With 36 holes of championship golf, The Pearl Golf Links offers a dynamic experience for all who include these courses in their spring itinerary. Join us for a spectacular video and hole-by-hole photo tour of Dan Maples’ signature design at Pearl East.
Golf as it should be enjoyed, the game as it was intended, and an experience worthwhile. These elements define The Pearl golf experience, with 36 championship holes to offer the most avid golfer.
And The Pearl Golf Links’ East Course offers a secluded setting amongst natural wilderness that makes players seem as though they have the entire course to themselves.
This signature Dan Maples design beautifully draws the very best of this 900-acre marsh sanctuary, all set along the tidal Calabash River. With a traditional “parkland” feel, Pearl East carves its way through tall Carolina pines before reaching the heart of the golf course with a long, meandering lake that defines this secluded portion of the course.
The sixth hole is the most difficult hole and for good reason, measuring 400 yards from the back tees with a forced carry second shot to reach this green that is protected to the right with water.
Another unique hole is the par-four 10th that, while it plays straight away, there are twin pines strategically positioned in the center of the fairway that requires a precise tee ball to leave an open approach.
Another forced carry lies ahead at the picturesque par-three 12th hole, with tall pampas grass around and a smallish green complex accessible by bridge only.
The most dramatic holes at Pearl East are without question three finishing holes set along the Calabash River: a spectacular setting any time of day, but absolutely breathtaking late afternoons with glistening marsh views and long Carolina pine shadows.
Without question, the finishing 18th is as equally challenging as beautiful, with a marsh-framed tee shot requiring three well-struck shots to reach this spectacular par-five finish.
With no homes within site, Pearl East continues to draw members and guests to this secluded, natural setting just north of Myrtle Beach in Calabash, North Carolina.
Pearl East is a pure golf experience surrounded by nature’s peaceful beauty.