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Pelican Hill Golf Club, Ocean South Course

22651 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Beach, California, 92657
Type: Resort
No. Holes: 18
(949) 760-0707
Architect: Tom Fazio (171)
                      
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Detailed description of Pelican Hill Golf Club, Ocean South Course

Pelican Hill Golf Club -The Ocean South Course, is a Resort, 18 hole golf course located in Newport Beach, California.

Pelican Hill Golf Club -The Ocean South Course first opened for play in 1991. The course was designed by Tom Fazio.

The Ocean South Course at Pelican Hill Golf Club is a flow of contrasts: from brush gardens framed by sage and eucalyptus trees to a green, virtual moonscape, dropped at every side by deep chasms. The sheer variety of vegetation on the South Course makes playing it a visual and aural feast. Several holes permit 270 degree views of the vast Pacific, with the sight of seabirds and sailboats guiding the fresh ocean breeze. This course is as enjoyable to play as it is beautiful.

Par for the course is 70. From the back tees the course plays to 6,580 yards. From the foward tees the course plays to 5,393 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 17, a par-5 that plays to 570 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 10, a par-3 that plays to 131 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 9, a 455 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at The Ocean South Course at Pelican Hill Golf Club is # 10, the 131 yard par-3.

This course has been reviewed 8 times
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$251 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2014 at noon

I have played here several times in the past and have always been satisfied. It is an expensive course, but the location is spectacular and it is normally in top condition. However, my most recent round here was a disappointment. I'm not sure if it is due to the drought conditions affecting southern California, but the grass on the fairways was patchy and the greens were in pretty poor shape compared to what I have experienced here previously. Not bad, but for the price you are paying the condition should be exceptional. The staff are friendly and competent, no complaints whatsoever in that regard.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 022298
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Carrollton, TX

$126 (cart included), played on Wednesday, December 2011 at 6am

The course was in excellent condition. The greens were the slickest I have ever encountered and had it not been for the forecaddy I would still be out there. The course required every shot in my bag and some I did not have. If you have not played it use a caddy and save yourself some money. It is a fun course but demanding in keeping your head in the game and not getting lost in the scenery. 250+ yard drives help as well! Enjoy the time.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 016676
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Irvine, CA

$101 (cart included), played on Monday, April 2011 at noon

I posted a review on the North Course, so now here goes the South (Ocean) Course ... and let's start with HOLY CRACKERS and a prayer!!! What I will tell you is that if you don't have complete command of your golf game, you will need to clean your shorts after the first 4 holes or so. Then, it just keeps getting tougher ... all the way home to the 18th! Amazingly, this 18 holes seems to tire my body and mind worse than ANY other course I have played, even the Big O (Olympic Club) in San Francisco!!! Optical illusions EVERYWHERE! The distant and not-so-distant hills in the background of each green toy with your mind in such a way that you will miss putts allllll daayyyyy lonnnggggg. Welp, that's golf! And this course will whip you silly! Must play it once to see what I'm talking about, then be your own judge. I have played it about 15 times over the past 5 years. The views are not nearly as breathtaking as the North Course, but then again, who could get away with putting TWO PAR 3's back-to-back ON the Pacific Ocean skirting little $20-million-dollar villas protected by modern art, coral trees and a nice couple drinking martinis from fine crystal in their Gucci bathrobes? Why I think Donald Bren could get away with that! And he did. It's called Pelican Hill South (Ocean) Course. You'll get a kick out of it!

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 014087
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Mission Viejo, CA

Guest (cart included), played on Wednesday, February 2011 at noon

Course is beautiful. however, green need some help! Would definitely play again. Staff and overall experience great.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area, Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 012903
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Ladera Ranch, CA

$126 (cart included), played on Thursday, June 2010 at 10am

Expensive but worth playing if you find a discount or tournament value. Course conditions are top notch. Layout very good, however only a couple of ocean view holes, short par three's. Added mandatory caddy program. North course provides more expansive ocean views. New clubhouse is spectacular and is high end resort.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 011888
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San Jose, CA

$126 (cart included), played on Thursday, October 2009 at 2pm

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 008491
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Lakewood, CA

$301 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2009 at 8am

Not worth the money....south course is not on the ocean...only two holes are worthy out of 18...felt like I was playing a basic tree lined $50 course. Outrageous green fees paid for excessive staff, not for a premium, beautiful, take your breath away golf experience that I expected for such a premium "ocean" course.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 007787
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Fairfield, CA

$126 (cart included), played on Monday, November 2008 at noon

Like the north course it has some awesome views. Staff is great and the pro shop has lots of options. Rented clubs and had a good set of Nikes.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 005952
3.9/5
Based on 8 reviews
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