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Best Hotel

The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Hill Road South

Newport Coast, CA 92657

(800) 820-6800

Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, Pelican Hill features 128 two, three and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest accommodations. There are 204 luxuriously-appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces, a five-star spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies, world-class restaurants, an iconic Coliseum Pool, one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas, and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. A Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top hotels.

Best Tennis Club

Palisades Tennis Club

1171 Jamboree Road

Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 644-6900

In 1995, Ken Stuart purchased the John Wayne Tennis Club, which he would rename the Palisades Tennis Club after his previously-owned club in Costa Mesa. With a long list of pro tennis players members including Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Maria Sharapova, Martina Navratilova and the world’s number one player, Lindsay Davenport, a member since 1992, it’s no wonder the club has a supreme reputation. Clinics and private lessons are also offered by top tennis pros in the country.