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Harbour Town Course is a Winner

"THE TOURNAMENT ITSELF, I don-t remember much about," said Jack Nicklaus of his 1975 win at the Sea Pines Heritage Classic. Perhaps he can be forgiven that memory lapse, given his 73 career wins, including 18 professional major championship victories.

He may not remember winning the tournament, but no other player has created a greater legacy at Harbour Town, located in Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island. The first design project Nicklaus took on, Harbour Town counts as one of his trophies. Though he has built hundreds of golf courses worldwide, the Harbour Town course is a career highlight as important as his first professional victory in 1962.

Ranked as the number one course in South Carolina by Golf Magazine, this is the course to play at Hilton Head. Created by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye, the Harbour Town links took their inspiration from old courses in Scotland. The par-71 course is considered short by today-s standards but presents a challenge to even the most experienced golfers.

Now known as one of America-s most prominent player-architects, the "Golden Bear" says, "That golf course started me on something that has been a lifetime love, and it-s something that I am very proud to have been involved in. I wish through the years I could have played it more, but there are just too many tournaments.

"That course has contributed to a second vocation and second avoca­tion that has been very rewarding." More than three decades later, Harbour Town continues to be an important stop on the PGA Tour, attracting internationally ranked players.

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