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Address: 22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
Phone Number: +1 949-612-1917

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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The Ocean Course

This is a beautiful track and the Ocean Course is very challenging. Expect tremendous vistas and uneven lies; the ball is either below your feet or above your feet. It provides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful track and the Ocean Course is very challenging. Expect tremendous vistas and uneven lies; the ball is either below your feet or above your feet. It provides for very challenging second shots even if your sitting in the middle of the fairway.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I had people tell me about this course. It was a bit expensive for me, as I do not usually spend $300+ on a round of golf, but oh my good was it totally worth playing here. The course was in great condition, there was a cool breeze from the ocean the entire round. We played the South Course and... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Hadn't played there in a few years, but it really is a great track. Challenging holes and really beautiful all the way around!

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Victorville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We played the Ocean Course and the greens were in great shape. Don Bren is the master at making a resort first class. Great staff

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

As a novice golfer the courses beauty is as important as the holes 😉 Challenging, nstural with views of the Pacific...excellent service, great golf shop with top notch service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Frankly it is fairly expensive to play but it is a mystery to me why a golf course even exists that close to the beach sitting on a billion dollars worth of real estate. The back to back par threes are interesting and pretty magic. There are many views of the ocean perhaps more than any course I have played... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is always one of my favorite courses and if you really want to figure out how to putt with the ocean that close you must have a caddy with you. There are several tricky holes where you must lay up to the shoot over the ravine and if you were on your own you will not know that. I've... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I have reviewed Pelican Hill Golf Club several times. So this sound old and tired to some.....I never get tired of coming here. I really feel like I belong to a private club that has wonderful views of the ocean from nearly every hole. The staff at the pro shop as well as on the range are great. Everyone is... More 

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Burbank, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This is my second time playing Pelican Hill. The first visit was 3 years ago and that time I would have given 5 stars; the course was immaculate. This time (2/29/2016) was a complete disappointment. I took my husband and father for their birthdays and dropped almost $1,000 on a round of golf. For $300 a round, I expect near-perfection.... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your candid feedback on our review page. I sincerely regret that your visit fell short of your expectations and our goals. Based on your comments, I have personally followed up with my staff and course maintenance crew about the comments you detailed in this review. Once again, thank you for sharing your concerns on our review... More 

Wilmette, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Our foursome played both courses last week and were delighted with the facility. The views on both are postcard perfect and the conditions of both courses was impeccable. i have played many great courses in the US and Pelican Hill stacks up with the very best of them. Can't wait to return.

Thank Pat M

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