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Pelican Hill Golf Club Awarded Best Playing Conditions 2017 Orange County

Best Playing Conditions 2017 Pelican Hill Golf Club - Orange County

Greenskeeper.Org Awards Pelican Hill Golf Club – Orange County’s Best Playing Conditions 2017

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Congratulations to Pelican Hill Golf Club for winning Best Playing Conditions 2017 for Orange County.

Not to be confused with “Worth the Green Fee,” “Best Playing Conditions” is awarded to golf courses open to the public listed on that stand out above the rest with our site users at providing consistently the best greens, fairways, rough, tee boxes and bunkers around.

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#Recent Golf Course Review

North Course

Posted: 07/31/17 5:27a
Member Since: Dec 28, 2002
From: redondo beach

Golf Playing Conditions 7.65 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 7.65 GREAT

Played here on 7/28/17 with a 3:35 tee time. The twilight rate was $180 and we teed off right on time. I don’t get a chance to play here very often due to the rates but when I do I love it.

The course is just visually beautiful and the layout is tons of fun. We finished in four hours with very little waiting. There are many holes that require carry off the tee but the fairways are wide enough that it is not as intimidating as you might think. If you can get off the tee consistently then you can score well. The course conditions as you might expect were very good although I did fix quite a few ball marks and the greens were slower than usual but still putted well.
Overall, the course was 7 out of 10 but I am not sure paying the rack rate of $330 is for everyone. I get it though, the property is in a multi-billion dollar area with views everywhere and the homes in the several million so it fits the needs of this affluent community. However my pocketbook just can’t handle this sort of luxury too often.
Treat yourself to a twilight round if you get a chance! Other than price, this place rates high on my favorites list. After our round we went to the bar for drinks and food. We found the food just average though which was surprising considering the clientele. The SCGA has outings here for $160 which I think is a pretty good deal and you are guaranteed to finish.

South Course

Posted: 04/19/17 10:35a
Member Since: Mar 13, 2003
From: Anaheim

Golf Playing Conditions 7.50 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 7.50 GREAT

Played in a charity event on Monday morning 4/17, shotgun start scramble format. This is a top notch facility in customer service and the location of the course. Driving range was mats only and the putting green was on the small side with a putting contest going on, there are putting greens on the first tee but were under maintenance. Played the South from the blue markers and the course played tough.

Tee boxes were a little on the long side, Fairways were still dormant but had good coverage, rough is up a little and need to keep an eye on your ball because it settles down out of sight. Greens were very receptive and rolled true. Lots of subtle breaks and elevation changes on the green complexes. Club selection is tricky due to the change in wind direction and uphill and downhill shots.
Course would be a tough walk. Bring your camera because each hole has great views. Pace of Play (POP) was 5 1/2 hours due to the tournament.

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