Golf in Pebble Beach: Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach Named Course of the Year

Posted by Cole Handley on Nov 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Shockingly Affordable Golf in Pebble Beach

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"I think Poppy is amazing. Nothing beats being on the Monterey Peninsula." - Mark O'Meara

It’s been nearly a year since Poppy Hills golf in Pebble Beach was recognized by the California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA) as its 2015 Course of the Year -- and as a finalist in 2016.

This incredibly prestigious award is offered to the course that receives the highest scores in five criteria:

  • Exceptional Quality of Course

  • Exemplary water stewardship

  • Exceptional quality of ownership and management

  • Outstanding contribution to the community

  • Significant contributions to the game

“Poppy Hills excels in all categories and serves as the consummate role model for other golf facilities within our association,” said CGCOA Executive Director Marc Connerly.

No Trip to Pebble Beach is Complete Without a Trip to Poppy Hills

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Since the opening of the newly designed Poppy Hills in 2014, the course was named "Renovation of the Year" by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golfweek, and Links Magazine, and has been highly praised by many pros on the Champions Tour.

As World Golf Hall of Famer Colin Montgomerie said, “It reminds me a little bit of Pinehurst and a little bit of Pine Valley in many ways. This is an excellent course. I loved it.”

Golf Digest has also said that Poppy Hills is “Maybe the coolest golf hang on 17- Mile Drive.”

We could go on and on about the attributes of Poppy Hills. But the moral of the story is that Poppy Hills has made its presence known as one of the best golf experiences on the west coast. No trip to Pebble Beach is complete without putting a peg in the ground at Poppy Hills.

Shockingly Affordable Golf in Pebble Beach

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The icing on the cake is that Poppy Hills green fees are shockingly affordable -- coming in at $225 with even greater savings in the winter months and through hotel packages.

Here’s a list of 4 Top 100 courses in America and what they’re charging. See how Poppy Hills stacks up.

Poppy Hills - $225

Streamsong - $255

Spyglass Hill - $395

Pinehurst #2 - $410

Pebble Beach - $535

As Golf Channel's Matt Ginella puts it “Poppy Hills is definitely a part of anybody’s itinerary going to the Monterey Peninsula.”  We encourage you to throw your clubs in the trunk, give us a call, and get out to Poppy Hills to allow us show you what it’s like to have some fun in the forest.


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