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Press Room

For press inquiries regarding Resort images, information, interviews and media-on-assignment visits, please contact:

mail@pelicanhill.com

Kindly note that the Resort’s press contact is a resource to professional journalists. If you are not a member of the press, please direct inquiries concerning reservations, accommodations, events and other Resort information to guest services or reservations by calling 855.467.6800.
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PROUD TO BE RECOGNIZED

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“12 Cleanest Hotels, According to Travel Agents”

– Reader’s Digest, July 2020

“Best O.C. Resort” and “Best O.C. Golf Club”

– The Orange County Register, 2020

“Top Southern California Resorts”

– Condé Nast Traveler, 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

Recent Press Clippings

Reader’s Digest (July 2020)
“12 Cleanest Hotels, According to Travel Agents”
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The New York Times (January 2020)
“Momcations. It’s a Thing.”
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Bloomberg (January 2020)
“For Bartenders, “Dry January” Is the Time To Get Weird”
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Travel + Leisure (November 2019)
“15 Festive Hotels That Make the Holiday Season Even More Magical”
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Pasadena Magazine (July/August 2019)
“Eleganza!”
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Orange Coast (July 2019)
“Crudo Debut”
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Midwest Golfing Magazine (Summer 2019)
“A Resort Unlike Any Other”
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Glitter Magazine (Spring 2019)
“Orange County’s Hidden Gem”
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Fairways (March 2019)
The Resort at Pelican Hill
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Modern Luxury Scottsdale (March 2019)
“Here Comes the Sun”
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Tee Times Minnesota (March 2019)
“Destination Extraordinaire”
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Sauté Magazine (Spring 2019)
King of His Craft & Recipe
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Chicago District Golfer (February 2019)
“A Slice of Heaven”
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Orange County Business Journal (February 2019)
“Pasta Perfection”
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Colorado Avid Golfer (Winter 2019)
“Spell of the Pelican”
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Condé Nast Traveler

  • Top Southern California Resorts ranking in Readers’ Choice Awards 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016
  • #1 U.S. Resort, Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 (October 2011)

Travel + Leisure

  • Top 10 Resort Hotels in California, World’s Best Awards 2019 & 2018

Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Rating

  • 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, The Resort at Pelican Hill
  • 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010, The Spa at Pelican Hill

AAA Five Diamond Award

  • 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010, The Resort at Pelican Hill

U.S. News

  • Top 3 Best Resorts in California 2020
  • Top 5 Best Hotels in California 2020
  • Top 10 Best Hotels in California 2019
  • Best Resorts in the USA 2020
  • Best Hotels in the USA 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012 (Gold Badge)

Golfweek

  • Best Resort Courses 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011
  • Best Courses You Can Play 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009

Golf Digest

  • Best Golf Academies in California Award 2019
  • Best Resort in California Award 2018 & 2019
  • Green Star Environmental Award Finalist

The Orange County Register

  • Best Golf Course/Driving Ranges in Best of Orange County 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010
  • Best OC Resorts in Best of Orange County 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2014
  • Best OC Day Spas 2019, 2018 & 2017

Corporate & Incentive Travel

  • 2018 & 2014 Award of Excellence

Smart Meetings

  • 2020 Best Incentive Hotel Smart Stars Award
  • 2019 Best Hotel Pools Smart Stars Award
  • 2018, 2012 & 2010 Platinum Choice Awards