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Sea Pines receives Golf Digest award

Top Three Courses on Hilton Head Island at Heart of Destination’s Popularity

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (April 3, 2018) – Home to the top three golf courses on Hilton Head Island and 5,000 oceanfront acres, The Sea Pines Resort has received an Editors’ Choice Award for “Best in Travel 2018” in the May issue of Golf Digest.

The selection, through which the magazine’s editors identify its list of “The Best Things in Golf,” adds to the legacy of The Sea Pines Resort’s golf course collection and the premier luxury travel lifestyle at the legendary Lowcountry destination.

The awards list recognizes resorts throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Canada.

“Whether it’s a buddies’ trip or a getaway with our significant other, what we seek from a golf resort is an experience greater than our usual weekend round,” Golf Digest said of its selection criteria. “We want to be pampered on and off the fairways,” noting that “the joy of a great golf resort” is that “it’s overstocked with activities and diversions, and we get to pick our pleasures.”

Spanning the southern third of Hilton Head Island, The Sea Pines Resort has been a quiet retreat for more than 50 years. The island paradise on the South Carolina coastline encourages exploration, as visitors refresh their spirit in a relaxed, luxury resort environment.

Offering an array of outdoor activities for individuals, families, and groups, the resort features five miles of sandy beach shoreline and a 15-mile network of manicured paths, horseback riding, water sports, and eco-adventures – as well as the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve rich in wildflowers, wetlands, and more than 130 species of birds. The nationally acclaimed Sea Pines Racquet Club offers 21 clay tennis courts.

All are within a short distance of Hilton Head Island's premier hotel, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, a luxurious 60-room property that is a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member.  Additionally, the resort offers a selection of luxurious private homes, beach and golf villas for rent.

“In identifying the best things in golf, we place an emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services,” said Max Adler, Golf Digest’s editorial director.

On an island where golf is king, Harbour Town Golf Links is true royalty, where the legends of the game have competed each year since 1969. Joined by the highly acclaimed Heron Point by Pete Dye and the all-new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III, the three courses at The Sea Pines Resort are continually ranked among the best in the world, individually unique and unforgettable.

All three have achieved designations as Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. Atlantic Dunes was named 2018 “National Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association.

“We appreciate the editors of Golf Digest magazine recognizing the excellence of The Sea Pines Resort among the most outstanding golf destinations in the nation,” said Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operations at The Sea Pines Resort. “It is our pleasure to share our stunning resort, golf courses and ocean coastline with avid golf travelers, for a vacation treasured forever.”

One of the most sought-after leisure and group destinations in America, The Sea Pines Resort dining venues include beautifully appointed oceanfront settings with tranquil indoor-outdoor seating, festive taverns, and casual waterfront cafés. 

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