Golf News for Thursday, February 7, 2013 | Resorts

Inn at Harbour Town earns honors from U.S. News & World Report

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The Inn at Harbour Town -- the esteemed boutique hotel at The Sea Pines Resort - has been honored by U.S. News & World Report with a ranking of No. 2 on Hilton Head and No. 4 in South Carolina in its 2013 "Best Hotels in the USA."

U.S. News & World Report editors analyze recommendations from multiple sources, comparing reviews, accolades and ratings for nearly 2,000 luxury hotels throughout the U.S. Hotels that consistently come out on top earn places on the coveted annual rankings.

The 60-room Inn - located just steps from Sea Pines' famed Harbour Town Golf Links and Yacht Basin -- was completely revitalized in 2011. Since unveiling its new look, it has received "Four Diamond" and "Four Star" ratings from AAA and Forbes, respectively, and garnered TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence."

The Sea Pines Resort was recently named one of Condé Nast Traveler's "Top 150 Resorts" in the World," and made Celebrated Living's prestigious "Platinum List."

"We're honored to be continually placed in the highest ratings echelons for both the Inn and our resort experience," says John Munro, director of hospitality, sales and marketing. "We offer incredible golf, comfort, leisure, superb customer service and an ambience of what Southern hospitality is all about."

Complementing famed Harbour Town - venue for the PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage - the resort features two additional lauded 18s and a full menu of activities including tennis with 23 clay courts, five miles of sweeping Atlantic seascapes, hiking / biking in the enchanting 605-acre Forest Preserve as well as simply strolling along the nearby Harbour Town Yacht Basin and superb shopping.

Golf packages start at $186 (per person, per night), "Romance Package" from $269 per night and "Extended Stay 3 Nights" with 10% discount for a three-night stay. The Sea Pines Resort also offers its "Escape Vacation" special with 15% off nightly rates for selected villas and homes.

For more 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 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.

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