Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 70
Length 6933 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.7

Pelican Golf Club is one of Florida’s newest and most exclusive private golf clubs. The host of the LPGA Tour’s annual Pelican Women’s Championship, it features a golf course originally laid out in 1925 by Donald Ross (formerly known as Belleview Biltmore Golf Club) and reimagined by Beau Welling in 2018. Owned by the local Doyle family, the course is an homage to Augusta National, with bright-white bunkers, lush green turf and fluffy pine straw framing the holes, with large and undulating greens providing a fun challenge for professional golfers and club members alike.

Course Details

Year Built 1925
Fairways Latitude 36 Bermudagrass
Greens TifEagle Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1925) Beau Welling (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Medical Only
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed, Visa
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts with collars, collarless golf shirts with sleeves, slacks, and golf shorts are acceptable, and all must be tucked in. Hats are allowed outdoors, but they must be worn properly and removed prior to entering a building. Jeans are prohibited.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

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4.2
3 Reviews (3)
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A big-time course seeks to realize lofty ambitions

Pelican Golf Club is relatively little-known outside the Tampa area, but that's going to change in a big way. This exclusive private club seeks to become a fixture on golf fans' TVs for years to come, as its owners want to turn their Pelican Women's Championship into women's golf's equivalent of the Masters.

It starts with the course, a Donald Ross original that was reimagined by architect Beau Welling in 2018. It is a major nod to Augusta National, complete with incredible conditioning, lush green turf, bright-white bunkers and a walking-only-with-caddies ethos. Wide fairways make the course very playable, with challenges mounting as the golfer nears the undulating, fast greens.

Highlight holes include the long par-4 8th, with a pronounced front-to-back-sloping green; and the short par-4 17th, which plays slightly uphill past a minefield of scooped-out bunkers to a tilted green. It can be set up to be drivable; when that happens, there should be fireworks.

It will take several years before it's clear whether the club has succeeded in creating a major-caliber event for women's golf, but it's off to a good start. The more people learn about this place, the more coveted a round here will become.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Like a resort course

The course plays like a resort course - set up to allow an enjoyable day without overly punishing players. Not terribly long. Caddies are mandatory and there is something anachronistic about walking the entire course with one. I did struggle to adjust to the pace on the greens, but I suspect that is my issue, rather than the course's.

Food and drinks were excellent. Also like a resort course, it is not a place I would play regularly. But, if offered again, I would return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0

Snobbish and think they’re a top rated course! Lol...farthest thing from the truth!

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