Harbour Town Golf Links is located at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Since 1969 Harbour Town has been Home to the RBC Heritage Tournament on the PGA Tour. This course places a premium on shot making and ranks as a perennial favorite with PGA Tour players.
Views of the iconic lighthouse behind the 18th green at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Having watched the tournament for years on TV, the location, condition and layout of the course intrigued me and I knew that one day I had to play the course. Harbour Town Golf Links didn’t disappoint. The grand club house welcomes you to the club and the southern charm from the staff made us feel like we were at our home club. After hitting some balls at the practice range and rolling some putts we were off to the first tee.
At the first tee we were greeted by our forecaddie for the day, John. Let me tell you we were sure glad he was with us, all day he expertly guided us around the course with tips and great stories about the course and some of the shots he had seen.
Accuracy is at a premium at Harbour Town Golf Links
This Pete Dye designed course weaves its way thru the trees with water on a number of holes and several bunkers placed around strategic landing areas giving you lots to think about when hitting tee shots or approach shots.
It is pretty cool to wander down the fairways thinking about shots you’ve seen hit by the pros (no I wasn’t anywhere close to where they hit from!) and be amazed by the shots they played to the pins.
Harbour Town has one of the best sets of Par 3’s you will find anywhere. They are not overly long but my goodness you have to be accurate or you are in a world of hurt for your recovery shot(s) from behind trees or worse yet a drop due to a splash down in the water off the tee.
Really enjoyed our day at Harbour Town and have to admit I was a little emotional walking down the fairway on the famous 18th hole with the Calibogue Sound on one side, the lighthouse in the background and my two boys beside me. Fabulous trip and great memories…Be sure to check them out at seapines.com
•Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus design
•Par 71 | 5084-7099 yards
•4 sets of tees