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Pelican Hill Golf Club

22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-612-1917
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Ranked #3 of 65 Activities in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: One of the nation's premier golf clubs, Pelican Hill Golf Club(R) boasts 36 holes designed by Tom...
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Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: One of the nation's premier golf clubs, Pelican Hill Golf Club(R) boasts 36 holes designed by Tom Fazio with stunning ocean panoramas from every hole, a luxurious 44,000-square-foot clubhouse with separate men's and women's locker rooms and lounges with a full array of appointments and amenities, the acclaimed Pelican Grill and lounge, Caffe II Italian coffee bar, a golf shop offering the latest golf fashions and accessories, and an intelligently designed, full-service practice facility. Conveniently located right outside the clubhouse door, the practice facility features an expansive driving range, practice greens and tour-event Nike Platinum One balls waiting for guests when they arrive. The two 18-hole courses, Ocean North and Ocean South, are both ranked among Golf Digest's America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. A preeminent institution of golf instruction in California, Pelican Hill Golf Academy offers dedicated teaching facilities, including two greens, bunkers and driving tees. The Director of Instruction, Glenn Deck, is one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America and one of Golf Tips magazine's Top 25 U.S. Instructors. He offers monthly golf schools, special guest instructor programs, private lessons and a seasonal Junior Golfers' Academy.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 NEW

Beautiful golf course! Ocean views from many holes. Played the north course. Can't wait to return and play the south course.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a treat these courses are! So well maintained that is felt like a video game I was playing. Can't wait to head back to play again, what a treat!

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Irvine, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place although the most beautiful architecture and grounds has a very poor customer service. The people that work there are not paid well but they get the prestige of working for this awesomely beautiful place. The food is really not up to par for the expense. Portions small. Drinks are strong but super expensive, and the atmosphere is just... More 

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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at Pelican Hill Golf Club, responded to this review

I sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to share your feedback. I’m very disappointed to learn that your visit did not deliver a positive experience. I have followed up with leaders of the departments you mentioned to address the concerns you have detailed here. We appreciate your candid thoughts and kindly request an opportunity to speak with you personally... More 

McKinney, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You can't go wrong with either course, but know that they are typical Tom Fazio courses - Tough!! The North is touted, but I liked the South more as it seems to have ocean views on almost every hole.

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LA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For almost 300$ around they should pace groups out at 15 minute intervals. Played slow. Caddie hit us up for bigger tip. Greens could have been in better shape. As beautiful a course as anywhere. Great tract, great challenge. Get the golf package as part of your stay to bring the rate down considerably.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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125 reviews 125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great location and views of the ocean - top notch facility and services. Challenging from the tips - friendly from the front. Couples will enjoy.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I played the North Course. We had a small lunch on patio and the got ready to play. Putting green and driving range were right there for easy practice. I rented clubs and that was a piece of cake and they were decent Nike clubs. Forecaddie was a friendly guy who knew the spots on the course to hit and... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

As always pelican hill is amazing. If you are innthe area recommend you to stay,dine and play at this beautiful spot of NPBeach.

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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Grill is one of my favorite restaurants. A casual golf club atmosphere with excellent food and service.

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London, United Kingdom
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200 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I wasn't a huge fan when the course opened but I have continued to play it. There just aren't that many choices to be fair in OC. But the course has matured and its quite decent now. But its not Monterey.

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