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Rees Jones: Revitalizing Seabrook’s Award-Winning Golf Courses

Posted 09/16/2020

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Seabrook Island’s serene oceanfront community is any golfer’s paradise! Seabrook Island is not only home to miles of picturesque Carolina coastline and convenient Lowcountry dining and shopping, but also award-winning courses sure to impress golfers of all experience levels. We are excited to present our newly renovated Ocean Winds golf course, redesigned by Rees Jones, Inc., which will be open to our members on October 9th and 10th during our Grand Re-Opening event.

Seabrook’s Sophisticated Ocean Winds Course

Ocean Winds is an award-winning, private course that winds through Seabrook’s pristine marsh, lush maritime forests, and moss-hung, century-old live oaks. Stunning Lowcountry views add the ultimate wow-factor as a refreshing coastal breeze provides an exciting challenge that is guaranteed to test your golf game. Designed by Willard Byrd and opening for play in 1973, Ocean Winds was initially a 6,765 yard, par 72 Seabrook Island golf course with sophisticated style and a quiet, peaceful island atmosphere. Our unique Ocean Winds course, recently reinvigorated by world-renowned golf course architect Rees Jones and senior designer Bryce Swanson, now boasts:

  • 18 Holes
  • Par: 72
  • Rating: 75.1
  • Slope: 145
  • Yardage: 6,828

A Rees Jones Restoration Project

When it comes to golf course architecture, there is no family more respected than the Joneses. Between father Robert Trent Jones, Sr., elder son Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and younger son Rees Jones, there are almost one thousand golf courses across the country and the globe designed and renovated by these three gentlemen.

Founded in 1974, Rees Jones, Inc. is a highly regarded golf course architecture firm specializing in the construction of new courses for private clubs, resorts, real estate communities, and public facilities around the world. After spending decades perfecting his unique craftsmanship and methodology, Rees Jones began redesigning and renovating existing golf courses to elevate them to premier status.

Rees Jones has designed and redesigned more than 230 golf courses during his career. From learning to play golf at a young age to later traveling worldwide to visit the most prestigious golf courses, Rees and his father transformed their passion for golf into a lifestyle. Rees, widely known as “The Open Doctor,” learned the ins and outs of golf course architecture from his father’s renowned methods, going on to start Rees Jones, Inc. The Montclair, New Jersey-based firm’s notable past projects have included 7 U.S. Open venues and 9 PGA Championship venues.

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Seabrook Island: A Golf Paradise

Our recently renovated state-of-the-art practice facility includes a 40,000 sq. ft. practice tee, an adjacent fairway bunker, 5 target greens, 2 large putting greens totaling over 18,000 sq. ft., and a separate short game area with 3 bunkers, a short fairway, and a 3,000 sq. ft. green. Private and group instruction and tournament coordination are also available from our PGA professionals. With the 2021 PGA Championship set to be held nearby on Kiawah Island, SC from May 17th to the 23rd, Seabrook Island is the ideal destination for celebrating these golf festivities. Book one of our spacious and relaxing Seabrook Island vacation rentals for a premier golf getaway.

Ocean Winds Grand Re-Opening Event

Join us for the Ocean Winds Grand Re-Opening Event on October 9th and 10th! Our Seabrook members will have ample opportunity to experience the course’s stunning new design elements with challenging play while enjoying a variety of delicious cuisine and refreshing beverage offerings. Register before October 1st to secure your spot in this “once in a lifetime” event as we reveal our recently renewed Ocean Winds golf course.

Tee times will begin at 8:00 am on both days of our Grand Re-Opening. Please note that standard member golf fees apply.

Whether you are a seasoned player or learning novice, we know that you will enjoy spending the day with us at our private Seabrook Island golf retreat. Plan your visit to Seabrook Island for your next day of golf near Charleston, SC by calling 843-768-2560 or filling out our contact form today!