The Ocean South at Pelican Hill Golf Club

3.2500000000 3.2 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6580 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 22800 Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast, California 92657, Orange County
  • (844) 878-0942, (855) 315-8214
  • (949) 467-6899

Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (1991), Wadsworth Golf Construction (1991)
Type: Resort
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6580 yards 71.9 134
Blue 70 6323 yards 70.5 131
White 70 5929 yards 69.1 126
White (W) 70 5929 yards 75.5 137
Red (W) 70 5393 yards 72.7 131
Red 70 5393 yards 66.7 119
Yellow 70 4723 yards 64.0 114
Yellow (W) 70 4723 yards 68.2 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 1.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Overpriced lunch bag letdown"

wilfy57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

As all golfers I like to be pleasantly surprised. It gets more difficult to experience this when you pay 300$ for a round of golf. At check in maybe they'd have a bag tag for you not this place. Range facility nice, putting green is the truest rolling green on the course. They haven't soaked it. Some very good looking holes, some stunning ocean views. I am a 9 handicap have lost some distance so played white tees 6000 yes. My best choice. They soaked the course I guess to keep it nice on postcard. There is something wrong when you hit a 3 wood into a par 4 and it plugs on a flat fringe. Mud balls all day. The four caddy provided with the round gives you yardage. That's all carry. The only hole I actually did not like was I think 17 a par 5, long hole hit good driive, good three wood, I then have a blind shot 185 yes uphill to a well bunker green. I nut it it plugs on fringe another mud ball. It will be a long time before I pay this price for a round of golf. My fault as kids say" my bad"

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

I don't recommend this course

"TOP 10"

GolfinginBC's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pelican Hill is a special place. I love both courses and I look forward to heading to California many times a year to play here.

Typically I play the late afternoon, never have I had any issue with pace of play, the course is immaculate, views are stunning and the overall life experience is why I can't wait to get back there.

Club house, change rooms and all facilities are luxury. I take advantage of the mens room after a round and then head in for a bite to eat.

If your in the area you have to experience Pelican Hill, if not then make a plan to do it.

World class everything!

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"Beautiful Course"

reedrw53's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Thought the course was very nice but the price was above average for the area. The views were spectacular but having played in Hawaii for a third of the price with better views, don't think I would golf here again.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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