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The Black Pearl Golf Course

French Harbor, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
+504 3310-1900
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Challenging but Great Course

The great views start on the drive down from the main gate. It is absolutely stunning with ocean... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Jonathan W
Beaumont, Texas
Bucket List Worthy Golf Course

Made all the arrangements for a day of golf ahead of time using the website. Had no problems with... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Tammy F
Mahwah, New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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French Harbor, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
+504 3310-1900
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

The great views start on the drive down from the main gate. It is absolutely stunning with ocean directly ahead and the mountainous terrain to the side. Staff was very friendly and they made sure all my needs where meet. Thom, the club pro, really...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Made all the arrangements for a day of golf ahead of time using the website. Had no problems with the pick up service at the cruise port where we came in and the return trip. We rented clubs and had no problem getting lefty clubs...More

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The course was visually stunning and challenging, characteristic of P. B. Dye courses. The club house beautiful and simply elegant. Decorated with modern environmental art that with a modern and minimalistic touch. The grounds surrounding this club with its pool that transforms into the environment...More

Thank Woodhead223
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Black Pearl Golf course is on the Pristine Bay Resort and has some of the best views of the ocean from several holes throughout the course. It rained fairly hard a couple hours before we got there but the course still played OK despite a...More

Thank TMac_10
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We played here on 1/26/17. We had two separate tee times. The staff in the clubhouse was very friendly. The rental clubs were also nice. The course was not in as great of shape as I would have expected for the $. There were areas...More

1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Loved the challenge and the variety of the holes ( loved the island hole !) .... value for money is also ok - and the staff was very friendly - have a drink on the terrasse at the end of the round and enjoy the...More

Thank Gery V
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I played Black Pearl in December 2016. Course was nice, but soaked from previous days rain. Appeared to be drainage issues everywhere. Pro shop had little to no merchandise. Staff ignored requests for towels for the cart to wipe clubs clean from the mud. No...More

Thank texasbott
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I contacted the Black Pearl through their website. After a week or so they got back to me and were helpful in advising about transportation from my cruise ship at a lower price than the taxis at Mahogany Bay. The location is on a hillside...More

1  Thank wbdog50
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Hopped off the cruise ship and was amazed with the beautiful mountains and beaches on Roatan. The views are breath-taking and the course was in amazing condition. One guy in our group played bare-footed. I cannot wait to come back and play here again.

Thank TXEyeGuy
Reviewed 7 November 2016

An amazing course, in a beautiful setting. This course is challenging, but even with a 13 handicap you will enjoy it ( and not lose too many balls). Equipment rental is lacking, I'm 6'4" and usually play with +1" length clubs, they only had standard...More

1  Thank Gerbil762
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18 February 2017|
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Response from josephga1 | Reviewed this property |
No. Just be sure to have insect repellant on.
30 November 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.