Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Sea Pines Country Club is a private, member-owned club in the Sea Pines Community on Hilton Head Island, SC. The Club dates back to the late 1950’s, when Charles Fraser and a group of businessmen began their quest to develop Hilton Head Island.
Their approach to planning was unprecedented for its time. Their primary focus was to preserve the natural beauty of our Island. As a result, our seaside resort now defines the environmental standards for providing a quality community lifestyle in a natural setting. Sea Pines has since been recognized worldwide as a premier residential and resort community. As time went on, the Sea Pines Company, Inc. continued to develop the Sea Pines Plantation. They constructed the Ocean Course in 1962 (now called Atlantic Dunes), which was the first golf course to be developed in the Plantation. The Sea Marsh (now called Heron Course) and The Harbour Town Golf Links were constructed shortly thereafter. Harbour Town now hosts the RBC Heritage event on the PGA Tour circuit. In 1973, the eighteen-hole Club Course was developed to fill the community’s need for a private golf course. Only property owners of Sea Pines Plantation would have the opportunity to join the Club with exclusive access to all its facilities.
It was in 1987, when a group of twenty-five property owners developed a plan to acquire selected assets of the Sea Pines Company. They then formed an organization known as The Sea Pines Associates. Among the assets that would be part of this Plan were the four championship golf courses.
In August 1989, Sea Pines Associates introduced their Plan by offering equity memberships to the current members of the Club Course. This Plan also described new facilities that would be constructed on existing property to accommodate the requirements of a full-service country club. The limited facilities at our Club Course had simply become inadequate in terms of size and design to support the needs of an increasing number of residents that wanted to join.
The result of the equity offering was the establishment of the Sea Pines Country Club, as we know it today. The Sea Pines Country Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization. It acquired the golf course, its practice facilities, tennis courts, and the land upon which the remaining Club facilities were constructed. The main Clubhouse was opened in June 1991. In addition to golf and tennis facilities, the Club expanded its operations to offer its members both casual and fine dining services, private function rooms, an athletic and fitness center, a large outdoor pool, an indoor lap pool and spa.
In 1996 the members assumed full control over its business operations from the Sea Pines Company. Over the next two years, administrative departments were formed including human resources, and accounting. In 1997 a point-of service and member billing system was installed which allowed the staff to complete its transfer of administrative responsibilities to the Club.
Members approved a Master Plan Proposal during the summer of 1998 which called for upgrading our clubhouse and golf course facilities. Over the next two years this $5.9 million renovation project was completed in various stages. The project included the addition of the Blue Heron Pub, modernizing the kitchen, and renovating the dining facilities in the clubhouse, which expanded seating capacity from approximately 225 to 450 guests. The final phase of this Master Plan concluded on October 1, 2001 when the Club Course reopened after 9 months of construction. New tees, greens, irrigation and drainage systems were installed in accordance with the redesign work of architect Clyde Johnston.
In 2016 the members of Sea Pines Country Club approved the Vision 2020 Facility Enhancement Plan. The Clubhouse was transformed to present a modern and contemporary pub and grille, bringing the breathtaking tidal marsh views into every angle. The indoor and outdoor pool complexes were also fully renovated. These updates were completed during the summer of 2017 with additional plans for expanding the fitness center underway.
Whether you are a long-time Island resident or a new arrival making your first entry into the community, you will find a spirit of welcome and warm hospitality that brings a well-rounded fulfillment to your life on Hilton Head Island. Membership has its privileges. At Sea Pines Country Club, you will find them to be abundant and unparalleled. Planned for the entire family, our Club enjoys a reputation as Hilton Head Island’s best full service private club.
Enjoy the Lowcountry Lifestyle at its best. Membership is by invitation.
Contact our Director of Membership Development at (843) 671-2335 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for you and your family to enjoy a tour and Day of Discovery.
This will enable you to experience a true taste of our great Club. Talk to some of our members. It is likely that you already know someone who is a member at Sea Pines Country Club. If not, our Ambassador Committee will introduce you. On behalf of all the members at Sea Pines Country Club, we thank you for your interest in our Club and invite you to Discover Sea Pines Country Club.
