Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Sea Pines Resort Completes Heron Point by Pete Dye Enhancements
Ranked No. 11 in GOLF Magazine’s 2014 “Best Courses Near You” in golf-rich South Carolina, Heron Point underwent a series of subtle modifications over the summer under the close supervision of Dye.
With the objective of making the course more player friendly, Dye’s team softened the green surrounds and contours, enlarged several greens, and added ornamental landscape beds throughout the layout. The putting surfaces were transitioned to Tif-Eagle Bermuda, the same strand used on famed Harbour Town.
“Our members and guests are going to love the changes made to Heron Point,” says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports and Operations. “The course is the ideal complement to Harbour Town and gives us two of the premier 18s in the region.”
Heron Point is resplendent with knotted hardwoods, lagoons and salt marshes teeming with wildlife. At 7,000 yards from the back tees the course is a wonderful fusion of short and long holes. It can play considerably shorter if needed as there are seven sets of tees on each hole (including junior tees).
With the new Plantation Golf Club clubhouse and world-class golf learning center serving Heron Point and the Ocean Course, the facility is literally a “sea of golf” within the resort. The amenities of the 23,000-square-foot clubhouse include an expansive pro shop; Live Oak, Lowcountry-inspired cuisine; 2,000 square feet of event space; and spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms.
The legendary destination features an array of golf packages for play on its three superb layouts including Harbour Town Golf Links.
For more information about The Sea Pines Resort: www.seapines.com, 866.561.8802.