Sea Pines

Heron Point

Hilton Head Island Public

Discover Heron Point, Pete Dye's captivating golf course masterpiece on Hilton Head Island. This challenging layout, born from a multimillion-dollar reconstruction in 2007, blends risk and reward while showcasing Dye’s signature style. With a charming layout, strategic bunkers, and scenic views, it’s a must-visit for an unforgettable golf experience.

100 N. Sea Pines Dr. 

 Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

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Heron Point

The Course

Architect: Pete Dye
Built: 2007

Crafted by iconic golf course architect Pete Dye, the Heron Point golf course offers an intriguing challenge, featuring a mix of long and short holes that tantalize golfers with risk-reward scenarios. This meticulously designed course showcases fairways that artfully navigate around hazards, while Dye’s distinctive mounding and swales gracefully frame target areas, making it a golfing gem. Originally known as the Sea Marsh Golf Course, Heron Point emerged in 2007 following a multimillion-dollar reconstruction project at The Sea Pines Resort. Pete Dye’s imaginative brilliance shines throughout the course, evident in the dramatic reshaping of fairways, which introduces players to constantly shifting elevations and intriguing angles. The greens, in particular, are a testament to Dye’s creativity, featuring small and undulating surfaces, guarded by various obstacles.  Among the standout holes at Heron Point is the par-five ninth, characterized by a sharp dogleg left and a narrow green protected by mounds and a bunker. The par-three 16th, a lengthy hole with mounds and sand defenses, presents an intimidating tee shot. Finally, the par-four 18th adheres to Pete Dye’s signature finishing hole design, featuring water along the left and challenging tee shots with bunkers and mounds to the right. 

The course modifications undertaken in 2014 aimed to make Heron Point more accessible for the average golfer. These adjustments included the addition of multiple tee boxes and the enlargement of select greens. Despite these alterations, Heron Point retains its reputation as a formidable test of golf, offering risk-reward holes, Dye’s iconic mounding, and greens protected by water hazards.  The interplay of water hazards, bulkheads, and unique landscape features, including sand, mulch, and limestone surfaces, offers a visually stunning and challenging experience. Heron Point’s greens are relatively small by modern standards, averaging around 3,800 square feet. This size allows for both demanding and more accessible pin placements, challenging players to hone their short-game skills. The tight driving corridors, bordered by mature trees, require precision off the tee. Heron Point’s fairway bunkers are formidable, serving as strategic obstacles that demand careful consideration. Heron Point is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, showcasing its commitment to preserving the natural landscape.

In 2015, Heron Point was honored as South Carolina’s Golf Course of the Year,  joining Sea Pines Resort’s other masterpiece, Harbour Town Golf Links.  The course boasts a variety of tee options, with seven sets available on each hole, accommodating golfers of all skill levels. One remarkable aspect of Heron Point is its walkability. The proximity of greens to tees and the generally level terrain make it a delightful stroll for golfers. The availability of caddies and forecaddies ensures a high-end resort experience and top-notch service.  

Heron Point by Pete Dye is a masterpiece of golf course architecture that demands strategic thinking, precision, and a creative short game. Its unique features, challenging layout, and picturesque surroundings make it a must-play course for golfers seeking an exhilarating golf experience on Hilton Head Island.

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Heron Point at Sea Pines

The Community

  • Sprawling 5,000-acre expanse bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the serene Calibogue Sound.
  • Offers amenities expected from a world-class resort, inviting visitors to enjoy family-friendly escapades amidst unspoiled beaches, tranquil lagoons, saltwater marshes, meandering tidal creeks, and the enchanting embrace of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve.
  • Sea Pines Beach Club:

    Inviting beachside ambiance with a variety of dining options.

  • Oceanfront dining experience, rooftop bar, and beach bar offering convenient walk-up service.
  • Innovative menus inspired by the vibrant South Carolina culinary scene, paired with fine wines and inventive cocktails.
  • The Quarterdeck: 

    Heart of Harbour Town, boasting exceptional dining venue with breathtaking vistas.

  • Features 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.
  • Coast Oceanfront Lounge: 

    Casual outdoor relaxation with spacious wrap-around bar.

  • Offers an array of specialty drinks and frozen cocktails, along with live evening entertainment.
  • Sea Pines Forest Preserve:

    Haven for wildlife and outdoor exploration since 1970.

  • Expanded to include bridle paths, wetland boardwalks, bridges, and fishing docks.
  • Interactive animal farm, pony rides, and trail rides for guests of all ages.
  • Harbour Town Pool: 

    120-foot-long freeform pool with kiddie pool and changing facilities.

  • Seasonally heated for year-round enjoyment.
  • Fitness Center:

    Equipped with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, exercise classes, and personal trainers.

  • Offers activities like Tabata or Cardio Strength Interval workouts to align with various fitness aspirations.
  • Sea Pines Racquet Club:

    Award-winning facility for tennis and pickleball.

  • Teaching clinics, instructional programs, and tennis vacation packages available.
  • Clay court reservations for practice sessions.

Additional Information:
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Heron Point at Sea Pines

Real Estate

  • Exceptional Real Estate Segment: Heron Point offers a distinct segment of the local real estate scene.
  • Revered for its serene woodland backdrop and proximity to acclaimed golfing gems.
  • Property Landscape: Primarily consists of single-family residences, ranging from quaint, traditional dwellings to sprawling, opulent estates.
  • Embraces the architectural charm of the Lowcountry, blending indoor and outdoor spaces to capitalize on breathtaking vistas and the South Carolina climate.
  • Features of Residences: Expansive floor plans, modernized kitchens, private pools, and generous decks.
  • Panoramic views of the golf course, tranquil lagoons, or surrounding maritime forests.
  • Thriving Real Estate Market: Property prices typically start in the upper $700,000s, ascending into the multi-million dollar echelon.
  • Accommodates a diverse spectrum of buyers seeking comfortable family dwellings or luxurious, high-end havens.
  • Rental Income Potential: Proximity to golf courses and Sea Pines amenities captivates vacationers, making properties ideal for seasonal leasing.
  • Ensures a consistent stream of revenue for homeowners.
  • Access to Amenities: Residents enjoy access to amenities courtesy of the Sea Pines Resort.
  • Includes multiple world-class golf courses, top-tier tennis courts, extensive biking and hiking trails, and exclusive beachfront access.
  • Proximity to Harbour Town: Charming and bustling area renowned for its iconic lighthouse, eclectic boutiques, delectable eateries, and bustling marina.

 Sea Pines POA Fees: $1,957 annually

Recent Sales

One-year Sales Range: $730K-$2.4M

        (updated 9-10-2023) 

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