Golf News for Monday, April 7, 2014 | Courses

Harbour Town, Heron Point honored in Golfweek rankings

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The Sea Pines Resort - home of the upcoming RBC Heritage April 17 - 20 - announces Harbour Town Golf Links is ranked No. 2 and Heron Point by Pete Dye No. 13 in Golfweek's 2014 list of "Best Courses You Can Play" in South Carolina.

As host venue of one of the most popular events on the PGA TOUR, Harbour Town Golf Links is Pete Dye's seminal design. Called "nothing short of a work of art" by World Golf Hall of Fame writer Dan Jenkins, the 18-hole masterpiece has continually ranked in the highest echelons of championship courses.

Heron Point by Pete Dye is the ideal complement to Harbour Town. The 7,058-yard layout is a tapestry of short and long holes woven amid peaceful lagoons and centuries-old Live Oaks. With several classic Dye risk / reward holes throughout the 18, the fairways and greens offer dramatic angles and shifting elevations that prove both challenging and aesthetically pleasing.

"To have our two Pete Dye courses honored once again in Golfweek's state-by-state list speaks volumes about the exceptional golf at Sea Pines," says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operations. "When combining these two acclaimed layouts with our Ocean Course, we offer an array of great golf for our resort guests and members that's tough to beat."

The Sea Pines Resort recently announced the opening of the Plantation Golf Club and golf learning center servicing the Heron Point and Ocean course. The new clubhouse features an expansive pro shop; new bar and grill named "Live Oak"; 2,000 square feet of event space; and spacious men's and women's locker rooms.

For more information about the legendary Lowcountry destination and its wide-variety of golf packages: www.seapines.com, 866.561.8802.

About The Sea Pines Resort
One of the true crown jewels of America golf, The Sea Pines Resort if home to legendary Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR's RBC Classic) 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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