An aerial view from the South course at Pelican Hill Golf Club.
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4.7
52 Reviews (52)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
91.6%
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44 out of 52 reviews
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4.8
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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11 out of 11 reviews
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4.8
12 Reviews (12)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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12 out of 12 reviews
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About

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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4.7
52 Reviews (52)
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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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
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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 45
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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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
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Gorgeous

Beautiful course, beautiful day, great food and I only lost 3 balls. It’s a victory.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not quite up to par

Greens were excellent. Fairways and areas around the greens, not so much. Lot of bare spots and weeds. Course itself awesome to look at and play. Some really cool par threes. Certainly a high rent district type of place. Too bad course maintenance wasn’t in step with everything else.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace and pin positions

As always great views on the South Course, but be ready for a 5 hour round and flags sitting on crowns. Views are spectacular but must be better for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Best on SoCal

This course never ceases to amaze me. From the time you walk onto the property till the time you leave you feel like a king! Everything is In perfect condition and the course is extremely fun especially in playing on the south side. I would definitely recommend this course a friend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is over rated for the cost

Pace of play was slow. Greens were beat up. Not worth the money.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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