HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The Sea Pines Resort -- home of the PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage and legendary Harbour Town Golf Links -- has received a "Gold Medal" in GOLF Magazine's 2012-13 edition of "Premier Resorts."
More than 7,000 voters participated in the survey conducted at Golf.com, the magazine's popular online portal. The accolade was based on providing exceptional golf, service, lodging, food and drink. Only 25 resorts received the coveted Gold Medal distinction which appears in the March issue.
"GOLF Magazine is one of the game's foremost authorities and we are proud to receive this great honor," says Cary Corbitt, Director of Sports Division. "The award validates our continual commitment to providing one of the ultimate golf and resort experiences for our guests."
One of America's treasured golf destinations, Sea Pines features three distinct 18-hole layouts, including Pete Dye's seminal Harbour Town design. Heron Point by Pete Dye is a shot-makers' layout that demands the same level of precision and strategy as Harbour Town. The venerable Ocean Course -- the island's first -- is routed through wetlands, meanders through thick strands of Live Oaks, and boasts an oceanfront hole set against a dune ridge.
While golf is the focal point, Sea Pines features an array of world-class amenities. The Racquet Club boasts 23 clay courts and is ranked as one of the best in the U.S. Five miles of sweeping Atlantic beaches offer everything from sea-kayaking to fishing to surfing. The enchanted 605-acre Forest Preserve is ideal for horseback riding and hiking. Its array of luxurious accommodations includes The Inn at Harbour Town -- an award-winning 60-room boutique hotel - as well as 300 villas and 100 rental homes.
For more information about the resort and its wide-variety of golf packages: www.seapines.com, 866.561.8802.
About The Sea Pines Resort
One of the true crown jewels of American golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to legendary Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR's The Heritage) designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the Ocean Course. 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.
In addition to 54 holes of pure Lowcountry golf, Sea Pines features 23 clay tennis courts, eco-tours, water sports, fine and casual dining, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding and five miles of unspoiled beaches. Guests choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes and the luxurious 60-room Inn at Harbour Town, a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member.
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