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The Black Pearl Golf Course

French Harbor, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
+504 3310-1900
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What a view!

We had the opportunity to view the golf course and eat in their restaurant. (you must be or know a... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2013
Meridian, Idaho
Nice course. Would highly recommend.

Challenging but not too challenging. Good course to have fun on. Views were nice and will get... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2013
West Palm Beach, Florida
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The centerpiece of the resort is The Black Pearl, Roatan’s first and only golf course. This 18-hole, par-72, 7200 yard championship golf course was created by world famous golf course architect Pete Dye. The course starts at the ocean’s doorstep, rises into the island’s rolling foothills, then takes golfers on a wild ride back to the seaside clubhouse. It features one of Dye’s signature island greens, and 14 holes offer stunning vistas of the ocean and the Meso-American Barrier Reef. The Black Pearl is not only a haven for golfers, but for the vast wildlife on Roatan as well. With more than 100,000 plants and trees, the golf course is one of the largest sanctuaries of plant and animal life on the island. This eco-friendly golf course is one of only a few golf courses in the world to use a special strain of grass called Seashore Paspalum. Dye Designs were pioneers of the use of this salt-water tolerant strand for tropics-based projects, known for its environmental compatibility, ease of irrigation and maintenance, and translucent green hue. Its appearance, juxtaposed against the turquoise Caribbean waters, inspired The Black Pearl’s tagline: “The Best Greens and the Best Blues.” The Black Pearl also features state of the art practice facilities including a lighted driving range, ocean front warm-up range, and a practice chipping green designed to create an atmosphere of game-improvement, one that encourages guests and residents to enhance their skill sets while honing their games on one of the region’s most playable layouts. This is a semi-private course with a myriad of membership options available including temporary resident memberships, corporate and executive memberships, and yearly memberships. The Black Pearl is a world-class golf course that perfectly complements Pristine Bay’s luxury resort and real estate options.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
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French Harbor, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
+504 3310-1900
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had the opportunity to view the golf course and eat in their restaurant. (you must be or know a member). The food was outstanding, but the view was unbelievable. Given the chance, take it quickly.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Challenging but not too challenging. Good course to have fun on. Views were nice and will get better once construction gets finished. Would definitely recommend if a golfer and going to be on roatan.

1  Thank mitchell1835
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Pete Dye design (TPC sawgrass) with undulating fairways and greens. Like most of his designs it is more intimidating looking but if you commit to your shots you can play decently on this track. The view as you come over the hill looking over the...More

2  Thank Adam T
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I played The Black Pearl two times while in Roatan. What a pleasant surprise! It is a Pete Dye design and a perfect blend of challenge and beauty while not punishing like many resort and Pete Dye courses. I've played several top 100 courses around...More

2  Thank GolfOtter
Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Played it today while staying at the stunning Las Verandas in Pristine Bay. One if the best and most fun course I've ever played, and I have played many all over the world.

1  Thank bigape100
Reviewed April 3, 2013

My son and I played this course last week. In fact, we had so much fun playing it on Wednesday that we came back for more on Friday! The course is situated in the midst of one of the nicest resorts in Honduras, Pristine Bay....More

2  Thank Tripp'sDad
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We played it three times while in Roatan and each time was challenging. It was one of our favorite things to do on the island. The greens and fairways were well manicured.

Thank CindyBaczew
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Just played this great course in February while on vacation in Roatan. A great layout that can play long from the tips or just tricky from anywhere else. Bunkers, creeks, strategic trees, ponds, raised greens, and tough to read greens round out some of the...More

3  Thank harvman
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I recently started playing golf and jumped at the opportunity to play this amazingly beautiful course as part of our stop in Honduras on our carnival cruise. Threatening rain when we debarked, we were given the chance for a full refund but...More

2  Thank angnott
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Just got back from playing six rounds of golf at the Black Pearl. The golf course is beautiful and the greens are immaculate. In addition to the course the staff at the black pearl are extremely helpful. I want to extend a special thanks to...More

3  Thank Phillip H
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Since Roatan is such a "casual attire" island, Is there a dress code on the golf course?
February 17, 2017|
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Response from josephga1 | Reviewed this property |
No. Just be sure to have insect repellant on.
wanted to know if you can get off cruise ship and get taxi on your own no excursion and go to course and pay green fee and cart rental for 9 holes
November 29, 2016|
Response from Gerbil762 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that is OK, however I booked my round through the resort I was staying at. But, I don't think it's a private course.. so you should be able to call, reserve a tee time, and play if paying on your own.