(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – The Sea Pines Resort – Hilton Head’s most celebrated golf destination and home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing – announces its acclaimed Harbour Town Golf Links will open in late Sept. / early Oct. following a series of agronomic enhancements over the summer.
The Pete Dye-designed masterpiece was closed in early May just after Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage for the second time. The tee-boxes, fairways and rough have been replaced with Celebration Bermuda grass, the most scientifically-advanced surface used on warm season courses.
Harbour Town’s greens were re-grassed with Tif-Eagle Bermuda, the same turf used on the putting surfaces since 2001. A new irrigation system was also installed with the most advanced technology in water management and control.
MacCurrach Golf Construction – which worked with Dye during the 2001 restoration of Harbour Town – managed the project. The firm also handled last year’s reconstruction work on the resort’s Heron Point layout under Dye’s supervision.
“The enhancements to Harbour Town Golf Links will improve the year-round conditioning and playability of the course,” says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operations. “The stewardship of Pete Dye’s seminal design is important to us as we welcome our guests, members and PGA TOUR players to enjoy one of the world’s most famous courses for many years to come.”
Visitors to The Sea Pines Resort will also discover the new Harbour Town Clubhouse which opened in March. The 55,000-square-foot multi-use structure features a comfortable living room lounge, Links – a first-class American grill with indoor / outdoor seating and sweeping golf course views, signature pro shop and retail display, wrap-around terraces with covered porches, state-of-the-art 4,000-square-foot locker room, and the Heritage Room – an elegant 2,200-square-foot banquet and event room on the top floor.
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.