The longer of the two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses at Pelican Hill Golf Club, the Ocean North Course is a visual delight with ocean views from every tee box, spectacular conditions and a wide variety of holes. At 6,945 yards, this par-71, which opened in 1993, two years after the shorter Ocean South Course, is plenty challenging and difficult, especially from the tips. Routed through higher ground than the other course, the North is perched high above the ocean through ridges and canyons with plenty of twists and turns. Perennially ranked on Golf Digest's “America's 100 Greatest Public Courses,” there are lots of great holes, The second, for example, is a near-200-yard par-3 that plays downhill over a canyon to a sloping green. The fifth is a 441-yard par-4 that plays back toward the ocean. The 17th is an outstanding dogleg right par 5 that wraps around a lake only to reveal an incredible Pacific view at the end. And the 18th is a difficult par-4 dogleg right finishing hole with lots of bunkering and trouble along the way. Together, the Ocean North and South courses are the main amenities at this five-diamond resort located on Newport Beach.