While it may only measure 12 miles by 7 miles, Hilton Head Island is the gem in the crown of the ‘Low Country’, and offers extensive options for visitors to the South Carolina coast. In addition to the world renowned golf courses – Hilton Head is best known for the iconic Harbour Town Links and the three layouts at Palmetto Dunes – the unique barrier island is home to a rich array of wildlife, particularly in the marshland.
Art galleries, theatres and water parks add to the attraction of Hilton Head Island, but the true joy of a visit to this South Carolina hot spot is the chance to play some of the area’s world class golf courses.
- Play Harbour Town Links
- Play Heron Point
- Play Atlantic Dunes
Harbour Town Golf Links
Harbour Town Golf Links is one of the most established tournament venues on the PGA Tour, and among the finest courses in the world. Since 1969, Harbour Town has played host to the heritage event, and has garnered accolades including being named the best course in South Carolina by Golf Magazine.
The revered Pete Dye worked in close consultation with Jack Nicklaus, and the result is a championship layout to test the creativity and imagination of the finest golfers; Hilton Head is among the shorter courses to regularly stage PGA Tour events, but the fantastic variety of Pete Dye’s design ensures sufficient difficulty.
Bordering the beautiful Calibogue Sound – often buffeted by brisk coastal breezes – Harbour Town is best known for its closing hole; guarded over by the iconic lighthouse, the 18th is one of the world’s most celebrated holes, and is worth the trip to Hilton Head alone.
Its ‘do or die’ at Harbour Town’s finishing hole – step up to the plate and take on the water that guards short and left.
Designed by: Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus
Heritage: 7,101 yards, Rating 75.6 / Slope 148
Dye: 6,640 yards, Rating 73.3 / Slope 144
Sea Pines: 6,251 yards, Rating 71.4 / Slope 136
Carolina: 5,772 yards, Rating 69.2 / Slope 130
Palmetto: 5,208 yards, Rating 67.1 / Slope 119
The prestigious Sea Pines Resort received a welcome boost as the Pete Dye inspired revision of the Heron Point Course was unveiled.
The result of a $10 million investment scheme, Heron Point can now stand side by side with the famed links at Harbour Town, and is attracting huge numbers of avid golf holiday makers. The fairways and greens have been reworked, while a fine array of new grasses have been subtly introduced to add both beauty and variety.
Under the auspices of the world renowned Pete Dye, Heron Point will surely go from strength to strength in coming years, so now is the time to take advantage of Hilton Head Island’s latest gem.
Designed by: Pete Dye
Tournament: 7,058 yards, Rating 75.2 / Slope 141
Heritage: 6,935 yards, Rating 74.7 / Slope 140
Dye: 6,547 yards, Rating 72.5 / Slope 134
Sea Pines: 6,045 yards, Rating 70.4 / Slope 128
Carolina: 5,594 yards, Rating 68.7 / Slope 125
Palmetto: 5,176 yards, Rating 66.4 / Slope 112
Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III is a complete reconstruction of The Sea Pines Resort’s historic Ocean Course, the first course built on Hilton Head. Featuring a pronounced seaside ambiance and Lowcountry feel accented by coquina shells and seaside grass, it incorporates elements of the surrounding beachfront along with the area’s bounty of native pines and oaks lining the fairways.
Atlantic Dunes benefits both visually and strategically from the restoration of natural sand dunes, as well as the creation of new dunes that blend seamlessly into the design. Tens of thousands of indigenous plants have been installed in these areas to complete the seaside feel, while the playing surface is a blend of cutting-edge grasses matching the superior strains of The Sea Pines Resort’s two other acclaimed courses.
The Inn at Harbour Town
The ultimate was to enjoy Sea Pines is the exclusive Inn at Harbour Town, an AAA Four-Diamond hotel that is bedecked in the finest manner and offers clients the utmost levels of service. First class amenities and a personal butler service will ensure that visitors to The Inn will enjoy a truly unique experience.
Sea Pines Apartments & Villas
Perfect for those in search of a heightened level of privacy and independence, the apartments and villas at Sea Pines are outstanding. There are three different levels – Resort, Deluxe and Premier – all of which are superbly equipped. The units are located in various points around the 5,000 acre oceanfront resort, with incredible views and easy access to the golfing highlights assured.
Hilton Head is located off I-95 along Highway 278
1 hour drive from Savannah / Hilton Head Airport
2 hour drive from Charleston
3 hour drive from Jacksonville
4 hour drive from Atlanta
4 hour drive from Charlotte
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