Hilton Head Recovers from Hurricane Matthew

Despite reports to the contrary, Hilton Head Island is doing just fine after Hurricane Matthew barreled through on October 7-8.

Sure, a lot of trees came down causing some structural damage and there’s still a lot of debris to clean up, but the majority of the amenities of the island’s most famous resort, Sea Pines, are now open, including the Harbour Town Clubhouse, Plantation Golf Club, Inn & Club at Harbour Town boutique hotel, and Sea Pines Beach Club. Links, an American Grill at the Harbour Town Clubhouse, and Coast, oceanfront fine-dining at the Beach Club, also are open.

“Due to the immense and tireless efforts of our incredible cleanup crews, members of the community as well as The Sea Pines Resort team, we resumed operations Oct. 14,” says Steve Birdwell, President. “Our hearts go out to those up and down the Atlantic seaboard who were impacted by the storm.”

Additionally, 95 percent of the 400 rental homes and villas offered for guest accommodations were untouched and are rental ready. Its three championship golf courses—Harbour Town Golf Links (which lost the most trees), Heron Point by Pete Dye, and Davis Love III’s new Atlantic Dunes—are scheduled to reopen in November. “Our golf maintenance crew is doing an amazing job getting our three layouts back to pristine shape,” says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports and Operations. “Our goal is have golfers teeing it up and enjoying the golf courses by Thanksgiving week.”