Put your game to the ultimate test at Harbour Town Golf Links at The Sea Pines Resort. It is both the crowning achievement of famed designer Pete Dye and design consultant Jack Nicklaus, and a perennial favorite among PGA TOUR players, as it places a premium on finesse, imagination and shot making, rather than strength.
Featuring a collection of par threes ranked amongst the world's finest and a par-4 18th hole considered one of the most feared in all of golf, Harbour Town Golf Links has undergone many recent enhancements, including new Celebration Bermuda grass for the fairways, new TifEagle Bermuda grass for the greens and a new irrigation system.
Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, this award-winning course is consistently rated one of the best in the U.S. by such authoritative publications as Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and Golfweek. Since 1969, it's also been the home of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, which continues to attract the world's top golfers and thousands of spectators.
Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III is a complete reconstruction of The Sea Pines Resort's historic Ocean Course, the first course built on Hilton Head. Featuring a pronounced seaside ambience and Lowcountry feel accented by coquina shells and seaside grass, it incorporates elements of the surrounding beachfront along with the area's bounty of native pines and oaks lining the fairways.
As a five-time winner of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, Davis Love III was the ideal choice to modernize the Hilton Head's inaugural course. Love Golf Design, which includes Davis and his brother, Mark, as well as lead architect Scot Sherman, has fashioned entirely rebuilt holes to accommodate modern shot values and frame scenic corridors.
Atlantic Dunes benefits both visually and strategically from the restoration of natural sand dunes, as well as the creation of new dunes that blend seamlessly into the design. Tens of thousands of indigenous plants have been installed in these areas to complete the seaside feel, while the playing surface is a blend of cutting-edge grasses matching the superior strains of The Sea Pines Resort's two other acclaimed courses. Says Love, "Sea Pines is one of my all-time favorite places to play and visit so we're excited the redesign will be in line with the great golf offered by Harbour Town and Heron Point."
Designed by legendary course architect Pete Dye, Heron Point is the centerpiece of any Hilton Head Island golf vacation. Dye himself supervised Heron Point's recent modifications with the objective of making the course more player-friendly, and the result is an award-winning stroke of genius.
At 7,035 yards from the back tees, Heron Point can play considerably shorter if needed, with seven sets of tees on each hole (including tees for juniors). Golfers are challenged by risk-reward long and short holes, fairways that move toward and away from hazards and Dye's ubiquitous mounding and swales framing target areas.
On four holes with water guarding the greens, alternating wood and grass walls create conspicuous bulkheads, visually dramatizing the peril. Even more striking, a mixture of grasses, sand, mulch and limestone surfaces provides a vivid tapestry of color for this Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. One of Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" and South Carolina's 2015 Golf Course of the Year, this cohabitation of beauty and beast (at times) is poised for even more acclaim.