The acclaimed golf course in the South Carolina low country reopened on Nov. 1 following the completion of a seven-month restoration project.
Greens have been re-grassed, a new state-of-the-art irrigation system installed, and the natural beauty and rugged character of the course restored. Among the noticeable changes are bunkers that were rebuilt and repositioned to recapture their strategic and aesthetic value. In some cases, hazards were eliminated, reducing the amount of bunker square footage, in favor of the natural, sandy terrain of the area.
Palmer first made his mark on Hilton Head in 1969, when he captured the PGA TOUR's inaugural Heritage Classic on then brand-new Harbour Town Golf Links - his victory lending invaluable credibility to a tournament, a golf course and an entire island.
Now, Arnold Palmer Design Company (APDC) has added to his legacy on the island again by putting its signature stamp on the Wexford Plantation golf course. In this dynamic pairing, Palmer and his team brought their design style to a unique and elegant, 525-acre golf, yachting and tennis community in the heart of Hilton Head's bustling south end.