Poppy Ridge Golf Course – Livermore, CA
27 Holes – Par 72 Yardage: 7000+ Architect: Rees Jones
Inspired by the successful opening of Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach 10 years earlier, the NCGA commissioned Golf Digest’s 1995 Architect of the Year Rees Jones to weave 27 holes through the vineyards of Livermore Valley.
Three nines as distinct as the grape varietals they are named after – Merlot, Chardonnay and Zinfandel – sweep through 3,000 acres of the toasted, savannah-covered hills that roll through Wine Country. While the nines finish similarly, each is unique, as there is nearly 300 feet of elevation change between them. The fairways and greens pop from their golden surroundings, and vineyards just beyond the property provide a beautiful backdrop that can feel almost endless.
The fairways and greens pop from their golden surroundings, and vineyards just beyond the property provide a beautiful backdrop that can feel almost endless.The routing at Poppy Ridge is clever in that all three nines close with a lakeside green in front of the majestic hacienda-style clubhouse.