Encompassing one-third of Hilton Head Island, The Sea Pines Resort is best known as host for the PGA Verizon Tournament and as one of the nation’s leading tennis resorts. Celebrated for unmatched golf courses, quality accommodations and unlimited activities, The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC, features 24-hour English butlers, eco-tours, pro golf and pro tennis. A focus on preserving nature is evident throughout this Hilton Head resort, with buildings in earth tones and conservation programs, including a 605-acre forest preserve.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the original Hilton Head resort offers a variety of first-class accommodations with pampering amenities.
Beginning with the most famous, the AAA Four-Diamond Inn at Harbour Town, your first encounter past the welcome center is the spacious inn lobby with its sleek baby grand piano. Within the Hilton Head luxury hotel rooms, you’ll find imported Frette bed linens, goose down pillows, gourmet coffee, high-speed Internet access, electronic in-room safes and access to a 24-hour English butler. Rooms feature views of the Sea Pines Racquet Club and Harbour Town Golf Links.
The Villas at The Sea Pines Resort provide one- to four-bedroom accommodations with views of golf course, ocean or low country.
The Sea Pines Resort also offers an extensive selection of rental homes, from simple structures to oceanfront estates with luxurious amenities. Some of these Hilton Head home rentals feature private lagoons and swimming pools. Several rentals are large enough to house family, extended family and guests.
Hilton Head Resort Amenities
The list of amenities at this Hilton Head resort is long. The most celebrated is private butler service, 24-hour room service and high quality concierge services. To that list, add shoe polishes, morning newspapers, a library, terrace, valet parking, weight training and fitness center, in-room refrigerator and pantry, pants-press service, personalized voice mail, fax / printer / copier, deluxe baths with soaking tubs and walk-in showers.
Renowned for the Verizon Heritage Tournament held annually at the Harbour Town Golf Links, this Hilton Head resort was ranked the number-one resort in the nation for tennis programs by Tennis magazine. Five miles of Atlantic Ocean beach and a full-service beach club offer wonderful respite. Enjoy a 605-acre forest preserve, fresh water lake fishing, eco-tours, two marinas, equestrian facility, two resort swimming pools and 15 miles of paved leisure trails. The Sea Pines Resort also offers a special summer and holiday recreation program for children.
Where to Eat
When it’s time to eat, you have several options on the grounds of this expansive Hilton Head resort. At The Harbour Town Grill, you’ll find regional specialties such as Osso Buco and Lamb.
The Topside at the Quarterdeck specializes in steaks and sound views. Enjoy live entertainment and specialty drinks in the evening. At the Sea Pines Resort Beach Club, order sandwiches or salads. Dine outdoors with a view of the ocean at The Surfside Grill and the Beach Club Bar. The Harbour Town Bakery is the place to be for South Carolina down home cooking and a hearty breakfast. At the Plantation Club, you may enjoy a buffet breakfast, a menu of sandwiches for lunch, and drinks at happy hour. Catering and room service are available 24 hours, daily.
Where to Play
Now that you’ve rested, dined and enjoyed the views, it’s time to play awhile. The activities at Hilton Head Island are plenteous. Aside from the dozens of activities you can think of related to the beach, ocean, marina and boating, there are still many more.
On any trip to The Sea Pines Resort, you are expected to play golf where the professionals play, or at least to admire the world-famous course and watch for celebrities.
Harbour Town Golf Links
The Verizon Heritage tournament has been played at Harbour Town Golf Links for more than 36 years. Legends of golf, including Nicklaus, Palmer, Norman and Love II, have all competed here. Harbour Town Golf Links is the number #1 ranked South Carolina golf course.
The Sea Marsh Course and The Ocean Course
These two golf courses have earned Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status. Though less well-known than Harbour Town Golf Links, both offer challenging, well-planned courses. The Ocean Course, as its name suggests, provides players and spectators with beautiful ocean views. At the Golf Academy, you can sign up for lessons from Class “A” PGA instructors.
Consistently ranked as one of the top U.S. tennis resorts, The Sea Pines offers 23 clay courts, four lighted courts and star coaches. One of the courts features a stadium large enough to house 10,000 people. The Smith Stearns Tennis Academy offers unique workouts, programs and instruction techniques for beginners through advanced. Many people come to this Hilton Head resort solely for the world-class tennis instruction. Take advantage of a complete pro shop at this leading U.S. tennis resort. Registered guests at The Sea Pines Resort may enjoy two hours of complimentary tennis daily.
Additional Resort Activities
- Horseback riding & Equestrian Center
- Eco tours
- 605-acre forest preserve
- Bird watching (87 different species)
- Jet skiing
- Freshwater lake fishing
- Alligator Adventure Tour
- Loggerhead Turtle Search Tour
- Crabbing Tour
- Team-building activities
- Special group activities and tours
- Children’s programs
How to Get There
From Interstate 95, take exit 8, and progress on Highway 278 East for 20 miles until you reach Hilton Head Island, SC. At Hilton Head, take the Cross Island Parkway to the traffic circle. Turn off the circle onto Greenwood Drive. The resort’s welcome center is on your right.
You can fly directly to Hilton Head, SC, via US Airways from many major cities through the Charlotte hub. Fly into Savannah / Hilton Head Island International Airport via AirTran, United, Delta, US Airways, Continental or Northwest. Both airports offer limousine and car rental services.
About Hilton Head, SC
A low-key island, Hilton Head, SC, evokes images of magnolias, oaks, pines and quiet, calm streets. The island abounds in natural areas, beach front, parks, golf courses and luxury accommodations. A cut above most tourist-destination beaches in culture, atmosphere, accommodations and entertainment, you’ll find plays, concerts, museums and art high on the list of fun things to do. At Harbour Town, be sure to visit the famous landmark lighthouse and the Harbour Town Marina.
For more information, contact:
THE SEA PINES RESORT
12 Greenwood Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC
(800) SEA-PINES (732-7463)