Harbour Town Golf Links

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | Harbour Town Golf Links

Architect: Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus
Year: 1969

11 Lighthouse Lane
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
(800) 732-7463

Course Access: Public

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
affiliated resort accommodations


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The Itinerant Golfer

Harbour Town Golf Links

Back when I started my Top 100 quest Harbour Town Golf Links was the sixth course I played. Recently while on a family vacation I managed to get another loop around the course that hosts the RBC Heritage the week after The Masters every year. This is one of the great stops on the Tour and is always a huge party. The tournament has been won by some of the biggest names in the game who are rewarded with a hideous plaid jacket for their efforts. Below is a photo of 2012 winner Carl Pettersson.     During my round five years ago my partner and I were engaged in a heated battle with our friends Rob and Greg so I didn’t take very many photos. This time it was a casual round with my Dad and brother so I broke out my camera a little more often. Below are… More >

The Itinerant Golfer

Harbour Town Golf Links

Every year around this time I make a trip to Hilton Head Island for a small four man tournament with my friends. This year we added four more guys to the trip and decided to play Harbour Town Golf Links. HTGL was the first golf course on Hilton Head Island and was designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. It was Nicklaus' first foray into course design and one of his best known efforts because of the PGA Tour event that is held there each year. I must agree with the general consensus about the course and what they say every year on TV when the Heritage Classic comes through town the week after The Masters . . . the fairways are incredibly narrow and the greens are postage stamps. Even though my driver had been right on the money recently, I spent most of the day hitting a utility… More >