Harbour Town Golf Links

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Yards

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505

411

198

535

419

180

462

337

3461

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438

413

378

165

575

376

192

478

3451

6912

Hndcp

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Par

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36

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35

71

Harbour Town: Located down the South Carolina coastline from Charleston on Hilton Head Island, this is a classic and unique links course. At 6,896 yards this par-71 layout, designed by Pete Dye is relatively short. But Mr. Dye added some special effects to the elements of water, wind and jagged swampy shoreline. Sprawling bunkers in multiple shapes are dispersed judiciously throughout and rimmed with sawed-off railroad ties and telephone poles. All four par-3's are imaginative if not long. Three of them involve carries over water to shallow greens making correct club selection a necessity. The other is a deep, narrow green encircled by sand and protected by overhanging trees. Ken Venturi has said during a telecast of the Classic, that these are the best and most imaginative set of par-3's of any course on the Tour. Indeed it seems these holes are the key to the course. Play them well and the score is likely to be good. There are many memorable and beautiful holes, but it is the magnificent 458-yard par-4 Eighteenth that has become famous. With the beckoning lighthouse behind the green this treacherous closing hole has a double-carry over the water of Calibogue Sound. Depending on placement of the drive, the approach shot can require anything from a fairway wood to a mid-iron. To clear the water and sand and stop the ball on the green requires fortitude and skill. Having to finish with a par here to win can be intimidating. One of the finest courses built within the last 60 years, it has long been recognized as one of America's greatest tests of golf and has been ranked among the twenty greatest. Harbour Town hosts the PGA's annual Heritage event in the spring.


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