A view from a tee at Ocean North from Pelican Hill Golf Club
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4.6
31 Reviews (31)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
88.9%
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28 out of 31 reviews
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4.6
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Conditions
4.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
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8 out of 9 reviews
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4.6
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Conditions
4.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
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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)

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4.6
31 Reviews (31)
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love Pelican Hill!

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

Most beautiful course I’ve ever played

Absolutely stunning. Generously wide fairways with challenging greens. A bucket-list course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Expensive with an attitude

I From Pebble Beach to Monarch Beach I’ve played 50 different courses in the last 15 months. This is the ONLY COURSE that, as a single player, requires you to pair up in a cart with someone you don’t know from another household. Pandemic? Delta variant?
I even offered to pay an additional rider fee. Still no. At $365 don’t you think an elite resort course would’ve had enough carts?? They don’t!!
Their indifference and attitude in the pro shop was shocking. I cancelled, drove 15 minutes to Tustin Ranch, and had a very nice round.
Will not return until you get enough carts Pelican Hill!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
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 20
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun Day

Staff was great and very helpful. Course layout was great. Very challenging in the afternoon. Fairways and tee boxes were very good. Bunkers were good. Greens were very tricky and be mindful of were the pin is on your approach shots. The only non positive was the green speed- for the most part they were slower than expected running about 8 or 9 but a few were quicker and made it harder to adjust from hole to hole. Will definitely come back but very pricy. May try the south course next time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

ROI only OK

As always, great views on the North Course, and it was a clear day. Unfortunately, pace of play (also seemingly as always) was pretty slow. In defense of the marshals they DID try to keep things moving - part of the issue is the distance between tees and greens, particularly for people who have never played here before. Again, not bad but questionable given the rates...

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome Course

Tremendous property in swanky hills above Crystal Cove. The North Course is well designed with many good golf holes. Tom Fazio quality on very special piece of land. Panoramic views of Ocean on every hole, mansions built on cliffs of canyons are cool to see but not too close to take away from the game. Getable for a good striker of the golf ball , forgiving enough for the high handicapper. Overall, not an easy course (have you played a Fazio that is?). The greens large and undulated with decent speed make for a challenging layout, especially from 6500 yards or more. Par 3s solid holes, 4s and 5s are the stars of this course. I got a deal time of $205 and thought it a good value for this quality of golf in a great location. Torrey Pines is a true ‘Championship Course’ with several iconic holes and my favorite in Southern California. Pelican Hills North is a close second. I look forward to play Pelican Hills South in the future. Cheers

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Newport Coast Gem

Challenging 18 hole layout with many carries over ravines. Loved the course, greens, and staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course but

few holes provide coastal view,although the name of the course is ocean..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course - Poor Greens

Beautiful views from the course but the greens were slow, soft and very bumpy.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 233
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Superior to the South

Though the South Course at Pelican Hill gets a bit more attention for its two oceanside holes, the North is the better (and more lightly played by visitors) layout, with better overall long-range ocean views, as well as a better collection of holes. It's a fairly typical Fazio affair, just with some great vistas and canyon-hopping routing. Given 10 rounds on property, I'd allot the North 6 of them.

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Always looking love playing Pelican Hill. So glad they partnered with GolfNow. Booking was easy
and price was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not quite Troon, but scenery makes it up for 5 star

One of Fazio design at its best. The blessing is the course is sitting on a terrific terrain. Almost every hole has view to the ocean, somewhat panoramic though. Half of the holes have great layout, the other half are somewhat average. The quality of course is not quite Troon level actually. I expected better for the price I was paying. Still had blast paying this course today, and I'll be back for South next time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

North Course at PH delivers again,

This was my second time at the PH North in little over a year. The course was in even better shape than previously. The greens were a bit slower as I played at the end of the day on Sunday.... still very true and held up speed well.

The layout, unlike the South Course, prevents you from overpowering the course. A good plan and positioning of the ball will reward any level player. I've put my driver back in the bag on several holes and opted out to 4 iron or 3 wood on several holes, which rewarded me with a fantastic scoring opportunity. My plying partners, assigned by the shop, were equally surprised how the course rewards smart play over power play.... this makes this a thinking golfers track and one that I will come back to over and oner. In fact this was one of my best rounds ever.

I do recommend the North course to anyone that wants to play Pelican Hill and does not want to be defeated by lack of power, but likes the risk reward that the course offers.

For me, I will be back here in couple of weeks and will do the North Course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course

Course was in fairly good condition. Weather was unseasonably cold and windy. Greens were immaculant, but reading them is quite difficult. Most putts break toward the ocean... have to remember that.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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