Thursday, January 1, 2009
Pelican Hill Golf Club South Course
Leisure woman and I had an unbelievable weekend at the luxurious The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast recently. On our stay, I got to play some golf at The Pelican Hill Golf Club on the resort property. One word: fore caddie (or is that two?) Dave, my fore caddie, was a great fore caddie and a nice man to boot. I had never played with a fore caddie until now. They spot your ball, fix divots, hold clubs and are great motivators with enthusiastic comments, like "great shot" or "shot of the day". We played the South Course. Most holes have a view of the Pacific. There are 2 back to back par 3's right on the ocean. All in all it was a challenging course in pristine condition with great facilities and staff, which comes with a hefty green fee. It can play 6500 yards from the back black tees, so it's lengthy and tight. Stay out of the rough too. It's a ball eater. Good thing Dave gave me a bunch of extra balls he found.