Harbour Town Golf Links was recently ranked No. 9 in Golf Magazine's 2016-17 "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in the U.S. Harbour Town also came in at No. 2 in the magazine’s "Best You Can Play Near You" in South Carolina, while its excellent Heron Point by Pete Dye was positioned at No. 11 in the golf-rich Palmetto State.
The Sea Pines Resort also received the coveted "Platinum" status in the magazine's biennial “Premier Resorts” list for 2016-17. The Lowcountry destination was recently honored with the inaugural Editors' Choice Award from Golf Digest in the "Best Golf Resorts in the Americas" category. Harbour Town Golf Links is also ranked No. 2 in Golfweek's "Best Places You Can Play State-by-State" in South Carolina. The Inn & Club at Harbour Town — Sea Pines’ 60-room boutique hotel — is rated No. 5 in Conde Nast Traveler's "Best Hotels in the U.S."
This bundle of awards follows the Sea Pines Resort’s investment in a series of multi-million-dollar property improvements, including its new 44,000-square-foot Harbour Town Clubhouse, which was named "New Public Clubhouse of the Year" by Golf Inc. magazine in July. The property's Plantation Golf Club was named "New Clubhouse of the Year" by Golf Inc. in 2015. Last year, Harbour Town underwent a series of enhancements including a comprehensive re-grassing of the entire layout. In 2014, Heron Point reopened following subtle modifications to the layout under the close supervision of Dye. On Oct. 3, the resort will open its new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III course, giving the legendary destination 54 holes of world-class golf.
"We're honored to continually receive these incredible rankings and awards from premier publications," says president Steve Birdwell. "Our substantial investments in our three courses and magnificent new clubhouses insure we'll continue to be in the upper echelon of the finest golf destinations."