1300 Pearl Blvd
Calabash, NC 28467
Architect – Dan Maples
Head Professional – Mike Benson, PGA
Superintendent – Robert Gamble & Jeremy Chambley
Owner/Developer – Dr. DeCarol Williamson
The Pearl Golf Links – West Course
The Gem of the Carolina’s
They can often be found nimbly dangling from the neck of a Southern woman occupying a place in high society. A frequently uttered adage connects them to sage words of advice. Objects of beauty and valued gemstones, their shine and luster are unmistakable, especially when formed naturally at sea.
Their appearance provokes thoughts of excellence, class and charm. In accordance with its namesake, the 36-hole golf facility found at the northern edge of the Grand Strand known simply as The Pearl is also a rare find and highly regarded gem. Located in the tiny, coastal North Carolina town of Calabash that modestly refers to itself as the “Seafood Capital of the World,” the golf club occupies a pristine setting, is consistently kept in championship condition and has been well-received by golf’s most esteemed publications. In 2008, The Pearl’s East Course received a notable 4-Star rating in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” list. Not to be outdone, the West Course was rated 4.5 Stars by Golf Digest in 2004. The same publication also nominated the West Course as one of America’s “Best New Public Courses” when it opened in 1988. Both courses have been ranked among the best in the Carolinas.
While its geographical position puts The Pearl on the outer reaches of Myrtle Beach’s metropolitan area, we’re confident that this pair of outstanding layouts, cut from a 900-acre swath of stunningly beautiful marsh preserve framed by the Calabash River, will be on your yearly Grand Strand golf itinerary immediately following your first visit.