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Get Golf Ready

Poppy Hills Golf Course

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - Sunday, June 15, 2014
Poppy Hills Golf Course 3200 Lopez Road Pebble BeachCA  93953
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - Sunday, June 15, 2014
Poppy Hills Golf Course 3200 Lopez Road Pebble BeachCA  93953

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What's Included

Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you'll need to play golf in just a few lessons. PGA and LPGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting. No equipment needed! Of the course of 5 lessons you'll discover: Warm up, stretching and wellness tips The best ways to hold the club and get ready before you take a swing Getting the ball close to the hole — chipping, pitching and other shots from short distances Caring for the course Getting comfortable with the full swing Using your irons to get the ball in the air and onto the green Learning the 'lingo', like fairway & rough, tee box & green, divot & bunker, and more Having more fun using 'It's Okay' as the way to play Swinging your driver and other 'big' clubs to hit the long shots Starting your play from the correct tee markers — use TEE IT FORWARD to have more fun Helpful shortcuts to save time while you play Linking all that you've learned to play a few holes Tips for playing in groups, on teams and other fun ways to play Getting you more comfortable on the course and where to drive the cart Review of the rules and keeping score More opportunities for you to come back and play golf

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Poppy Hills opened in 1986, but it was conceived under a different name – the Hilltop Course.

It was an appropriate working title for the intriguing property tucked deep in the forest of Pebble Beach, a layout that rides the rolling elevation changes of the land while jumping across the Riparian Corridor.

The Northern California Golf Association built Poppy Hills – the new name a winner of a member contest – to serve as its headquarters and tournament home. The land had been earmarked for a golf course by Pebble Beach founder Samuel F.B. Morse, and the 164-acre site was sold to the NCGA in 1977 for just $7,000 per acre. As demand for amateur tournament golf grew, Poppy Hills was needed to complement Spyglass Hill, which still hosts many of the NCGA’s majors.

Poppy Hills became the first course to be owned and operated by a golf association in the United States when it opened June 1, 1986. The Robert Trent Jones Jr. design has since co-hosted  the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 through 2009, as well as the Spalding Pebble Beach Invitational (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993) and 1991 NCAA Men’s Championships. Matt Gogel set the old Poppy Hills course record with a 62 during the second round of the 2001 AT&T.

Poppy Hills underwent an extensive renovation beginning in March of 2013 centered around water conservation, primarily by improving irrigation and drainage. Jones returned to Poppy Hills with his Robert Trent Jones II design firm, this time creating a firm, fast and fun course that unfolds seamlessly through the stunning Del Monte Forest.

Jones reinvented the course architecturally, restoring each hole to its natural elevation along the forest floor, softening doglegs and contours, rebuilding all 18 greens with bentgrass, eliminating rough and introducing native waste areas that reduce irrigated turf by nearly 25%.

The new Poppy Hills reopened April 4, 2014.

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Poppy Hills Golf Course 3200 Lopez Road Pebble BeachCA  93953
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