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Sea Pines Country Club receives prestigious ‘Distinguished Club' award from BoardRoom Magazine

Hilton Head Island, S.C., club wins honor for its top-tier member experience

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – Sea Pines Country Club, Hilton Head Island’s premier private club offering a luxury, Lowcountry lifestyle, has again received the prestigious “Distinguished Club” recognition by BoardRoom Magazine.

Sea Pines Country Club 18th hole

The Distinguished Clubs program uses an exclusive rating system that recognizes facilities, management and staff based on a top-tier member experience. Sea Pines Country Club continues to exceed service, staff quality and club governance standards. Fewer than 200 out of 3,400 private clubs in America have been awarded this status.

“BoardRoom Magazine is one of the most respected voices in the private club industry and we’re honored to once again be named a Distinguished Club,” says General Manger and Chief Operating Officer Robbie Ames. “It’s a testament to how the club has evolved to exceed members’ expectations, and how well-positioned it is for the future.”

Over the past four years under the leadership of Ames, his professional management team and a progressive and forward-thinking board, Sea Pines Country Club met the ambitious objectives of its “Vision 2020 Facility Enhancement Plan.”

Sea Pines Country Club

The 17,000-square-foot clubhouse has been expanded and enhanced to provide the ultimate sanctuary for members and their families. New casual-yet-contemporary dining experiences abound with the Blue Heron Pub & Grille and the Club Course Café. Fine dining is led by Executive Chef Brian Coseo, complemented by a diverse wine collection curated by in-house Food and Beverage Director Mike Lozan.

Capping the Vision 2020 Enhancement Plan, a 7,300-square-foot fitness center opened in 2019 featuring the latest cardio and strength training equipment and infrared saunas. A new second floor with a balcony overlooks the tennis center and golf practice range and features a multipurpose room for group classes and gatherings.

Sea Pines Country Club pool deck

Sea Pines Country Club is a highly-amenitized property, and its centerpiece is a resort-caliber pool deck overlooking one of the island’s largest tidal marshes. Members soak up the South Carolina sun while cooling off in the waters of the 24-meter lap pool as children play in the fountains of the kids’ splash pool just a few feet away. An array of food and beverage options are available poolside, via the Club Course Café. 

Golfers appreciate the club’s Arnold Palmer, Clyde-Johnston-designed “Club Course,” a pure example of Lowcountry golf course design, with its narrow, tree-lined fairways, doglegs, subtle green complexes and languid lagoons. There’s a sense of intrigue on every tee box of this shotmaker’s layout, as players discover what style of hole comes next.

To learn more about Sea Pines Country Club, visit For membership information, contact Nic Booth at (843) 671-2335 or  

About Sea Pines Country Club  
Sea Pines Country Club is a private, member-owned club within the gates of the famed 5,000-acre Sea Pines community on storied Hilton Head Island. Its centerpiece is a meticulously maintained golf course designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer and updated by Hilton Head-based golf course architect Clyde Johnston in 2001.

Eminently playable, the 6383-yard Lowcountry gem is routed through thick strands of Spanish Moss-draped live oaks and towering Carolina pines. Its subtle doglegs and canopied corridors lead to beguiling green complexes flanked by languid lagoons and coastal landscapes.

Members relish the club’s expansive outdoor deck overlooking one of the island’s largest tidal marshes. Here, they soak up the South Carolina sun while cooling off in the waters of the 24-meter lap pool as children play in the fountains of the kids’ splash pool just a few feet away. A wide selection of food and beverage options ranging from smoothies, salads and sandwiches to pizzas, wraps and burgers are available poolside via the Café. 

The club’s completely reimagined clubhouse is highlighted by contemporary, casual dining at the Blue Heron Pub & Grille and a 7,300-square-foot fitness center with leading cardio and strength training equipment, classrooms, infrared saunas and indoor saline lap pool. Members enjoy an array of amenities and activities, including tennis, pickleball, bocce and numerous social clubs.

Shane Sharp
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