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Pelican Hill Golf Club

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Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
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One of the nation's premier golf clubs, Pelican Hill Golf Club(R) boasts 36...

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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We were staying at the Marriott just across the street they highly recommended we play here! They didn't steer us wrong, from when we drove up til we left nothing but first class... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rick H
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Marriott just across the street they highly recommended we play here! They didn't steer us wrong, from when we drove up til we left nothing but first class service. The wives road along cause we heard the course was so beautiful, we weren't steered wrong, gorgeous! Course was in great condition, had the course to... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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120 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best courses in SoCal to golf, this must be my very favorite. Views that are hard to describe, super service, course conditions beyond reproach and a bar, grill and restaurant of the same order - from tee to green and clubdrop to clubhouse - this place is class all the way. They dont load up the course... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

First let me state that the Pelican Hill Golf Courses are among the most beautiful in the world. The staff is first class, and you are treated royally during every visit. I have enjoyed playing both the North and South courses numerous times, and could not wait to again try these beautiful layouts. We played the North Course first and... More 

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Thank POPPA-D
PelicanHillResort, General Manager at Pelican Hill Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Please know that I understand your disappointment and have addressed your feedback with our course maintenance and service staff. Additionally, I will contact you with a private message to provide my contact details, if you wish to connect with me directly to discuss your feedback in more detail. Once again,... More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The views on the course are very nice but this course is in terrible condition then when you consider how much it costs it is ridiculous and not worth playing. Very mediocre course charging crazy high rates. I would recommend finding another course.

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

Joe, I appreciate you taking the time to post your candid comments, as we continually strive to heighten the overall golf experience. Please know that I understand your disappointment and have addressed your feedback with our course maintenance staff. Additionally, I will contact you with a private message to provide my contact details, if you wish to connect with me... More 

Long Beach, New York
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

915am tee time range doesn't open to 9am ? Conditions are horrible on the south course , horrible for $50 dollars let alone $250 dollars. Greens are very slow , caddies are there just to talk to you they don't do much more then that. Stay tuned one more day on the north course today.

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

Anthony, Thank you for taking the time to post your candid thoughts, so that we may improve your experience moving forward. I understand your disappointment and have promptly addressed your concerns regarding course conditions and forecaddies. Please know that the practice facility opens later on Tuesdays only in order to perform required weekly maintenance. I apologize if this was not... More 

Hampton nh
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234 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Have played many TPC courses, this place is a joke. The course is beautiful and challenging, course , but to have greens in the condition that they are in putting like gravel putting surfaces is unacceptable also don't need dandelions in the sand traps. There was a group behind us yelling at us while we were playing thinking we were... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback. I regret that your overall experience fell short of your expectations and our goals. Please know that I have personally addressed your concerns regarding course maintenance and front desk management. As we strive to continuously heighten the overall experience, your detailed input is sincerely appreciated. Kind regards, Steve Friedlander... More 

Newport Beach, CA
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96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

With two beautiful courses in a gorgeous setting, what's not to love? I prefer the North Course for its links set up and more panoramic views, but both are excellent. Caddies at Pelican Hill are knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The entire resort is top notch with impeccable service and beautifully maintained grounds and club house. The Pelican Grill restaurant and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If you read any of my other reviews you would know that I have a weird golf-bromance with PHGC. I play here several times a year and have been doing so for nearly 15 years. The course and facilities were excellent (CA drought be damned...I want green fairways). I really cannot say anything bad about the course. But whatever you... More 

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San Clemente, California
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72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

I was excited because my accountant had the deal for $100 off as long as you play without a forecaddy, which seemed fine because the carts come equipped with laser-gun range finders. The facilities are beautiful and the Pelican Grill was excellent, but the experience on the golf course itself left something to be desired. As of Sep 2015 several... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I apologize that your recent golf experience did not meet your expectations and our goals. I have personally followed up with our Director of Golf Maintenance about your detailed input here. Please know that both the Ocean North and Ocean South courses are maintained throughout the year, and the laser... More 

Maui, Hawaii
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Probably the most audacious place I’ve ever stayed. The golf course is great but very hoydi toydyi. The management (Not all) are a bunch of kids that don’t know (????) about customer service or resort management. I stayed here several times with my dogs in a casita while on business, because the Montage and Marriott were sold out. The food... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your candid feedback. I am deeply disappointed to read that your experience fell short of the Five-Star standards you expect and we aim to deliver. I have personally followed up with the management of each area to discuss the comments you kindly noted here. We value your perspective and kindly request an opportunity to speak with... More 

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