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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...

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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Two Rounds is Never Enough

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

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 

Thank ChiTown69
San Clemente, California
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67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

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 

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 11 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 

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 

Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We try to play here at least once when in SoCal. Expensive but beautiful course. Have only played the south course, love the ocean holes. Treated well, full golf shop. This time the round played a little slow, after waiting on several holes the marshall came thru to try to adjust player's position to speed things up. Personally I highly... More 

Thank Mickyw303
Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have played the golf courses several times. It is no Pebble Beach but the venue is very nice. I have dined in the casual restaurant on several occasionsn. The service was very good and the food was adequate. Overall this place is very expensive and I think there are numerous other establishments in this area that provide much better... More 

Thank diana k
Dallas, TX
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

His was my second time to play golf at Pelican Hill, the last being almost 20 years ago. The views and the golf were even better than I remembered. The day started with the driving range - large enough to accommodate our group. Then, the nicest golf cart I've ever used (seems kinda silly to say that, but notable nonetheless).... More 

Thank dfwmaverick
Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

play the south course, it has great views of the ocean. the course is fair but very pretty, it had just been aerated the week before and was healing nicely, The greens were a little slow but we knew that going out. Great layout and spectacular views.

Thank Andrew C
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great courses both North and South but what is very strange is the complete lack of course supervision while you are out playing...PM

Thank Lamerapera
Toronto, Canada
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967 reviews
417 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 700 helpful votes
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 

Thank John B
Newport Beach, California
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

Thank pam b

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