Newport Beach is one of the most desirable parcels of real estate in the United States, a prestigious destination for golf and leisure visitors to California, and the deluxe Pelican Hill Resort is the finest way to experience it.
With different options to choose from between luxury rooms, bungalows or villas, alongside 2 highly ranked championship golf courses perched upon over 500 acres of unrivalled coastal beauty, Pelican Hill tees itself up as one of the best resorts in the country, and in 2011 was ranked the number one Californian resort in Condé Nast Traveller's April issue.
Sprawled gently across 504 stunning hillside acres, Pelican Hill is home to a phenomenal golf complex which boasts at its heart two outstanding courses designed by Tom Fazio. Carved into the arroyos and coastal scrub of the incredible natural landscape, the courses are truly as beautiful as they are challenging.
The Ocean South was the original Fazio layout at Pelican Hill, and is a wonderful par-70 course that is best known for its iconic 13th, a unique short hole that features two greens. Opened two years later in 1993, the Ocean North is now the premier championship layout, a par-71 that is close to 7,000 yards at its peak. Spectacular ocean views from every tee help to create a magical golfing environment, while the course is maintained in outstanding condition.
Included in the resort services is a "forecaddie", who will accompany each group around the golf course, providing local knowledge, ball-spotting service and general assistance.
Built into the resort's terraced hillside are a collection of bungalows which serve to provide intimate, high quality accommodation for golf and leisure visitors to Pelican Hill. The unique layout offers fantastic privacy, while every bungalow is blessed with phenomenal views across the golf courses to the ocean.
The bungalows, in-keeping with the resort's style throughout, are distinctly Italian in construction and décor, complete with limestone fireplaces, travertine flooring and vaulted beam ceilings.
Deluxe bathrooms are standard, as are granite wet bars, 42" plasma screen televisions, high speed internet access, plush linen and bedding, and a stunning terrace.
Pelican Hill is home to a luxurious spa centre where the mission is pure relaxation. European in style, the spa complex offers an extensive treatment list, with specialties in body and facial therapy, all set in the most desirable surroundings.
Dining at Pelican Hill is a sublime experience; fortunate guests have the luxury of choosing from a wide range of restaurants, all supervised by renowned chef Jean-Pierre Dubray. The northern Italian cuisine in Andrea and the excellent Pelican Grill in the clubhouse are among the highlights.