Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III is a complete reconstruction of The Sea Pines Resort's historic Ocean Course, the first course built on Hilton Head. Featuring a pronounced seaside ambience and Lowcountry feel accented by coquina shells and seaside grass, it incorporates elements of the surrounding beachfront along with the area's bounty of native pines and oaks lining the fairways.
As a five-time winner of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, Davis Love III was the ideal choice to modernize the Hilton Head's inaugural course. Love Golf Design, which includes Davis and his brother, Mark, as well as lead architect Scot Sherman, has fashioned entirely rebuilt holes to accommodate modern shot values and frame scenic corridors.
Atlantic Dunes benefits both visually and strategically from the restoration of natural sand dunes, as well as the creation of new dunes that blend seamlessly into the design. Tens of thousands of indigenous plants have been installed in these areas to complete the seaside feel, while the playing surface is a blend of cutting-edge grasses matching the superior strains of The Sea Pines Resort's two other acclaimed courses.
Says Love, "Sea Pines is one of my all-time favorite places to play and visit so we're excited the redesign will be in line with the great golf offered by Harbour Town and Heron Point.