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Sea Pines Resort’s 3 courses win honors


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (May 30, 2019) – All three courses at The Sea Pines Resort have been named to the state list of “Best Courses You Can Play” in Golfweek magazine’s annual “Ultimate Guide” that recognizes the most prestigious venues in the game.

Harbour Town Golf Links is ranked No. 2 in South Carolina, with Atlantic Dunes No. 8 and Heron Point No. 11. In that order, they also were the top three courses listed on Hilton Head Island. Golf courses must be accessible to the public to be eligible for the “Best Courses You Can Play” recognition.

Sea Pines Resort's Harbour Town Golf Links

Sea Pines Resort's Harbour Town Golf Links

“With our three must-play championship golf courses, The Sea Pines Resort features a world-class experience on the Carolina coastline,” said Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operations, The Sea Pines Resort. “Our collection of golf designs offers a choice of three completely different styles of play.”

Established in 1969, Harbour Town Golf Links remains the hands-down No. 1 golf attraction on Hilton Head Island golf resorts. Designed by legendary golf architect Pete Dye, with Jack Nicklaus as consultant, the traditional venue for South Carolina's only PGA Tour event has established an illustrious history is largely responsible for Hilton Head’s golf reputation internationally.

Heron Point is a meticulous redesign by Dye that, since 2007, has evolved into an essential component of any Sea Pines Resort golf vacation. Heron Point is a combination of charm and challenge, with strategic risk-reward shot selections, dramatic fairways, and shifting elevations presented in a remarkably comfortable playing experience.

Atlantic Dunes is a complete reconstruction of the resort’s Ocean Course, the first golf course built on Hilton Head Island in 1962. Retracing the original routing, the Davis Love III design captures the beachfront ambience and unmistakable Lowcountry feel. Each hole was entirely rebuilt to accommodate modern shot values and frame scenic corridors.

The three courses, individually unique and unforgettable, all share one thing in common: Each has achieved designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Also, Atlantic Dunes was named 2018 “National Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association.

The “Best Courses You Can Play” is a compilation of golf courses accessible to guest and/or resort play in the United States. This year Golfweek’s select team of more than 850 course raters surveyed 3,972 courses, grading each based on Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation. Collectively, these knowledgeable raters have turned in more than 75,000 votes to compile “Golfweek’s Best” courses lists. To see the complete lists, visit

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.

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About The Sea Pines Resort
Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the legendary Lowcountry destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 20 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands, and more than 130 species of birds. As the first Eco-planned destination in the U.S., The Sea Pines Resort has become the blueprint for numerous beach developments around the country. Guests can choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes, and the luxurious 60-room Inn & Club at Harbour Town, a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member. The resort’s best-in-class collection of golf courses, amenities, meeting facilities, and accommodations makes Sea Pines one of the most sought-after leisure and group destinations in America.

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