An aerial view from the South course at Pelican Hill Golf Club.
GolfPass Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.7
110 Reviews (110)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
95.1%
Recommend this course
100 out of 110 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.7
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 26 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.7
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.2%
Recommend this course
40 out of 42 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6580 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.0
Book a Tee Time at
Pelican Hill Golf Club - South
Powered by GolfNow.com

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
110 Reviews (110)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
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 3
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
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course, but slow greens

great course, but i get it, setup for resort guests so greens are a bit slow...pace was the best ever, easy under four

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Is not worth it

Friendly welcome, bad condition of the range. Tee boxes very bad condition. Layout okay but I played a lot of way better courses speciall by this price. Time of play with a foursome infringe who played at least 3 balls at every hole. No Marshall around the caddy was teaching same on the course. Not to be recommended. All over the course in bad condition. For this kind of money I expect a perfect course and not such mediocre.
Anton Koschnik visiting from overseas.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Nice to see how the other half lives and plays :)
Great course and will be playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a day & view

I'd played the north and wanted to play the south for a while. We jumped on a hot deal for around $250/player at 12 pm. The course was in pretty good shape after the greens were needle punched 4 days prior. This was unnoticable for the first 12 or so holes and the putts ran nicely. Then on the last 6 holes, the greens were a little rougher withbeither larger punching holes or very squishy (especially 17 and 18). This allowed the putts to get more affected by footprints than normal. The views are breathtaking especially #7 and #16 which are par threes with the ocean behind. The tees and fairways for the most part were good with the occasional rough or dormant spots. A fair amount of the bunkers had 4-6 inches of sand especially to the front left of #1, but were mostly good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Disappointed

Very disappointing. Make no mistake this is a resort course. I called the day of morning to advance the tee time as there were so many available the man in the phone was talking about the penalties on changing without even talking about the changes and how they can assist. No rangers or encouragement play was super slow. Greens were soft and not maintained. 3-4 holes has a nice view other than that everything is average. Hope they work together to improve all areas.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Nearby Courses
Newport Coast, California
Resort
4.6011352941
85
Newport Beach, California
Private
0.0
0
Newport Beach, California
Private
0.0
0
Newport Beach, California
Public/Resort
2.25
3
Irvine, California
Private
5.0
1
Irvine, California
Public
4.2158705882
417
Newport Beach, California
Public
2.8661823529
332
Irvine, California
Public
3.3100352941
817
Santa Ana, California
Private
0.0
0
Costa Mesa, California
Municipal/Public
3.7108588235
1589
Aliso Viejo, California
Private
4.1667
6
Laguna Woods, California
Private
4.0
1
Golf Packages
FROM $797 (USD)
ORANGE COUNTY, CA | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at The Resort at Pelican Hill and 2 rounds of golf at Pelican Hill Golf Club - Ocean North & Ocean South Courses.
FROM $557 (USD)
ORANGE COUNTY, CA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at the Waldorf-Astoria Monarch Beach and 2 rounds of golf at Monarch Beach Golf Links.
FROM $467 (USD)
SAN DIEGO, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at the OMNI La Costa Resort & Spa and 3 rounds of golf at the OMNI La Costa Golf Club - Legends Course, Aviara Golf Club & The Grand Golf Club.
FROM $617 (USD)
SAN DIEGO, CA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa and 2 rounds of golf at Aviara Golf Club.
FROM $617 (USD)
SAN DIEGO, CA | Enjoy 4 nights’ accommodations at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar and 3 rounds of golf at The Grand Golf Club, Maderas Golf Club, and Aviara Golf Club.
Now Reading