach golf course property on Sunday, Jan. 15. And 150 runners from around Monterey Bay quickly signed up as they recognized that this was a run to participate in -- both for the awe-inspiring views throughout the Del Monte Forest and to give to a great cause.Runner in Run Fore Fun at Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach Golf Course

Run Fore Fun Benefits Youth on Course

The four-mile run raised $20k, in total, for Youth on Course, which provides opportunities for kids through access to affordable golf, caddie programs, employment, scholarships and internships. Members of Youth on Course are able to play golf at participating golf courses for $5 or less and are automatically signed up as members of the NCGA and receive an official NCGA Handicap Index!

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Looking for an Eco Golf Course? Check out Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach

Posted by Cole Handley on Jan 11, 2017 1:30:40 AM

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Fine Fescue Fairways at Poppy Hills are the New Fluffy

As you read in the blog title, the new fine fescue fairways at Poppy Hills are the future of the game -- and something you’re going to see a lot more as California's drought continues and the cost of water increases.

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Costco Golf Balls & Titleist Tuesdays at Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach

Posted by Cole Handley on Jan 4, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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Wait...what? Costco golf balls?

I’ve read all the forums and seen all the comparisons, but I’m not buying it. In a world where “fake” news goes viral in seconds, I think the golf world is getting wrapped up in some brilliant social

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Advice From a PGA Professional

Posted by Cole Handley on Jan 2, 2017 9:13:00 AM

Play Better Golf in 2017

 

pga professional cole handley at poppy hills golf course Cole Handley, PGA Professional, teaching a student at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Let’s face it: If you play golf, you know you should be better than you are. There is not a golfer in the world that says, “Yep, I’m right where I want to be. My game is just perfect.” Well, maybe Tiger -- butlet’s not go there. The deal with golf is that it takes a heck of a lot of work just to maintain, let alone get any better.

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Pebble Beach Golf Packages Just Got Better

Posted by Cole Handley on Dec 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Poppy Hills: The Best in Pebble Beach Golf Packages

Looking for a hotel near Poppy Hills golf course? Congratulations, booking an epic golf adventure at the perfect hotel just became a lot less of a chore. Now you can sit back and be the hero for picking the perfect hotel and the best course in Poppy Hills while counting all the pennies you’ve saved.  

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Poppy Hills Gets PGA Tour Schedule Approved

Posted by Cole Handley on Dec 23, 2016 1:25:24 AM

With 15,372 golf courses in the United States, I think it’s safe to say the PGA Tour isn’t hurting to find places to put the world's best to the test. I’ll come right out and say it -- the pros are spoiled. Week after week, they peg it on the most perfect tee boxes, watch it roll down the firmest, fastest and most pristine fairways -- and roll the rock on greens where not a single blade of grass is out of place.

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