PELICAN HILL TEES UP GOLF ACADEMY PROGRAMS AND NEW UNLIMITED STAY & PLAY PACKAGE THIS SPRING AT WORLD’S TOP-RATED GOLF RESORT


NEWPORT BEACH, CA – January 11, 2013 –
The Resort at Pelican Hill®, along the coast of Newport Beach in Southern California, presents its spring seasonal packages and golf academy programs at Pelican Hill Golf Club®. Rated the World’s Top Golf Resort by Condé Nast Traveler readers, Pelican Hill introduces the new Fazio Unlimited Package and Adult & Junior golf clinics, in addition to personal instruction and group golf schools led by Southern California PGA Teacher of the Year, Glenn Deck.

“This spring, we invite golfers from near and far to tee off time and time again on one of three Tom Fazio-designed courses with our new Fazio Unlimited Package – the ultimate golf getaway,” said Steve Friedlander, Vice President – Golf for Pelican Hill & Oak Creek Golf Clubs. “Whether you’re visiting for the day, or enjoying a weekend escape, spring is the perfect time to tune up your game and shake off the winter season with our warm, sunny weather.”

Pelican Hill’s spring 2013 golf packages include:

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.

Two-Day Weekend Golf Academy Package
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sundays from 9 a.m. until conclusion of afternoon playing lesson on April 27 & 28, May 18 & 19, and June 29 & 30
This two-day Golf Academy package 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. This package includes two full days (14 hours) of instruction and one 18-hole playing lesson with Southern California PGA Teacher of the Year Glenn Deck, as well as lunch on Saturday and Sunday, a personal teaching tool and two nights of accommodations.
Starting from $2,060 for one student. All package inclusions are exclusive of any applicable taxes, gratuities, and service charges. Rates based on double occupancy. Additional fees will apply for extra guests.

Pelican Hill Golf Academy® programs available during the spring season include:
Adult & Junior Golf Clinics
Thursdays from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. in April, May & June
Adults and junior golfers ages 8-18 are invited to tune up their game with weekly 30-minute clinics. Each pre-registered, full-paid adult student may bring one junior golf student to attend the same clinic complimentary.
$30 per adult per clinic; pre-registration required

True Golf Putting & Green Reading Essentials with guest instructor Jason Goldsmith
April 2 & May 19 from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
True Golf’s Green Reading & Distance Control method is the most effective way ever developed to read greens. This method teaches golfers of all experience levels exactly how and why a putt breaks. Learn the most important putting practice drills and how to determine break direction during this hands-on clinic.
$150 per student per clinic

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 April 27 & 28, May 18 & 19, and June 29 & 30
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

One-Day Short Game Scoring School
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 27, May 18, and June 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 April 27, May 18, and June 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 April 27, May 18, and June 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 April 28, May 19, and June 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 April 28, May 19, and June 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

Ongoing programs available throughout the year include:

Adult & Junior Golfer Deal
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.
$80 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.
$500 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 www.pelicanhill.com or call 800-820-6800.

About The Spa at Pelican Hill

Evoking a “21st century wellness philosophy,” The Spa at Pelican Hill recaptures the original purity and effectiveness of the world’s most celebrated traditional treatments, such as the Lulur Italiano massage and the Body Gelato treatment. The Spa delivers unequaled indulgence in a cocooned, sophisticated ambiance where every sense is awakened and every moment is one of extraordinary pampering and rejuvenation.

The luxurious 23,000-square-foot retreat features a dramatic 28-foot-high Palladian rotunda; wall of flowing water; tranquil relaxation room; 22 private treatment rooms designed for quiet comfort and deep relaxation; an array of facilities including men’s and women’s Acqua Colonnades with herbal steam rooms, saunas, and a regal Roman bath; and separate dressing areas for men and women with every amenity and appointment. The Spa also offers a full-service salon, boutique, spacious fitness center and movement studio with a variety of complimentary wellness activities for spa guests.

So much more than a place to enjoy a good massage, the Spa helps restore health and balance by immersing guests in the ultimate individualized care, providing a highly personalized voyage of fulfillment and realization with the most renowned therapies from around the world using only natural and organic products. The Spa staff is comprised of the most talented professionals in the industry who were handpicked as the finest in their trades. Additionally, professional naturalists on staff conduct everything from environmental education programs to tide pool exploration.

In its first year open, The Spa at Pelican Hill earned the top Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating, Spa Magazine Silver Sage Reader’s Choice Awards as “Favorite New Spa” and Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List: 2009.” The Spa earned Top California Resort Spa (2012) and Top Southern California Resort Spa (2013) honors from Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as its fourth consecutive Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award in 2013.

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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