Spring Island’s South Carolina golf course named to Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses for 2011

For the fourth consecutive year, Spring Island’s South Carolina golf course, Old Tabby Links, has been named one of Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses. Long heralded as golf course architect Ed Seay’s lasting legacy, Old Tabby Links at Spring Island is described by Arnold Palmer as a walk in a nature park to which the game of golf has been subtly introduced. To learn more about Spring Island, call 843-987-2200 or visit www.SpringIsland.com.

Every year, Golfweek magazine’s panel of golf course raters play and rate literally tens of thousands of golf courses across the country and around the world. From among these thousands of golf courses, Spring Island ranks 44th for Golfweek Magazine’s 2011 Top 100 Best Residential Courses list.

Golfweek describes Spring Island’s South Carolina golf course: “The 7,004-yard course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, meanders through ancient oak forests and pine savannahs, along scenic waterways and spring-fed rookeries and around the namesake old tabby ruins of an antebellum plantation house. Often heralded as a study in design perfection, Spring Island is distinguished not only by its playability, but also by its respect for its surroundings.”

Golfweek is not the only group to notice Spring Island and its South Carolina golf course. In 2009, Links magazine named Spring Island one of the “Best of the Best” private golf communities in its Premier Properties Guide. In 2007, Spring Island was named one of Golf Connoisseur magazine’s Top 40 Golf Communities in America and ranked No. 23 on Travel + Leisure Golf’s Top 100 Golf Communities. In addition, Spring Island’s South Carolina golf course is recognized as an Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary and the community as a whole has earned the Urban Land Institute’s Sensitive Development Award.

The 7,004 yard, par-72 Old Tabby Links stands as testament to Palmer and Seay’s sensitivity and light touch. From the great Live Oak “cathedrals” of the front nine, Old Tabby gives way to the more open feeling of pastures and green fields on the back – land cleared for quail hunting in earlier times. The final three holes parallel the spectacular marshes of the Chechessee River. Visit http://springisland.com/golf.html for more information on Old Tabby Links.

Spring Island is a 3,000-acre South Carolina golf community located 25 minutes from Hilton Head and Beaufort, and 30 minutes by boat from Port Royal Sound and the open Atlantic Ocean. Spring Island is limited to no more than 410 families, with 1,200 acres protected as nature preserve. Spring Island offers the finest amenities man and nature can offer, including championship South Carolina golf course, Hilton Head golf course homes, world class freshwater and saltwater fishing, equestrian, tennis, quail hunting, nature center, fine and casual dining options, and a wide variety of educational pursuits. More information is available at http://www.springisland.com.


Old Tabby Links Hole #17