Harbour Town Golf Links

11 Lighthouse Lane,

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina SC 29928

  • Office

    +1 (843) 842 8484 (tee-times)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (843) 363 8385
  • Golf pro

    Tim Cooke (Director of Instruction)
  • Academy

    Golf Learning Center At The Sea Pines Resort

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Husband/wife team of Pete & Alice Dye in collaboration with Jack Nicklaus.

SSS or slope

At the same location:

The three 18-hole championship golf courses at Sea Pines Resort are: Harbour Town Golf Links (par-71; 7099 yds from back tees; rating 75.6; located next to The Inn at Harbour Town). Three miles southeast of The Inn are: Heron Point by Pete Dye (par-72; 7035 yds; rating 74.0) and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III (par-72; 7010 yds; rating 74.3).






How to get there:

Southern end of Hilton Head Island

Leave I-95 at exit 8 and follow Hwy 278 direction Hilton Head Island. Where the 278 splits into the Cross Island Parkway (278 E) and William Hilton Parkway (278 E), follow William Hilton Parkway. At Shelter Cove junction / Palmetto Dunes follow direction Greenwood Drive. After 2.6 mi keep left and continue on Greenwood Drive. After o.4 mi enter Sea Pines Gatehouse. After 2.6 mi turn right into Lighthouse Rd. After o.9 mi turn left into Lighthouse Lane and following Golf Links signs.

Harbour Town Golf Links

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1969

Harbour Town Golf Links: Without doubt the jewel in the Hilton Head crown. On this excellent Pete Dye design, 18 excellently crafted holes will thoroughly test your game. With towering oaks and fir trees lining the tightish fairways, the course builds to a fabulous climax alongside the wonderfully scenic Calibogue Sound.

On this relatively flat tree-lined parkland layout it is essential to get into good positions from the tee. That accomplished, your next task is to fly your way over an impressive array of bunkering that expansively protects the relatively small greens. The superb short par-4 9th is one of several potential card wreckers you'll meet along the way. After a good drive from the tee, another high-flighted pin-point approach will be needed to land your ball safely on the dance floor.

With the first 16 excellent and testing holes played through a predominantly tree-lined setting, the fabulous closing duo open out onto the impressive Calibogue Sound. Here, on the shoreline of the wide Harbor River estuary, the terrific par-3 17th is dangerously flanked by the water margin.

The superb par-4 18th, one of the scariest and most scenic closing holes you'll play on America's eastern seaboard, is flanked from tee-to-green by the estuary. From the tee and on your approach, Calibogue Sound awaits anything hit too far left. With Harbour Town's iconic red-and-white striped lighthouse providing the final backdrop, this stunning hole signs-off a very enjoyable, testing and ultimately scenic layout.

Stay&Play at Harbour Town: luxury onsite accommodation is available in the Inn at Harbour Town (see Where2Stay section below).

List of courses: Hilton Head, SC


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (spring & fall): $370 (all days). Golf cart included.

Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times. Caddies and forecaddies available. One caddie per tee-time compulsory on Harbour Town Golf Links.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Harbour Town Golf Links has played host since 1969 to the Heritage Classic, one of the best known tournaments on the PGA Tour calendar (see our Tournaments section Harbour Town).

The Sea Pines Resort, including its three championship golf courses (Harbour Town, Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes), covers a total of 5,000 oceanfront acres at the southern end of Hilton Head Island. The Atlantic Dunes course (formerly known as the Ocean Course) was the first golf course to be built on Hilton Head Island.

The Sea Pines Resort has been a quiet retreat for more than 50 years, and is a Certified Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary.

Published ranking

South Carolina's 6th best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 160th best course, and 27th best public access course (Golf Digest, 2023).
World's former 91st best course (GOLF magazine, 2015; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).


  • The Inn & Club at Harbour Town5-star

    7 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928.

    +1 (843) 363 8100

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    The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, looking out onto the first tee of the famed Harbour Town Golf Links, offers 60 luxury guest rooms, defined by elegant décor, exemplary service and a host of premium complimentary amenities. You can take a dip in the boutique pool, tone-up in the fitness centre or enjoy a day at the Sea Pines Beach Club. Sea Pines Resort also offers vacation home and villa rentals.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Harbour Town

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Sea Pines (Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes courses)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Palmetto Dunes courses; Palmetto Hall courses; Golden Bear at Indigo Run; Port Royal courses; Oyster Reef; Country Club of Hilton Head; Hilton Head National.

  • Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines

    91 N. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938.

    +1 (843) 363 3040

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    Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines is located in six oceanfront acres, within Hilton Head Island's renowned Sea Pines Plantation. Embracing the natural oceanfront setting, the two-bedroom, two-bath villas offer amenities like a master suite, private balcony or patio and full kitchen. There are also two pools, splash pad and three whirlpools, as well as privileged access to the adjacent Sea Pines Beach Club.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Sea Pines (Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes courses) (o.2 mi).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Harbour Town

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Palmetto Dunes courses; Palmetto Hall courses; Golden Bear at Indigo Run; Port Royal courses; Oyster Reef; Country Club of Hilton Head; Hilton Head National.

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