Newport Beach Country Club is home to the Hoag Classic PGA Tour Champions. The golf course was designed by legendary architect William P. Bell and originally opened in 1954 as Irvine Coast Country Club. The golf course went through numerous configurations due to surrounding developments throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s that resulted in an assortment of different design styles. Under new ownership, Casey O’Callaghan was brought in to oversee master plan modifications to the golf course. All of the tees, sand bunkers and a third of the green complexes were renovated to create a harmonious style of long broad movements. The tees, bunkers, and greens were modified and relocated to make the golf course more strategically significant for low handicap golfers while remaining playable and fun for the average golfer.