Review for Harbour Town

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Before posting, I reviewed some of the past comments. I am among those who think the course is both well-designed and great fun to play. Two of us set off last week, on a day forecast to be wet. Since there were just two of us, walking with a caddie, we were able to start on #10. By our second hole, it was pouring and never let up. Finishing our nine, we were soaked and stopped by the pro shop to find out if they had a rain-check policy. They did, indeed, and invited us back the next day to play the full course under better conditions. The staff was most accommodating.We showed up the next day, and the course, including the greens, had drained magnificently after the full soaking it had received the day before. We started on #1, the same caddie carrying our bags, and enjoyed the full course in excellent weather. For those of us who not only play but watch televised golf, Harbour Town ranks high among the iconic golf courses in the States. The narrow, tree-lined fairways and small greens are known to all. The Heritage Classic is always fun to watch, and the course proved fun to play. I too had heard that the off season conditions were often poor, but we found the course in excellent shape, eminently playable for an early February day. The greens were excellent, and the course was well manicured. Yes, holes 16-18 are perhaps the highlight as you play toward, then along, Calibogue Sound, and the back nine is the better of the two, but the front is fun and challenging. In the pleasant winter weather of Hilton Head, Harbour Town, at the reduced seasonal rate, offers a great chance to play a very good golf course. One note: if you are looking for a caddie, and KJ is available, hire him. He’s knowledgeable and personable. BGD

Date: February 13, 2013

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