Newly rebuilt Poppy Hills scheduled to reopen in April


Newly rebuilt Poppy Hills scheduled to reopen in April
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

A date has been set for the reopening of the Poppy Hills course in Pebble Beach, California, following the completion of a rebuild project by Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects.

4 April is the scheduled first day for public play, and the new course will feature just a single cut of grass throughout – a fairway height that runs from the tee boxes to the green.

The rebuild has seen the softening of doglegs and thoroughly sand capped, and Jones iterated in November his aim to create a course that plays firmer, faster and gives golfers more fun, as reported by GCA.

Located in the Del Monte Forest, the rebuilt Poppy Hills course will be a par 71 rather than the previous 72, due to the twelfth hole being converted from a tight dogleg par 5 to a straightaway par 4.

“We are fast approaching the start of a new era for Poppy Hills,” said Brad Shupe, general manager of the golf course. “What originally began as a master plan to merely modernise irrigation and drainage has led to an extensive and incredible renovation.”