In this episode of Tee It Up Grand Strand -the Pearl Golf Course Update, host Shan Coughlin welcomes Mike Benson, Head Golf Professional  to talk about the East and the West Courses, their conditioning and what you, the golfer, can expect should (and you should) choose to play there this winter.

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The Pearl boasts two Dan Maples designed courses that play completely different.  So completely different that they even have different grass on the greens.  The East Course, opened in 1987 and completely renovated in 1999, is a traditional parkland layout among the Carolina Pines ending with a dynamic finish along the Calabash River.  The Mini Verde Bermuda greens roll fast so be sure to look for the “dull” or “shiny” appearance of the blades to read the break.  The West course, also opened in 1987, is a links style layout with lots of open stretches complimented by thick displays of pampas grass.  The L-93 Bentgrass greens are smooth and love the temperate winter weather.  Many tournaments have been played here so while it is definitely a challenge from the tips, five sets of tees make it a lot of fun for players of all abilities.

Holiday Specials

Make sure to stop into the clubhouse, call or go to their website to contact Mike and his staff about all the great holiday specials.  From apparel to lessons, tee times to the Platinum Card Membership, they have everything for the golfer in your family.  And if you are close, might as well get in a round before AND after shopping.  You can click the banner link here on or go to their feature page by CLICKING HERE.  You will find a ton of information there about the course and how to contact them.

We are very excited to be featuring the Pearl Golf Club’s East AND West Courses here on  We’ve created feature pages for the courses HERE to provide you, our listeners, viewers and readers with the latest updates about the courses. Course updates can be viewed or listened to on-demand 24/7 from their feature pages. Golfers can also book tee times for the Pearl here at The Golf Director by giving us a call at 844.GoGolf1 (844-464-6531) or click the help desk icon at the bottom of the page. Your interaction with our site is appreciated.  Be sure to tell all your golfing friends and we hope to see you out on the links very soon!

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