Here are some additional pictures of best resort in California and two of the best golf courses in California. During a fun two month trip from Dallas to California and back we enjoyed a two night stay in one of the most impressive resorts that we have ever stayed at - Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California. Equally impressive are their two fantastic 18 hole Tom Fazio designed golf courses that are scenic (views of the Pacific Ocean from all 36 holes), fun, challenging, and memorable. Here are some of our pictures from our stay and golf.
We knew we were in for a special treat when we pulled into the impressive Pelican Hill entrance and saw a slew of staff waiting to greet us as well as several Mercedes and BMWs, plus a Lamborghini, and two Bentley's, one of which was a beautiful convertible! Our motorhome with our Jeep covered with mud and sand from off roading, looked a little out of place! As we walked into the lobby, after some excellent and friendly service by the bell boys and parking staff we couldn't help but be impressed with the tall columns and stunning architecture, first class appointments, and then the view of the pool, Pacific Ocean, and golf course. WOW!
We couldn't resist the excellent strawberry gelato in the Caffe and a couple souvenirs in the gift shops and a drink on the terrace to admire the view before we checked into our room. Then we stopped by the concierge to get some ideas on what to see and do where everything is high tech and we got a visual tour of some of the sights and attractions.
When we got to our Bungalow, we both said "Wow" - well appointed, lots of extras, and a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean and golf course.
After dumping our bags, admiring the view in our room, and a quick change into our golf clothes, we heading to the spectacular Pelican Hill Clubhouse to play Pelican Hill Ocean North. What a fantastic Tom Fazio design - fun, challenging, and scenic. Every hole has an ocean view!
After an excellent round of golf, it was time for a Pina Colada and a dunk in the beautiful Coliseum Pool - the world's largest circular pool with some unbelievable views.
We really enjoyed a fantastic round at Ocean North and couldn't wait to play Ocean South which has three holes that play on a ridge along the Pacific Ocean. Our expectations were exceeded.
We had a blast and can highly recommend a stay at this upscale resort with excellent amenities and perfect service and two magnificent golf courses. Read our review of Pelican Hill Resort.