Envisioned by Charles Fraser in 1956, Sea Pines was the first gated community with restrictive covenants in the United States.
A 5,200-acre residential and resort community at the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, Sea Pines is surrounded by the Calibogue Sound and five miles of Atlantic Ocean.
There are four championship golf courses, including the Ocean, Heron Point, private Sea Pines Country Club and the world famous Harbour Town Golf Links (a Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus collaboration) home to the Heritage Golf Classic and boasting an iconic red and white candy-striped lighthouse overlooking the 18th green and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Harbour Town Yacht Basin’s 100-slip marina has rental and purchase options and can accommodate a vessel of 100 feet in length. It was modeled after a famous harbour in Portofino, Italy, with walkable access to villas, shops, and restaurants. South Beach marina is a laid-back New England–style fishing village with jet skis, kayaks, and deep sea fishing, as well as dolphin and nature boat tours. South Beach Racquet Club has 13 clay courts, while Sea Pines Racquet Club is a 23-clay court state-of-the-art tennis facility under the direction of U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith.
The forest preserve in Sea Pines is a 605-acre dedicated wildlife habitat with multiple recreational uses. Trails wander among old rice fields, a wildflower meadow, lakes, bird rookeries, and marshes. In the center of the preserve sits the Indian shell ring, which was built around 4,000 years ago and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Adjacent is Lawton Stables, a full-service equestrian center, offering horseback riding in the forest preserve, and Heritage Farm for the flower and vegetable gardener in each of us.