Though golf rounds will remain on hold at Sea Pines Resort for another month, the rest of the resort either has returned to operations in Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath or will in the next few days.
The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, Sea Pines welcome center, Harbour Town Shops, Harbour Town Lighthouse and both golf clubhouses were among the facilities that reopened over the weekend, resort officials announced Monday. The Sea Pines Racquet Club also confirmed it is open for play.
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In addition, officials reported that 95 percent of the resort’s rental homes and villas were undamaged by the hurricane and are “vacation-ready.”
“Due to the immense and tireless efforts of our incredible cleanup crews, members of the community as well as the Sea Pines Resort team, we resumed operations Oct. 14,” resort president Steve Birdwell said in a press release.
The Golf Learning Center and Sea Pines catering services remained closed Monday, but are on track to reopen later in the week.
Tee times at Harbour Town and Sea Pines’ other two courses are set to resume Thanksgiving week, as extensive cleanup and restoration continues to the layouts.
Some 1,500 trees were felled around the golf courses, including perhaps 800 at Harbour Town alone. The new Atlantic Dunes course – open just three days before Matthew forced shutdown – had more than half of its bunkers washed out and lost several dunes.
“The Sea Pines community has done a tremendous job in their response to the storm,” Cary Corbitt, the resort’s vice president for sports and operations, said last week. “The effort that this maintenance staff has put forth has been remarkable.”
Matthew’s destruction, Corbitt said, will not affect Harbour Town’s ability to host the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, which has brought the PGA Tour to Hilton Head Island since 1969.
Now open in Sea Pines
▪ The Sea Pines Resort reservations department
▪ Coast, Oceanfront Dining
▪ The Inn & Club at Harbour Town
▪ The Sea Pines Resort Welcome Center & Front Desk
▪ The Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club
▪ Harbour Town Clubhouse & Pro Shop
▪ Plantation Golf Club & Pro Shop
▪ The Sea Pines Resort Fitness Center
▪ Sea Pines Beach Club
▪ Harbour Town Bakery & Café
▪ Harbour Town Shops
▪ Harbour Town Lighthouse
▪ Links, an American Grill
Coming later this week
▪ Golf Learning Center
▪ Sea Pines catering and conference facilities
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