Davis Love’s firm to redesign the Ocean Course at The Sea Pines Resort


Davis Love’s firm to redesign the Ocean Course at The Sea Pines Resort
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Love Golf Design has been hired to redesign the Ocean Course at The Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The firm, which is led by Davis Love III and his brother Mark, have carried out a number of design projects and renovations in the region, including the Love Course at Barefoot Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Retreat at Sea Island, Georgia, and the Laurel Island Golf Club in Kingsland, Georgia.

“Sea Pines is one of my all-time favourite places to play so we’re excited to redesign the Ocean Course to be in line with the great golf offered by Harbour Town Golf Links and Heron Point,” said Davis Love III. “It’s an honour for us to work with one of the world’s premier golf destinations.”

The Ocean Course was the first to be built on Hilton Head Island and was designed by architect George Cobb in 1962. The course was remodelled by Mark McCumber in 1995.

“We want the Ocean Course to be a challenge from the back tees, and a fair and friendly course that the members, property owners and guests will want to play every day,” added Love. “We want them to feel like they are playing a classic design that makes them think their way around the course and are rewarded for good shots and not overly penalised for misses.”

The Ocean Course is one of three courses at the Sea Pines resort. The Harbour Town Golf Links course is also undergoing a renovation over the course of this summer, while the Heron Point course was upgraded by Pete Dye’s firm last year.

“We’re thrilled to have a great champion like Davis Love III and his exceptional design team working on the Ocean Course,” said Cary Corbitt, vice president of Sports and Operations at Sea Pines.

The course will close for play next October after the RBC Heritage tournament is held at The Sea Pines Resort, and is set to reopen in September 2016.