Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
When Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay designed and created Spring Island’s Old Tabby Links course in 1993, it was widely heralded as a Lowcountry golf masterpiece, with everyone from players to caretakers and the designers themselves enthralled with this unique course. Yet after two decades of coastal weather, daily maintenance, and year-round play, Old Tabby found it challenging to maintain its original character and glory, making an overhaul essential to its preservation. The seven-month restoration of Old Tabby began early in 2012 with a goal to restore the natural beauty and rugged character that were its hallmarks from the outset. What ensued was a painstaking process that revealed a course of far deeper complexity, intrigue, and excitement than could ever have been imagined.