PELICAN HILL INVITES GOLFERS TO EXPERIENCE WINTER GOLF ACADEMY PROGRAMS

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – October 7, 2013 – Pelican Hill Golf Club® , along the coast of Newport Beach in Southern California, presents its winter series of Golf Academy programs led by Southern California PGA Teacher of the Year, Glenn Deck. Located at The Resort at Pelican Hill® and rated the world’s Top Golf Resort according to Condé Nast Traveler readers, Pelican Hill Golf Club invites locals and visitors alike to tune up their golf game with two-day, one-day and half-day academy programs.

“We invite golfers of all ages and skill levels to soak in Southern California’s mild winter climate on our two ocean-view, Fazio-designed courses,” said Steve Friedlander, Vice President – Golf for Pelican Hill & Oak Creek Golf Clubs. “Whether golfers live locally or are visiting from afar, our Golf Academy programs are designed to improve all aspects of their game, from full swing fundamentals to putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.”

Pelican Hill’s winter 2014 golf offerings include:

One-Day Short Game Scoring School
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 25, February 22 and March 29
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

Half-Day Lower Your Scores Schools

Putting School
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on January 25, February 22 and March 29
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

Chipping, Pitching & Bunker School
Saturdays from 1 – 4 p.m. on January 25, February 22 and March 29
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

Full Swing School
Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on January 26, February 23 and March 30
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

Playing School
Sunday afternoons beginning one hour after twilight (times vary each month) on January 26, February 23 and March 30
Improve your course management and scoring skills out on the course. Learn how to make the most out of your 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

Total Golf Game Evaluation with Glenn Deck
A 3.5-hour Total Golf Game Evaluation focuses on you, your body and your entire golf game. Golf Magazine ―Top 100 Teacher in America‖ Glenn Deck does a full analysis of you and your golfing skills in order to provide a custom solution based on your strengths and weakness.
$750 per student per session

Fazio Unlimited Package
Select Bungalow or Villa accommodations with a two-night minimum stay. Enjoy unlimited golf rounds for one guest on three courses – Pelican Hill’s Ocean North and Ocean South, and Oak Creek – designed by renowned course architect Tom Fazio. This experience includes complimentary forecaddie (at both Pelican Hill courses), golf cart, golf club rentals and complimentary valet parking.
Starting from $835 per night, excluding tax and gratuity. Based on availability. Early check-in and late check-out included.

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.
$85 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.
$550 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 PelicanHill.com 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 (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 (2011 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (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.
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