Originally employed as a vast timber and hunting tract, pioneering developer Charles Fraser set the foundation for what would become Sea Pines in 1956. Fraser’s concept was ambitious and straightforward; to actualize a mixed-use development that complimented the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. Together with input from landscape architect Hideo Sasaki, Fraser began development while adhering to a set of carefully designed land-use covenants. More than a half-century later, Sea Pines Plantation continues in Fraser’s tradition and honors his memory by preserving his vision.
Sea Pines is a gated community staffed by credentialed 24-hour security, and features amenities including:
- Harbour Town Links: 18 holes; 7,101 yards; current host to the RBC Heritage Classic; by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye.
- Heron Point by Pete Dye: 18 holes; 7,103 yards; by Pete Dye.
- The Ocean Course: 18 holes; 6,906 yards; by George Cobb and Mark McCumber.
- Sea Pines Racquet Club: 23 courts; former host to the Family Circle Cup, Dupont All-American, CBS Classic and World Invitational; academy and/or clinics available.
- Courts are attached to certain sub-communities.
- Harbour Town Marina: Public; 100+ slips; LOA to 150′.
- South Beach Marian: Public; LOA to 30′.
- Navigable canals abound.
- Lawton Stables: Equestrian boarding; modern, world-class facilities; training arenas; academy and/or clinics available.
- Sea Pines Forest Preserve: 605 acres; small-craft boating permitted; stocked for game-fishing.
- Heritage Farms: Community garden; plots individually owned.
- Sea Pines Beach Club.
- Multiple beach accesses.
- Miles of bicycle and foot paths.
- Harbour Town: 25+ shops and restaurants featuring small boutique shopping, name brands and a variety of dining options.
- Shops at Sea Pines Center: 15+ shops and restaurants featuring small boutique shopping, name brands and a variety of dining options.
- South Beach Marina: 10+ shops and restaurants featuring small boutique shopping, name brands and a variety of dining options.
- Major chains located just beyond the Greenwood Drive gate.