Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Island Public

Harbour Town Golf Links is celebrated for its challenging yet rewarding layout, stunning scenery, and rich history in professional golf. The course is known for its unique and challenging design, featuring narrow fairways, small greens, and strategically placed hazards. Pete Dye incorporated elements of traditional Scottish links-style courses into the design, including large waste bunkers and dunes.

11 Lighthouse Ln. 

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


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Harbour Town Golf Links

The Course

Architects:  Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus
Built: 1967

Designed with the meticulous expertise of Pete Dye, in collaboration with Jack Nicklaus, this masterpiece has solidified its status as one of Dye's premier creations. Consistently acclaimed among the best in both the region and the entire United States, Harbour Town Golf Links annually plays host to the prestigious RBC Heritage golf tournament. This challenging course attracts top professional golfers from around the globe, drawn not only by its technical design but also by the breathtaking views that accompany each round. Since its inauguration in 1969, the RBC Heritage has evolved into a beloved tradition, captivating over 100,000 spectators each year, and the promise of the 2024 event suggests further elevation of this storied tradition.  The RBC Heritage, a fixture since 1969, has become synonymous with Harbour Town Golf Links and is proudly sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Following the Masters Tournament in April, it holds the esteemed title of being South Carolina's sole PGA Tour event. 

The course itself is adorned with distinctive features, including small Tif Eagle grass-covered, sloping greens, and strategically placed oaks, pines, and palmetto trees. The first sixteen inland holes offer a different atmosphere, situated between homes while maintaining strategic demands that captivate players' focus. The collaborative work of Dye and Nicklaus, coupled with the natural surroundings, ensures a visually engaging experience. The bunkers, diverse in shapes and sizes, add an interesting dimension to the course.  Tee shots at Harbour Town align with expectations garnered from televised views over the years. While precision is paramount, straight shots remain viable, and the course rarely excludes the use of a driver. The presence of four tee boxes, ranging from 5,047 to 6,681 yards, caters to various skill levels. The accuracy requirement is emphasized, though the course manages to maintain an open feel, despite challenges posed by water, sand, and doglegs.  Approach shots at Harbour Town vary from straightforward to challenging, depending on the preceding tee shot. Despite the relatively small greens, approach shots benefit from manageable stances and favorable lies in the minimal rough. The potential challenges off the tee, be it sand, trees, or angles, dictate the complexity of approach shots. Fairway bunkers, strategically deepened, demand prudent decision-making, while tree-lined areas provide opportunities for strategic recovery or bold plays. 

The Uber challenging par 3's aside, the spotlight shines brightest on the 458-yard par 4 18th hole, demanding a precise tee shot towards the iconic lighthouse, set against the backdrop of the Calibogue Sound.  The strategic design of the course necessitates golfers to execute precise tee shots and lay-ups to navigate fairways, all while contending with potential challenges from overhanging trees.  Harbour Town's signature challenge lies in the angles, with fairway positions occasionally limiting clear shots to the green. Players must choose between laying up, bailing out, or attempting the almost always ill-advised hero shot. The course's layout encourages the use of the entire bag, offering a diverse range of shots, from wedges to long irons, depending on the hole.  Harbour Town Golf Links distinguishes itself through an emphasis on precision shot-making, demanding control over both line and distance. The course's unique challenge lies in navigating trouble effectively, showcasing players' abilities to handle adversity. A round at Harbour Town serves as a true test of shot-making prowess, leaving a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to experience this exceptional course.   

The practice facilities at Harbour Town Golf Links reflect its PGA Tour hosting capabilities, offering a robust practice area within steps of the first tee. Encompassing a large putting green, short game area, and a well-designed driving range, these facilities cater seamlessly to the demands of the actual course. The practice green mirrors the course's speed, while the short game area hones-in on precision, with small targets testing players' skills. While the driving range may not be overly extensive, it provides numerous target greens to sharpen shot-making abilities.  The customer service and amenities at Sea Pines Resort, home to Harbour Town Golf Links, contribute to the overall experience. The expansive facility boasts a massive clubhouse, featuring a pro shop adorned with merchandise bearing the iconic red and white lighthouse. Additionally, the Pete Dye Room provides an opportunity to delve into the course's history and architecture. Customer service at Harbour Town is exemplary, with assistance available from the moment visitors arrive. The mandatory caddies, essential for local knowledge, enhance the overall experience. While the course is easily walkable, groups opting for carts are provided with a forecaddie.

