Postcard From Pelican Hill Ocean North

Pelican Hill LogoThe Pelican Hill resort was designed in the grand 16th Century Palladiam architectural style of Northern Italy.  Grand is the operating phrase since everything is presented on a scale that dwarfs the imagination.

Tall Roman columns, long arched hallways, oversized urns with huge landscaping features, and airy cathedral ceilings everywhere.  It is big, bigger, and bigger still wherever you look.  The 70-inch flat screen TV in the Coliseum Sports Bar feels right at home.

This place has it all-superb accommodations, fine dining, full spa, and two seaside Tom Fazio creations with vistas that will blow your mind.  Shown below are images of the resort delights and the Ocean North Course.

In spite of the scale, the resort is run as a first class experience in a low key manner that makes your comfort a priority without any pomp and circumstance.   A  comfortable and delightful place to build massive amounts of points on your Amex Card.
Pelican Hill Front 2

First impression-front entrance creates an architectural statement.
Coliseum Front

Even the valet station at the informal restaurant is imposing.
Endless Pool 1

Chill at tranquility basin, the endless pool that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
Bridal Gazebo

High end destination weddings use this Roman Chupah…quite charming.

Bocci 1

Recreation includes all the European favorites….even Bocce.

Arched Cart Bridge 2

The most expensive cart bridge in history traverses from the clubhouse to the first tee.

O N #7

Split fairway….pick your poison on the hardest four par on the course.

O N #9 3

A bit of Pine Valley on the approach to #9.

O N #14

Dramatic uphill meets the horizon at the par 4 14th.

O N #17 2

Postcard 17th has it all-strategic bunkering, imposing wetlands, and a promontory green setting overlooking a Pacific backdrop.

O N #18 1

Approach looks like a blimp shot of the closing hole

(Click to read the full course review of Pelican Hill Ocean North)

(Click to read Postcard From Pelican Hill Ocean South)

January, 2013

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