Skip to Content

Pelican Hill Announces Winter and Spring Golf Academy

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (January 12, 2016) – Pelican Hill Golf Club®, located at The Resort at Pelican Hill® along the coast of Newport Beach in Southern California, presents winter and spring instruction programs for all ages and skill levels. Located atop a scenic plateau overlooking the Golf Clubhouse and Pacific Ocean beyond, Pelican Hill Golf Academy provides personalized instruction, focused on improving each golfer’s game through both physical and mental strength.

“Our PGA professionals design private lessons and group instruction programs to address each player’s individual attributes and areas of opportunity,” Steve Friedlander, vice president – golf for Pelican Hill Golf Club & Oak Creek Golf Club®. “Whether you’re learning to golf for the first time or refining your game for a lower score, our Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, Glenn Deck, will customize your instruction experience to get the results you want.”

Pelican Hill’s winter and spring golf instruction programs 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 23 & 24, February 27 & 28,  March 19 & 20, April 16 & 17, May 21 & 22  and June 11 & 12
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; pre-registration required

One-Day Short Game Scoring School
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 23, February 27, March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 11
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; pre-registration required

Half-Day Lower Your Scores Schools

Putting School
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on January 23, February 27, March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 11
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 setup for correct flow lines, alignment, distance control, feel and green reading.
$225 per student per half-day clinic; pre-registration required

Chipping, Pitching & Bunker School
Saturdays from 1 – 4 p.m. on January 23, February 27, March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 11
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; pre-registration required

Full Swing School
Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on January 24, February 28 and March 20, April 17, May 22 and June 12
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; pre-registration required

Playing School
Select Sunday afternoons beginning one hour after twilight (times vary each month) on January 24, February 28 and March 20
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

Ladies’ Spring Golf Academy
Select Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22 and May 6 & 20
Led by Certified Golf Instructor Tim Mitchell, PGA, bi-weekly clinics provide a fun, small group learning environment to cover all the basics of the game. Each session focuses on a distinct aspect of the game, including putting (March 11), chipping (March 25), pitching (April 8), full swing part I (April 22), full swing part II (May 6) and proper practice (May 20). Class size is limited to 5 students per clinic.  
$60 per student per session; pre-registration required.

Family Fun Golf Instruction
This customized 50-minute session helps the whole family learn the fundamentals of the game. Select your preferred instruction topic and learn together in a fun environment for all ages and experience levels. Clinic size maximum is 4 students per instructor. Minimum age is 6 years.
$150 – $200 per clinic based on group size; advance booking required through Golf Academy.

Elite PGA Tour Experience Instruction with Dr. Charles Bareilles & Glenn Deck
Based on PGA Tour instruction programs for past champions of the Masters, the U.S. Open and the British Open, half-day or full-day clinics feature chiropractic kinesiologist Dr. Bareilles as guest instructor alongside Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teacher in America” Glenn Deck.
Personalized half-day clinics include a total body evaluation, golf neurokentic evaluation, Pre-swing Set-Up Procedure Analysis and full-swing solution. Full-day clinics include all half-day topics, plus short game solution, personal stroke putting lesson with distance control and green reading skills, and 9 hole playing lesson.
$3,000 for half-day (4 hours) clinic with 1-4 students
$6,000 for full-day (9 hours) clinic with 1-4 students (includes lunch, 9 holes with pros)
$10,000 for full-day (9 hours) clinic with 5-8 students (includes lunch, additional teaching pro, & 9 holes with pros)   Availability based on Dr. Bareilles PGA Tour Pro instruction schedule; advance booking required through Golf Academy.

Genetic Golf Evaluation
A two-hour evaluation focuses on you, your body and your golf swing. Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teacher in America” Glenn Deck conducts a full analysis of your neurokinetic power angles, how your body moves best, your golfing skills and your ideal swing.
$400 per student per session; advance booking required.

The following year-round offerings are also available:

Adult & Junior Golfer Offer
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.
$99 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 members and their guests, and evening tee times accessible earlier than the general public.
$650 per 365-day membership. Forecaddie not included in participant fees. Rates are subject to change. Program is non-transferable.

Golf Academy reservations may be arranged by calling Glenn Deck at 949-467-5810. For additional information, please visit or call 855-467-6800.

About Pelican Hill®
Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, The Resort at 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-Star, Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim as the 2012 Grand Resort selected by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report; as Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Top Southern California Resort (2013 & 2012), Top U.S. Resort (2011), Top-Rated Golf Resort Worldwide (2012) and Top-Rated California Resort Spa (2012); in Travel Leisure’s “Top 100” World’s Best Hotels (2015 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2015).

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; Hotel Irvine, a lifestyle hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and California Recreation Company®, which operates 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.