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4.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.8
92.2%
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17 out of 19 reviews
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4.6
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4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.9
87.5%
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7 out of 8 reviews
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4.5
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4.2
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6945 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.5
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Pelican Hill Golf Club - North
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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Hybrid Bermuda Grass
Greens Poa Annua/Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1993) Dennis Wise (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.7
19 Reviews (19)
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Newport Coast Gem

Challenging 18 hole layout with many carries over ravines. Loved the course, greens, and staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course but

few holes provide coastal view,although the name of the course is ocean..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course - Poor Greens

Beautiful views from the course but the greens were slow, soft and very bumpy.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Superior to the South

Though the South Course at Pelican Hill gets a bit more attention for its two oceanside holes, the North is the better (and more lightly played by visitors) layout, with better overall long-range ocean views, as well as a better collection of holes. It's a fairly typical Fazio affair, just with some great vistas and canyon-hopping routing. Given 10 rounds on property, I'd allot the North 6 of them.

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Always looking love playing Pelican Hill. So glad they partnered with GolfNow. Booking was easy
and price was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not quite Troon, but scenery makes it up for 5 star

One of Fazio design at its best. The blessing is the course is sitting on a terrific terrain. Almost every hole has view to the ocean, somewhat panoramic though. Half of the holes have great layout, the other half are somewhat average. The quality of course is not quite Troon level actually. I expected better for the price I was paying. Still had blast paying this course today, and I'll be back for South next time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

North Course at PH delivers again,

This was my second time at the PH North in little over a year. The course was in even better shape than previously. The greens were a bit slower as I played at the end of the day on Sunday.... still very true and held up speed well.

The layout, unlike the South Course, prevents you from overpowering the course. A good plan and positioning of the ball will reward any level player. I've put my driver back in the bag on several holes and opted out to 4 iron or 3 wood on several holes, which rewarded me with a fantastic scoring opportunity. My plying partners, assigned by the shop, were equally surprised how the course rewards smart play over power play.... this makes this a thinking golfers track and one that I will come back to over and oner. In fact this was one of my best rounds ever.

I do recommend the North course to anyone that wants to play Pelican Hill and does not want to be defeated by lack of power, but likes the risk reward that the course offers.

For me, I will be back here in couple of weeks and will do the North Course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course

Course was in fairly good condition. Weather was unseasonably cold and windy. Greens were immaculant, but reading them is quite difficult. Most putts break toward the ocean... have to remember that.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

challenging and tough green

Beautiful golf course, with many pitch angle challenges. Coming from Flat Land Florida, the angles were fun, but challenging. Greens were tough to read. Overall, our group had a lot of fun. Beverage cart came around frequently. Carts have gps, which helped a lot. Pace was steady this day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good view, but not that good as I expected

Tee table is not match such good course, view is excellent, but someone said its better than Torrey pine, I don’t think so, there are many house arround you, but TP not. The food of the grill is wonderful!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ocean View from 17th green

Good course. Unfortunately due to the rain, we have to play by cart path only. View is great. Greens are impossible to read

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best golf club in Southern California

The most beautiful property you’ve ever seen. Beautiful vistas of the ocean with gorgeous sunsets. Two amazing golf courses, immaculately maintained. The South Course runs close to the water while the North Course has more expansive views and is a harder course. Both are beautiful and it’s hard to pick one over the other. If you have the option of two rounds, play both courses. No question you will be more satisfied than going to ANY other golf course in Southern California. Way better than Torrey Pines and arguably as good as Pebble Beach.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Perfection!

This is my favorite course at Pelican Hill. This North Course has gorgeous fairways, beautifully rolled greens and stunning views. It’s a tough course that will challenge you so play the tee’s based on handicap. If you want to be impressed by a golf course and have a wonderful time playing go here. Green Fees are high but twilight gives you a big break. Stunning course, a must play if you’re in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Third and likely last trip ...

We had stayed at the lodge and played both courses twice two years ago. We came back b/c we had a nice experience: high quality of service, course conditions and management. This is no the case now. It was bad from start to finish: poor attitude/sense of entitlement from valet to pro shop to poor course conditions and unfriendly servers at the grille. I won’t waste more time describing other disappointments. Maybe it’s new management or too much self-propaganda, but we’ll unlikely return and will discourage other high-end friends to stay/play here. It’s too bad b/c it’s such a nice property.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Resort Golf

Played Pelican Hill for the first time today. Really fun course and worth the money. The North course was challenging and fair. There are a lot of great vistas and and some awesome canyon golf.

Positives:
-Carts are brand new and nice with a non-intrusive GPS.
-The course is in excellent shape. Great greens that run quick.
-Excellent locker room and amenities.
-Challenging design. Every hole feels unique. There's a lot of strategy needed.
-Ocean views!
-Valet parking, excellent service.
-All day breakfast burritos.

Negatives:
-Not inexpensive
-Ryan in the golf shop was curt and unwelcoming.
-Range hits off artificial grass.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

This is one of the nicest courses in Southern California. A bit of a drive from Los Angeles but certainly worth it for the view and course conditions. Staff for the most part - courteous and friendly.
Practice facility very nice with different target greens to aim at. Today we hit off grass although at times, they move the hitting areas to the artificial turf.
Fun course with lots of different looks and elevation changes, ocean views and excellent conditions. Greens are rolling true and takes awhile to figure out.
Definitely a must play course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spectacular views and conditions

Most I ever paid for a round, forecaddie included. It was worth it and lived up to expectation. Truly enjoyed the views and layout. Not for beginners. Caddie helped read greens but also told you where to put your drive. One disappointment was hitting off mats to warm up. For full price we should have been able to use grass range.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
Previously Played

Top 10

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, world class everything!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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