Golf News for Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | Courses

South Carolina's Harbour Town Golf Links honored by Celebrated Living

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The Sea Pines Resort announces its storied Harbour Town Golf Links - home of PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage - was named No. 6 on Celebrated Living's "Platinum List" in its upcoming June issue.

Celebrated Living -- the official publication of American Airlines Premium Class passengers - annually ranks its "Top 20 U.S. Golf Courses." The Pete Dye Lowcountry masterpiece joins lauded 18s including Pebble Beach, Mauna Kea, Bay Hill, South Course at Torrey Pines, Pinehurst No. 2, the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass and Fazio Canyons at Barton Creek on the coveted roster.

"Each honor bestowed on Harbour Town further cements its standing as a golf treasure," says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operations. "Whether we're challenging TOUR players or providing our guests with a 'bucket list' experience, Pete Dye's innovation and genius are on full display here at Sea Pines."

Harbour Town is a TOUR favorite as the players named it No. 2 in a Golf World survey of "Top 10 PGA TOUR Courses," just behind Augusta National. When asked what makes it so special, Luke Donald said, "Modern architects should take a long look at Harbour Town and realize they don't need to build long, hard courses to make them tough."

Australian Jason Day said, "You can't overpower this course. You have to position yourself off the tee to attack the flags, and your short game has to be sharp. It's one of the few 'old school' courses we play throughout the year."

For those seeking a unique experience themselves on Harbour Town, the resort offers its "RBC Heritage Experience Package." It features two nights' accommodations at the Inn at Harbour Town; one round of golf on Harbour Town with walking caddie; daily breakfast; lunch during the round; practice area with customized name plate / complimentary range balls; first-tee introduction; VIP locker room privileges and more. For details visit: www.seapines.com/PGATOUR.

Sea Pines features two other acclaimed layouts - Heron Point by Pete Dye and The Ocean Course. For more information about the legendary destination and its wide-variety of additional golf packages visit www.seapinesgolf.com, or call 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.

In addition to 54 holes of pure Lowcountry golf, Sea Pines features 23 clay tennis courts, eco-tours, 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 Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member.

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