The golf course at Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, S.C., will close following the RBC Heritage and replace tee boxes, fairways and rough with Celebration Bermuda grass and install a new irrigation system. The course will reopen in September.
The Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, S.C., has announced that enhancements to its acclaimed Harbour Town Golf Links will begin in May.
The Pete Dye-designed masterpiece will close for the summer on May 4 following this year’s RBC Heritage (April 14 – 20). The tee-boxes, fairways and rough will be replaced with Celebration Bermuda grass, the most technologically-advanced surface used on warm season courses. Dye recently oversaw the resort’s Heron Point layout re-grassing with Celebration Bermuda.
Harbour Town’s greens will be re-grassed with Tif-Eagle Bermuda, the same grass that has been on the putting surfaces since 2001. Additionally, a new state-of-the-art irrigation system will be installed with the latest science in water management and control.
MacCurrach Golf Construction will lead the course work. The firm also handled last year’s reconstruction work on Heron Point. Harbour Town will reopen in September.
The modifications follow the upcoming spring grand opening of the new 26,000-sq. ft. Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse on the site of the existing structure. The facility will honor the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage with a gallery showcasing the rich tournament history and display of past champions.
“Our investment in improving Harbour Town insures it will remain as one of the world’s premier layouts,” said Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operations. “The year-round playability of the course is going to be greatly enhanced and enjoyed by PGA TOUR players, our members, property owners and resort guests.”
Last year, the Lowcountry destination opened its new Plantation Golf Club serving Heron Point and Ocean Course as well as the resort’s Golf Learning Center. The amenities of the 23,000-sq. ft. clubhouse include an expansive pro shop; Live Oak, Lowcountry-inspired cuisine; 2,000 sq. ft. of event space; and spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms.