Pelican Hill – Ocean North Course

When most everyone else thought “perfect” was already on the top of its game and nothing could get any better than it, golf course designer Tom Fazio thought differently. His already perfect creations in the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, SoCal had to undergo some massive changes to achieve what could only be called a higher level of perfection. And the results are as massive as the changes. It is only logical that these perfect golf courses will only grant golf vacations that are nowhere less than perfect. The Ocean North Course could tell the story.

Its perfection comes in its being dynamic, beautiful and yes, challenging. Or for the already challenged, it is difficult. There are hazards everywhere, in most every form thinkable in this kind of place. There are the elevation changes that never had the intention of going unnoticed. Not to be missed too are the Fazio bunkers and well-preserved natural bush lands that are not too forgiving with errant shots. Thankfully though, the Ocean North Course has rather wider fairways and fewer trees that make it all too tolerable. And thank God, too, there are as many rewarding views are there are holes on this golf course. Almost each one of its 18-holes have magnificent ocean views – although, if one allows, it could become too distractingly beautiful. But beautiful still. And distracting. This golf vacation destination measures a good 6,900 yards from the longest tees, par 71.

When Tom Fazio remodeled it, he had the perfect golf trip in mind – beautiful, serene, challenging, something that would be worth every bit of effort. He achieved it through the Ocean North Golf Club. And so will others.

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