Iconic Pete Dye design at the Sea Pines Resort stands the test of time
(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) - Harbour Town Golf Links, the iconic Pete Dye design at The Sea Pines Resort, ranks No. 12 in Golfweek's "2013 Best Resort Courses."
Home of the RBC Heritage, Harbour Town was also No. 12 nationally in GOLF Magazine's 2012 "Top 100 Courses You Can Play," and Celebrated Living ranked it fifth in its recent "Top 20 U.S. Golf Courses." Additionally, the Lowcountry gem was No. 2 in the "Top 10 PGA TOUR Courses" behind only Augusta National in a survey of TOUR players.
"Since Arnold Palmer staged one of his classic comebacks to win the first Heritage in 1969 on brand new Harbour Town, it has remained at the forefront of exceptional courses in the U.S.," says Cary Corbitt, Director of Sports Division. "Mr. Dye has done an amazing job of subtlety updating the layout to challenge the best players in the world, while maintaining its architectural integrity and playability for the resort golfer."
With its iconic red- and white-striped lighthouse standing sentinel behind the 18th green, Harbour Town is known as the epitome of "strategic golf." Golfweek's Bradley Klein says, "It's one of the most innovative and revolutionary designs in the history of golf architecture." Legendary golf writer Dan Jenkins says Harbour Town is "nothing short of a work of art."
Two acclaimed courses complete Sea Pines' trifecta of championship and resort golf. Heron Point by Pete Dye is a splendid, shot-makers' layout with penal bunkers and dramatic swales and mounding. The Ocean Course is an attractive combination of lagoons, bunkers and fairway contours creating a contemporary 6,906-yard layout.
For more information about the resort and its wide-variety of golf packages: www.seapinesgolf.com, 866.561.8802.