Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus
Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus combined forces to create the Harbour Town course at Sea Pines on Hilton Head in 1969, and it has been the site of a PGA Tour event every year since. Dye and Nicklaus, at that time early in his design career, designed an intriguing layout that calls for precision off the tees, owing to the very narrow fairways, and skill in approaching the diminutive and carefully defended greens. Water and wind are in play on a number of holes. The final pair are especially memorable: the 185-yard 17th is replete with pretty much every hazard the course has to offer, and the par 4 closer, at over four hundred and fifty yards, is defined by wetlands on one side and Calibogue Sound on the other, and lies in the shadow of a lighthouse. The spacious clubhouse offers vistas of a number of the holes and of the practice facilities.