Golf News for Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Resorts

South Carolina's Inn at Harbour Town earns Forbes Four-Star Award

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The Inn at Harbour Town -- the esteemed 60-room boutique hotel at The Sea Pines Resort - has once again been honored with the coveted Forbes Four-Star Award for its continuing levels of luxury and customer service.

Forbes Travel Guide's ratings have long been the benchmark by which hotels, restaurants and spas in North America are measured. Expert anonymous inspectors visit thousands of properties evaluating an array of standards to assign Star Ratings signifying quality, value and a superior experience. The Inn at Harbour Town is one of only 226 hotels to achieve this coveted accolade.

"To be annually named by Forbes as one of the best hotels in the world is testament to our commitment to providing extraordinary guest experiences," says John Munro, vice president of hospitality, sales and marketing. "Whether for golf vacations, romantic couples' weekends or the need to recharge from the hustle and bustle, our Inn is ideal for a getaway to long remember."

Scheduled for completion in March, Sea Pines is adding a luxurious pool exclusively for guests of The Inn. Its features include a relaxing spa under a shade trellis; rim flow edge; travertine stone deck; poolside food and beverage service; and terrace with chaise lounge chairs and seating area overlooking Harbour Town Golf Links - Pete Dye's seminal masterpiece and host of the PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage.

The resort additionally offers two additional superb courses and a full slate 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 "Escape and Getaway" specials 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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