Pelican Hill Announces Summer Golf Packages And Academy Programs For Women, Juniors and Experienced Golf Enthusiasts

Pelican Hill Golf Club® at Pelican Hill Resort, ranked the top California Golf Resort by Condé Nast Traveler readers, presents its summer packages and Golf Academy programs, led by Glenn Deck, one of Golf Magazine’s "Top 100 Teachers in America.”

“This summer, Pelican Hill brings back our popular PGA professional-led Junior Golf Camps and launches our new Women’s Weekend Golf Academy, in addition to continuing monthly half-day workshops and special guest instruction programs,” said Steve Friedlander, General Manager of Pelican Hill Golf Club. “Our highly rated instruction program, two ocean-view courses and ideal climate make Pelican Hill the perfect destination for fun summer golf excursions.”

Visiting resort guests and Southern California locals alike will skillfully putt, pitch, chip and swing their way around Pelican Hill Golf Club’s two Fazio-designed courses, after improving their game at the Golf Academy’s Summer Junior Golf Camps, Aim Point Green Reading clinic, half-day workshops and new Women’s Weekend clinics, launching during Women’s Golf Month in June.

Packages and events available this summer include:

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.

Summer Junior Golf Camps
June 27-30, July 11-14, July 18-21, July 25-28, August 1-4, August 8-11 & August 15-18
Junior golfers ages 7-13 are invited to attend a four-day camp at Pelican Hill Golf Academy overseen by Director of Instruction Glenn Deck. Limited to 10 students per camp with a five-to-one student-to-teacher ratio, Junior Golf Camps run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., focusing on putting, full swing, short game, rules and etiquette. ($375 per child per camp)

Women’s Weekend Golf Academy
June 3 & 5, June 10 & 12, July 9 & 10, August 13 & 14 & September 10 & 11
Ladies are invited to learn the game or polish their fundamentals at Pelican Hill Golf Academy’s monthly Women’s Weekend clinics. For $595 per student, this full-day instruction experience includes:
• One three-hour small-group instruction session (four-to-one student-to-instructor ratio) with one of our certified PGA professionals, covering putting, chipping, pitching & bunkers, and full-swing.
• 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
Class size is two students minimum and four students maximum. (Packages with overnight accommodations start from $1,090 for a one-night stay, based upon availability.)

Just Bring Your Swing
For Three Courses, Four Days & Three Nights
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 playing three rounds on 54 Tom Fazio-designed holes of golf, plus Nike Rental Clubs, a dozen Nike Golf Balls & loaner Shoes, one 30-minute tune-up lesson with Glenn Deck, use of full-service Practice Facility, Clubhouse, Lockers, Lounge, unlimited bottled water, a Tom Fazio Book and unlimited replays without forecaddie. (Starting from $1,795 per person, 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, based upon availability.

Aim Point Green Reading with Jason Goldsmith
Sunday, June 5 from 2 – 4:30 p.m.
The Aim Point Green Reading method is currently used by top 100 instructors, PGA Tour pros and caddies. It is the most effective way to read greens ever developed and teaches exactly why and how a putt breaks. ($200 per student)

Golf Academy Stay & Play
June 3-5, July 15-17, August 19-21, & September 9-11
Check into a luxurious two-bedroom Villa for a two-night stay, enjoy “Breakfast with the Pro” at Coliseum Pool & Grill, participate in one of three half-day Golf Academy workshops led by Pelican Hill’s PGA professionals, and play a round on one of Pelican Hill’s ocean-view courses. (Starting from $1,595 for a two-night stay, based upon availability)

Half-Day Putting School
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on June 4, July 16, August 20, & September 10
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 June 4, July 16, August 20, & September 10
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 June 5, July 17, August 21, & September 11
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 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 in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report “500 Favorite Hotels in the World™” (2011), as Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 California Golf Resort (2011) and #22 among the “Top 100 Best in the World” (2010 Readers’ Choice Awards). Travel + Leisure also ranked Pelican Hill among its “500 World’s Best Hotels” (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.