Golf Entertainment: Verizon Heritage Classic

by JL Lewis on March 30, 2010

Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, S.C.

18th Hole of Harbour Town Golf Links at Verizon Heritage Classic

Courtesy of The Sea Pines Resort

The Verizon Heritage Classic is one of my favorite tournaments on the PGA TOUR for many reasons. The host course, Harbour Town Golf Links, is one of Pete Dye’s best with very little undulation and each hole carved out of the tree-line marsh. The difficulty is off the tee because of super narrow landing areas where you may hit the fairway and still be blocked out by the trees. The approach shots are designed to reward precise distance control on iron shots, a shot that misses the three to 10 yard landing areas leaves a very dicey chip or long putt with a lot of slope. This event has a list of top level players as past champions due to a course that requires a golf game with few weaknesses to be successful. The scores are not low which once again proves that a course with a good design does not need to be 7,600 yards to be difficult. Harbour Town Golf Links is difficult but still enjoyable and I like that I don’t wear out my 3 iron on approach shots.

Aerial View of the Harbour Town Golf Links at Verizon Heritage Classic

Courtesy of The Sea Pines Resort

Hilton Head, South Carolina is a popular vacation spot for golfers as there are several excellent golf facilities in the area.  Harbour Town of The Sea Pines Resort is a great family vacation spot. There are a multitude of things to do such as renting bicycles to ride through the beautiful tree-lined trails, horse back riding, kayaking, golf, hanging out at the beach, and much more. There is a warm southern feel about the place that resonates throughout the entire area which leaves me always wanting to go back.

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