The Sea Pines Resort – Hilton Head’s most celebrated golf destination – announces enhancements to its acclaimed Harbour Town Golf Links will begin in May.
The Pete Dye-designed masterpiece will close for the summer on May 4 following this year’s RBC Heritage (April 14 – 20). The tee-boxes, fairways and rough will be replaced with Celebration Bermuda grass, the most technologically-advanced surface used on warm season courses. Dye recently oversaw the resort’s Heron Point layout re-grassing with Celebration Bermuda.
Harbour Town’s greens will be re-grassed with Tif-Eagle Bermuda, the same grass that has been on the putting surfaces since 2001. Additionally, a new state-of-the-art irrigation system will be installed with the latest science in water management and control.
MacCurrach Golf Construction – which worked with Dye during the 2001 restoration of Harbour Town – will lead the course work. The firm also handled last year’s reconstruction work on Heron Point. Harbour Town will reopen in September.
The modifications follow the upcoming spring grand opening of the new 26,000-square-foot Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse on the site of the existing structure. The facility will honor the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage with a gallery showcasing the rich tournament history and display of past champions.
Harbour Town is currently ranked No. 9 in the U.S. in GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.” The Sea Pines Resort was also recently honored by GOLF with a “Gold Medal” in the magazine 2014-15 edition of “Premier Resorts.”
“Our investment in improving Harbour Town insures it will remain as one of the world’s premier layouts,” says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operations. “The year-round playability of the course is going to be greatly enhanced and enjoyed by PGA TOUR players, our members, property owners and resort guests.”
Last year, the legendary Lowcountry destination opened its new Plantation Golf Club serving Heron Point and Ocean Course as well as the resort’s Golf Learning Center. The amenities of the 23,000-square-foot clubhouse include an expansive pro shop; Live Oak, Lowcountry-inspired cuisine; 2,000 square feet of event space; and spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms.
For more information about the resort and its wide-variety of golf packages: www.seapinesgolf.com, 866.561.8802.
About The Sea Pines Resort
Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the legendary Lowcountry destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 21 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands and more than 130 species of birds. As the first Eco-planned destination in the U.S., The Sea Pines Resort has become the blueprint for numerous beach developments around the country.
One of the crown jewels in the world of golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to Pete Dye’s classic Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage) Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the Ocean Course. The property has recently gone through extensive redevelopment with its Sea Pines Beach Club and Plantation Golf Club both opening in 2014. The new 26,000-square-foot Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse will open in April.
Guests may choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes and the luxurious 60-room Inn at Harbour Town, a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member. 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.