Yes there’s a new golf course in Sea Pines Resort. Actually the old Sea Marsh 18, one of the island first courses, was completely leveled. Renowned architect Pete Dye brought forth Heron Point. It is definitely a “thinking golfer’s course” (no, that is not an oxymoron). Mounding along the fairway help keep the ball in play – or with a bad bounce, you get to meet new Sea Pines friends in their back year (OB).
Dye shows why he’s considered one of the most innovative architects in the game with his hidden bunkers and other ways he “protects” the green. For a local sometimes golfer’s opinion, see what columnist David Lauderdale had to say – click here.