Aerial view of the 16th hole from the West Course at The Pearl Golf Links
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3.8
257 Reviews (257)
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
121
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
75.8%
Recommend this course
226 out of 257 reviews
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4.2
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.6%
Recommend this course
35 out of 37 reviews
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4.2
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.6%
Recommend this course
35 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Links
Par 37
Length 3646 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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The Pearl Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples (1987)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
257 Reviews (257)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 31
Bunkers 27
Forced Carries 20
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 27
In the 'Burbs 10
Near Local Attractions 10

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Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Classic Maples Course

We played the north to the west. Course was in the best shape I’ve ever seen it. The new greens were really rolling great. Friendly staff and great service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Due to Covid 19, there was no drinking water in the course and the cart girl left early because it wasn’t crowded. No rakes in the bunkers also due to 19.

Greens in very good condition but a bit shaggy as were the collars. Course was very wet due to recent heavy rains.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course!

The course was in good condition generally with well-maintained fairways and greens. The layout provided a nice challenge and lots of variety, requiring careful shot placement to avoid hazards and awkward lies. And I always enjoy the views, especially from the holes along the Calabash River and marsh areas.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Track.

This is a great track. The layout is beautiful. Greens were in great shape and fast. Definitely will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

The course was in great shape and was wide open for play. it was very scenic & was secluded from players on other holes. My favorite holes were the ones’ right on the inter coastal waterway. My only complaint was that my Garmin GPS did not register the holes correctly and therefore, I did not get the use of GPS.
I would definitely recommend the course to others and plan to play it again soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

They sliced the greens but forgot to mention it and the new layout wasn t nearly as nice as the original...staff were friendly and efficient pace play was great extemely windy day love many holes and setting by Marsh and harbor very nice. Rick

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course!

This is a beautiful, challenging course. the course is absolutely beautiful with views that are breathtaking. I will add this to a short list of MUST GOLF courses in the Grantd Strand area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

27 holes of awesomeness

Tee boxes, fairways, and greens are in excellent condition. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Golf Day

This was my first time at the Pearl Golf Club. I played with with Mike from Charlotte, NC. The conditions were great, the course was in great shape. I would definitely recommend this course, and will come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Round Review

First time playing this course, very nice layout and everything was in real good shape. A bit tight off the tee and many places to miss, my only complaint would be to get more yardage markers on the course or to put Gps in the carts.

Very nice course and pretty cheap as well. Great value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fantastic Golf Course

The Pearl is one of my favorite places to play down at the coast. I used their rental clubs and they were brand new Cleveland irons and driver. Loved how maintained the fairways were and how well kept the greens are. Looking forward to the next time that I am able to play this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice day for golf

I played in a 3-some at the Pearl West and East today in perfect weather. The course was in very good shape and we had no one in front of us, so we finished in less than 4 hours. I had problems with my Garmin finding the East course, but the West course tracked perfectly. All in all, it was a good value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great service good value

Recently relocated to the area and played the Pearl North and West course for the first time.. Called for a tee time and they were very polite and accommodating, unlike some of the other courses in the area. When I arrived at the course the staff treated me as a valued guest. The course is open with some challenging greens all and all a good value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
North Carolina Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Long Fairways and Greens

Pearl is a quirky blend of pine barrens golf and wide-open parkland golf, but it's a pretty fair test of golf. Tee boxes and fairways were overseeded and green but very long and the greens were slow as molasses. Perhaps the greens staff didn't mow on this day, but between the slow greens and the steady winds, it was a tough test of golf.

Several of the greens are very undulating and make for extremely difficult approaches. Course knowledge will definitely serve you well here. We played the North and West nines and while I think both are fairly pedestrian in terms of their layout, the final four holes on the West nine along the Calabash River are a lot of fun.

The Pearl's not going to blow anybody away, but it's one of the more affordable courses in the area and a good test of golf. I hope the greens staff can continue to maintain and improve the course conditions in the near future.

OVERALL: 6.3/10

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout but crappy fairways

Fairways were as long as the rough and many spots on the course were barely playable

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course.

Really enjoyed our round. Very well organized. Great staff. A few wet spots but overall in great shape. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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