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Celebrate Our Award-Winning Resort

Over the last 60 years, The Sea Pines Resort has been honored to receive a number of prestigious awards from esteemed publications and organizations from across the globe. From the Forbes Four Star Inn & Club at Harbour Town to our three Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf courses, discover our award-winning resort. 

Awards and Accolades

Editors’ Choice Awards - Best Golf Resorts in the Carolinas

Golf Digest

Platinum status in GOLF’s Premier Resorts list

Golf Magazine

No. 5 Golf Resort in the World

Golf Inc

Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III - 2018 Golf Course of the Year

National Golf Course Owners Association

AAA Four Diamond Award designation

American Automobile Association

Four Star Award designation from Forbes Travel Guide; only Hilton Head Island hotel to earn this award

Forbes Travel Guide

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The Sea Pines Resort

  • Honored in the 2022 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards - Best Golf Resorts in the Carolinas
  • All three resort courses were ranked among Golfweek’s Best 2022 list of top resort golf courses in the United States
  • Ranked No. 5 for General Excellence in Golf Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Resorts in North America”
  • Honored in the 2021 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards - Best Golf Resorts in the Carolinas
  • Honored in the 2019 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards - Best Resorts in the Carolinas
  • Honored in the Carolinas section of the 2017 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards - Best Resorts in the Americas
  • Received Platinum status in GOLF Magazine’s biennial Premier Resorts list for 2016-2017
  • Ranked No. 6 in the Continental U.S. in Travel + Leisure 2015 World's Best Awards list of “World’s Best Family Travel”
  • Awarded a “Gold Medal” in GOLF Magazine’s 2014-2015 edition of “Premier Resorts”
  • Honored with GOLF Magazine’s coveted “Gold Medal Award” for 2014-2015
  • ​​Named a 2017 Family Vacation Critic Favorite
  • Honorably included among The Knot’s “Hall of Fame” for Best of Weddings (2017)

The Inn & Club at Harbour Town

  • AAA Four Diamond Award designation
  • Four Star Award designation from Forbes Travel Guide; only Hilton Head Island hotel to earn this award
  • Ranked No. 12 best hotel in the U.S. 2022 rankings by US News & World Report
  • Ranked No. 19 in the Top 20 Resorts in The South: Readers’ Choice Awards 2021 by Condé Nast Traveler
  • Ranked among the Top 10 Resort Hotels in South Carolina in Travel + Leisure’s 2021 World’s Best Awards
  • Ranked No. 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Top 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2021
  • Ranked No. 11 among the Top 15 Resort Hotels in the South in Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Awards
  • Ranked No. 1 among best hotels in South Carolina and Hilton Head Island and No. 12 among best hotels in the United States in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “Best Hotels” list
  • Named Most Romantic Hotel in South Carolina by Readers Digest (2019)
  • Ranked No. 12 among the “Top 20 Resorts in The South: Readers’ Choice Awards 2019” by Condé Nast Traveler
  • Ranked No. 9 in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards List of “The Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in the American South”
  • Ranked No. 5 among the “Top 10 Resorts in The South: Readers’ Choice Awards 2018” by Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Named among the “The Top 100 Hotels in the World” by Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards
  • Winner of a 2018 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence for “Best Service”
  • Ranked No. 14 among best hotels in the United States, No. 2 among the best hotels in South Carolina and No. 1 among the best hotels on Hilton Head Island among U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “Best Hotels” list
  • Ranked No. 5 in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards List of “The 10 Best Resort Hotels in the South”
  • Ranked No. 8 among “Top Resorts in the American South” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ 2017 Choice Awards
  • Ranked No. 6 in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards List of “The 10 Best Resort Hotels in the South”
  • Named among the “The Top 100 Hotels in the World” by Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards
  • Named among the “Top 10 Resorts in The American South: Readers’ Choice Awards 2016” by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Ranked No. 5 among the best hotels in the United States, No. 2 among the best hotels in the South, and No. 58 among the best hotels in the World by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • 2022 Ranked No. 1 Hotel on Hilton Head Island by TripAdvisor
  • Ranked among the “Top 25 Hotels in the United States” in TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards
  • Ranked No. 5 in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards List of “World's Best Family Beach Hotels”

