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Pearl - West Course

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Course designer Dan Maples built Pearl West Golf Course on the Calabash River to serve up stunning views and challenging golf. Golf Digest nominated this course as the “Best New Public Course” and has awarded it with a “4.5 Star” rating in its “Place to Play” guide, with new bentgrass greens keeping the game’s premier putting surface up to par. The fourth longest hole on the Myrtle Beach golf scene, Pearl’s signature hole is No. 16 - a 614-yard par 5, which most players say they are playing “well” if they have reached the green in three shots. It offers a scenic view of the Calabash that stretches down the right side of the hole, with frequent sightings of seagulls, alligators and other exotic wildlife that make it as beautiful as it is challenging.

Pearl West Golf Course has recently earned an overall rating of 7.5 from reviewers at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, with particular praise for its course maintenance, greens, course condition, and course design.

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Heather B.

12/13/2016

Outstanding.

Gerald (Burtonsville, MD)

09/16/2016

Having had 5-8 inches of rain the day before, I was amazed at how well the course conditions were.

Albert (Athens, SC)

06/06/2016

(Liked the) greens

Steve (st-hyacinthe, QC)

07/15/2015

Good layout and all the holes are different.

Nancy

02/24/2015

The course is in great shape. Probably the best greens we have played on in the Myrtle Beach area. Super friendly staff just a great day!

Bob G

02/23/2015

Played the West Course and was just as pleased with the greens here as I was on the Pearl East Course. Can't beat the quality of either course at the Pearl right now. Two thumbs up!

Brian

02/23/2015

This course is in excellent condition given the time of year and weather conditions. The greens were superb unlike many higher priced courses in the area. A definite must play.

Tony

01/29/2015

I am amazed at how well this course looks AND plays! Wow!! What a great move to play this course. We will certainly be playing the Pearl East real soon!

Dave

01/27/2015

Beautiful course! Best greens around! Helpful friendly staff a must play while in Myrtle.

Ryan (Plymouth, MI)

12/29/2014

Very nice course, well kept, helpful staff. I liked the Pearl courses the best ... very fun layout.

John (Pittsburgh, PA)

10/30/2014

Very good.

John (Pittsburgh, PA)

10/30/2014

Very enjoyable.

Jonathan (High Point, NC)

10/26/2014

Pro shop staff borderline rude!

Jim (Stantonville, TN)

06/03/2014

Fantastic

Mike (Cromwell, CT)

04/25/2014

Great

Charles (Laval, QC)

03/17/2014

Great

Brian (Mc Sherrystown, PA)

12/02/2013

Great

Richard (Charlotte, NC)

10/03/2013

Not in good shape greens were thin and not a lot of grass on them I'll just a basic course nothing exciting

Charles (Durham, NC)

07/01/2013

Excellent layout. Great staff.

Craig

05/23/2013

What a surprise. best greens i played on in 2 years. real nice course.

Gary (Lenoir, NC)

05/01/2013

Good

Whitey (Severn, MD)

04/22/2013

Great

Bob (Cape May Court House, NJ)

03/27/2013

All very helpful. Cold and windy but still had a good time

Elbert (Frederick, MD)

02/25/2013

Great

Elbert

02/25/2013

Great

Bryan (Dillsboro, IN)

02/25/2013

Good

Robert

06/17/2012

Well maintained, a locals course, best greens in the county.

Chris (Dayton, OH)

06/17/2012

Great course, very fair, excellent customer service.

George (Seneca, SC)

06/06/2012

The tee boxes were in rough shape. Liked the course layout.

Christopher (Nelson, PA)

05/31/2012

Good course but not what I expected from reviews I have read. The green speeds were very slow. Very slow play. Had a 5.5-hour round. Waited on every shot. No ranger in sight to move play along. All in all, a good course to play.

Mark (Clemmons, NC)

05/25/2012

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the round. Course in great shape. I liked the 5 par fives. Wife thought it was lady-friendly.

