On the southern tip of Hilton Head Island is Sea Pines, a scenic 5,200-acre gated community famous for its world-renowned golf courses and lavish amenities. First developed in the 1960’s as a novel way to join luxury and recreation amongst a serene coastal setting, Sea Pines has become a premiere getaway place.Those seeking stunning ocean views, sandy beaches and an exclusive, relaxed lifestyle will find it here.

Where to live in Sea Pines?

Many homeowners in Sea Pines first vacation here and fall in love with the lifestyle, Low Country hospitality and unparalleled scenic beauty. The Sea Pines real estate market has six distinct sectors with options for everyone. Sea Pines homes for sale include luxury townhouses with golf course views, studio villas, elegant single-family homes and oceanfront estates that make excellent vacation or primary homes.

1. Central Plantation

Be in the middle of it all in Central Plantation, the largest of the Sea Pines neighborhoods. Enjoy easy access to all area amenities, as well as hiking and biking. Heron Point and Atlantic Dune golf courses can be found in Central Plantation and there are many single-family homes and villas with golf course views.

2. South Beach

On the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island is South Beach, a bastion of the Sea Pines community that offers oceanfront homes and villas amidst a colorful seaside atmosphere. Enjoy the shops and dining, charter a fishing boat or go parasailing from the marina village.
Here you’ll also find The Salty Dog Cafe, a famous Sea Pines eatery. Jet ski rentals are available from the docks and charter fishing boats leave regularly in pursuit of some of the area’s finest deep-sea fishing.

3. Oceanside

A more exclusive section of Sea Pines, the Oceanside neighborhood boasts many oceanfront or ocean-view estates, many with private pools. Enjoy direct access to miles of beautiful sandy beaches out your own back door.

4. Calibogue Cay

The newest development in Sea Pines, Calibogue Cay has many luxurious homes with stunning views of Calibogue Sound and the Intercoastal Waterway with an abundance of real estate activity. Direct water access is a standard feature, as many homes have private docks to embark on water adventures whenever the mood strikes.

5. Harbour Town

The social center of Sea Pines, Harbour Town hosts the annual RBC Heritage PGA tournament and the townhomes along the course are some of the most sought-after real estate in the community. But there’s more to Harbour Town than the course, including the bustling marina with restaurants, shops and live entertainment. Climb to the top of the famous red-and-white striped Harbour Town lighthouse and enjoy panoramic views or visit the Harbour Town Yacht Basin, a full-service marina that welcomes yachts from around the globe.

6. Club Course

Club Course is one of Sea Pines quietest and most private neighborhoods. Homes here enjoy scenic views of the woods, marsh or the golf course, adding to its serene reputation. Club Course is one of the few areas in Sea Pines that offers patio home options for single-level luxury living.


While luxury homes abound in Sea Pines, the golf courses are what really set it apart from other high-end communities. The crown jewel is the world-renowned Harbour Town Golf Links.

Steeped in legend and tradition, this course is a favored stop on the PGA tour each April for the RBC Heritage PGA tournament. The only annual PGA event in South Carolina, the RBC was started back in 1969 and helped put Sea Pines on the map for elite golf and beautiful oceanside views.

The annual event attracts more than 100,000 spectators and the sports’ most distinguished players. The tournament has been won by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Davis Love III.

Atlantic Dunes is a classic seaside course that was recently modernized by Davis Love III yet retains the scenic beauty of the original.
Heron Point was designed by the legendary course designer Pete Dye and this challenging and beautiful course is not to be missed.

The only private course in Sea Pines, The Club Course, designed by Arnold Palmer himself, is available to those with Sea Pines Resort membership.


As if being known for world-class golf wasn’t enough, Sea Pines is also home to Tennis magazine’s #1 rated resort tennis program.

Led by Wimbledon and U.S. Open-winner Stan Smith, the tennis club offers beginner to expert lessons on beautiful seaside courts. It’s also home to the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, run by Smith and nationally ranked BJ Stearns to provide elite training for junior players.

The resort also offers opportunities for pickleball lessons and court time. Meet up with friends for a leisurely game or get a lesson with Stan Smith himself to bring your game to the next level.

Hiking and Biking

Forest Preserve

The 600-acre nature preserve is a verdant gem in the center of Sea Pines with two lakes for fishing and trails for horseback riding.
605 acres of trails meander through serene forest with an abundance of wildlife and birds.

Hiking, birdwatching and photography opportunities are rich in this beautifully undisturbed Low Country landscape.

The pristine natural environment is a landmark feature of Sea Pines that is celebrated and protected by community members.

Sea Pines Bike Trails

15 miles of paved bike trails meander through Sea Pines’ 5000 acres and offer a leisurely way to travel between area amenities.
In addition, the 5 miles of hardpack sand beaches are great to explore by bicycle while enjoying breathtaking scenery.

On the water

Water recreation is a central part of the Sea Pines experience. Dock your sailboat or yacht at one of the 100 deep water slips at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin and enjoy the full-service marina’s premium amenities for the length of your stay.

Others can charter a sailboat for an unforgettable day trip or get a glimpse of dolphins on a private cruise around the island.

For a more serene experience immersed in nature, rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and explore Calibogue Sound or the Intercoastal Waterway.

Those feeling a bit more adventurous can rent a power boat or wave runner or check out the view from above on a parasailing tour.

Horseback Riding

Just across from the Forest Preserve is Lawton Stables, home of the International Riding Academy. It is a full-service equestrian center offering lessons, guided tours and therapeutic riding.

The adorable petting zoo at the stables will no doubt become a favorite destination for kids and grandkids.

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There’s no shortage of restaurants to frequent in this community. From casual snack bars to award-winning rooftop dining, you’ll never find a boring meal here.


Sunbathe, create memories and play in the surf along Sea Pines’ five miles of iconic sandy beaches that are a hallmark of this premiere seaside community.

  • Tower Beach has exclusive access for residents and their guests. Enjoy the stunning views, gentle surf and visit with friends while at this private beach club.
  • The Sea Pines Beach Club is available to residents and renters on the island. The resort offers a relaxed beach experience without sacrificing luxury with seaside dining, a walk-up beach bar, and rooftop restaurant. For convenience and comfort, bathrooms, bike racks and outdoor showers are available to all.

Schools on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island has 9 public and private schools for its burgeoning population of school-aged children. There are two schools within the gates of Sea Pines.

Sea Pines Montessori School serves students 12 months to 6th grade.
Hilton Head Preparatory Academy serves students pre-K to 12th grade.

Luxury For Everyone at Sea Pines

PGA players bring their families to Sea Pines each year to experience what residents get to enjoy all the time: the beach, golf, and making memories among some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. After visiting, you may realize you want to make a life here, as it’s a way of life unlike anywhere else. Retirees, young families, and everyone in between can truly live the good life.


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