Harbour Town Golf Links Named Among Top 25 Courses in U.S.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Harbour Town Golf Links is positioned at #22 on Golfweek’s Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S., and #56 in the “Top 100 Modern Courses” on the 2020 rankings released this week. The Sea Pines Resort’s three courses are listed in the top 10 in South Carolina—Harbour Town (#2), Atlantic Dunes (#9), and Heron Point (#10)—creating a stellar trifecta for any golfer.
“Our three championship courses deliver world-class golf in a beautiful island setting,” said Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operation, The Sea Pines Resort. “These designs offer a three completely different playing experiences for every level of golfer.”
Established in 1969, Harbour Town Golf Links remains the hands-down No. 1 golf attraction on Hilton Head Island. Designed by legendary golf architect Pete Dye, with Jack Nicklaus as a consultant, the host venue for South Carolina’s only PGA Tour event, the RBC Heritage has established an illustrious history and is largely responsible for Hilton Head’s international golf reputation.
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 ambiance and unmistakable Lowcountry feel. Each hole was entirely rebuilt to accommodate modern shot values and frame scenic corridors.
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.
Spanning the southern third of Hilton Head Island, The Sea Pines Resort has been a family-centric and popular golf retreat for more than 50 years. The island paradise on the South Carolina coastline encourages outdoor adventure and exploration on miles of beaches, biking and walking trails. Resort lodging options include The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, which was recently cited among the south’s top hotels by Travel + Leisure, as well as luxurious private homes, Beach Villas and Golf Villas of virtually every shape and size, with numerous options and room for two to 12 guests.
For more information about vacation and golf packages at The Sea Pines Resort, visit www.seapines.com or call (866) 561-8802.
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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.