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The Pearl Golf LinksMike Benson, PGA Professional and Head Golf Professional, joins host Shan Coughlin to talk about The Pearl Golf Club on this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand.  Not only do they talk a little golf, but they also discuss length of roots, the great speed with which Mike can spit out a conversation and the always controversial issue – the weather.  Yes, it can get a little crazy here at The Golf Director so you’ll want to keep checking back to see what some of our distinguished and downright wacky guests might say or do.  We aim to entertain and educate  you, our listeners and readers so we hope you enjoy.

The Pearl, located just over the North Carolina border in Calabash, boasts two 18 hole championship courses with completely different layouts and grasses.  The West was opened in 1987 and is a links style course featuring bent grass greens.  It was given a prestigious 4 ½ star rating in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” in 2004.  The last four holes overlook the coastal marshland and Calabash River.  The East is a traditional parkland style course which was completely renovated in 1999 with Mini Verde Bermuda greens.  This course was given a  4 star rating in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” in 2008.  To top it off, there is not a home or condo on the property and no out of bounds which is truly unique in this area.

pearl west overheadListen as Mike tells Shan about growing up in New York, playing in all weather conditions on all types of courses as they lament about the slightly cold weather South Carolina has been having.  Note to readers, it was 70 degrees last week but is a bit chillier this week.  Non-the-less, the northern golfers can be spotted in their shorts as they brave the frigid cold – ha ha ha – of the Carolinas.  Whether you are coming to the area for a visit or staying a few months as one of our snow birds, check out the fantastic specials at The Pearl.

Click on the player above to hear their entire conversation as some is actually humorous.  You can also download it to your smart device for listen on demand too.  The Golf Director thanks you for your interest in this update on The Pearl on this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand.  Mike is one of our great friends and we invite you to meet him in person when you go to play.  For more information visit their website at http://www.thepearlgolf.com/ or visit their feature page on the Golf Director by clicking on the destination tab – Myrtle Beach.