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THE HISTORY OF SEA PINES is tied inexorably to its golf. It was, after all, the Heritage that first introduced Sea Pines to the world at large. Thanks in part to the climate, golf on Hilton Head Island is a year-round pursuit and, in Sea Pines, it comes in three distinctly different flavors.

The Ocean Course is steeped in tradition as it winds golfers through scenic ocean-front views. The first course on the island, the Ocean Course continues to challenge pros and amateurs alike with its deep bunkers and lagoons. Along with the Sea Marsh Course, the Ocean Course is one of two Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary courses at Sea Pines Resort. The two courses have also received...

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BY THE MID-1980S, SEA PINES Company was in financial trouble and the future of the Heritage Classic was uncertain. Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island’s own PGA Tour stop since 1969, was in poor condition because the funds were not available to properly maintain its upkeep. Unless something was done, Harbour Town would lose its spot on the Tour.

In 1986, Joseph B. Fraser Jr. stepped to the plate with a plan to save the tournament, and in doing so set precedence for giving back to the community.“We...

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