Three Delicious Courses of Sea Pines Golf
Harbour Town Golf Links, where the 18th green is right down Lighthouse Road from The Shops at Sea Pines Center, became world-famous for any number of reasons. When the first Heritage Classic Tournament put Sea Pines on the map in 1969, it also launched the comeback of golf legend Arnold Palmer, who had been winless for 14 months. Harbour Town Golf Links proved to be a stroke of luck for Palmer. He won another tournament the next week and was named Associated Press Athlete of the Decade just two weeks later. Those same Harbour Town Golf Links are now beheld for hours each year, by a worldwide TV audience. As a result, Harbour Town Golf Links is the Sea Pines golf course that becomes a goal, a bucket-list round for golfers everywhere.
And this is only the beginning. There are three courses to choose from without even leaving the Sea Pines gates. In addition to the Harbour Town Golf Links, where a young Pete Dye was the architect and Jack Nicklaus was the design consultant, there’s the newly refreshed Atlantic Dunes – in fact, a thorough reconstruction of Sea Pine’s original Ocean Course by Davis Love III – named NGCOA’s “National Course of the Year.” One of Pete Dye’s many returns to Sea Pines was to design our third course here, Heron Point, named to Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” list and South Carolina’s 2015 Course of the Year.
What Makes Sea Pines Golf Special
Golf tends to give the appearance of taking place in a world all its own. Even Sea Pines golf has its own attire, and it has recently taken on a more athletic and less madcap style. Between today’s trim and appealing golf fashions, for both men and women, and the English-country-house style of the classic Bobby Jones epoch of golf in the 1920s, there was a mid-century era of bright-colored trousers and clothing that would clearly be out of place beyond the 19th hole today. Fortunately, The Shops at Sea Pines Center includes places where you can make your selection with every confidence of being correct.
The customs of golf extend well beyond the apparel. The lifestyle that ripples out from these customs and understandings can be pervasive, and we see it all the time here among The Shops at Sea Pines Center. Friendships founded on the links translate further into the world beyond golf. The trust and familiarity grown in golf, famously find their way into business relationships. Fathers find common ground with sons, and mothers with daughters. Couples discover time together that is more and more precious as life’s distractions take on digital rocket fuel.
So, while there is no one “golf lifestyle,” there are sensibilities and priorities, rapport and relations, that carry on beyond, reflect the ways of golf here and inspire a cordial atmosphere that brings visitors back to Hilton Head Island at rates unseen in other resort communities. That atmosphere makes residents out of many of those visitors. In fact, most of our neighbors began that way.
Right here in the middle of the community that gave birth to Hilton Head golf, The Shops at Sea Pines Center offer you a carefully curated collection of amenities for supplying and enjoying this lifestyle to the fullest. We look forward to seeing you here, as well as on the links.