Pelican Hill Golf Club#10 in Best Things To Do in Newport Beach
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This highly acclaimed golf course just south of Newport Beach is famous for its stunning vistas. It was designed by award-winning golf course architect Tom Fazio. The design, which consists of two 18-hole courses called Ocean North and Ocean South, accentuates the natural landscape of the Southern California coast and overlooks the water. Some standout features of the Ocean South course include a 13th hole with two greens, as well as three holes directly on the coastline.
If you want to improve your game, you'll have the option to pay for lessons from a PGA professional at the on-site Golf Academy. You'll shell out $175 to $200 for an individual, 50-minute lesson. After you're done playing, relax at the Pelican Grill, which serves upscale California cuisine. If you don't want to golf but want to check out the greens and the views, this restaurant is the place to be. You can also visit the retail shop for golf gear or to simply purchase a souvenir.
One player on a single day will pay $295 (or $275 if you're a guest at The Resort at Pelican Hill). This cost includes access to a warm-up practice facility, access to the locker rooms, shoe service, club cleaning service and complimentary water bottles. If you're looking for a reduced rate, consider starting four hours prior to sunset for $190 or two hours prior to sunset for $110 – though completion of 18 holes is not guaranteed. For more information, visit the official website.
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Near the parking lots, you'll find many volleyball nets for public use. The beach offers public restrooms, outdoor showers and an array of picnic tables. There are also fire pits for public use during normal beach hours (from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.) available on a first-come, first-served basis; you'll have to bring your own wood and fire starters, though.
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