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“What a awesome day of golf in paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Black Pearl Golf Course

The Black Pearl Golf Course
Ranked #67 of 170 Outdoor Activities in Roatan
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Owner description: 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.
Tracy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a awesome day of golf in paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

The course is set in such a beatiful area, right on the ocean. Breath taking views of the crystal clear ocean water and the lush country side. Course was in great shape green everywhere. The fairways and tee boxes were short fast and lush green grass. Greens were really fast with lots of undulations. Pete Dye signature island type green and mounded greens with closey mown run offs. The layout is great lots of challenges- water, tight fairways, elevation changes. Course has great drainage, rained the day before and eventhough it was soggy, was in great shape according to how much rain came down.

The staff was excellent, golf pro was helpful with rental club selection and insight. Had caddies for our round and they were exceptsonal, great course knowlage and friendly. Rented some Taylormade burner 2.0's and they were just about brand new and they were awesome clubs.
Current club house had a unbelieveable views and pool.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank Heatmizer6
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West End, Honduras
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“Best Golf Course in the Caribbean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

This golf course was a great surprise we found in Roatan. its a par 72 dye design course with a classic island green. the staff was very helpful and the ocean views where amazing. I highly recommended for any golfer.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Jose M
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Tela, Honduras
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“Best golf course in Central America”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Amazing. Incredible landscape, beautiful design by Pete Dye, perfect fairways and greens and a club house with a spectacular terrace over the Caribbean.

Visited July 2012
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East Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Pete Dye does it again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is a classic Dye course, challenging, but fun all around. The terraced entry to greens marked with moguls and bunkers makes it a classic Dye course. The addition of spectacular views to the ocean makes is a picturesque delight. I played this course on July 1st with my son and we had a wonderful experience. I'd like to single out Thom Gilfoil, Director of Golf Operations, as one of the reasons we had such a great time. Thom personally discussed the course with us and then drove with us to the practice range telling us where and when the new pro shop would be constructed. Thom helped pick out our clubs and while we were on the range we mentioned that we'd like a couple more wedges and I'd like to try a different driver. Thom went back to the Beach & Golf Club and met us on the first tee with the extra clubs. Thom couldn't have been nicer talking to us about the course. We had a good round shooting just above our handicaps (16) but this was understandable being a Dye course and our first time playing it. The course was in great shape and the greens ran true. The views, especially standing on the signature 11th island green hole, were amazing. We can't wait for our next trip to Roatan to play the Black Pearl again. Worth the price and worth going to play and see the spectacular Pristine Bay Resort. A lot of the resort is still a work in progress, however when complete, it will have no equal. Highly recommend a trip here!

Visited July 2012
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“Terrific course - in the making...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

We spent 2days golfing (and looking at property) at the Black Pearl. The course has all the makings of a great one; challenging golf with great views. The units we looked at are well constructed and seemingly fairly priced - also with nice views. Much remains to be finished, but in a few years it will be a terrific place to come back to.

Visited May 2012
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