June 19, 2019
Poppy Hills No.81 on Best Courses You Can Play
Golf Digest’s “America’s Greatest Courses You Can Play”
Poppy Hills Golf Course has been named one of the nation’s best public courses.
Located in the heart of the Del Monte Forest in Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills came in at No. 81 in Golf Digest’s 2019-2020 rankings of ‘Amerca’s Greatest Courses You Can Play.’ It’s the second time the course, which is owned by the Northern California Golf Association, has made the list.
The newest rankings appear in the magazine’s recently released June issue.
Having undergone an extensive renovation in 2014 by architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course now has a more natural feel and has been compared by some to Pinehurst No.2 and Pine Valley. It has also become a leader in water stewardship practices and remains involved with youth-targeted philanthropic endeavors including the highly acclaimed Youth on Course program.
Poppy Hills annually co-hosts the Champions Tour PURE Insurance Open (formerly First Tee Open) with Pebble Beach Golf Links each September. In 2018, the course hosted its first USGA championship when the U.S Girls’ Junior Championship teed off July 16-21.