Poppy Hills Golf Course
(Photo Credit: Joann Dost)
Pebble Beach, Calif.
In 2013, the golf course architecture firm of Robert Trent Jones II (RTJ II) completed extensive renovations to the Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif. RTJ II worked closely with the Northern California Golf Association, which owns and operates the course, to bring this popular layout up to modern standards, improve playability, and conserve precious resources, particularly water. The course, which has hosted the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am, was originally designed by RTJ II and opened in 1986.
By the Numbers
12 - acres of added natural areas
20 - acres of irrigated turf reduction
50 - approximate acres of playable fairway
150% - increase of fairway landing areas
1,800 - individually controlled sprinklers
45,000 - square feet of new practice tees
75,000 - linear feet of underground drainage
150,000 - square feet of newly designed greens
170,000 - total square feet of meandering tee surfaces