News & ToursNovember 14, 2016

Harbour Town reopens following Hurricane Matthew cleanup

Just a month after Hilton Head Island was devastated by Hurricane Matthew, Harbour Town Golf Links has reopened to the public.

“Recovery effort through the island and within Sea Pines has been tremendous," said Steve Birdwell, president of Sea Pines Resort, "and we’re making progress every day."

According to the Island Packet, 14.5 percent, or 2,872, of Hilton Head structures were damaged to some degree. That includes many of the docks that sit off Harbour Town's famous 18th hole. However, the Island Packet reports that emergency permits have been obtained to bring the area back to life.

“All of our dock repairs and the pier replacement will be completed prior to our spring vacation season, well prior to the RBC Heritage,” Birdwell said.

Designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, Harbour Town Golf Links has been home to the PGA Tour's Heritage tournament since 1969. It ranks 19th in the Golf Digest Top 100 Public Courses.


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