The Pearl East Course

4.1818000000 4.2 stars from 5 (66)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6793 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 1300 Pearl Blvd SW, Sunset Beach, North Carolina 28468, Brunswick County
  • (888) 947-3275 , (910) 579-8132
  • (910) 579-2775
  • thepearlgolf.com
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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Dan Maples
Type: Public
Style: Traditional/Parkland
Greens: Mini Verde Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6793 yards 73.5 134
Blue 72 6489 yards 72.5 129
White 72 6091 yards 70.5 122
Gold 72 5756 yards 67.0 119
Red 72 5070 yards 69.2 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 66 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

60 out of 66 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Superb Day at Peal - East"


u974287242's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding staff, organization and management. Well maintained course with a wide variety of hole layouts and challenges. I'll play it any time I'm in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Another MB Gem"


Pmitchell2020's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Hadn't played The Pearl courses in some years and found some holes still held memories of previous rounds. Great Dan Maples layout. Greens were a bit slower compared to other courses played the last two weeks but putted true- just hard to adjust to the speed.

Really enjoyed playing here and will definitely be bsck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course you should play"


MiltonMets91's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course that forces you to hit a variety of tee shots. Enjoyed the course and will play again. Greens were slow but that probably had to do with the time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great property"


Bob802's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

not the usual golf through a housing development. the East course is set in a pine forest where a house can't be seen until the 17th hole. Very enjoyable. Pace of play was outstanding for a Sunday morning. The greens were very good though - lots of grass on them. Few blind shots; generous off the tee. Good value and definite repeat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



None's avatar

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



55ford's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

course was in good shape. wet conditions. beautiful layout. great views.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best greens"


Bart6448359's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
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Reviewed on

This course was wet but the very best greens I have played in several years. The fairways were sparse and very wet in several places.

Great layout with no houses surrounding it. I definitely would play it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"NOW THIS IS BETTER"


JandJGolfers's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have written a few reviews about the courses we visited while being in MB for the month. I have to say, this is the first course we really enjoyed. While being still narrow and tree lined, the finishing holes along the water were great. The course was in better condition then most of the courses we have played to date and that helps. We ended up playing this course twice and want to play the west course too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice scenery"


Aliceryan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good golf course. Only problem for me was the water on the 6th hole on the East Course. Good spacing between golfers so never had to wait or to keep people waiting. Greens and fairways and tee boxes were in great shape. I would definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tough Greens"


jfm341's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good condition. A few wet spots in the fairways. Greens were in great shape though not fast. I am usually quite good at reading greens but these were difficult. You need to walk around the hole to get a good read.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pretty Course"


u000006407277's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course and an excellent staff. Course conditions were a little sloppy but only because of the excessive rain. Would love to play it again when it dries up and the overseeding is done. Pretty course with great views on the finishing holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


ksberb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very picturesque and well maintained; challenging but not to difficult for higher handicap golfers; very fast greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of my favorites"


tlr22350's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was excellent and very friendly.

The course was in very good condition and moderately challenging.

Excellent overall golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pearl East"


bfwoffor's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Course, Great condition, Just wish we played better, LOL! I will definitely play it again after some more practice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Sloppygolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, nice burmuda greens, trees and water are in play most holes. Great staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


u000007114213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout and great course conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Out of towners win again"


u1025766908's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We always try to hit a new course or two while on vacation and this one was definitely a winner. Great value and course for the area. We aren't great golfers but we have fun. The course was in great shape, the layout was challenging but not too hard, pace of play was great, and the staff is super helpful. All around great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sweet"


golfnnow's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sweeeeeeet just what I was told about the course by a friend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Pearl East wasn't ..a "pearl""


u000001615270's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While I got a great rate the pro in the shop, nor the starter informed us they had punched and top dressed the Greens. While driving in the West course greens looked perfect. The layout was fine, but at least tell me the greens have been top dressed with sand....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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