Coastal Golf Values And New Academy Programs Coming In The New Year

Pelican Hill Golf Club®, featuring two 18-hole ocean-view courses designed by Tom Fazio and ranked by Golf Digest as two of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, announces its winter season golf schools and year-round values for 2012. Newly added offerings include the Golf Stay & Play Package, One-Day Short Game Scoring School and Two-Day Weekend Golf School.

“We’ve designed our new Stay & Play offer for guests who seek a superb golf experience, luxurious Bungalow and Villa accommodations and a great value all-around,” said Steve Friedlander, Vice President – Golf for Pelican Hill Golf Club. “There are few places where golfers can truly enjoy excellent year-round playing conditions, and Pelican Hill is certainly one of those spectacular locales.”

Ranked California’s Top Golf Resort according to Condé Nast Traveler readers, Pelican Hill continues its popular Preferred Program, as well as Half-Day Lower Your Scores Schools and Women’s Golf Academy Weekend Clinics, led by Glenn Deck, one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers in America.” Pelican Hill Golf Club offers available throughout the year include:

Adult & Junior Golfer Deal
Get one complimentary junior golfer (ages 8-18) evening round with each full-paid adult evening round, exclusively for same-day tee time bookings. Golf cart included; forecaddie not included.
$80 per evening adult round.

The Preferred Program
Indulge your passion with 54 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf, across three premier courses at Pelican Hill Golf Club and Oak Creek Golf Club. Join the Preferred Program and enjoy an entire year of exclusive privileges, including:
• Preferred access to tee times
• Reduced fees for enrollees and their guests
• Evening tee times accessible earlier than the general public
$500 per 365-day membership. Forecaddie not included in participant fees. Rates are subject to change. Program is non-transferable.

Golf Stay & Play Package
• Two rounds of golf on one of our Fazio-designed courses
• Complimentary parking and Internet access
• Complimentary access to pool, fitness center and spa amenities
• Early check-in, based on availability
Starting from $695 per night, based on double occupancy

Pelican Hill Golf Academy workshops during the winter season include:

Two-Day Weekend Golf School
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sundays from 9 a.m. until conclusion of afternoon playing lesson on January 21 & 22 or February 18 & 19
This two-day school is designed to benefit every aspect of your golf game, including sound fundamentals for your full swing, short game, course management, and mental skills. Instruction features a small group setting with a 4-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. A personal teaching tool is included.
$1,095 per student, with lunch included each day

One-Day Short Game Scoring School
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 21, February 18 and March 17
Learn how to turn three shots into two shots and lower your golf scores. Two-thirds of your golf game is played from 75 yards and in, so this school is all about the short game. Improve your putting, chipping, pitching, and bunker play to help lower your scores. A special scoring tool is included.
$475 per student, with lunch included

Half-Day Lower Your Scores Schools

Putting School
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on January 21, February 18 and March 17
Putting accounts for 40% percent of your golf game, and it is the easiest part of the game. Improve your score by making more putts. We focus on your set up for correct flow lines, alignment, distance control, feel, and green reading.
$225 per student per half-day clinic

Chipping, Pitching & Bunker School
Saturdays from 1 – 4 p.m. on January 21, February 18 and March 17
Two-thirds of your golf game is played from 75 yards and in. Improve your scoring shots with focus on chipping, pitching, flop, and bunker play. We all miss a few greens, so learn how to recover and make more pars on the golf course.
$225 per student per half-day clinic

Full Swing School
Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on January 22, February 19 and March 18
Improve your ball striking with focus on the full swing fundamentals, key movements in the swing that match up to you and your natural motion. So if your swing needs a little help, let us improve your motion to ensure you’re having more fun out on the course.
$225 per student per half-day clinic

Playing School
Sunday afternoons beginning one hour after twilight (times vary each month) on January 22, February 19 and March 18
Improve your course management and scoring skills out on the course. Learn how to make the most out of you game by improving your course management and mental skills. You don’t have to have a perfect golf swing, but knowing how to manage your game and playing with your strengths can produce lower scores out on the course.
$325 per student per half-day clinic

Women’s Golf Academy Weekend Clinics
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 14, February 11 and March 10
Ladies learn the game or polish fundamentals at monthly full-day clinics. Participate in a three-hour small group instruction session (four-to-one student-to-instructor ratio) with one of our certified PGA professionals, covering putting, short game and full-swing. Practice during nine holes of instructor-led group play on one of two oceanfront courses. Complimentary lunch at Pelican Grill is included, as well as a special 20% discount on merchandise purchased at the Golf Pro Shop during the day(s) of your clinic.
$595 per student per clinic

Total Golf Game Evaluation with Glenn Deck
A 3.5-hour Total Golf Game Evaluation focuses on you, your body and your entire golf game. Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teacher in America” Glenn Deck does a full analysis of you and your golfing skills in order to provide a custom solution based on your strengths and weakness.
$750 per student per session

For Golf Academy reservations, please contact Glenn Deck at or 949-467-5810. For accommodations, spa, dining or golf tee time reservations, please call 800-820-6800.

Pelican Hill Golf Academy
Pelican Hill Golf Academy is a preeminent institution of golf instruction in California. The dedicated teaching facilities include two greens, bunkers and artificial-surface driving tees and panoramic views of the courses and Pacific Ocean. The Academy holds a variety of half-day golf schools, full-day short game programs, full-day full swing schools coupled with playing lessons, total game evaluations, private lessons, and specialty golf schools year-round.

One weekend every month, the Pelican Hill Golf Academy holds four different half-day golf schools and each one is dedicated to a specific part of the game of golf. The Academy features Putting schools, Chip, Pitch, and Bunker schools, Full Swing schools, and Playing Schools, to enhance or improve whatever specific area needs improving. Private lessons are available at all times to provide customized and individual instruction based on the skill level of any player.

About Pelican Hill®
Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, Pelican Hill features: 128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants, including Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic “Coliseum Pool,” one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. A Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim as "an exceptional resort of great individuality and distinction" according to Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, as Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 U.S. Mainland Resort and #1 California Golf Resort (2011 Readers’ Choice Awards), in Travel + Leisure’s "Top 100" World’s Best Hotels (2011 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2011).

The Irvine Company Resort Properties owns and manages the finest resort and leisure destinations in Newport Coast and the City of Irvine. In addition to Pelican Hill, the portfolio includes the Island Hotel Newport Beach, the city’s landmark property and only AAA Five Diamond hotel; Hyatt Regency Irvine, the city’s only Four Diamond hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and several of the finest marinas in Newport Harbor and Northern California.

About the Irvine Company
The Irvine Company is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California. As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.