An aerial view from the South course at Pelican Hill Golf Club.
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4.7
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
96.4%
Recommend this course
85 out of 94 reviews
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4.8
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
5
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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23 out of 23 reviews
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4.7
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.5%
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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

Reviews

4.7
94 Reviews (94)
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Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spectacular

Worth every penny. An absolutely beautiful design on The Ocean South course. We happened to snag the earliest twilight rate that was available. From the moment we were received to our handshakes on the 18th, this was what golf enthusiasts live for. First time playing the course and certainly won't be the last when visiting this side of Southern California. The only complaint we had was that the group in front of us was a tad bit slow towards the final 4 holes - this appeared to be from poor golf etiquette - but the views and conditions made it easy to overlook this small complaint. Gorgeous views, variety in terrain, canyons, mountains, ocean views...what else could you ask for? Oh, a chip in par on the 18th to tie your mate 80 - 80!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best Back 9’s but…

I love the Pelican Golf Club courses both north and south, I think the North is a bit more difficult than the south but the south has some beautiful holes overlooking the ocean on the back 9. Had a late tee time and finished 17 holes after starting at 3:50. Would have finished but hit a wall around hole 11 after not having to wait all day.

Of course you may be wondering as to why I only am giving the course 4 stars and that’s because of the golf operations staff. Some of them are top notch and professional as it gets and others seem to come off as very entitled due to the fact that they work at a high end club. They will talk down to you if you have questions or issues you might have. For instance this is a course that charges $340 for a round of golf to the public. If I wanted to book as a single or with 3 people they would make you share a cart with a random person that you get paired with. Ever since Covid this has been happening all too frequently. We are paying a premium to get premium amenities and I don’t understand (especially in the afternoon when there are plenty of carts available) why you either have to pay more for a solo cart or try to talk the starter into it. I love getting paired and meeting new people to play with, in fact it’s one of my favorite parts of golf overall but sometimes when you get paired with someone who is either far more talented or not as talented as you, things can become a little frustrating during the round. So Pelican, please let us use our own carts if we ask ahead of time. Thank you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
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 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stunning views

Great course in great shape. The greens were challenging until you figure out the break. The views were stunning particularly the backside 11-14. The driving range is huge and there are a few putting greens. I would play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 210
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 210
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WOW

Best day ever Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful
Has to be the Peeble Beach of SoCal
Pricey yes but worth every penny
A bucket list for sure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 79
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

UNBELIEVABLE

Holy Smokes!!! Enough said! -- The south course was easily in my top 5 courses for beauty and set up. Playability was outstanding minus the one hole with a double green and no drop zone.

If you are looking for picturesque golf course look no further. The staff was nothing but professional hospitable and amazing.

The course was a multi-picture course because of the views. If it is a windy day, this course could be an absolute beast, but the day I played we have picture perfect weather.

I know where I will play again when I return, and I can't wait to play the North Course for comparison!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Breathtaking beauty

It has some easy holes and some very challenging ones. Great mix. Had a great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
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 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, friendly staff,pricey.

It was a beautiful course, staff were friendly; fairway is in great shape. The price is on the expensive side unless you have membership but it was sold out for this season.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The most beautiful course

Very Friendly staff and an overall amazing golf course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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