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Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
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Activities: Golfing
Description: One of the nation's premier golf clubs, Pelican Hill Golf Club(R) boasts...
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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A great course but don't expect many oceanside holes

We played the south course at Pelican Hill which is tighter than the north course and runs right down to the ocean. There are many great holes with #18 being one of the toughest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We played the south course at Pelican Hill which is tighter than the north course and runs right down to the ocean. There are many great holes with #18 being one of the toughest finishing holes I've ever played. The par 3s are also tough with most stretching out more than 165 yards. The exception is the two ocean holes.... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Everything at Pelican Hill is top notch. The restaurants, hotel and golf course all all top rated. The view is spectacular...a clear days you can see Catalina and miles of Southern California beaches.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

2 nice fazio courses, north front 9 is the strongest in my opinion, with a couple of great finishing holes, but 10-16 pretty ordinary. south had a nice flavor overall, but "oceanside" holes are pretty ordinary - back to back par 3's with ocean to the left, and 2 ordinary holes coming towards and playing away from the ocean view.... More 

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Oklahoma City - Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wonderful resort and Golf Course. Played the South Course and it is beautiful. We were told between the North and South course to play the South. I'm sure you can't go wrong with either one. Breathtaking views of the ocean and the resort is superb!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Both challenging and breathtaking, this course is a true beauty. Caddies are excelent, so is the clubhouse and the course maintenance. If you like golf and are in the area, it's a must to reserve a tee time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have always loved PH. My last rounds are no exception. Even given the price ($300/rd) I have yet to find another course its equal, except for maybe some private. Which is what PH does well....make you feel like a member. Over the years I have gotten to know several people by name and they always make me feel welcome.... More 

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Beverly Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My seven year old son recently received his first one on one golf lesson at Pelican Hill Golf Club, performed by PGA Certified Golf Instructor Tim Mitchell. From the moment Tim introduced himself to us and throughout the entire lesson, Tim was the consummate professional. His courteous communication and expert instructional skills made him a perfect fit for introducing our... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The ocean course is one I play every time I am in town. The prices have gone up quite a bit, but if you factor in the views the price is worth it. Make sure you take a camera and also make sure that you do stay out of the areas where the rattlesnake signs are posted. They are not... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

course was beautiful, pars were challenging, sand traps difficult and well placed. Totally a great course to test your ability. Loved it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I played both courses and the layout is good and the maintenance also.The staff is ok,they do their job.the case is if you are paying about 300 $ per person and you don't have a chipping area and bunker practice I think something wrong here.The driving range was ok.Everything should be ok if you paid max.150 $.

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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 thoughts. I apologize if your experience was anything less than perfect. While the chipping green and bunker are available exclusively to lessons at the Golf Academy, we do allow chipping to the practice greens by each of the first tees. Please know that we appreciate you taking the time to... More 

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Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach

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