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The Community

Sea Pines is a sprawling 5,000-acre expanse, enveloped by the Atlantic Ocean and the serene Calibogue Sound. With amenities you’d expect from a world-class resort, Sea Pines invites you to partake in family-friendly escapades amidst miles of unspoiled beaches, tranquil lagoons, saltwater marshes, meandering tidal creeks, and the Sea Pines Forest Preserve.  At the esteemed Sea Pines Beach Club, you’ll discover an inviting beachside ambiance, where a variety of dining options await. Immerse yourself in the coastal charm as you relish an oceanfront dining experience, savor libations at a rooftop bar, or unwind at the beach bar, offering convenient walk-up service. The resort’s culinary offerings promise an exceptional Lowcountry dining experience. Innovative menus inspired by the vibrant South Carolina culinary scene are thoughtfully paired with a selection of fine wines and inventive cocktails. Set against captivating backdrops overlooking the ocean and lush golf course fairways, the dining rooms and patios offer breathtaking vistas to complement the exquisitely prepared cuisine.  The Quarterdeck, a newly reimagined culinary gem, serves as the heart of Harbour Town, offering an exceptional dining venue to relish Hilton Head Island’s splendid sunsets.  Located adjacent to the iconic lighthouse, this restaurant boasts a bar and dining area on the first floor, as well as a rooftop oyster bar with 270-degree panoramas of Harbour Town and the Calibogue Sound.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

For those seeking casual outdoor relaxation, the Coast Oceanfront Lounge’s spacious wrap-around bar provides the perfect retreat. Here, you can indulge in an array of specialty drinks and frozen cocktails while enjoying live evening entertainment. This beachfront oasis also offers a walk-up service, ensuring beachgoers can quickly grab a refreshing beverage before returning to the sun and surf.  Since its inception in 1970, the Sea Pines Forest Preserve has served as a haven for wildlife and outdoor exploration. Over the years, it has expanded to include bridle paths, wetland boardwalks, bridges, and fishing docks, offering an even richer tapestry for visitors to explore and cherish this pristine corner of Hilton Head Island. Guests of all ages can revel in the interactive animal farm, partake in pony rides, and explore the trail rides.  Enjoy quality family time at the Harbour Town Pool, a 120-foot-long freeform pool that includes a kiddie pool and convenient changing facilities. The pool is heated seasonally.  Elevate your well-being at The Sea Pines Resort with access to our fitness center, equipped with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, exercise classes, and personal trainers.  Whether you’re into Tabata or Cardio Strength Interval workouts, you’ll find activities to align with your fitness aspirations.  Improve your tennis and pickleball game or play for fun at the award-winning Sea Pines Racquet Club. With a selection of teaching clinics, instructional programs, and tennis vacation packages, you can hone your serve and volley game under the watchful eye of USPTA and PTR-certified professionals, or on your own with a clay court reservation. Sea Pines is very much the heartbeat of Hilton Head Island and offers far more amenities, attractions, and things to do than you can view here.  For more information, we encourage you to visit  www.seapines.com.  

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Real Estate

Sea Pines encompasses a diverse array of neighborhoods, each boasting its own distinct real estate style and offering. At the heart of Sea Pines Resort lies Harbour Town, where townhomes offer captivating views of the Harbour Town Golf Links. Additionally, in the Stoney Creek area of the neighborhood, you’ll discover an assortment of villas and single-family homes. In Central Plantation, a wide range of single-family homes and villas provides convenient access to every corner of the property. Central Plantation is also home to the Atlantic Dunes course and Heron Point golf courses. South Beach exudes the charm of a classic New England fishing village, complete with a delightful marina village. Properties within this segment of Sea Pines Resort encompass oceanfront homes and villa-style residences. Oceanside is distinguished by its abundant oceanfront single-family homes, offering unparalleled coastal living experiences. An esteemed neighborhood boasting sweeping views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Calibogue Cay features many homes with private docks, affording direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, Club Course is a private neighborhood primarily consisting of single-family homes. Most residences enjoy picturesque vistas of marshlands, woodlands, or the stunning fairways of Sea Pines Country Club.

Sea Pines POA Fees: $1,887 Annually

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