Pristine Bay Resort announced its Black Pearl golf course will open for Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise ship passengers visiting Roatan, Honduras December 1.
Carnival and Royal Caribbean ships will dock several times per week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. allowing plenty of time for passengers to play the par 72, 7,179-yard layout followed by lunch at the Sky Lounge or 19th Hole restaurants. The Black Pearl, designed by Pete and Perry Dye, will open to the public at large on January 1.
The Black Pearl’s signature hole is the 157-yard (145 yards from the Blue tees), island-green, par 3 11th. From the tee, players enjoy an exceptional view of the golf course and Caribbean. The green sits in the middle of a lake and is ringed by a narrow bunker to give slightly awry shots a chance of remaining dry. Given the elevated tee and ever-present trade wins, proper club selection will be key to avoiding a big number on the scorecard.