The Bay Islands are well-known for the plethora of water-based activities - especially scuba diving - and other fun things you can do. But did you also know that the Bay Islands boast one of the region's most celebrated golf courses? Yes, you can golf in the Bay Islands as you overlook the stunning Caribbean Sea...it doesn't get any better than that!
This famous course is none other than The Black Pearl, located at Pristine Bay in Roatan. Pristine Bay is a resort community built along Roatan's north shore, offering locals and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy amenities unique to the area.
About Roatan's Black Pearl Golf Course
Designed by internationally-acclaimed golf architect, Pete Dye, the course utilizes environmentally-friendly practices to ensure minimal impact to the local resources. The Black Pearl uses a strain of grass known for its ease of irrigation and maintenance, and its environmental compatibility in the tropics.
The 18-hole, par-72, championship golf course covers 7,200 yards of stunning views and interesting topography. The course starts along the shore, offering those picturesque views of the Caribbean, and then follows Roatan's rolling incline toward the central ridge. As you head back toward the beachfront clubhouse, you'll marvel at the blending of blues and greens all around you.
The Black Pearl challenges golf enthusiasts, while still being a wonderful course for learning. Glimpses of local wildlife and a charming community feel truly make The Black Pearl at Pristine Bay a fantastic way to spend your time while in the Bay Islands.
In additional to regular tee times, The Black Pearl regularly hosts fun events at the course - typically as fundraisers for local charitable organizations. See if there is an event scheduled during your next visit - or purposely plan your visit around an upcoming tournament! The camaraderie and entertainment at these events cannot be understated.
More About Pristine Bay
Pristine Bay is a 405-acre luxury golf resort in Roatan offering a variety of private villas, each exquisitely furnished and uniquely equipped, including their own private pool and patio. Facilities include a Beach Club with gym, tennis courts, and infinity pools overlooking the Caribbean Sea, plus several onsite dining options. There is also an onsite dive shop, Black Pearl Divers, and fishing and snorkeling excursions can be arranged from the resort.
Much of the community is open to the public, while certain areas are for guests or residents only. Las Verandas Hotel and Villas offers visitors to Roatan a luxurious retreat from reality, while vacation rentals in the Pristine Bay community offer a home-away-from-home with access to all the vacation amenities you could ever want.