Golf Course Review Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach California
Reviewed by: dethman, irvine
Played here during a visit to the Monterey Peninsula. Course was in great shape, but some of the Covid precautions were questionable.
The golf shop is not open, so everyone is checking in in the back of the clubhouse. The same people checking you in are helping people ‘shop’ and bringing stuff like clothes out from the inside so people can see and decide whether to buy. So I stood in line for about 20 minutes waiting to check in when there were only 3 people in line.
Next, neither a golf cart nor range balls are included with their $250 rack rate. (not that I paid that, but still). Personally it seemed to be nickel and diming people a bit. I was walking anyway.
Also, a foursome checked in in front of me, and they all wanted to ride, but the course would only allow 2 people to ride in 2 carts, the other 2 had to walk. They were older golfers who just wanted to ride and willing to pay. There were a LOT of carts sitting around. I don’t get that.
Anyway once I got to the first tee things were fine. Great conditions all around, with almost perfectly maintained tee boxes and fairways, with tricky, somewhat slowish greens.
I don’t recall being in any green-side bunkers but they looked fine. A lot of side-hill fairway lies if you don’t know where to hit it. A very nice walk with a push cart through the Del Monte forest and sightseeing through the Monterey pines. Pretty decent pace of play at 4 hours with a noon tee time. Enjoyed it.