PEARL GOLF LINKS East Course (910-579-8132)
Myrtle Beach Golf Course Review
The Pearl Golf Links in Calabash - north of Myrtle Beach, is considered to be one of the gems of Sunset Beach, North Carolina. The property features two 18-hole championship courses that are a fair and fun challenge for all levels of golfers. The owners and management here are dedicated to providing a top level golf experience, as witnessed by the recent renovation of the bent grass greens, updating of the clubhouse, and addition of a new fleet of golf carts.
The clubhouse services both courses and features a fully stocked pro shop and a sports grill and lounge. The comprehensive practice facilities include a targeted grass range, putting greens plus a short game area for chipping practice. Both courses provide yardage marking systems that include disc in the center of the fairways at 100, 150 and 200 yards (plus 250 on par fives). The scorecards have pin placement charts with the greens divided into 3 sectors. Golfers should appreciate the fact that no residential properties are found on either layout.
The East Course features 5 sets of tee boxes that play to distances and slopes measuring 6793 yards/134 slope, 6543 yards/129 slope, 6250 yards/122 slope, 5756 yards/119 slope and 5125 with a slope of 117 from the forward tees. There are 46 sand bunkers located near the landing zones along the tree lined fairways or situated greenside, and water hazards come into play in some shape or form on 15 of the holes, with several forced - but reasonable carries.
The terrain is quite level on the front side and there is most often ample room off the tee, although there are a few tight driving holes. The green complexes are small with mild slopes and undulations, and are usually well guarded by sand traps. The back side is a bit more undulating than the front, with gentle slopes and mounding along the fairways. The final two holes have natural marshes and oyster beds that are situated on the left side, with a carry off the tee required on the closing hole. The dogleg left 18th is a fine finisher, with a lake also in play on the approach.
The East Course is the shorter of the two layouts but has a higher slope and course rating, due to the natural hazards and significant doglegs that make this course a challenge. Those playing from the white, gold or red tee boxes will find the east to be player friendly. For more information, visit our page for the course with direct link to their website by clicking here.