Pete Dye’s Palmetto State Masterpiece Ranks No. 4 in U.S.
(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) — Iconic Harbour Town Golf Links, the crown jewel of The Sea Pines Resort, is ranked the No. 4 course in the U.S. on Celebrated Living’s prestigious “Platinum List,” the in-flight magazine of American Airlines Premium Class passengers.
Dubbed “the ultimate resource for planning your next vacation or business trip,” eligible courses were carefully selected by a group of esteemed editors and voted on by Celebrated Living’s discerning readers. The golf list includes the top 20 U.S. and International courses, and is available in the June issue.
“Boasting some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, these reader-selected golf courses — including perennial favorites as well as a number of newcomers — are as much about the setting as they are about the pristine greens,” writes Celebrated Living golf editor Tom Bedell.
“Harbour Town continues to receive the highest praise of the golf world and we’re honored once again,” says Cary Corbitt, Director of Sports Division of Sea Pines Resort. “Millions watch PGA TOUR players match wits against the Dye-masterpiece during The Heritage and immediately put the course on their list of ‘must plays.’”
Called “nothing short of a work of art” by famed golf writer Dan Jenkins, the Harbour Town Golf Links has continually ranked in the upper echelon of championship golf. One of Pete Dye’s seminal designs, it joins Pebble Beach, Mauna Kea, Torrey Pines South and Bay Hill at the top of Celebrated Living’s “Top 20 U.S. Golf Courses.”
With the eminent red- and white-striped Harbour Town Lighthouse standing sentinel over its famous finishing hole along the Calibogue Sound, Harbour Town is the epitome of strategic golf. Not long by today’s standards at just under 7,000 yards against a par of 71, a player must not only find the fairway, but often must land on the proper half in order to safely reach the green.
Sea Pines boasts two other outstanding layouts — Heron Point by Pete Dye and the Ocean Course. For more information about the resort and its wide-variety of golf packages: www.seapines.com, 866.561.8802.
About The Sea Pines Resort
One of the true crown jewels of American golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to legendary Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s The Heritage) designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the Ocean Course. 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.
In addition to 54 holes of pure Lowcountry golf, Sea Pines features 23 clay tennis courts, eco-tours, water sports, fine and casual dining, spa, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding and five miles of unspoiled beaches. Guests 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.