Sea Pines Resort - Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | 18 holes | Links | Par: 71 | 6973 yards

View from 18th at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort
View from 18th at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort

A combined effort by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus (Nicklaus designed the original and Dye gave it a spit shine 2000), the Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort is a can't-miss stop for golfers looking to play the best of Hilton Head golf.

"The golf course almost immediately launched Dye into the most-wanted list of top architects," said writer Tim McDonald.

With water in play on many holes and smallish greens, Harbour Town is a solid test for a golfer looking for a challenge. The par-4s will require the most work on a course that measures 6,973 yards, with a 136 slope rating from the tips.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Dye 71 6603 73 141
Sea Pines 71 6040 70.3 134
Heritage 71 6973 75 146
Palmetto 71 5208 70.7 124

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At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye
  • Type: Resort
  • Style: Links
  • Built in: 1970
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Pull carts:


  • Week days: $260
  • Weekends: $260


View from 18th at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines ResortView from 17th at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines ResortHarbour Town Golf LinksFrom the very start, trees push in close at Harbour Town Golf Links.Harbour Town Golf Links's par-3 fourth features a dramatic water hazard followed by a small, offset green.The par-5 fifth hole at Harbour Town Golf Links has moat-like bunkers that wrap around grassy knolls.Harbour Town Golf Links's seventh hole, a par 3, has a tiny green surrounded by a desert and guarded atop by a tree-branch canopy. Trees block out the left side of the eighth green at Harbour Town Golf Links.Welcome to jail on the ninth fairway, a common predicament at Harbour Town, given the sliver-thin fairway.The bunkers around No. 11 at Harbour Town Golf Links make any errant approach shot treacherous.

32 Greenwood Dr
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
P: (800) 732-7463
F: (843) 363-8372

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Ed Antonucci
    on September 01st, 2014 20:46
    Over rated!!!!!!!!!!! Last two holes are spectacular; other 15 are just OK.

    For the price, other courses give you a bag tag; you get nothing at this course. Even asking for an extra scorecard was pulling teeth.

    Greens are very small and hard to hold; sand was poor. Sand was much better at Shipyard Golf course for 70% less green fees.

    I can cross it off my list of top 100 but I will not pay to play it again.
  • 2 stars out of 5
    by Horace Mann
    on July 13th, 2014 22:14
    Very Brown in July.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by M S
    on January 27th, 2013 19:28
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