22701 S Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast, California 92657, US
(855) 315-8214
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About The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill is one of SoCal's trendiest getaways, whether it's for golf or to unwind. The resort takes inspiration from the 16th century Italian architect Andrea Palladio. Each one-story bungalow guest room or suite features its own limestone fireplace, private terrace and marble bath. The 2- to 4-bedroom villas are secluded within their own gated community. Guests can lounge at the Coliseum pool and spa or shuttle to the Crystal Cove beach. Tom Fazio's North and South courses both kiss the Pacific Ocean with outstanding views throughout the round. Six restaurants will tempt your appetite. 

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres504
Year Opened2008
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Fine, Bar
Room TypesSuite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?Yes
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Orange County, CA
FROM $497 (USD)

Golf courses at The Resort at Pelican Hill

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4.5
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable golf course

Great views and some challenging holes. Greens in very good condition. Fairways ok. Great enjoyment to play this course. Hope to be back to play the North course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pelican Hills

Due to recent abnormally wet and cool weather the course was not in top shape. While only so much can be done under these circumstances charging normal rates for a 5 hour round will keep me from returning in the near future.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 11
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
Reviews 9
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
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best Public Course In OC

Title speaks for itself. This is the best public course in Orange County.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful

I have played In Hawaii and this was the most beautiful course I have ever played and very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spectacular Ocean Views

By far the best course I have ever played. Amazing views of the ocean from the back 9 on the south course. Great practice facility and greens were in pristine condition. Absolutely will be back again. I brought some music business partners to treat them to a game. What a great place for a meeting. Enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Enjoyable Round of Golf

We were lucky to get a hot deal rate for this round. Nice weather, good pace of play. I wish the course had water stations. But that is only a small nitpick.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect Day at Pelican Hill

I was searching Golf Now on Thanksgiving to find a place to play and noticed Pelican Hill South Course was $150???? I looked and it was $150 all day long. I thought this must be a typo so I booked a tee time right away. This was not a “Hot Deal” it was a “Molten Deal” all day long. I showed up Sunday at 10:30am expecting the staff to say this was a glitch, my tee time was at 11:20am, checked in and to my surprise paid my $150 to the very friendly golf staff and it was on. They have complimentary balls on the driving range, as many as you want and a nice practice putting green. We started our round and loved every minute. The tee boxes, fairways and greens were in awesome shape except one green in which my 20 foot putt was going straight at the hole and missed due to it hopping on a divot most likely the guys in front of us who were really slow. Finally at hole 12 they let us pass and no more divots on the greens and very quick pace. We finished in 4 hours 7 minutes. The 18th hole is awesome. Drove over the ravine and landed in the bunker to the left. 5 wood out of the bunker over the other ravine and landed on the fringe in a funky lie and grass. Chipped a bit past the hole and 18 foot putt in for par. Awesome way to finish. For $150 it was an amazing deal and amazing day!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 7
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
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Overpriced lunch bag letdown

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"

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 48
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
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