Ray (Myrtle Beach, SC)

05/09/2012

Very good.

Steve (Bear, DE)

05/04/2012

The only problem I am having is getting to their clubhouse; the address supplied for GPS users does not come up in my Garmin, I would suggest to use coordinates (latitude and longitude).

Glenn

04/30/2012

It was like night and day, the difference between the Pearl West and East courses. Greens of the West were in good shape, on the East they were awful. Play the West, stay away from the East until the greens recover.

James (Orland Park, IL)

04/29/2012

OK.

Shawn (Bracebridge, ON)

04/25/2012

Very good.

Mike

04/14/2012

OK layout but fairways and greens need work. On about five greens a mower had a leak and these greens will soon be unplayable.

Jeff

03/23/2012

Great shape, bent greens real receptive.

Timothy (Bellingham, Mass.)

03/16/2012

Course in great shape as always.

Glenn

11/07/2011

Course was in good shape considering all the rain that came down the night before. Course is always fun to play regardless of pro shop staff.

Robert

11/04/2011

Always enjoy playing this course. Nice layout, well maintained. Friendly starter, arrogant clubhouse personnel. Will definitely play again.

J David (Greer, S.C.)

09/25/2011

Course is in terrible shape, will not play again.

Ray (Little Rock, Ark.)

09/04/2011

Friendly service.

F.L.

09/01/2011

Signed up to play East course & arrived on 8-16-11 & found it has been closed all summer. West course was in terrible condition, greens bumpy and long grass in many sections.

Don

08/09/2011

Greens were very slow. Staff was very good, especially the folks at the bag drop. It started raining while we were in the pro shop and the bag drop folks got our bags under umbrellas. They did not have to do that and that left a great impression with us. The last 4 holes are very scenic, although course conditioning was not the best.

Joe

08/08/2011

Course need more grooming, greens were way too slow, staff is very friendly.

Knucklehead

07/27/2011

Would never come back here. The tee boxes were non-existent and the fairways and greens were burnt out. Plus the grill room and beer cart shut down at 2:30.

Frank

06/19/2011

Challenging, but fair layout. Back nine especially fun and tests your game. Staff very accommodating. Will return next year.

Henry

06/13/2011

Very friendly staff. The West is a great layout in above-average shape. Greens are slow this time of year in order to protect them. Would play here again.

Joseph (Annapolis, Md.)

05/23/2011

Good experience.

Gerald (Boone, N.C.)

05/19/2011

Played 5/15/11. Nice course layout but greens were slow and grainy.

Kenneth (Avon Lake, Ohio)

05/14/2011

Very nice course. Everything was great. The West seems newer and a little more forgiving. We'd play here again.

Scott (Reading, Penn.)

04/25/2011

We got to play the West course and 9 holes at the East course, excellent experience. Very laid back ... we were not rushed or pushed. We had a relaxing, fun round of golf. Both courses were in great shape. Staff was very friendly. Beautiful finishing holes. Hard to beat the Pearl for value!!

Paul (Glenmoore, Penn.)

04/17/2011

Good.

Robert (Somers Point, N.J.)

04/13/2011

Fairways were as good or better than fairways played at Barefoot courses. Overall course in fantastic condition.

Stephen (Roanoke, Va.)

03/10/2011

Course was in great shape. Some of the pins on the back were placed very close to an edge and on a slope. This makes it very difficult for the average player and also slows down play.

Donald (Indianapolis, Ind.)

03/04/2011

Haven't played it for about 10 years. It is one of the better designs I get to play. I always enjoy the finishing 5-6 holes very challenging.

David (Stoney Creek, Ontario)

11/16/2010

The course was in good shape although quite wet in some areas.

Ron (St. Catharine's, Ontario)

11/10/2010

Pearl was a pleasant and challenging experience that was enjoyed by our group. Numerous holes provided a great challenge and yet were fair. A great 18th was icing on the cake, complete with gators.

