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Pelican Hill Golf Club

22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
+1 949-612-1917
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What a great course...views and design!

One of the finest golf courses in the Southern California area. Views especially from the south... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2017
Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
Magnificent Golf!

There are two beautiful, well manicured, challenging golf courses at Pelican Hill. Many of the... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2017
Toby G
Birmingham, Alabama
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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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22701 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2008
+1 949-612-1917
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Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

One of the finest golf courses in the Southern California area. Views especially from the south course are stunning and you are treated like royalty by the staff...as you would expect at this level course!

Thank MelindaLee7
Reviewed March 31, 2017

There are two beautiful, well manicured, challenging golf courses at Pelican Hill. Many of the holes have views of the ocean. You won't want to miss playing either course so check to see if both are open during the time of your visit. (We had...More

Thank Toby G
Reviewed March 8, 2017

So I'm in a rut. But it's a comfortable rut. I can't say enough good things about this course. And with the recent rains, the course was in the best shape that I have seen it in the last 7+ years. The staff is always...More

Thank ChiTown69
Reviewed March 4, 2017

I played the South course in a brisk onshore breeze that made the course challenging. it is less exposed than the North course. The facilities are superb the course was in good condition despite just s few days before experiencing some significant rain and wind....More

Thank touareg2
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Everyone I ever speak with about PHGC raves about it. After playing the South course, I must say I'm underwhelmed. The clubhouse and locker rooms are very nice, but the course was just ok. Layout aside, it was in the worst condition of any course...More

Thank pitchinwedge
Pelican_Hill_Resort, President at Pelican Hill Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us, and I apologize that your recent visit to Pelican Hill left you feeling underwhelmed. I’m disappointed to read that the course conditions were anything less than perfect, especially because you were visiting based...More

Reviewed February 16, 2017

Played this course as part of a my company's sales meeting afternoon off. This is the best course I have ever played in my life. The icing on the top was our forecaddie Josh. He made made a great day even more outstanding.

Thank abernes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

In the last year, I have golfed at Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach, and Cypress Point. I would put Pelican Hill on that same list. The South Course is one of the great experiences of my golfing life. Ocean views from 16 holes. Challenging carries and...More

Thank RanD449
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

This was simply an amazing experience, and one of the best courses I've ever played. I've been to some beautiful courses that were simply too difficult to play. Not the case for his course. The views are amazing. The layout is creative but not so...More

Thank usmboyzzz
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

One of the best west coat golf courses I have played. The greens where true and the views where awesome. The Ocean course has the best greens and fairways. If you get the chance to play here GO..... You will not be disappointed. Jerry Ehrlich...More

Thank Jerry E
Reviewed September 9, 2016

I played the South Course yesterday. I think this course is the nicest public course in all of LA/OC. I would probably say this even if half the holes didn't have a gorgeous view of the ocean. All the holes were different and beautiful with...More

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