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Pelican Hill Golf Club

  • 22800 Pelican Hill Rd. South
    Newport Coast CA 92657
  • Phone: (949) 467-6800
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With 36 spectacular holes “re-perfected” and refined by Tom Fazio, a luxurious clubhouse, a signature restaurant with al fresco dining, expertly-appointed practice facility, dramatic architecture and a stunning natural seaside setting, Pelican Hill Golf Club is one of the nation’s premier golf clubs. Opened in November 2007, it was the first component of Pelican Hill® to be completed. The Golf Courses: Originally designed in the early 1990s by Tom Fazio, and conceived in harmony with the dramatic natural coastal environment, 18-hole Ocean North and 18-hole Ocean South cover nearly 400 picturesque acres by the Pacific Ocean. Fazio returned in 2005 and spent two years, as he explained it, to “re-perfect” all 36 holes in a location that is “one of the most spectacular in golf.” While the sister courses offer two distinctly different playing experiences, they have a stunning characteristic in common: incredible ocean views from nearly every hole. Ocean North and Ocean South were both named to Golf Magazine’s 2008 list of the Top 20 Courses in California. The Clubhouse: The new 44,000-square-foot clubhouse is a luxurious facility with separate men’s and women’s locker rooms and lounges with a full array of appointments and amenities; acclaimed Pelican Grill restaurant and its popular bar; Caffé II, an Italian coffee bar; and a golf shop offering the latest golf fashions and accessories. Pelican Grill: The signature restaurant at the golf club celebrates the best of the California lifestyle with its gorgeous seaside location, delectable menu of California Cuisine prepared with the highest-quality fresh and locally sourced foods, stylish and comfortable décor, gracious personalized service, and sophisticated, yet relaxed bar with two huge 9’ x 6’ HD TVs for watching sports events. Dining al fresco on the terrace with its spectacular ocean and golf course views and hidden heaters and sunscreens for year-round comfort is the quintessential California dining experience. The generous and balanced wine list features mostly California selections and more than 30 wines by the glass. Dramatic Architecture and Design: The clubhouse impresses with its dramatic combination of comfortable, elegant California style with the classical architecture of Italy’s most renowned architect, Andrea Palladio. The warm, welcoming interior ambiance is created with a palette of earthy golds, rusts and camels that create a backdrop for striking elements such as deep booths, high ceilings with beautiful alder paneling, Venetian plaster, textured fabrics and leathers, crackling fireplaces and rustic urns. Large, arched Palladian-style windows open up the magnificent coastal panoramas. From the clubhouse, golfers reach the first tees by driving their cart over the resort’s stunning and iconic entrance: a classically-designed bridge that appears as if it could span the Arno River in Florence. Practice Facility: The intelligently designed and full-service practice facility is conveniently located just outside the clubhouse door, and once ready to play golfers depart in a golf cart right from the practice area. In addition to an expansive and picturesque driving range that plays uphill, there is a complete practice tee – including target greens, sand bunkers, approaches, roughs and fairway turf – designed to give players an advance glimpse of the design elements Fazio incorporated into the courses. Tour-event Nike Platinum One balls are waiting without having to ask for them. Forecaddie Service: Pelican Hill Golf Club includes professional forecaddie service in its guest fees. The goal of the forecaddie, a service offered only at the finest country clubs and resorts, is to enable guests to enjoy the best round of golf possible. The forecaddies allow golfers to concentrate on their game and ride in the comfort of their golf cars while they perform a full array of support duties from finding golf balls to assisting with club selection. For each hole, the forecaddie goes ahead of the golfer to mark shots where they land. Once the golfer is on the green, the forecaddie does everything from providing advice on club selection and reading greens to raking sand bunkers, taking the flagstick out of the cup, cleaning clubs and golf balls, obtaining yardages and replacing or repairing divots. Instruction: A preeminent institution of golf instruction in California, Pelican Hill Golf Academy offers dedicated teaching facilities including two greens, bunkers and artificial-surface driving tees. The Director of Instruction, Glenn Deck, is one of Golf Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Teachers in America.’ Guest Fees: The guest fees for hotel guests, for both courses, are $235 with a forecaddie. Special Amenities: • Custom golf car with canopies and contoured, stitched seats like those found in luxury cars • Complimentary valet parking • Complimentary use of the practice facility, with Nike Platinum golf balls, bottled water, towels and tees