Hurricane Matthew Damages Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head

October 12, 2016
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Harbour Town Golf Links was in the path of Hurricane Matthew, which passed through South Carolina this weekend, causing widespread flooding. Harbour Town, which hosts the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage in the spring, sustained damage, including downed trees and debris. Pieces from the floating dock ended up on top of the famed 18th hole.

Tournament director Steve Wilmot told the Golf Channel that he “hasn’t had a chance to see the course, so we won’t know the extent of the damage for a few days.” But added that “there’s trees (down) everywhere” on Hilton Head Island. Steve Riley, the Hilton Head town manager, told The Island Packet: “Harbour Town appears to have taken a hard hit.”

Other Tour courses in the region escaped the worst of Matthew’s force. Sea Island Resort, in Georgia, reported that the course was largely untouched and would still be ready to host the RSM Classic in November.

The Island Packet has a gallery of the some of the damage at Harbour Town, which you can see here.