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The Resort at Pelican Hill

A feature from the IAGTO Directory 2014


The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill Discover wonderful golf courses in Newport Beach Set among over 400 acres of deep canyons and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean along the Newport Coast lays Pelican Hill Golf Club, where Tom Fazio, world-famous and “Top 100 in the USA” golf architect, created 36 holes of championship golf among terrain described as “some of the most spectacular in golf”. The topography of the site is distinguished by uneven slopes that are cut by ravines and sudden breaks, and features a drop in elevation of some 350 feet. Two distinct courses, Ocean North and Ocean South, beckon golf enthusiasts to experience the perfect marriage of sport and splendour at each divinely-designed hole. Deep ocean views to the horizon guide most tee shots on the 7,000-yard Ocean North course with elevated plateaux and a contrast of colours as the blue sky frames the green edges of the fairways and course. One can feel complete isolation on this course – save for the sound of birds’ wings and the perfume of indigenous flora. With several holes on the cliff’s edge, the course has a stunning way of challenging and rewarding players all at the same time.

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Ocean South’s 6,580 yards flow with visual contrasts, with the gardens framed by sage and eucalyptus trees. Several holes permit 270-degree views of the vast Pacific, with the sight of seabirds and sailboats guiding the fresh ocean breeze. As enjoyable to play as it is beautiful, this is one of the most pure exaltations of Fazio’s design philosophy and quite possibly why Conde Naste Readers’ Choice Awards chose The Resort at Pelican Hill as the Number One Golf Resort in the world. While the aesthetics of the courses call to players of all skills, it’s the truly unique golfing experience complemented by an unmatched level of service and the expertise of professional forecaddies that compel guests to savour the amenities found throughout Pelican Hill Golf Club. The clubhouse awards players all the benefits more commonly found at a private club, but at Pelican Hill there is a wish for all to enjoy a day of tranquillity and relaxation nestled in this Tuscan village. Enjoy the luxurious men’s and women’s locker rooms, an inviting boutique golf shop, practice facility, shoe attendants, club-cleaning services and complimentary valet parking as part of a truly unique experience.

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Should an individual or group wish to improve any aspect of their game, a team of highly-skilled PGA professionals awaits the opportunity to aid and instruct them so that they can hone their skills in those areas. The Golf Academy, known as the pre-eminent training facility in Southern California, offers an expansive selection of different clinics for each shot and custom programmes and clinics to suit the needs and goals of any golfer seeking special training. Led by Glenn Deck, one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America and Southern California’s PGA Teacher of the Year, the Academy has respected and talented instructors in the field to guide and develop players of all skill levels to an elevated ability. The Resort at Pelican Hill, recently awarded a Forbes Five-Star rating, sits along Newport Coast, where Italian architecture and an impressive landscape create the feel of a Tuscan village hiding in Southern California. Warm, rustic hues greet each guest as they enter and continue throughout the resort. Bungalow guest rooms and suites with views of the ocean or an authentic Tuscan landscape present all the comforts of home with residential touches from the fireplace to the soaring 15-foot-high wood-beam ceiling. A spacious private terrace invites guests to steal a few quiet morning hours or the glorious sunset each evening for a feeling of relaxation and luxury all at once. For those that wish to retreat to a private enclave within the resort, two, three and four-bedroom villas are the perfect solution to experience an extended stay with the amenities and details only found at Pelican Hill. They are complemented by an attentive team of villa coordinators, butlers and front desk staff dedicated to making each villa guest’s stay effortless. Cosy up to the limestone fireplace in the great room of each villa while watching a 50-inch flat-screen television or dine on the expansive furnished terrace with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The villas also serve as a great spot for golfers and PGA professionals to plan an escape and experience both courses and all the amenities the Resort has to offer.

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Par

Length (yards)

Green Fees (US$) Weekday Weekend

Golf Course

Holes

Ocean Nor th

18

71

6945

270

Ocean South

18

70

6580

270

Buggy Hire

Caddies

Visitor Access

270

included in fees

included in fees

Visitors welcome

270

included in fees

included in fees

Visitors welcome

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No matter the occasion, the service and setting of Pelican Hill combine for a memorable experience, as the combination of elegant dining spaces and options complemented by the delicious cuisine are unmistakably Pelican Hill. At Andrea, Pelican Hill’s signature restaurant, guests are treated to an epicurean experience of authentic Tuscan dishes bursting with rich flavours and fresh ingredients as the pasta is freshly made daily from the Pasta Room. Voted Diner’s Choice Award by OpenTable diners and ranked among the Top 50 US Restaurants for Best Italian Cuisine, Andrea offers guests an opportunity to indulge amongst a coastal backdrop with views of the Pacific. Pelican Grill, located in Pelican Hill Golf Club, provides the finest beef, fresh fish, pastas and a wide selection of side dishes with an open kitchen for added entertainment and a unique dining experience. The Coliseum Pool & Grill offers American favourites like fresh fish, paninis, burgers and pizzas as well as an array of dining options from alfresco dining on the terrace to a meal secluded in a private cabana overlooking the Coliseum Pool. Known as the largest circular pool in the world, the Coliseum Pool spans 136 feet in diameter with carefully-laid glass tiles and sparkling, clear water where the only distractions are the sunsets over the ocean and the soft whispers and sighs of contentment carried about the ocean breeze. The Spa at Pelican Hill, with a Forbes five-star rating, draws inspiration from treatments around the world to instil a perfect sense of balance. With seasonal treatments using fresh, organic ingredients that change with the season, wellness and fitness classes from invigorating beach walks to highimpact fitness classes in the Spa Movement Studio and a broad menu of services offered, including a traditional Barber Chair Experience where men can enjoy old-world grooming with the comforts of modern luxuries, it’s clear why people escape to seek respite at Pelican Hill’s spa. The Spa is completed by the 22 treatment rooms, a fully-equipped fitness centre open to all guests, relaxation lounge, Acqua Colonnades featuring herbal steam rooms, saunas and saltwater soaking, plus a salon, boutique and delicious cuisine that all provide the perfect place to relax the day away and reach a state of serenity.

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Kids find a resort within The Resort at Pelican Hill that’s just for them. Parents find half and full-day programmes with enriching rewards for the little ones. For the older set, Latitude gives kids aged 13-16 the freedom to choose what interests them, from Wii and Xbox 360 games and spa soirees to a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and excursions to delight in. There is something for every whim, every wish list and everyone at The Resort at Pelican Hill.

Contact details The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, California 92657 Tel: +1 855 315 8214

reservations@pelicanhill.com

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The Resort at Pelican Hill