A Bit of Background
Following the completion of the Sea Marsh course (now Heron Point) in 1964 and Harbour Town Golf Links in 1969, Hilton Head, by way of Sea Pines, launched an experiment that turned out to be one of the most prestigious and famous annual golf tournaments on the globe.
Today, Hilton Head Island golf courses are known around the world for challenging play and outstanding resort amenities.
In 1969, when Hilton Head Island was just a little-known Lowcountry treasure, Sea Pines developer Charles Fraser announced a PGA-level Tournament to be held at the newly created Harbour Town Golf Links over Thanksgiving weekend and that was the launch of the Heritage Classic.
The purse has spiraled from of $100,000 ($770,000 in today’s…