The island’s first and only golf course
The Black Pearl is Roatan’s only golf course, and was created by world-famous golf course architect, Pete Dye. This 18-hole par-72 championship course begins at the ocean’s doorstep, rises into the island’s rolling foothills and then takes golfers on an entertaining ride back to the seaside clubhouse.
The Black Pearl is already rated one of Golf Magazine’s “Top Five Golf Resort Destinations on the Rise”, and with over 7,200-yards of greens, is sure to challenges golfers of all levels.
The Black Pearl is an eco-friendly golf course, due in large part to a special strain of grass called Seashore Paspalum. Known for ease of irrigation and maintenance, environmental compatibility, and a translucent green hue, the environmental demands are greatly reduced when compared with more conventional strains.
Dye Designs pioneered of the use of this saltwater-tolerant grass for tropical projects, and its appearance juxtaposed against the spectacular turquoise waters inspired the tagline “Come mix the best greens…with the best blues!”
In addition to featuring one of Dye’s signature island greens, 14 holes provide stunning views of the ocean and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and all 18 greens harmoniously complement the blues of the ocean that surround them.