Jay (Glassboro, N.J.)

11/09/2010

Nice track! I rated greens 'good' cause they were froggy and I always rate a course by its greens. And, fairways/tees excellent for same reason. I know it was overseeding time of year. Would love to play these greens mid-summer!

Tom (Port Republic, Md.)

10/26/2010

See comments on Pearl East.

Gerard (Hernando, Fla.)

09/13/2010

Same as above, this course is in North Carolina, a long drive from where I was staying. Terrific personnel at all points (clubhouse, starters,etc.) Challenging course and very fair. Greens need some TLC. Multiple divots need repair. Otherwise a very nice course and experience.

Sam (North Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

08/23/2010

The course was very wet. Greens were slow and everything needed to be cut. The appearance and health of the turf was good, though.

Cary (Fort Mill, S.C.)

08/08/2010

Greens overrun with bermuda and ball marks everywhere. Very slow greens. Sand in traps was more like mud.

James (Saint Joseph, Mich.)

08/03/2010

Nice layout, some challenging holes. Greens were extremely slow due to the weather conditions. Friendly staff and nice clubhouse. Would play again.

Jerry (Calabash, N.C.)

07/19/2010

Excellent bang for the buck ... I will return next month. Great finishing holes.

Michael

07/15/2010

The greens were very slow ... they definitely did not cut the greens yesterday and I hope they don't keep them that slow all the time. Nice course needs better maintenance.

John (Cranston, R.I.)

06/17/2010

It was hot and we were told there would be a club cart coming around, but we never saw it. Was a little hot, and no drinks.

Greg (Glace Bay, Nova Scotia)

05/05/2010

Would not play again.

Glenn (Spartanburg, S.C.)

05/02/2010

More open than its sister course Pearl East but every bit as beautiful and fun to play. Fairways are in great shape. Greens are crowned which can be intimidating but they keep the grass a little high to slow them down to help the average golfer. Defintely worth playing.

Neil (Rougemont, N.C.)

04/01/2010

Very good.

Pete (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

03/12/2010

Great course. Loved the layout.

Matt (Christianburg, Va.)

01/30/2010

Great course ... very cold ... we want to come back and play it again.

Mike

01/05/2010

Ty (Wilmington, N.C.)

12/14/2009

The West course was a treat to play, and had a decent balance of sand traps, so I was able to stay out of the beach most of the time! Great burgers in the restaurant too.

John (Kingston, Ontario)

12/06/2009

Finishing hole was great! Course was very wet even though it rained heavily two days prior but not the day before (cart path only). Tee blocks were very uneven with sparse grass. Day we played greens were fertilized and watered, so putting was somewhat difficult. It is a good, challenging course, but disappointing because the grass in fairways and on tee blocks was very thin.

John (Buford, Ga.)

11/10/2009

Excellent, beautiful course, Everything was perfect at the Pearl.

Roger (Amawalk, N.Y.)

10/26/2009

This course is a bear from the tips. One of the most entertaining courses I've ever played. Played No. 14 into the wind, took me a driver off the deck twice followed by the 3 wood of my life to get home in regulation. Great hole!!!

Claude (North Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

10/23/2009

Fair for the price but would not go back. I could not open the attached file with the voucher but there was no problem at all, at the pro shop they called, and had it faxed.

John (North Reading, Mass.)

10/13/2009

Most interesting layout of the four courses we played on this trip with holes that provide unique challenges from shot-to-shot.

Mark

09/28/2009

Tom (Wauseon, Ohio)

06/24/2009

Course was in excellent condition. Very nice staff and great layout. Will definitely play again.

Ty (Wilmington, N.C.)

06/16/2009

We played The Pearl West on May 21st, 2009. We had a wonderful day, got right on the course. I have never seen so much wildlife, it was beautiful (as was the gator). I will be back to play for sure. The course was challenging, yet had easy approach shots at times. Very balanced!

George (Wilmington, N.C.)

05/18/2009

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