Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Sea Pines Resort Announces Harbour Town Golf Links Enhancements
The Pete Dye-designed masterpiece will close for the summer on May 4 following this year’s RBC Heritage (April 14 – 20). The tee-boxes, fairways and rough will be replaced with Celebration Bermuda grass, the most technologically-advanced surface used on warm season courses. Dye recently oversaw the resort’s Heron Point layout re-grassing with Celebration Bermuda.
Harbour Town’s greens will be re-grassed with Tif-Eagle Bermuda, the same grass that has been on the putting surfaces since 2001. Additionally, a new state-of-the-art irrigation system will be installed with the latest science in water management and control.
MacCurrach Golf Construction – which worked with Dye during the 2001 restoration of Harbour Town – will lead the course work. The firm also handled last year’s reconstruction work on Heron Point. Harbour Town will reopen in September.
The modifications follow the upcoming spring grand opening of the new 26,000-square-foot Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse on the site of the existing structure. The facility will honor the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage with a gallery showcasing the rich tournament history and display of past champions.
Harbour Town is currently ranked No. 9 in the U.S. in GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.” The Sea Pines Resort was also recently honored by GOLF with a “Gold Medal” in the magazine 2014-15 edition of “Premier Resorts.”
“Our investment in improving Harbour Town insures it will remain as one of the world’s premier layouts,” says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operations. “The year-round playability of the course is going to be greatly enhanced and enjoyed by PGA TOUR players, our members, property owners and resort guests.”
Last year, the legendary Lowcountry destination opened its new Plantation Golf Club serving Heron Point and Ocean Course as well as the resort’s Golf Learning Center. 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.
For more information about the resort and its wide-variety of golf packages: www.seapinesgolf.com, 866.561.8802.