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NovemBer 6, 2013

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“Sea Pines’ Getaway Package rates start at $149.”

- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“The crown jewel of Sea Pines is the Pete Dye masterpiece Harbour Town.”

- The Huffington Post

“Tour pros rank Harbour Town among their favorite courses, and who can blame them?”


“At Sea Pines Resort, an array of accommodations are at the disposal of the guest.”

- Trave + Leisure

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“The Sea Pines Resort hosts plenty of sporty group activities, including kayaking.”

- Biz Bash

“Harbour Town rises to No. 42 in the “Top 100 Courses in the U.S.”


“You can’t come to Hilton Head without playing Harbour Town Golf Links.”

- Golf Digest

“The Inn at Harbour Town announces the opening of its new infinity edge pool and terrace overlooking famed Harbour Town Golf Links.”

- Luxury Travel Magazine

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Harbour Town ranked No. 12 in Golfweek’s “2013 Best Resort Courses”

- Golfweek

“From golf and tennis to water sports and boating excursions, Sea Pines has it all.”

- Lake Norman Magazine

“Sit under an umbrella and watch boats come and go from the Harbour Town Yacht Basin.”

- The New York Times

“Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head, S.C., has a fall/winter Getaway Special.”

- The Washington Post

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“Harbour Town deliverers high times in the Lowcountry.”

- Golfweek

“Swing into spring at The Sea Pines Resort.”

- Washingtonian Magazine

“Enjoy a rustic seaside escape in a deluxe villa at Sea Pines Resort.”

- Toronto Star

“Harbour Town Golf Links is a must play.”

- Golf Channel

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“The must play of the area is Harbour Town Golf Links.”

- Golf Digest

“Harbour Town’s iconic lighthouse looks over one of the best golf experiences you could hope to find.”


Sea Pines’ Harbour Town Golf Links No. 6 on Platinum List’s “Top 20 U.S. Golf Courses”

- Celebrated Living

“Play Harbour Town, Heron Point for less.”

- Golf Getaways


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“Harbour Town Golf Links is the venerable centerpiece of The Sea Pines Resort and host of this week’s RBC Heritage.”


“Harbour Town Golf Links defines strategic demands hole after hole.”

- American Way

“The Sea Pines Resort is planning a new golf clubhouse to serve its Heron Point and Ocean golf courses.”


“The Sea Pines Resort is a crown jewel of American golf destinations.”

- US Airways Magazine

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“When at Sea Pines, it’s not hard to see why TOUR players gush over the resort.”


“Enjoy three championship golf courses — Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and the Ocean Course.”

- Frommer’s

“Sea Pines is a top star-rated golf resort on the PGA TOUR.”

- Forbes

“It’s quite evident that PGA TOUR players love the total experience here at The Sea Pines Resort— site of this week’s RBC Heritage — on Hilton Head Island.”

- Fairways + Greens

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“Pete Dye has created a worthy warm-up in Heron Point.”

- The South Magazine

“Head to South Carolina’s Lowcountry for the Best of Southern Golf at Sea Pines Resort.”

- GOLF Magazine

“The Sea Pines Resort allows golfers of all skill levels to tee it up like the pros.”

- Golfweek

“Take advantage of Sea Pines Resort’s ‘Stay Free Play Three’ package.”


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“Harbour Town’s No. 18 is perhaps the finest finishing hole ever built by Pete Dye.”


“The Sea Pines Resort and its flagship course, Harbour Town Golf Links, are two of the most iconic names in golf travel.”

- New England Golf Monthly

“The premier destination on the island is The Sea Pines Resort.”

- Florida Golf Central

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enjoy deep water sport fishing as well as inland waterways teeming with fresh spotted trout, sea bass and croakers. Kayaking inside the Ace Basin creeks or a sunset cruise is as wild as it gets down here. The Plantation Course is the only golf course on Edisto. Designed by re-knowned course architect Tom Jackson, the course opened 30 years ago with Masters Champions Sam Snead and Bob Goalby flying in by helicopter to play the inaugural round. The layout is nestled amongst giant live oaks, magnolias and towering palms that make for some tight fairways. Add the lush but smallish greens and water hazards galore that make accuracy your key to a fun walk or ride at Edisto. A week or so before I tried my swing there, another Masters Champion Fred-die Couples (Mr. Laid Back) was stay-ing on the island, played a round and visited with Leland Vaughn and his fine staff. The inviting 2000 square foot Pro shop has a great selection of clothes, clubs and miscellaneous golf merchan-dise, plus a little bling for the ladies. There are many homes for extended stays throughout the Island, plus the golf course routing is within the Wyn-dham Ocean Ridge Resort which has lovely condos and cabins available. Adjacent to the first and tenth tees are the 3 story, 4 bedroom Plantation Villas which are perfect for groups look-ing to enjoy a long weekend and play some awesome golf amongst the flora and fauna of Edisto. You won’t have to go far for a cool one and some good fare. Just a sand wedge from the Villas is Grover’s Seafood Bar, the perfect setting to settle that wager and enjoy

