The Ocean North Course at Pelican Hill Golf Club is one of the best places to play in Southern California. Occupying a higher piece of ground than its sister Ocean South course, its Pacific Ocean views from every hole are absolutely stunning. Long-range vistas toward Catalina Island and the city of Newport Beach make a round here instantly memorable, especially in late afternoon as the sun sets over the ocean. If you can periodically focus on the course and its individual holes, you will find a fun Tom Fazio design, which opened in 1993. Thrilling downhill shots on the par-4 3rd, par-4 5th and par-5 17th add to the joy of a round.