Golf News for Friday, November 9, 2012 | Courses

Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina honored in Golfweek

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- Harbour Town Golf Links, the iconic Pete Dye design at The Sea Pines Resort, ranks No. 12 in Golfweek's "2013 Best Resort Courses."

Home of the RBC Heritage, Harbour Town was also No. 12 nationally in GOLF Magazine's 2012 "Top 100 Courses You Can Play," and Celebrated Living ranked it fifth in its recent "Top 20 U.S. Golf Courses." Additionally, the Lowcountry gem was No. 2 in the "Top 10 PGA TOUR Courses" behind only Augusta National in a survey of TOUR players.

"Since Arnold Palmer staged one of his classic comebacks to win the first Heritage in 1969 on brand new Harbour Town, it has remained at the forefront of exceptional courses in the U.S.," says Cary Corbitt, Director of Sports Division. "Mr. Dye has done an amazing job of subtlety updating the layout to challenge the best players in the world, while maintaining its architectural integrity and playability for the resort golfer."

With its iconic red- and white-striped lighthouse standing sentinel behind the 18th green, Harbour Town is known as the epitome of "strategic golf." Golfweek's Bradley Klein says, "It's one of the most innovative and revolutionary designs in the history of golf architecture." Legendary golf writer Dan Jenkins says Harbour Town is "nothing short of a work of art."

Two acclaimed courses complete Sea Pines' trifecta of championship and resort golf. Heron Point by Pete Dye is a splendid, shot-makers' layout with penal bunkers and dramatic swales and mounding. The Ocean Course is an attractive combination of lagoons, bunkers and fairway contours creating a contemporary 6,906-yard layout.

For more information about the resort and its wide-variety of golf packages: www.seapinesgolf.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 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.

While golf is the focal point, Sea Pines features an array of world-class amenities including a world-class focus on tennis. 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.

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