your favorite beverage and hearty fare. Overlooking the 1st tee and primarily open in the evenings is The Plantation Grill with a fine wine list and excellent dinner selections. To find your way to a great Low Country golf experience check out or call 843-869-1111. Up the way from Edisto is Kiawah Island, just south of the historical city of Charleston. Just as Edisto was named for the Indians who inhabited that island, so too is Kiawah named for its original owners. In 1974, after a few changes of ownership the serene 10 mile long Island became a resort and has developed into what many travel magazines consider as the Number 1 Resort in the Continental United States. There are a variety of recre-ational activities for families to enjoy such as kayaking, bicycling, swimming, Kids Kamp and the beaches. With both clay and hard courts, the Resort’s Tennis facilities are second to none, consist-ing of two complete Tennis Clubs, 28 courts and instruction for the begin-ner to the best from Director Roy Barth and his fine staff. Staying at Kiawah is similar to Sea Pines, in that they have homes, villas and condos available for extended stays. We stayed at the

exquisitely designed Sanc-tuary Hotel which has been awarded the AAA 5 Diamonds and Forbes 5 Stars for excellence. If you don’t do an-other thing while at the Island, take my word, you need to visit the lobby of this magnificent place and experience the grandeur of a southern mansion. On either side you have these grand staircases

that resemble the one from Tara in Gone With The Wind. Add the 2 story murals depicting the Low Country and all its beauty; it is a jaw dropping sight. The view from our room overlooked the pristine ocean beach and the front lawn which separates the wings of the Hotel, a perfect place for a wedding. Golf at Kiawah has its fine points; Turtle Point by Jack Nicklaus, Oak Point by Clyde Johnston, Osprey Point by Tom Fazio and Cougar Point by Gary Player. And then there were 5. The Ocean Course at the east end of the island, skirts the Atlantic for almost 3miles and has been host to the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 2007 Senior PGA Champion-ship and next year it will host the 94th PGA Championship in August 2012. The Pete Dye design will feature over 7600 yards of daunting seaside links golf that will test the very best in the world like they have not been before. There is very little room for error on most of the holes and although there is hardly any out of bounds, the area off the fairways is so hazardous and the prevailing winds are cause for great trepidation. I had great weather the day I played and my caddie kept me on the straight and narrow, so I stayed out of trouble. For information on tickets go to .




I took a trip to check out the golf destinations in the beautiful Low Country of South Carolina recently. Just north of the Georgia/SC border traveling along Interstate 95 you can take numerous side trips to the many barrier islands that once were the great flourishing plantations of the Con-federacy before the War between The States. Traveling north, Hilton Head Island was my first stop, just 45 min-utes from Savannah with a multitude of great golf courses and places to stay. The premier destination on the Island is the Sea Pines Resort, a 5,000 acre retreat bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Calibogue Sound and home of the RBC Heritage Classic on Harbour Town Golf Links, a Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus design, con-sidered one of the top 20 courses in the country. Arnold Palmer won the inaugural tournament over 40 years ago, and Brandt Snedeker was the 2011 winner and will defend his title April 5-8th, the week after the Masters. Pete returned once again this year to tweak the championship layout to chal-

lenge the precision of the PGA Tour players. There are three outstanding courses at the Resort and the other two play out of The Plantation Club. The first course built on Hilton Head is the Ocean course, which was rede-signed by Jacksonville, Florida’s Mark McCumber, and embraces the true coastal golf experience with panoramic views of the ocean, numerous lagoons and deep bunkers playing to 6900 yards with 4 sets of tees. Pete Dye completed a multi-million dollar reconstruction of the Sea Marsh course, renamed Heron Point, and the only thing you can rec-ognize from the old is the magnificent oak and pine trees that bordered the property. Pete incorporated his signa-ture fairway mounding, Dye-abolical bunkering and undulating greens along with a mixture of sand, mulch, lime-stone and seasonal grasses creating a kaleidoscope of views throughout. A new feature of board and grass walls along the greens that border water was used, creating a new perception and an opportunity to see an approach shot bounce to

the skies only to drown in oblivion. Heron Point plays from 7100 yards for the big dog with 7 tee positions down to 3700 for a fun family golf outing. Accommodations at Sea Pines in-clude villas, condos and the revitalized and refreshed boutique Inn at Harbour Town. With just 60 rooms, the Inn’s staff can exceed any guest’s expecta-tions. Our room over looked the 1st tee, the ninth green, and the practice putting surface in front of the lovely Harbour Town Clubhouse. Sea Pines Re-sort offers an eclectic mix of packages which you can choose from at or call 866-561-8802. My next stop in the Palmetto State was on secluded Edisto Island, just over an hour north of Hilton Head. As you drive down moss draped Hwy 174, you begin to feel this Low Country experi-ence is unlike any other, and you are entering a slower paced and laid back family oriented area. There are no red lights, no hotels or motels, and hardly any commercialization. There is a beautiful beach that runs the length of the island and fishing boats for hire to

Low Country Hi-Lites By David Daubert

Harbour Town Golf Links #18

Heorn Point Hole #4

Heorn Point Hole #18

“Harbour Town is No. 2 in South Carolina’s ‘Best 50 Courses.’”

- Palmetto Golfer

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“The Ocean Course demonstrates a fine example of combining the interest, challenge and strategy of golf with the island’s natural beauty.”

- Golf Vacations Magazine

“Sea Pines is offering its RBC Heritage Experience Package.”

- Discover South Carolina

“While golf is the focal point, the Sea Pines Resort features an array of world-class amenities.”


“Sea Pines is one the finest oceanfront resorts in the nation.”

- Midwest Golfing Magazine

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“Harbour Town Golf Links is the epitome of strategic golf.”

- South Florida Golf Magazine

“Heron Point by Pete Dye is not to be missed.”

- Golf Vacations Magazine

“Heron Point is ranked as one of the best courses in South Carolina.”

- Virginia Golfer

“The Sea Pines Resort is going strong.”

- Small Market Meetings