Golf News for Friday, September 21, 2012 | Courses

18th hole at Harbour Town in Hilton Head, S.C. honored by GOLF Magazine

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The famed 18th hole on Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort is one of GOLF Magazine's "Best 18 Holes," showcased at Golf.com, the magazine's online portal.

The scenic, par-4 closer on the iconic Pete Dye design joins the world's most acclaimed holes including the dramatic cliff-to-cliff par-3 16th of Cypress Point, No. 17 on the Old Course at St. Andrews with its notorious "Road Hole Bunker," the splendid 18th of Pebble Beach Golf Links along Carmel Bay, and classic No. 9 of Royal County Down in Northern Ireland.

With the eminent red- and white-striped lighthouse standing sentinel behind the green and mesmerizing Calibogue Sound flanking the entire left side, the 472-yard two-shotter caps a layout famed golf writer Dan Jenkins once said is "nothing short of a work of art." Golfweek's Brad Klein says, "It's one of the most innovative and revolutionary designs in the history of golf architecture."

"For more than 40 years, the best players in the game have had to negotiate the perils of Harbour Town's 18th to hoist the winner's trophy of the PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage," says Cary Corbitt, director of sports division. "We're honored to be included among game's greatest holes and encourage golfers to visit Sea Pines to have a go at No. 18 and the entire Pete Dye masterpiece."

For more information about the resort and its wide-variety of golf packages: www.seapines.com/golf, 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.

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