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Sea Pines Resort - Ocean Course32 Greenwood Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone: (800)925-4653Fax: (864)843-1464
This resort, which was named by "GOLF Magazine" to its 1998 list of "Silver Medal Resorts," has three outstanding eighteen hole courses. The Harbour Town Golf Links, which is home to the PGA Tour's MCI Heritage Classic, offers eighteen memorable holes that require classic and demanding shots. The fairways were built on flat terrain and are lined by pine trees. The small greens are slightly sloped and have medium speed. The signature hole is #18, a 478-yard, par 4, requiring a long tee shot to a wide landing area jutting into Calibogue Sound. The customary rule is to aim your tee shot at the lighthouse, but beware of the out-of-bounds stakes lining the right side of the fairway. "Golf Digest" rated this course as the #1 "Best Public Course" in the state for 1996. The same publication rated it as the 2nd "Best in State" course for 1995-96, and 3rd best for 1997-98. "GOLF Magazine" ranked this course 9th in the category of "Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S." for 1998, 26th among the "Top 100 Courses in the U.S." for 1995, 29th on the same list for 1997 and 41st in 1999. "GOLFWEEK" chose it 24th in the category of "America's 100 Best Modern Courses" for 1997, 16th for 1998 and 20th for 1999. "GOLF Magazine" even selected it to their 1998 list of "Top 10 PGA Courses You Can Play." The Ocean Course, which was redesigned by Mark McCumber in September, 1995, is longer in distance, and said to be tougher than the "old" Ocean Course. The Sea Marsh Course was remodeled in 1990 by architect Clyde Johnston, and it course winds through lush forest and alongside tidal marshes. The fairways are tree lined but fairly wide, and the greens are well bunkered. The signature hole is #13, a 163-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot over water to a well-bunkered and small green. The address for the Ocean Course and the Sea Marsh Course is 100 N. Sea Pines Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC, and the head pro is John Richardson. The phone number for the Ocean and Sea Marsh Course is (803) 842-1894. John Farrell is the head pro at the Harbour Town Golf Links Course, and the address is 11 Lighthouse Lane. The direct telephone number to the pro shop is (803) 842-1892.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bermuda Grass||Fairways: Bermuda Grass|
|Dress Code:||No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required|
|Season:||Open all year|
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