The Pearl features 27 holes designed by Dan Maples set amongst the woods and marshes along the Calabash River. Maples used the natural beauty of the property to frame The Pearl Golf Course and the 27 holes create three distinctly different 18 hole golf experiences, The Pearl East, The Pearl West, and The Pearl North. While Playing The North Course the golfer will get the feel of a more links style golf course, with wider fairways and larger greens. The Pearl East emphasizes a more parkland style course, which emphasizes accuracy over power. The New Pearl West combines the best of both featuring 6 holes set on the Calabash River highlighting the natural beauty of The Pearl. The Pearl opened in 1987 and was ranked among Golf Digest’s top places to play.