Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)

The Pearl Golf Links

1300 Pearl Blvd SW,

Calabash, North Carolina NC 28467

  • Office

    +1 (888) 947 3275
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 579 8132
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 579 2775
  • Golf pro

    J. Ross Simeon (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and riverside and marshland

  • Designer:

    Dan Maples

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7006
5821
5188
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.9
67.4
69

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 East course (6793 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

33.894055

Longitude:

-78.537612

How to get there:

2 miles E of Calabash

Travelling north from Myrtle Beach on US Hwy 17 : just before the South Carolina / North Carolina border, you will meet the junction of Hwy 17 and route 179 (Beach Drive SW to Calabash). Take the 179 to Calabash. After approx 3 miles, at traffic lights in Calabash, continue straight over into Old Georgetown Road SW (still on the 179). After o.7 miles turn right into the Pearl Golf Links, and follow road for approx o.8 miles to clubhouse.

The Pearl Golf Links (West course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1987

The Pearl Golf Links (West course): For an excellent 36-holes of championship golf, few locations in the Myrtle Beach area match the naturalness and challenge of the Pearl Golf Links. The East and West courses are quite different in character, the more wooded and tighter East course, being a perfect foil for the longer, more open, though equally scenic West.

An excellent water-protected par-4 in relatively open terrain gets your round underway on the West course, introducing you to the more open, linksy section of this layout, where waste areas full of pampas grass and water hazards line the good-width fairways. You'll return to this more open environment later in the round, but not before the middle section of the front-nine takes you into more wooded terrain, where avenues of trees and excellent fairway and greenside bunkering make their presence felt.

Many would say the best stretch of holes, and certainly the most picturesque, come towards the end of the round when you play along the banks of the Calabash River. From the par-4 15th through to the par-3 17th, there is plenty of open marshland in view, together with the river itself, and Oyster Bay Golf Club, just across on the opposite bank.

Although a limited amount of real estate may begin to be introduced into the Pearl's very natural golfing domain, it is unlikely to be to the detriment of its two excellent and challenging golf tracts.

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  • Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)
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  • Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)
  • Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)
  • Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)
  • Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)
  • Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)
  • Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)
  • Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)
  • Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)
  • Photo of The Pearl Golf Links (West course)
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: c.$78 (all days). Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

One cannot be too sure where the name Pearl Golf Links originated, but with the nearby Calabash River supporting vast oyster beds, maybe one or two of their pearly contents surfaced as the golf courses were under construction ?

Where2Stay

  • Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center4-star

    211 Clubhouse Road, Sunset Beach, NC 28468

    +1 (910) 287 1100

    Visit website

    Accommodation is typically in well-appointed villas and condominiums located alongside the Dan Maples course, one of three championship golf courses at Sea Trail. A large Conference Centre facility, restaurants and the full array of resort amenities are also on site.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Sea Trail (Rees Jones, Dan Maples and Willard Byrd courses).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Thistle; Pearl Golf Links (East and West courses); Oyster Bay; Ocean Ridge Plantation (Tiger's Eye, Lion's Paw, Panther's Run and Leopard's Chase courses); Brunswick Plantation; Crow Creek.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      River's Edge

  • The Winds Oceanfront Inn & Suites

    310 E First St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

    +1 (910) 579 6275

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    At The Winds Inn & Suites you can stay oceanfront, close to some of the most popular golf courses on The Grand Strand.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Thistle; Pearl Golf Links (East and West courses); Oyster Bay; Sea Trail (Jones, Byrd and Willard courses); Ocean Ridge Plantation (Tiger's Eye, Lion's Paw, Panther's Run and Leopard's Chase courses); Brunswick Plantation; Crow Creek; River's Edge.

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