Golf News for Thursday, June 7, 2012 | Resorts

South Carolina's Inn at Harbour Town earns TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence'

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The Inn at Harbour Town - the newly renovated boutique hotel at storied Sea Pines Resort - has received TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence," awarded to only 10 percent of accommodation properties rated by world's largest travel website.

In order to qualify for the honor, establishments must achieve consistently outstanding traveler reviews by maintaining a rating of four or higher (out of a possible five). The Inn at Harbour Town currently rates a five based on a statistically significant sampling of 145 user reviews.

"The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a tremendous honor, and a true reflection of our guests' appreciation for the intimate scale, prime location and personalized service of the Inn at Harbour Town," says John Munro, Director of Hospitality, Sales and Marketing at Sea Pines.

The 60-room Inn - located just steps from Sea Pines' famed Harbour Town Golf Links and Yacht Basin -- was completely revitalized in 2011. Guests are welcomed by a rejuvenated lobby marked by soft blues, soothing greens and warm neutrals. Furnishings have been updated to exude a relaxing seaside ambiance, while newly-installed tropical landscaping and lighting craft a gracious exterior.

Since unveiling its new look, the Inn at Harbour Town received Four Diamonds and Four Stars from AAA and Forbes, respectively. The Sea Pines Resort was recently named one of Conde Nast's "Top 150 Resorts" in the World, and made Celebrated Living's prestigious "Platinum List" for the second straight year.

An eclectic mix of experiences featuring The Inn at Harbour Town are available, including golf packages starting at $319 (per person, per night), the "Romance Package" from $259 per night and "Extended Stay 3 Nights" with a 10 percent discount for a three-night stay.

For resort information:, 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 RBC 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-Adventures, 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 AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member.

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