Fall Schedule will feature historic Poppy Hills Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted on Jun 11, 2018

Future Champions Golf is thrilled to announce that Poppy Hills Golf Course will be used for the playing of the 4th Annual FCG Northern California Championship over Thanksgiving Weekend in 2018!

Poppy Hills Golf Course is the newest golf course in Pebble Beach, California after undergoing an extensive 13-month renovation that was completed in April 2014. The original Poppy Hills was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and opened in 1986. Along with Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Poppy Hills co-hosted the PGA Tour‘s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 to 2009, replacing Cypress Point in the rotation. Poppy Hills will co-host the Champions Tour‘s Nature Valley First Tee Open with Pebble Beach for three years, beginning in September of 2014.

Poppy Hills was the first course in the United States to be owned and operated by an amateur golf association, the Northern California Golf Association. Poppy Hills is the headquarters and tournament home of the NCGA, which also owns Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore. Poppy Hills was featured in the original Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game series in 1999, and was an active course through 2004.

The new Poppy Hills has been widely heralded since it reopened in 2014. Golf.com Travel Writer Joe Passov said the new Poppy Hills has a “Pinehurst-like touch, with just a hint of near-neighbor Cypress Point.” Golf Getaways Travel Writer Vic Williams added about the new design, “at certain times it feels like Pinehurst, other times like Augusta, with dashes of Pine Valley.” source – Wikipedia

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