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Harbour Town® Golf Links

Play in the Footsteps of Legends

One of the most celebrated courses on the PGA TOUR, Harbour Town® is both the crowning achievement of famed designer Pete Dye and design consultant Jack Nicklaus. It places a premium on finesse, imagination and shot making, rather than strength.

7,000 Yards
75.6 Rating
148 Slope
71 Par


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Hole 1

Par 4

Heritage 410
Blue 392
White 380
Gold 347

A straight drive is imperative to stay between overhanging branches in a chute only 20 yards wide, but the fairway opens up in the landing area. A short or medium iron should reach a green protected by both sand and grass bunkers.

1st hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 2

Par 5

Heritage 502
Blue 495
White 471
Gold 424

Long hitters can reach the green in two if they keep the drive on the left side of the fairway. Otherwise, the second shot should be positioned down the left side to open up the green, which lies on a diagonal, for a third shot.

2nd hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 3

Par 4

Heritage 469
Blue 411
White 381
Gold 355

Trees line both sides of the fairway, making a straight shot from the tee important. A large bunker guards the front of the green, with three more positioned to the right. A medium to short iron should get the job done, but the small green can be hard to hold onto.

3rd hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 4

Par 3

Heritage 200
Blue 187
White 165
Gold 155

A classic Pete Dye risk/reward design. There is ample room on the right to bail out, and a hidden bunker behind the green can save your ball from a lagoon.

4th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 5

Par 5

Heritage 549
Blue 511
White 497
Gold 485

Aim just to the right of the left fairway bunker and then calculate your odds of making the green in two. The obstacles: a massive strategic bunker to the right, water and a greenside bunker to the left. A deep but narrow green falls off to the right and rear.

5th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 6

Par 4

Heritage 419
Blue 404
White 373
Gold 360

Devilishly difficult to master, this dogleg par four requires a precise drive to the middle right, just left of the fairway bunker. Take advantage of the open avenue to the flag and try to avoid the bunkers flanking the green.

6th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 7

Par 3

Heritage 195
Blue 172
White 160
Gold 148

The green is surrounded by sand, but the real hazards here are the trees. They will reject any off-line shot and make a successful recovery very tricky. The green is narrow but deep, and pin placement can affect club selection.

7th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 8

Par 4

Heritage 473
Blue 435
White 405
Gold 380

Rated the toughest hole on the course, No. 8 makes a well-placed drive essential to avoid water and strategically placed trees. Carrying the dogleg past the first two pines gives you a shot at one of the most elusive greens anywhere. Commend yourself for matching par.

8th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 9

Par 4

Heritage 332
Blue 322
White 298
Gold 283

Placement is more important than power on this short but deceptive par four. Drive to the middle of the fairway and avoid battling trees on your approach. The heart-shaped green is protected both in front and behind by sand.

9th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 10

Par 4

Heritage 451
Blue 421
White 398
Gold 358

A wide landing area invites a big drive, but temper your gusto if you want to avoid the lagoon on the left. After a good drive, use a medium or long iron to get to a green nestled between woods and two strategically placed bunkers.

10th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 11

Par 4

Heritage 436
Blue 413
White 387
Gold 365

Plot your drive to stay within the chute because a dangerous duo of trees and water lurks on both sides of the fairway. From the fairway, a long to medium iron must be rifled to the green, carefully avoiding the trees gracefully protecting the right side. The green is also flanked by bunkers.

11th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 12

Par 4

Heritage 430
Blue 404
White 376
Gold 360

Reaching the dogleg off the tee is imperative for any chance at par. Then the green is in range with a medium or long iron, but a back pin placement can make as much as a three-club difference. Two bunkers stand as the final challenge to those optimists in the quest of par.

12th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 13

Par 4

Heritage 373
Blue 354
White 339
Gold 324

The tee shot here must be positioned to the right side of the fairway to set up the approach to the green. The second shot will be an iron shot between the two large oaks, but don’t score your par until you’ve surmounted the two final obstacles: a large cypress and the banked bunker that guards the front of the green.

13th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 14

Par 3

Heritage 192
Blue 165
White 148
Gold 138

This is a beautiful aquatic layout with water from tee to green on the right. Thanks to overhanging trees, the green is a small, isolated target with an adjacent small pot bunker bound to act as a magnet for the unsuspecting.

14th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 15

Par 5

Heritage 588
Blue 571
White 541
Gold 511

You could call No. 15 a thinking challenge, since this great par five demands careful deliberation and shot execution all the way from tee to flag. This will save you from the fate of water on the left and zealous bunker-guardians on both sides.

15th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 16

Par 4

Heritage 434
Blue 395
White 361
Gold 333

The exclamation point of sand just about says it all on this interesting dogleg left. Avoid the left but also beware of the slalom-like pines on the right. If you arrive unscathed after that first drive, it’s just a short iron onto the green. Aim carefully; the cluster of bunkers on the right can easily humble par-seekers.

16th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 17

Par 3

Heritage 174
Blue 185
White 159
Gold 141

Water, water nearly everywhere says one thing: take that bold iron shot and make it accurate! In this scenario, the 90-yard bunker is the next best thing to a friend since it could save a slightly off-center tee from a watery extension. Still, the head or crosswinds which are the norm of this hole can easily carry a shot into the lagoon.

17th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Hole 18

Par 4

Heritage 472
Blue 444
White 414
Gold 400

The 18th hole is one of golf’s most recognizable finishes with the Harbour Town Lighthouse standing sentinel behind the green. The goal is the wide landing area jutting into Calibogue Sound. The long approach to the flag offers ample bailout to the right where the innocent-looking but insidious mounding has caused many to lose a sought-after par.

18th hole of Harbour Town Golf Course

Play Where the Pros Play On Harbour Town Golf Links

Tim Cooke
Tim Cooke
Rick Barry
Rick Barry
Julie Cole
Julie Cole

World-Class Golf Instruction

  • Individual Instruction
  • Resort Schools
  • Daily Clinics
  • Mental Game Performance Coaching
  • Tim Cooke Mini School
  • Women’s Golf Clinics
  • Junior’s Fundamentals Summer Camps
  • Junior’s Future Stars Program

RBC Heritage

Every year, some of the top golfers in the world gather for the renowned RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

Pete Dye Room

Located in the Harbour Town Clubhouse, this museum-like exhibit is a celebration of the life and work of the preeminent course designer of the modern era, Pete Dye. 

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