Building is back in style! Of course, it never went out of style; it just took a back seat to more pressing issues of the day. Many lot owners who purchased at the height of the market (2005-2006) and who fully intended to start construction immediately after closing, had second thoughts about doing so. Reasons for delaying construction varied; topping the list, however, was the postponement of moving plans due to the economy and the fact that slow home sales and falling prices elsewhere were prohibiting that move. Many lots sat empty for many years. Then, as it always does, things turned around. Building permits are being issued again and the island is experiencing an architectural and construction boom…and that is a good thing! New construction, whether it is from the ground-up or whether it is a major remodel is a needed and beneficial driver of the island’s well-being.
As one of the most desirable resorts in the world, Hilton Head Island is acclaimed for its beautiful beaches, spectacular golf, luxury real estate, coastal and casual lifestyle, noted cultural organizations and myriad outdoor activities. Two bridges removed from the mainland, the island hosts a variety of lifestyle choices including oceanfront, ocean-oriented, deepwater, marsh and inland single-family homes, condos, and villas. Cost points vary by location with water features fetching top tier pricing.
Hilton Head Island was around long before there was golf—we have a long, proud history—but it was the golf that put Hilton Head on the map. To be sure, in 1969 when the first tournament was played, the sunsets over Calibogue Sound captivated the crowds just as they do today and the ocean’s tides rolled in just as they had since the dawn of time; yet a transformation had been put in place that would bring national fame to Sea Pines and launch the Island on an upward trajectory that is still advancing five decades after the initial round.
Hilton Head Island is recognized, revered and loved for many things, including 12 miles of beautiful beaches, luxury homes and villas within private, gated communities, great weather, spectacular fishing, friendly residents, and vacations of a lifetime. Golf, however, is one of our most venerated attributes. With winter on its heels and spring in full swing, Sea Pines Resort is gearing up for its annual Heritage golf tournament.
With PGA-player designed oceanfront courses, courses that meander along the sounds, creeks, tidal marshes and pristine lagoons, as well as manicured fairways that wind through stands of centuries-old live oaks, Hilton Head stands apart from and above the rest. Right now, preparations are underway for the 47th Heritage Golf Tournament to be held in Sea Pines Resort on the renowned Harbour Town Golf Links, named one of the top 20 courses in the country by Golf Digest and Golfweek. A favorite among PGA tour players, Harbour Town is one of three premiere courses in the famed resort. Just completed and not to be missed is the brand new three-story Harbour Town Clubhouse. Immediately following this year’s tournament, Harbour Town Golf Links will close for the summer for re-grassing and the installation of a state-of-the-art irrigation system.
Players of all levels enjoy play on the Ocean Course, a classic design featuring strategically placed lagoons and bunkers. At 6,906 yards, the Ocean Course will have a redesign by Davis Love III and his brother, Mark. The course will close for play in October and reopen in September 2016. A total renovation of the layout will take place.
Heron Point reopened for play in September following completed enhancements by Pete Dye. The green surrounds and contours were softened, greens were enlarged and landscape improvements and additions were put into place.
With all of the recent construction (Plantation Clubhouse, the oceanfront Beach Club and Harbour Town Clubhouse), general renovation of the resort itself, course improvements and with more to commence in the coming months, Sea Pines Resort has renewed its commitment to golfing excellence and to an overall excellence in the resort experience. Such can only add to the enjoyment of the resort overall—increasing property interest (and property values) is a byproduct of this commitment.
See for yourself. New construction is booming and existing home and villa sales are robust. Fall in love again with the Island’s premier resort. Discover your paradise and make the escape of a lifetime; enjoy time together with family and entertaining guests in a new Sea Pines home or villa that will certainly accommodate your needs and your lifestyle, both present and future. Call me at 843-384-9088 to find out more about homes, villas and homesites in Sea Pines Resort.
Real estate in Sea Pines is all about understated elegance, with its tone-on-tone natural neutral paint palette, exterior material preferences, signature architectural features and striking landscape designs. Interior elements more often than not coordinate with the exterior of a home, that is to say, beautiful wood and stone floors, expansive granite, custom cabinetry, extensive millwork and soaring ceiling heights to name but a few features are hallmarks of quality home construction and design in Sea Pines Resort. Large outdoor decks with water views, sculptured pools, and covered outdoor living spaces flanked by canopies of live oaks add to the charm and livability of Hilton Head Island’s premier community.
Sea Pines Resort offers miles of protected shoreline and white-sand beaches, over 5,000 pristine acres with much of it devoted to nature preserves and undevelopable space, as well as numerous lagoons, golden marshes, tidal creeks, deep water sounds and broad rivers. A family-friendly destination for decades, Sea Pines is nationally known and recognized for its ecological standards, premier facilities, including the brand-new Sea Pines Beach Club, Plantation Golf Club and nearly-completed HarbourTown Club House, home to the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament.
The homes and villas in Sea Pines Resort are warm and welcoming, allowing you to bring the outdoors in or take the indoors out. Whether you are seeking a summer home, an investment villa or an exceptional primary address, look no further than Sea Pines Resort. As a Realtor on Hilton Head Island for nearly 30 years, I can help you find the perfect property. Call me at 843.384.9088 or simply go to BillTrue.com to get started. Catch the wave!