An aerial view from the South course at Pelican Hill Golf Club.
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4.6
61 Reviews (61)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
92.1%
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4.8
20 Reviews (20)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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4.8
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6580 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.0
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Pelican Hill Golf Club - South
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Hybrid Bermuda Grass
Greens Poa Annua/Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1991) Dennis Wise (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2019 #18)

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4.6
61 Reviews (61)
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Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Just amazing

Was skeptical due to the price but took the plunge for a experience of a lifetime and it did not disappoint. Stunning views. Amazing course. TOUGH greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

I’m 64 and this is the best course bar none I have ever played. $78 on Golf Now was a great deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Can't wait to return!

We had the opportunity to play the South course at Pelican Hill today and it was beyond my expectation! I had read lot of reviews from other people and the general consensus was that while it was scenic, the North Course was much more difficult and the "Championship" of the two.

Let me preface by saying that the South Course is no walk in the park. To begin with, if you are not a far hitter, you will struggle from the White tees and above. This course requires you to hit far and also be accurate, given that a lot of the holes play pretty long.

Critics have said that some of the holes are gimmicky, and I concur. I would say there are about 4-5 holes and seem a little force fed or underwhelming, and I was especially underwhelmed by holes 12 and 13, the back to back par 3's. Nothing really too special here.

This course is very idyllic, taking you through windy roads full of trees and flowers, and views of the ocean / surrounding areas which is just really really spectacular.

Overall, a very nice course, though, but make sure that you prepare yourself!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic Venue

You cannot go wrong with this fantastic facility! Enjoy the views all day long.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Chalanging greens sloppy and fast hard when it’s your first time playing the course . A little wind made it even harder. But the course conditions and the scenery are fabulous and made the experience a treat
Thank you!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I think I saw one bad patch of grass. Could not have been any better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pelican Hill--the Pebble Beach of Southern Ca.

Wonderful day. The staff--from the parking lot to the cjourse--was superb. Very impressive young men and women.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 52
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pelican Hills Ocean course

This course has spectacular views and pin placements. The greens and fairways were in excellent condition. This course rivals Pebble and Punta Estrada in the Dominicana s.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Layout Makes Up for Poor Greens

This course is a total knockout from the beauty perspective! It's just a spectacular layout, and especially on hole 11-14, I just found my jaw dropping at how gorgeous it was. The course itself is very demanding and punishing if you don't put your ball in the right place, especially off the tee. The fairways are in good shape, but I found the greens surprisingly slow and bumpy today (MUCH slower than the practice green, which was really disappointing). Still, I'm giving five starts because it's just spectacular.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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