A view from a tee at Ocean North from Pelican Hill Golf Club
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4.5
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
86.9%
Recommend this course
61 out of 69 reviews
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4.6
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
4
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Conditions
4.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 25 reviews
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4.6
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
5
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4
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1
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Conditions
4.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.8%
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33 out of 38 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

4.5
69 Reviews (69)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Outstanding condition given the drought

I was expecting to see at least some course damage due the ongoing drought. But every tee box , fairway, and green were in excellent condition. Pace of play was not horrible at about 4.5 hrs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice Course but Expected Bettee

We played this course on a Saturday. The layout and course amenities are excellent. However, the greens and bunkers were not perfect. The greens were full of divots and spike marks that made the greens roll untrue. Expected better from a course at the cost point. Bunkers do not look like they had been groomed that day. Also, the main putting greens was closed so no putting/pitching warm up. Pace of play was slow as we had to wait on the 8th tee box onward. They did not have a marshal keeping play moving. The views from the course was spectacular so it is worth a one time visit. But at the price to play did not correspond to the conditions of the course so I likely would not replay as I can play other courses in SoCal in better condition at a lower price.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 39
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

Best course in the area!

Always want to play this course if the price is right. Except pace is a little slow due to the group in front of us, everything is perfect. Will come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

poor greens and slow play

Although great view holes the greens were really poor and so fast that v difficult to read or play.. staff and amenities were good bit for a golfer the game did not meet the price

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A beauty by the beach

I don’t usually pay a few hundred bucks to play a round of golf but this is one where that splurge is justified. The course layout is scenic and challenging. I played the north course. Fairways , greens and boxes were in good shape. Bunkers can use more help but that’s on the players not raking after. Same goes for divots you can find on greens. Pace of play was ok. Given the price I understand most people want to play like they are on the tour. Really no big complaints. Just a beautiful course which I wish I could play more.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Pelican Hill: Almost Worth the Money

This is a great course with stunning ocean views on many holes. The course was in beautiful condition except for the bunkers which were like any typical resort course loaded with footprints because of lazy golfers who don't rake them. The greens were slick with putts close to the whole continuing to run out. I'll go back to play the South Course, but with so many golf courses to play, I don't think I'll pay $415 dollars to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Get Here!

Very well maintained course and a staff that goes above and beyond for a great experience! Great pace of play and a course that is every bit as challenging and fun as it is beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Magnificent

First off, if you can, book a stay to go along with the golf; from the second you turn onto the entrance road, you’ll understand. The North has a nice secluded feel, being tucked away pretty well from roads and houses. Favorite hole was the 18th. No complaints worth mentioning, however, if you’re searching for perfection, Journey at Pechanga comes closer, and if you like the option to walk, it’s Trump National in Palos Verdes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play the south

The north is less enjoyable than the south and obviously impacted by watering restrictions

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pelican Hill

Pelican Hill has 2 beautiful Fazio courses. Played the North this time. Perfect condition.

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

Expensive but good.

Staffs were kind, green's condition was good. I enjoyed all with beautiful ocean view.

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

Wow

Pelican delivered on what it promised. Great golfing with amazing views. Make sure you bring stuff to change and shower to maximize your experience; this includes the dining options. Definitely a bucket list kind of thing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 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 4
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
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