Cleaved through the tall pines of the Del Monte Forest, Poppy Hills Golf Course's 18-hole layout blankets the scenic terrain of the Monterey Peninsula with a 6,857 trail of meticulously manicured fairways and greens. Designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones II, Poppy Hills has hosted many high-profile golf events, including co-hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 to 2009, a 19-year span during which Bill Murray never left.
Named one of California's Top 10 Courses You Can Play, Poppy Hills gives casual golfers a chance to test their mettle on a world-class course—the 426-yard fifth hole was rated the most difficult par four in PGA Tour play in 2006—with four tee options that make it surmountable for golfers of all stripes. Though its known for its woodland scenery and large, undulating greens, the par 72 course also features water hazards that come into play on two holes, gobbling up golf balls and serving as a convenient vacation spot for fish trying to spend a weekend away from the Pacific.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones II
Length of 6,857 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 74.3 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 144 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
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THE INN AT SPANISH BAY/ ONE OF THREE LUXURY PROPERTIESWITHIN THE EXCLUSIVE DEL MONTE FOREST ON THE MONTEREYPENINSULA IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/ OFFERS GUESTS THE CHOICEOF 269 LUXURY GUESTROOMS/ FIVE TANTALIZING RESTAURANTS/ THESPA AT PEBBLE BEACH/ 14/000 SQUARE FEET OF CONFERENCEFACILITIES/ EQUESTRIAN CENTER/ THE FULL SERVICE SPANISH BAYTENNIS CLUB AND PREFERRED TEE TIMES ON PEBBLE BEACH GOLFLINKS HOST OF THE U.S. OPEN 2010/ AND SPYGLASS HILL GOLFCOURSE.
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