What does Davis Love III due for an encore after winning back the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National and extracting revenge on the Euros for his 2012 loss at Medinah? He’s opening a new course this week at Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head, where he’s won five Tartan Jackets at the RBC Heritage.
Love, along with his brother Mark and lead architect Scot Sherman, just completed a total reconstruction and recreation of the Ocean course, a 1962 George Cobb design that was the first course on the island. Called Atlantic Dunes, the course now features a pronounced seaside ambience and Lowcountry feel accented by coquina shells and seaside grasses, while also benefiting both visually and strategically from restoration of natural sand dunes as well as the creation of new dunes. Love Design also added tens of thousands of indigenous plants in the dunes to complete the seaside feel.
“From a design and aesthetic standpoint, it is a perfect complement to Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus’ work at Harbour Town and Pete Dye’s Heron Point,” says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports and Operations. “With three championship golf courses, two new clubhouses and the new Beach Club, Sea Pines has cemented its status as a world-class golf destination.”