Played 3/22/2018 on a day a recreational round would be cancelled. Writing this review so GK readers have a 2018 review to reference.
NCGA Pub-links qualifier was the occasion and signing up a month prior; the stipulation "inclement weather does not cancel the competition."
Rain, Lt Rain, mist, and sun. Temps 57-60-53 range. Winds 10-20 mph with gusts to 30. Warm up rain jacket was soaked before heading to #1 changed out of that. Rain gear most all day, two holes the sun came out then bigger wind, colder, more light rain most of the 2nd 9. (zinfandel)
The NCGA check-in popup tent was blown from its stakes on the first hole. My first putt into the back hole location (bowl) on #1 Chardonnay side the water level was above the lip of the hole. From there conditions of the course improved.
Poppy Ridge has three 9's that intertwine along in this valley and a top the rolling hills of the course around farm land / vineyards that don't come into play golfing.
Played the ball down and didn't get a mudder but ball was dirty of course. Bunkers had some standing water and occasional casual water through the green.
A challenging day weather wise and two of our foursome decided to not start the event. As a twosome we were last group out and the round was 4 1/2 hours.
A fun track and good choice when in the Livermore area. Second time visiting and was looking forward to it and despite weather made the best of it and enjoyed the challenge.
Will definitely be back soon and will update review with hopefully more genuine playing conditions soon.
Staff and facility are great.» Close