A view from a tee at Ocean North from Pelican Hill Golf Club
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4.6
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
103
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
87.2%
Recommend this course
117 out of 133 reviews
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4.9
23 Reviews (23)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
95.7%
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22 out of 23 reviews
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4.7
45 Reviews (45)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
88.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6945 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.5
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Pelican Hill Golf Club - North
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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Hybrid Bermuda Grass
Greens Poa Annua/Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1993) Dennis Wise (1993)

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

4.6
133 Reviews (133)
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Reviews 25
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Pricey but....

Hard to beat the views here. Clearly you are paying a premium, but conditions were what you would expect, as was pace of play (cart path only due to previous rain, but moved pretty well - this has been an issue in the past). If you are ok spending the money, well worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Course is in good overall conditions BUT the greens were no fun … please give them some water… unbelievable fast, putting was nearly not possible

But it is a great venue, amazing views, loved to play there

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
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
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 137
Skill Intermediate
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 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent day of Golf

Liked this course, good layout and in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 137
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 137
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 51
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always my favorite course

Perfect weather, fun playing buddies. Nothing beats those.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good. Not stellar by any means.

The Pelican Hill experience was in general a good experience. The golf course was unfortunately the least quality of the amenities that are at the resort.

Course review: Overall the course was in good condition. Like a 6 out of 10 good. The greens had some pace to them but goodness did they footprint up badly. Being only the second or third tee time out I was very surprised at how many footprints were left by the previous groups.

Bunkers, don’t be fooled by the ones you can see from the resort with the nice white sand. Those holes are the only ones with that sand. The remainder of the course were not maintained well and the sand was more like a dirt sand mix. You can tell the sand is not a priority for the maintenance staff.

Fairways: Seems like they mow half of the fairway on each hole toward the tee and half toward the green. This makes the grass on one side of the fairway lean toward the tee and one side lean toward the green. If you are in the fairway in the side mown toward the green you’re fine and can play a normal shot. If you are in the other side however, if you take any divot at all, the club stands the grass up and you hit a lot of chunky shots. Kind of stupid if you ask me.

The rough was fine. If you’re in it you can play out. It’s thick but hey, your fault for hitting it in there.

Tees. Several complexes under repair. Very disappointed here. I play the tips and several were closed. Condition on others was ok. Not pristine by any means.

Views were great. But don’t be fooled by the photos you see. You are not playing along the ocean - there are neighborhoods between the ocean and the golf course (North) sits above them. The South course comes closer but it’s no where near the golf course the North is.

All in all: Had fun, course OK but just OK, clubhouse, staff and surroundings were A+. But I went there for an A+ golfing experience….didn’t get that at all. But it was not the people or the retort. It was the course that I found, just meh.

Price: NOT AT ALL A $450+ GOLF COURSE! I could see $250 but NOT $450. No way.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved it!!

Really awesome course had a great time. Pace of play was alright compared to many other places started at 3:15 and finished right at dark. Got paired up with an awesome guy from Detroit who made the round fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best course in the area!

North course has some challenging holes and is fun to play. The pace is good and green is perfect but challenging. Always my favorite course to play if the price is right.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once 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 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great view

I been with my mother
We’re great time because great course and view

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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