Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 17
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 17
Harbour Town Golf Links' par-3 17th hole plays straight out towards the Calibogue Sound. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - clubhouse
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Harbour Town Golf Links - clubhouse
A morning view of the practice green and driving range from the second floor of the Harbour Town clubhouse. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 2
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 2
A tree guards the approach to Harbour Town Golf Links' par-5 second hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 3
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 3
The par-4 third hole at Harbour Town is a dogleg left. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links bounces back fast after Hurricane Matthew
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Harbour Town Golf Links bounces back fast after Hurricane Matthew
Harbour Town Golf Links bounced back fast after Hurricane Matthew. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 13
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 13
The green site on Harbour Town Golf Links' par-4 13th hole is well protected by a steep, large bunker. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 14
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 14
Harbour Town Golf Links' short 14th hole is one of the toughest par 3s on the PGA Tour. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 16
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 16
Harbour Town Golf Links is a true standout on Hilton Head Island. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 18 tee
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 18 tee
Harbour Town's 18th tee, along the Calibogue Sound, is one of the greatest tee shots in golf. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 4
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 4
The fourth hole is the first of four excellent par 3s at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 4
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 4
The view from the green of the fourth hole at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 5
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 5
Harbour Town Golf Links' fifth hole is a well protected par 5. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 7
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 7
The seventh hole at Harbour Town Golf Links is a par 3 guarded by sand in front. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - Inn
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Harbour Town Golf Links - Inn
The Inn at Harbour Town sits beside the ninth green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 2 tee
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 2 tee
A morning view from Harbour Town Golf Links' second tee. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - Tree replacement
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Harbour Town Golf Links - Tree replacement
About 27 trees of the nearly 500 lost during Hurricane Matthew are being replaced. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 1
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 1
The first hole at Harbour Town Golf Links is a mid-length par 4. Brandon Tucker/GolfPass
Harbour Town Golf Links
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Harbour Town Golf Links
The impressive clubhouse at Harbour Town was built prior to the 2015 RBC Heritage. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Driving range at Harbour Town
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Driving range at Harbour Town
The driving range at Harbour Town Golf Links features aiming sticks and balls in small leather bags. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - Locker Room
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Harbour Town Golf Links - Locker Room
The Harbour Town Golf Links locker room pays tribute to the RBC Heritage in various ways, and there is also a separate lounge with an excellent patio view for a more private lunch. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 9 and driving range
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 9 and driving range
A morning view of the ninth hole and driving range at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Hilton Head Island's Harbour Town Golf Links bounces back fast after Hurricane Matthew

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- In October, Hurricane Matthew hit Hilton Head Island and in particular The Sea Pines Resort, located on the island's southeastern side.

While the damage was extensive enough to prevent traffic from getting in and out of the development, property officials managed to get all three golf courses back open within weeks, and no damage was done to the resort buildings, including the two brand new golf clubhouses.

A round at Harbour Town Golf Links in mid-November left little to be desired. Conditions were excellent, with the winter rye grass having taken hold nicely.

There were about 500 downed trees on the course, but just about all of them had been cleaned up and had little if any impact on the round. About the only disturbance is the faint hum of chainsaws wherever you are on the island, and driving down the resort's roads, there are many piles of wood ready to be hauled away. Fire wood should be pretty cheap on Hilton Head Island this winter.

And Harbour Town will be as ready as ever to host the RBC Heritage on the PGA Tour in April.

Video: Playing Harbour Town Golf Links


Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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