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

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
Jerry E
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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 from the great City of Philadelphia

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 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 enough challenges (few holes where you have to carry a ravine or water to reach... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 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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