December 18, 2000 |
It was only the fourth hole, so Richard Kim thought it was too soon to judge whether Pelican Hill was a spectator-friendly course. But by the seventh hole of the Hyundai Team Matches, Kim and his mother, Elizabeth, were ready to make a call. Elizabeth Kim was able to reach the seventh tee only by hanging onto the back of her son's fanny pack as she trudged up the hill from the sixth green. "You saw her pooping out," said an out-of-breath Richard Kim, of Fullerton. "I think I'm almost there too."
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May 6, 2000 |
Pelican Hill Golf Course in Newport Beach was fined $148,000 Friday for illegally discharging recycled water into the ocean off Crystal Cove, state water officials said. "Environmentally, it probably didn't have that much effect, but it's very serious due to the magnitude of the discharges, the fact they weren't reported and they were repeated," said Kurt Berchtold, assistant executive officer of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board.
December 10, 1999
SPECTATOR SPORTS: FRIDAY 10 * PRO GOLF: Diners Club matches, celebrity pro-am, Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Coast, 9:30 a.m. * PRO HOCKEY: Colorado at Mighty Ducks, Arrowhead Pond, 7:30 p.m. * WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Saint Mary's at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.; Christian Heritage at UC San Diego, 7 p.m.; California Baptist at Pomona-Pitzer, 7:30 p.m. * MEN'S AND WOMEN'S COLLEGE SWIMMING AND DIVING: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Winter Invitational, 2 p.m.
December 8, 1999 |
Pelican Hill Golf Club, thanks to its location overlooking the Pacific Ocean along the Newport Coast, has been called "Pebble Beach South." Such remarks are usually made in promotional copy aimed at luring golfers to one of the two courses that sit on the bluffs above Crystal Cove State Park. Rob Ford, director of golf at Pelican Hill, knows the idea of such comparisons makes purists cringe. "The thing we just don't have," Ford said, "is the rich tournament history of Pebble Beach."
November 3, 1999
A look at upcoming tournaments in the region or major events involving top regional players. * 8: Myron McNamara Memorial Tournament, Los Serranos Golf and Country Club, honors former UC Irvine men's tennis coach who led Anteaters to six NCAA Division II team titles and benefits the Irvine men's program. Fee is $150. Information: (949) 824-8366. * 8: Darrell Jackson Celebrity Golf Tournament. Rio Hondo Golf Club, Downey. Fee is $150. Benefits Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center.
July 6, 1994 |
For those who find the $125 mid-week greens fees at Pelican Hill Golf Club a bit daunting but still want a taste of golf's good life, an answer is at hand. At a fraction of the cost, you can hit balls, chip or putt at the course's practice center. The center, which has been open nearly a year, is available to everyone, even those who don't play one of the two 18-hole resort courses.