Golf News for Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Resorts

Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, South Carolina, earns 'Certificates of Excellence'

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The Sea Pines Resort - Hilton Head's most distinguished retreat - has received six TripAdvisor's 2013 "Certificates of Excellence" signifying its continued acclaim as a world-class destination.

In addition to the coveted award for the resort overall, its Inn at Harbour Town, Harbour Town Golf Links, Topside Waterfront Restaurant, Harbour Town Grill and Harbour Town Bakery all received an individual "Certificate of Excellence."

To qualify for the prestigious accolade from the world's largest travel website, travel-related businesses must achieve consistently outstanding traveler reviews by maintaining a rating of four or higher (out of a possible five).

"The TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence are based on unbiased reviews from our guests, and speaks volumes to our commitment to providing an unparalleled Hilton Head experience," says John Munro, Vice President of Hospitality, Sales and Marketing. "Travelers are savvy because of excellent websites like TripAdvisor, social media, and quantity of information available to make informed decisions on how to best spend their vacation dollars."

The Sea Pines Resort is also one of Conde Nast's "Top 150 Resorts" in the world, and additionally made Celebrated Living's prestigious "Platinum List" for the third consecutive year. The Inn at Harbour Town - its acclaimed 60-room boutique hotel - has received Four Diamonds and Four Stars from AAA and Forbes, respectively.

The Lowcountry gem is currently offering its summer "Escape Vacation" package with almost $800 of savings and added value for stays through Sept. 6, 2013 ( It features up to 15 percent off a choice of a weekly home or villa rental; children under 12 eating free at the Harbour Town Grill and Surfside Outdoor Restaurant & Bar; and free golf for kids 12 and under on Heron Point by Pete Dye and the Ocean Course with each paid adult round.

For resort 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 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.

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

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