Poppy Hills is named National Golf Course Owners Association of America course of the year. The cutting edge addition of GPS to the carts made the difference.
In 2005, Poppy Hills made numerous improvements, including the addition of Global Positioning Systems to its golf carts and an Inpractis 4View video system for the driving range. Course conditioning has also been a priority with noticeably firmer and drier conditions now more prevalent.
"We're honored to have been given this award considering the numerous qualified courses across the country," said Poppy Hills General Manager Tyler Jones. "The hard work that [Superintendent] Manny Sousa and [Assistant Superintendent] Kregg Bush have put into course drainage and design improvements is really paying off."
Past winners of the National Course of the Year award include World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla.; and last year's winner, Saratoga National in Saratoga, N.Y.
Thanks to our in-house digital satirist Naccarato for his "Poppy Field" piece accompanying this thread.