By Blair Howard
The Sea Pines Resort's world-famous Harbour Town Golf Links is, as most of us know, home to the Verizon Heritage Tournament. There’s no doubt that Harbour Town, with its distinctive candy stripe lighthouse, is one of the world’s best-know layouts. Not as long as some on the PGA Tour rote, but it is one of the toughest. Harbour Town Golf Links is a golf course where finesse, imagination, and shot-making are the keys to a good score. Television has made the course an institution; Pete Day made it a masterpiece; Jack Nicklaus tweaked and refined it. The four par-3s are ranked among the world's finest and the par-4 18th is considered one of the toughest finishing holes on the PGA Tour, especially when the wind is blowing off Calibogue Sound.
The 18-hole "Harbour Town" course plays 6,916 yards from the longest tees for a par of 71, a course rating of 74 and a slope of 136. Designed by Pete Dye/Jack Nicklaus, the Harbour Town golf course opened for play in 1969.
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