New Spring Golf Academy Programs And Exceptional Values Abound At Pelican Hill, On The Coast Of Newport Beach

Pelican Hill Golf Club® at Pelican Hill Resort announces new, value-driven spring packages designed for traveling golfers, women, families, and players seeking improvement in their game. Pelican Hill Golf Academy’s spring programs feature new Women’s Weekend clinics, launching during Women’s Golf Month in June, as well as personal instruction for all player levels from Pelican Hill’s PGA, Director of Golf Instruction and Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teacher in America,” Glenn Deck.

“For new golfers looking to learn or experienced players wanting to polish their game, our spring Golf Academy offers superb instruction, customized programs and excellent values,” said Steve Friedlander, General Manager of Pelican Hill Golf Club. “It’s the perfect time for visiting guests and locals alike to practice the fundamentals and prepare for spectacular year-round golf in Southern California.”

Newly announced spring golf packages include:

Just Bring Your Swing for Three Courses, Four Days & Three Nights
Beginning in April 2011

Tired of lugging your golf clubs through airports and being hit with exorbitant baggage fees? Then, choose to travel light and enjoy Pelican Hill’s premium equipment when you arrive! For unparalleled value, spend four days and three nights in Southern California playing three rounds on 54 Tom Fazio-designed golf holes. Perks of this package include:

  • One round on each of three golf courses (Pelican Hill Golf Club’s Ocean North and Ocean South 18-hole courses, plus 18 holes at Oak Creek Golf Club), including golf car, forecaddie and gratuity
  •  Complimentary Nike Rental Clubs, a dozen Nike Golf Balls and Nike Shoes (loaner)
  • Use of full-service Practice Facility, Clubhouse, Lockers, Lounge and unlimited bottled water
  • 30-minute tune-up lesson with Glenn Deckz
  • Tom Fazio Book
  • Unlimited replays without forecaddie


Three courses, four days and three nights of accommodations start from $1,795 per person on weekdays, or $1,995 per person on weekends, based upon availability. For shorter stays, play two Pelican Hill courses over three days with two nights of accommodations, starting from $1,295 per person on weekdays, or $1,495 per person on weekends, based upon availability.

Women’s Weekend Golf Academy
Beginning in June 2011

Kicking off Pelican Hill’s new monthly Women’s Golf Academy, locals and visitors are invited to tee off for Women’s Golf Month with two weekend clinics on June 3-5 and June 10-12. For just $595 per student, this full-day instruction experience includes:

  • Choice of one three-hour small-group instruction session (four-to-one student-to-instructor ratio) with Glenn Deck, or one of our certified PGA professionals. Select from (1) putting, (2) chipping, pitching & bunkers, or (3) full-swing session
  • 9 holes of instructor-led group play on one of two Fazio-designed, ocean-view courses
  • Yoga Golf Session with personalized stretching movements to help golfers become more limber, ultimately making drives go further
  • Complimentary Nike Rental Clubs, Nike Shoes (loaner) and unlimited bottled water
  • Complimentary lunch at Pelican Grill
  • Special 20% discount on all merchandise purchased at the Golf Pro Shop during the day(s) of your Golf Academy
  • Locker, shoe service, practice balls, golf car and golf bag storage at Pelican Hill Golf Club


After its two-weekend June kickoff, the Women’s Golf Academy will continue every second weekend of the month beginning in July. Packages with overnight accommodations start from $1,090 for a one-night stay, based upon availability.

Golf Academy Stay & Play
April 15-17, May 20-22 and June 3-5

For the golf enthusiast, the spring season features experiences designed to improve your game! Check into a luxurious two-bedroom private Villa for a two-night stay and “tee off the weekend” on Saturday morning, while enjoying “Breakfast with the Pro” at Coliseum Pool & Grill with Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teacher in America,” Glenn Deck. Attend one of three half-day Golf Academy workshops, including putting school, full swing school or chipping, pitching & bunker school, all led by Glenn Deck. Then, play a complimentary round on your choice of one of two Fazio-designed ocean-view courses. Late check-out and complimentary parking are included. Two-night accommodations packages start from $1,595, based upon availability.

Father’s Day Golf Duo Package
June 17-19

Treat dad to an unforgettable Father’s Day weekend, with Bungalow or Villa accommodations, an ocean-view golf round and a visit to Newport Coast’s sports center, Pelican Grill, located at Pelican Hill Golf Club. Play a father-daughter, father-son or couples golf round on one of two Fazio-designed coastal courses, then head to dinner at Pelican Grill, where dad dines complimentary. Late check-out and complimentary parking are included. One-night accommodations packages start from $995, based upon availability.

Monthly Pelican Hill Golf Academy events for the spring season include:

Half-Day Putting School
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on April 16, May 21, June 4

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)

Half-Day Chipping/Pitching & Bunker School
Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 16, May 21, June 4

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)

Half-Day Full Swing School
Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on April 17, May 23, June 5

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)

For Golf Academy reservations, please contact Glenn Deck at or 949-467-5810. For accommodations, spa, dining or golf 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 Resort®
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 suites with ocean-view terraces; a rejuvenating 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,” the largest circular pool anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas.

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.