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Designed by legendary course architect Pete Dye, Heron Point is the centerpiece of any Hilton Head Island golf vacation. Dye himself supervised Heron Point’s recent modifications with the objective of making the course more player-friendly, and the result is an award-winning stroke of genius.
At 7,035 yards from the back tees, Heron Point can play considerably shorter if needed, with seven sets of tees on each hole (including tees for juniors). Golfers are challenged by risk-reward long and short holes, fairways that move toward and away from hazards and Dye’s ubiquitous mounding and swales framing target areas.
On four holes with water guarding the greens, alternating wood and grass walls create conspicuous bulkheads, visually dramatizing the peril. Even more striking, a mixture of grasses, sand, mulch and limestone surfaces provides a vivid tapestry of color for this Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
One of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” and South Carolina’s 2015 Golf Course of the Year, this cohabitation of beauty and beast (at times) is poised for even more acclaim.