The immaculate private Club Course is the only members-only golf course in Sea Pines, with a professional staff and a level of personal services that is unrivaled. Sea Pines Country Club golf members are granted exclusive entrance to our Club Course as well as preferred admission to signature golf courses in Sea Pines and course partners throughout Hilton Head Island. Come enjoy the fun, friendly competitive camaraderie of enthusiastic golfers like you.
With a widely established reputation in local tennis circles as the preeminent facility on the Island, Sea Pines Country Club’s eight lighted and meticulously groomed, Har-Tru clay courts provide members of all levels an unparalleled playing field for expert private instruction and clinics, fun-filled junior summer camps, and spirited competitive team programs. Hit the courts and see what the Sea Pines Country Club tennis experience is all about.
As might be expected from a country club with the name Sea Pines, the tennis program is superb. An extensive schedule of private and group lessons is offered, focusing on everything from stroke production and doubles strategy to teamwork and net play. Regular clinics, including summer junior programs, are a frequent part of the routine, including appearances and instruction from ranking professionals.
The team activities never seem to end at Sea Pines Country Club. The annual Pro-Am Tournament, a full range of Club Championships, and the many social events and local club challenges are just a few of the scores of competitions scheduled throughout the year. Inter-club play against more than a dozen other Hilton Head Island clubs is used as a prelude to the USTA League Tennis Competitions at the Adult, Senior and Super Senior Levels.
The Harbour Town Racquet Club, just a few minutes away in the Harbour Town area of Sea Pines, is nationally ranked by Tennis Magazine. An extraordinary tennis facility, all Sea Pines Country Club members and their guests have access to the Harbour Town Racquet Club on a special basis.
The epitome of Lowcountry grace and style, The Clubhouse is the perfect setting for a casual lunch after a round of golf, cocktails on the patio with friends, followed by one of our popular and fun buffet nights, or a formal five-course dinner prepared by our world class executive chef. It’s a great place to gather with your circle of friends and family.
For casual dining, the newly renovated Blue Heron Pub & Grille has multiple tables featuring expansive views of the marsh. The Grille Room is always accommodating, no matter what you’re in search of. The relaxed atmosphere of the pub has always been popular with our members. From going in for a drink after a round of golf to watching a sporting event on TV while eating a light meal, the Blue Heron Pub & Grille is the place to be.
Our formal dining room, the Rotunda, offers elegant dining in an equally impressive setting. With its breathtaking views of the Calibogue Sound, it’s an ideal place to eat while enjoying the beauty of the Lowcountry, whether it’s a lunch outing with friends or a romantic evening with a loved one.
Offering a fun and flavorful menu, the Snack Bar offers perfect options for members on the go. Grab the house specialty, a Par Three Sandwich, before heading to the back nine. Dine al fresco by the pool while the kids take a swim, or try one of the daily specials to give you an energy boost for your next tennis match.
Overlooking the island’s most stunning tidal marsh, our outdoor swimming pool serves as the centerpiece for family summer fun and a variety of water classes, and our heated, indoor saltwater lap pool is the only one of its kind on the island. Both pools are open year-round. Personal trainers, a full circuit of state-of-the-art equipment, strength and conditioning classes, and Tabata are just a few of the reasons why Sea Pines Country Club Fitness Center is without private club peer. Cycling, swimming, pilates, yoga – our professional staff is dedicated to helping our members to stay healthy and fit and fully engaged. Sea Pines Country Club is a Founding Member of the Wellness Project by supported by America’s Healthiest Club program.
Living the good life means living a healthy life. The Club’s Fitness Center offers a full circuit of Cybex strength equipment, plus a full contingent of cardiovascular equipment from upright and recumbent bikes to ellipticals and treadmills. The Fitness Center also offers free weights, functional training and balance equipment.
The Club’s Fitness Center has certified personal trainers on staff to assist you with all your physical fitness needs. Whether you are looking to lose weight, tone up or simply enjoy a better quality of life our professional staff can assist you.
Throughout the year the Fitness Center offers over 20 classes a week that accommodate participants of all levels of ability. Popular classes include Stretch, Total Body, Yoga, Tabata, Water Aerobics and more.