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The Sea Pines Resort

100 North Sea Pines Drive,

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina SC 29928

  • Office

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

    +1 (843) 842 1477
  • 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 & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, residential and oceanside (for one hole).

  • Designer:

    Original layout by George Cobb (1962) with a later redesign by Mark McCumber (1995). Completely redesigned by Davis Love III (2015).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7010
6098
4947
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.3
70.1
72.1

At the same location:

The three 18-hole championship golf courses at Sea Pines Resort are: located next to The Inn at Harbour Town - HARBOUR TOWN Golf Links (par-71; 7099 yds from back tees; rating 75.6). 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).

Location

Latitude:

32.127665

Longitude:

-80.790115

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.

The Sea Pines Resort (Atlantic Dunes course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1962

The Sea Pines Resort (Atlantic Dunes by David Love III course): Sea Pines' historic Ocean Course (now named Atlantic Dunes) was the first layout built on Hilton Head Island. Courtesy of Davis Love III's recent redesign, the original layout now has a much changed look and feel, although the layout's oceanside credentials remain limited to just one hole. The beachside green of the par-3 15th is where you'll enjoy a brief but wonderfully scenic Atlantic Ocean view.

But for the oceanside 15th, most of the course is played a short way inland, separated from the ocean by two or three rows of luxury homes. The name Atlantic Dunes may have you thinking about golfing on a British-style seaside links. Perhaps better to anticipate something along the lines of say, Pinehurst No.2, where stylish bunkering and large sandy waste areas pose an ever-present threat ( ... albeit at Atlantic Dunes with palm and oak trees replacing the pine, and ponds and lagoons much in play).

There's space enough here for big hitters, once you've negotiated the water-lined opening stretch. Thereafter you shouldn't feel too crowded by a fine variety of mature indigenous trees that line most holes. Small ponds and lagoons continue to occasionally threaten ... not least at the testing straightaway closing duo, comprising the long par-5 17th and also long par-4 18th.

Laid out in two 9-hole loops, the many lagoons and stylish bunkering require both respect and accuracy if you are attempting to card a good score. No surprise that the newly named Atlantic Dunes remains one of Hilton Head Island's most popular courses.

Stay & Play: nearby luxury accommodation available at The Inn at Harbour Town, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

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): $190. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times. Caddies and forecaddies available if requested in advance.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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.

Where2Stay

  • 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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