A view from a tee at Ocean North from Pelican Hill Golf Club
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4.6
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
87.0%
Recommend this course
45 out of 51 reviews
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4.7
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
88.9%
Recommend this course
16 out of 18 reviews
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4.6
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.2%
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25 out of 29 reviews
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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

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2019 #19)

Reviews

4.6
51 Reviews (51)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What’s with those practice tees for the cash paid?

Overall had a really great time on a fun and challenging course. It starts off with the practice tees. It’s mats (which is OK maybe). But like hit on a waterbed The mats might be a great training aide for playing in conditions where rain water is trapped under grass. $340 have some good practice tees.

The course was great. Great views, nice tee boxes, fairways and greens. Played with a Marshall that just finished his shift and he was helpful and a great guy. Thanks to the staff overall, great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spectacular!!

Every hole is a challenge but fair. Had a great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st time - probably last time at Pelican Hill

While the location of the course and the ocean views are amazing, the cost is exorbitant compared to other local courses. The North course was challenging but fun to play. We certainly enjoyed our round but were disappointed with the food service. The cart that come around twice had limited food and beverage options. Granted we were playing a bit slower pace, but given the challenge of the course, especially for first timers, some consideration should be given before marshals tell us to pick up the pace.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

wow

an absolutely awesome day golfing at such a beautiful venue. staff is very friendly, helpful and accommodating..course is in great shape and challenging

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 1
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 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 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Very friendly off the tee. Tough to hold a green. Putts break different then you think. Not an ocean course but plenty of ocean views. Great one time play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Pebble Beach of south Cali

One view was better than the last. There is ALOT of slope and some bounces around the greens that will cost you if you do not land the ball is the right spot. Greens are fast and difficult to read if you are not used to seeing the grain move the ball towards the ocean. I will be back!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better value elsewhere

This course seems to be mostly a place to take clients on an expense account. As so, it’s seems to get a lot of play and is in very poor condition for a $400 a round course. Your paying for the views and they are fantastic but the course is unremarkable and beat up.

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

Great views

Stunning geography. Course in great shape. Superb staff and amenities. Can blow up 15th green but otherwise nice layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Save your money and play elsewhere

For the price that you have to pay to play here, you would expect everything to be top notch. Unfortunately Pelican Hill Golf Club falls short. The pro shop staff made me feel like I didn't belong. The starter nearly accused me of not paying for my round. The condition of the North course was average at best. These are the worst bunkers for a high-end golf course that I have ever seen. I saw two tee boxes that were being redone and at least 9 that need to be redone. I wanted to treat myself to a nice round of golf, I should have gone to Trump National. Save your money and play elsewhere.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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