Harbour Town Golf Links

  • Home to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament, South Carolina’s only annual PGA TOUR event
  • Designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
  • Ranked No. 21 among Golfweek’s Best 2022 list of top resort golf courses in the United States.
  • Ranked No. 22 in Golfweek’s The Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S. in 2020
  • Ranked No. 2 in Golfweek’s Best Golf Courses in South Carolina in 2020
  • Ranked No. 1 in the 2019 South Carolina Golf Course Ratings.
  • Ranked No. 1 among GolfAdvisor’s “Best of 2018: South Carolina” courses
  • Ranked No. 13 among Golfweek’s “Best Tour Courses 2018”
  • Ranked No. 2 among Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play, 2018: South Carolina
  • Ranked No. 45 in GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses in the U.S.” for 2017
  • 18th hole was selected among Golf Digest’s “The Best 18 Holes in the World” 2015
  • Ranked No. 13 among Golf Digest’s “Top 50 Public Courses in the U.S.” for 2015
  • Ranked No. 13 among Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses 2016”
  • Ranked No. 9 in GOLF Magazine’s 2016-17 “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” in the U.S.
  • Voted South Carolina’s Best Golf Course of 2015 by World Golf Awards

Heron Point by Pete Dye

  • Ranked No. 136 among Golfweek’s Best 2022 list of top golf courses in the United States
  • Designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
  • Ranked No. 10 in Golfweek’s Best Golf Courses in South Carolina in 2020
  • Named 2015 “Golf Course of the Year” by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association (SCGCOA)
  • Ranked among GolfAdvisor’s “Best of 2018: South Carolina” courses
  • Ranked among the top 15 Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play, 2018: South Carolina

Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III

  • Ranked No. 130 among Golfweek’s Best 2022 list of top resort golf courses in the United States
  • Designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
  • Ranked No. 9 in Golfweek’s Best Golf Courses in South Carolina in 2020
  • Named 2018 “Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)
  • Ranked No. 4 among GolfAdvisor’s “Best of 2018: South Carolina” courses
  • Named 2017 “Golf Course of the Year” by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association (SCGCOA)
  • Ranked among the top 10 Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play, 2018: South Carolina
  • Ranked among the top 10 Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play, 2017: South Carolina
  • Received a Design Excellence award courtesy of By Design Magazine — the official publication of the American Society of Golf Course Architects

Golf Learning Center and Golf Professionals

  • Honored as a “Top 10 Golf School in the U.S.” in LINKS Magazine’s annual list
  • Tim Cooke and Rick Barry named among South Carolina’s “Best Teachers” for 2017-18 by Golf Digest
  • Tim Cooke selected among GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers in America” for 2021-2022
  • Tim Cooke selected as a 2015 Golf Range Association of America Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • The Sea Pines Resort’s golf instructors Tim Cooke and Rick Barry have been named in Golf Digest's “Best Teachers in South Carolina” (2015-2016)
  • Tim Cooke named one of Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers in America” on their “Top 40 Instructors Under 40” for the 2014-2015 year (for the third consecutive time)

Harbour Town Yacht Basin

  • Voted 2nd Best Small Marina in Marinalife’s 2018 Best Marina Contest
  • Voted 2nd Best Small Marina in Marinalife’s 2016 Best Marina Contest
  • Voted 2nd Best Small Marina in Marinalife’s 2015 Best Marina Contest
  • Selected as 2015 “Marina of the Year” by Marina Dock Age Magazine

Hilton Head Island, SC

  • Ranked No. 1 island in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler's 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Ranked No. 1 island in Travel + Leisure’s 2019 World’s Best Awards List of “Best Islands in the Continental U.S.”
  • Named The South’s Best Beach Town 2019 in Southern Living's “Best of Awards”
  • Ranked No. 1 island in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Ranked No. 1 island in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World's Best Awards List of “Best Islands in the Continental U.S.”
  • Ranked No. 1 island in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Ranked No. 1 in the Continental U.S. and No. 2 Island in the World in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards list of “World’s Best Islands”
  • Ranked No. 1 in the Continental U.S. and No. 8 Island in the World in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards list of “World’s Best Islands”
  • Ranked No. 3 among the top islands in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Ranked No. 1 in the Continental U.S. and No. 2 in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure 2015 World’s Best Awards list of “World’s Best Islands”
  • Ranked No. 7 among the top islands in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards

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