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Roatan’s Black Pearl Golf Course

Ranging from underwater adventures to on-dry-land excursions, activities in Roatan, Honduras all seem to have one thing in common: stunning ocean views. The Black Pearl, Roatan's first and only golf course, is no exception.

Created by world famous golf course architect Pete Dye, The Black Pearl is an 18 hole, par 72, 7,200 yard championship golf course, and 14 of the 18 holes offer spectacular views of both the Caribbean and the world’s second largest barrier reef. Ranked the number one golf course in Honduras by Golf Digest, this course also features one of Dye’s signature island greens.

A haven for both golfers and Roatan’s vast wildlife, The Black Pearl is one of the largest sanctuaries of plant and animal life on the island, and you’ll encounter more than 100,000 plants and trees as you play.

Tee off at the ocean’s doorstep, zig zag into Roatan’s trademark foothills, then return back to the sea to finish off the last few holes.

Black Pearl Golf CourseSalt Water Tolerant Design

Salt is known to damage grass, but Dye Designs pioneered a special strain of salt-water tolerant grass called Seashore Paspalum, which is known for its environmental compatibility, ease of irrigation and maintenance, and translucent green hue.

Roatan’s Black Pearl Golf Course is one of only a few golf courses in the world to use this special strain, and the color contrasts nicely with the blue and turquoise waters you’ll play alongside.

Course Features

Aside from its salt water tolerant grass, The Black Pearl 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.

Guests and island residents alike can enhance their skill sets while honing their games on one of the region's most playable layouts.

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