Pearl Golf Club – West Course
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.
Pearl Golf Club – West Course Course Course Reviews
NormanDate Played: 03/15/2020
Good experience cart paths need attention
MartyDate Played: 10/22/2019
Nice layout. Greens good shape. Looks like not much maintenance done on course for years. East Course much better
TedDate Played: 05/26/2019
The course was a little rough, especially on the tee boxes. It looked like the East course had gotten all the attention and the West had been ignored some.
TedDate Played: 07/12/2018
Nice course. 2 different nines. Front nine tree lined,back nine more links style. Conditions were very good. Pace of play was just over 4 hours for our foursome.
BrentDate Played: 07/07/2018
Great condition and the greens/fairways were spectacular. I played from the tour tees and the course was challenging but very playable. I will definitely be back.
TedDate Played: 03/31/2018
Course is in excellent shape considering our bad winter. Tee Boxes & Fairways are very good. Greens are nice but were slow & took some getting used too. No complaint on the greens. Customer service outside & in the clubhouse was outstanding. Pace of play 4 hours for our foursome ( Nice ) All the holes were different & made you use every club in the bag. Driver is not always needed. Great finishing holes along the Calabash River/Marsh. Highly recommend playing here.
AlbertDate Played: 06/06/2016
(Liked the) greens
SteveDate Played: 07/15/2015
Good layout and all the holes are different.
BrianDate Played: 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.
BobDate Played: 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!
TonyDate Played: 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!
RichardDate Played: 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
CharlesDate Played: 07/01/2013
Excellent layout. Great staff.
CraigDate Played: 05/23/2013
What a surprise. best greens i played on in 2 years. real nice course.
RobertDate Played: 06/17/2012
Well maintained, a locals course, best greens in the county.
ChrisDate Played: 06/17/2012
Great course, very fair, excellent customer service.
GeorgeDate Played: 06/06/2012
The tee boxes were in rough shape. Liked the course layout.
MarkDate Played: 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.
SteveDate Played: 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).
TimothyDate Played: 03/16/2012
Course in great shape as always.
GlennDate Played: 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.
RayDate Played: 09/04/2011
F.L.Date Played: 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.
FrankDate Played: 06/19/2011
Challenging, but fair layout. Back nine especially fun and tests your game. Staff very accommodating. Will return next year.
HenryDate Played: 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.
DonaldDate Played: 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.
RonDate Played: 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.
JayDate Played: 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!
SamDate Played: 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.
JerryDate Played: 07/19/2010
Excellent bang for the buck ... I will return next month. Great finishing holes.
MichaelDate Played: 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.
PeteDate Played: 03/12/2010
Great course. Loved the layout.
JohnDate Played: 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.
RogerDate Played: 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!!!
ClaudeDate Played: 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.
MarkDate Played: 09/28/2009
TomDate Played: 06/24/2009
Course was in excellent condition. Very nice staff and great layout. Will definitely play again.
TyDate Played: 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!