The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast is the No. 1 resort in North America for cougars.
That's not cougars as in mountain lions who come down from the hills to feed, but cougars as in women of a certain age who come down from the hills to lunch.
On man meat.
CougarLife.com, a dating site aimed at pairing older women with younger men, polled 3,533 of their reported 4.5 million members worldwide and discovered they like to get away to resorts in warm climates with many activities and sexy male hotel staff to hit on.
A cougar is identified as a woman 35 or older and seeking or involved with a "cub," a man at least five years younger.
Many of these ladies seek active vacations that include tennis, golf, hiking and skiing, but they also want to keep sweating after dark with a stranger, preferring by a 76 to 14 percent margin to seduce resort staff rather than bring a partner. One third of respondents claimed to have an affinity for tennis and golf instructors.
Which must make Pelican Hill,
which has both, a hot place to land such a job for younger men seeking older women--although the Cougar Life top 10 list entry only blandly mentions, "This resort on Newport Beach in Southern California was given the Forbes Five-Star rating and voted the "#1 Resort in the United States" by the readers of Condè Nast Traveler." (* Correction: A spokeswoman notes Pelican Hill does not have tennis instructors.)
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Rounding out the top 10 resort list are:
2. One & Only Palmilla Resort (Mexico) 3. Westin Riverfront Beavercreek Resort (Colorado) 4. Fairmont Chateau, Whistler (British Columbia, Canada) 5. Kiawah Island Resort (South Carolina) 6. Canyon Ranch, Tucson (Arizona) 7. JW Marriott Palm Springs 8. Amangani Jackson Hole (Wyoming) 9. Stowe Mountain Lodge (Vermont) 10. Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa (Florida)
By the way, you may recall Cougar Life as the site that caught shit last year for putting up a billboard on Sunset Boulevard in LA that showed a sexy blonde holding a cocktail and lounging next to the message: "CougarLife.com ... for Mother F*ckers."