22701 S Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast, California 92657, US
(855) 315-8214
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About The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill is one of SoCal's trendiest getaways, whether it's for golf or to unwind. The resort takes inspiration from the 16th century Italian architect Andrea Palladio. Each one-story bungalow guest room or suite features its own limestone fireplace, private terrace and marble bath. The 2- to 4-bedroom villas are secluded within their own gated community. Guests can lounge at the Coliseum pool and spa or shuttle to the Crystal Cove beach. Tom Fazio's North and South courses both kiss the Pacific Ocean with outstanding views throughout the round. Six restaurants will tempt your appetite. 

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres504
Year Opened2008
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Fine, Bar
Room TypesSuite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?Yes

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Orange County, CA
FROM $797 (USD)

Golf courses at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Reviews

4.7
288 Reviews (288)

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Reviews 25
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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

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 4
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

Why Cart Path Only for all 18 holes?

The course layout is typical of a resort course. The views from the scenic holes on the back 9 make the course unique. Especially on a clear beautiful day, the views were gorgeous.
What we couldn't understand was the need for "cart path only" for all 18 holes. We know there was intermittent light rain on the course the day before. Cart path only for the Par 3 holes is typical for most courses. Even on some of the shorter Par 4 holes, cart path only may be reasonable and necessary. HOWEVER, cart path only for the Par 5 and longer Par 4 holes made it a long and tiring day. At other courses, muddy or wet areas are roped off so carts can be driven partially onto the course to areas where the fairway conditions are good. It is implied that this course has drainage issues over the entire south course which can't handle golf cart usage even after light rain. By the way, no one informed us that it was cart path until the 3rd hole when we called to ask why access to the fairways was restricted.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Better than I’d expected.

Beautiful course, lots of scenic photo ops , the greens were great just hard for a midwestern to read . Would love to play it again. 1:20 tee time rate was worth it got in 17 holes before dark .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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 32
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed Pelican Hill South

I played the course when on vacation. I played with two locals who knew the course. The course was in great shape and the layout was awesome. The signature hole #13 along the ocean was awesome. The fairways were contoured such that most shots slightly off line were funneled back into the fairway. Nice amenities (range, locker rooms, etc) and staff was friendly and helpful. The course is pricey but was more reasonable with a twilight rate. I enjoyed the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways Need Help

Beautiful course, Greens were spectacular but tough. 9 and 18 are some of the toughest holes you can find. The Fairway conditions were mostly poor, please improve this area - too expensive to have your ball land in divots at 8:40am

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