Friday, October 31, 2008

Poppy Hills Launches Newly Renovated Web Site

(PEBBLE BEACH) - Poppy Hills has launched a newly renovated Web site, Tuesday night. The enhanced site boasts a clean, fresh look with a modern design making it even easier to make an online starting time.

Other features include a comprehensive virtual tour with audio commentary, updated pro shop and instruction news, a section on weddings and a photo gallery from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Other standard features, such as weather, directions, contact information and a link to the course's parent Northern California Golf Association website (, are also clearly displayed.

Poppy Hills is a challenging course that weaves through the Del Monte Forest. The venue plays host to many prominent tournaments including the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in early February.

The Robert Trent Jones Jr. design opened in 1986 and is the home course for the NCGA. It was the first course in the United States to be owned and operated by an amateur golf association. The par-72 layout measures 6,857 yards from the black tees with a rating of 74.3/144.

In the October 17 issue of GolfWorld, the magazine announced its first "Readers' Choice Awards." Poppy Hills was selected 41st on the list of the top 50 public courses. A 2007 Zagat Survey ranked Poppy Hills the 12th "Most Popular Course" in the U.S., and the layout was named "National Course of the Year" in 2006 by the National Golf Course Owners Association. The golf shop was named as one of the "Top 100 Golf Shops" in 2008 by Golf World Business magazine.

Poppy Hills also includes a picturesque grass driving range, practice putting, chipping, bunker facilities and a video swing analysis system. The course welcomes public play and it is recommended for visitors to join the NCGA to receive nearly a 75-percent discount off the $200 public green fee.

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