Elite Designation Accorded to the Top Private Clubs in America
(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) - Sea Pines Country Club – the lone private club within Sea Pines featuring golf, tennis, multiple pools and fitness – has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Club award by BoardRoom magazine.
The Distinguished Clubs award program uses a proprietary rating system recognizing the facility, management and staff based on a top-tier member experience. Sea Pines Country Club operates at the highest standards by exceeding ratings for service, staff quality and club governance. Only 179 out of 3,400 private clubs in America have been awarded this status, and only five in the entire Hilton Head-Bluffton region.
“We’d like to congratulate Sea Pines County Club for earning Distinguished Club status,” said John Fornaro, publisher of BoardRoom magazine. “Special recognition goes to General Manager, Robbie Ames, as well as the club’s board of directors, department heads, and entire staff for their efforts in providing an excellent member experience.”
Sea Pines Country Club recently completed a $2.7 million renovation of its facilities. It refreshed its Blue Heron Pub and Grille, offering updated interiors and a new eclectic menu, rivaling the island’s top restaurants. Additionally, an indoor and outdoor pool renovation was completed, which modernized the existing saline indoor pool, the 24-meter outdoor pool, outdoor deck and built a brand-new children’s splash pool.
“We’re thrilled to have earned this honor, a title accorded to only the top five percent of private clubs in America,” says Ames. “We’re looking forward to a fantastic year as we begin the second phase of restorations to further enhance our member’s experience.”
Phase two of the club’s renovation will include an upgrade and expansion of the club’s fitness center with new locker rooms and equipment to augment wellness-focused programming.
About Sea Pines Country Club
Sea Pines Country Club is a private, member-owned club located within the gates of famed 5,000-acre Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The club is home to the meticulously maintained, Arnold Palmer-designed Club Course. Select memberships are offered with preferred access to the world-class courses of The Sea Pines Resort: Harbour Town Golf Links, Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III and Heron Point by Pete Dye. Outside of golf, members enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, eight Har-Tru clay tennis courts, fitness center and upscale and casual dining options.
In 2016, members approved the “Vision 2020 Facility Enhancement Plan.” The clubhouse was transformed to present a modern and contemporary pub and grille, bringing breathtaking tidal marsh views into every angle. Indoor and outdoor pool complexes were also fully renovated, with a stunning deck overlooking the club’s enviable Lowcountry setting. Updates were completed during the summer of 2017 with additional plans for expanding the fitness center underway.