Steve Friedlander

Vice President — Golf

In reopening Pelican Hill Golf Club and its two “re-perfected” ocean-view Tom Fazio-designed courses in 2007, Steve Friedlander’s leadership has landed the acclaimed destination on numerous ranking lists, including world’s top-rated golf resort in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. His 30 years of experience operating renowned golf clubs includes Kohler Co.’s celebrated trio of Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin and The Duke’s in St Andrews, Scotland.

  • On January 19, 2015
    Steve Friedlander answered the question: Steve Friedlander

    What programs will Pelican Hill Golf Academy offer this year?

    In the year ahead, Pelican Hill Golf Academy is expanding its line-up of instruction programs for all ages. We’re introducing a Ladies’ Golf Academy, Family Fun Instruction clinics and Elite PGA Tour Experience Instruction with guest instructor Dr. Charles Bareilles. Glenn Deck, Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, will also continue offering our ever-popular half-day, full-day and two-day programs each month.

    The Golf Academy’s instruction programs are designed to set you up for success on the course, so you can challenge your skills while enjoying the fun of the game. Our oceanview Golf Academy, paired with Newport Beach’s ideal year-round climate, offer the perfect setting to tune up your game and prepare to make the best golfing memories on Pelican Hill Golf Club’s two public courses by Tom Fazio.
  • On November 3, 2014
    Steve Friedlander answered the question: Steve Friedlander

    What is there for golfing families to do at The Resort at Pelican Hill during the holidays?

    Pelican Hill Golf Club’s Adult & Junior Golfer Offer is available year-round. Players receive one complimentary junior golfer (ages 8-18) evening round with each full-paid adult evening round, exclusively for same-day tee time bookings. Our two ocean-view courses have five sets of tee boxes on each hole, so younger golfers can play the forward tees or any other tees that suit their skill set.

    Pelican Hill Golf Academy provides a variety of instruction programs for all ages. Our PGA instructors teach group and individual clinics, tailoring lessons to the needs of each golfer.

    A great option for family holiday golf getaways, our stay and play experiences include Bungalow or Villa accommodations with golf.

    For holiday shopping, the Golf Shop offers the best in apparel and golf gear for adults and children.
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  • On June 23, 2014
    Steve Friedlander answered the question: Steve Friedlander

    What golf specials are available at The Resort at Pelican Hill?

    Summer brings families out to Pelican Hill Golf Club, so we offer plenty of instruction programs for all ages. In addition to our ongoing monthly golf schools for adults, Pelican Hill Golf Academy offers Summer Junior Golf Camps, a Competitive Teens Junior Academy and Adult & Junior Golf Clinics throughout July and August.

    We also feature the Adult & Junior Golfer Offer year-round. Players receive one complimentary junior golfer (ages 8-18) evening round with each full-paid adult evening round, exclusively for same-day tee time bookings. Families love catching spectacular summer sunsets over the Pacific Ocean during evening rounds on our two ocean-view courses.

    Our stay and play experiences include Bungalow or Villa accommodations with golf. The favorite packaged offering among Pelican Hill guests remains our Golf & Spa Escape. For serious golfers who want to play unlimited rounds on three Tom Fazio-designed courses, our Fazio Unlimited Package offers a great value.
  • On February 24, 2014
    Steve Friedlander answered the question: Steve Friedlander

    What golf specials are available at The Resort at Pelican Hill?

    For stay and play experiences, our popular Golf & Spa or Fazio Unlimited Packages provide great value for golfers. Available April through June this year, we’re offering a Spring Golf Tune-Up Package. As spectacular spring weather arrives in Newport Coast, Pelican Hill Golf Academy helps our guests tune up their game with PGA professionals. Designed for groups of two to four golfers, this experience includes two nights of accommodations, two rounds of golf per person (including professional forecaddie), one tune-up lesson per group and complimentary golf club rentals. All stays at Pelican Hill include complimentary parking, Internet access and use of pools, fitness centers and spa amenities.

    In addition to our ongoing monthly golf schools, Pelican Hill Golf Academy presents a new Competitive Teens Junior Academy series in March, April and May. Designed for junior golfers ages 12-16, this Academy prepares intermediate and advanced players for tournaments, competitive rounds, high school team play and entry-level Southern California PGA tour events. Led by Certified Golf Instructor Tim Mitchell, PGA, instruction clinics focus on different aspects of the game, including putting, full swing, pitching and chipping, shot shaping, tournament preparation and more.

    We also have a special Master the Greens Putting Clinic with PING in April. With The Masters Tournament coming up, Pelican Hill Golf Academy’s Top 100 Teacher Glenn Deck and Tim Mitchell, PGA will inspire you to master the greens like the pros. Limited to just 10 students, this special clinic focuses on putting and green reading essentials to help develop a stroke that starts your ball on your target line, improve your speed control and learn how to read slopes and breaks better. Plus, participants receive a custom PING putter fitting to match their stroke.
  • On October 15, 2013
    Steve Friedlander answered the question: Steve Friedlander

    What are some holiday gifts for golfers at The Resort at Pelican Hill?

    When you’re shopping for a golfer, there are many options to consider at Pelican Hill. Golfers appreciate having the latest and best products from the most famous names in golf, so the Golf Shop at Pelican Hill Golf Club carries preferred name golf apparel, headwear, accessories, equipment and gifts. We also offer personalized logo apparel and gear. Our signature bag tag is a popular choice.

    Golfers always appreciate a round of golf, an instruction session or even a custom club fitting. Pelican Hill gift cards may be redeemed for golf rounds, Golf Academy programs, Golf Shop merchandise or dining at Pelican Grill. Gift cards and golf gear are available in our online store at ShopPelicanHill.com.
  • On July 8, 2013
    Steve Friedlander answered the question: Steve Friedlander

    Does The Resort at Pelican Hill offer golf instruction for all ages?

    Absolutely, families have many options at Pelican Hill Golf Academy, which is led by Southern California PGA Teacher of the Year, Glenn Deck. During the summer season, junior golfers can attend weekly Junior Golf Camps. For kids who wish to bring their parents along, we offer weekly Adult & Junior Golf Clinics and special Adult & Junior evening rates.

    The Golf Academy also offers monthly golf schools and private instruction year-round. Short-game, full-swing and playing clinics teach the fundamentals and help golfers lower their scores. Most importantly, we always focus on the fun of the game.
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