Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course
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Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course
Atlantic Dunes is a brand new course built on top of Hilton Head's original course, the Ocean Course at Sea Pines Resort. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course - 16th green
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Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course - 16th green
A view of the 16th green on the new Atlantic Dunes golf course at The Sea Pines Resort, with the 17th and 18th holes behind it. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course - hole 16
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Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course - hole 16
Teeing off on the 16th hole of the Atlantic Dunes golf course at The Sea Pines Resort, a par-4 dogleg right. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes Course
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Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes Course
The completion of Atlantic Dunes gives The Sea Pines Resort a completely reborn and upgraded golf product. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes GC
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Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes GC
Unlike Sea Pines' Harbour Town and Heron Point golf courses, Atlantic Dunes features waste areas and wire grass. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes
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Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes
Sea Pines' new Atlantic Dunes golf course opened in October. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course - tee boxes
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Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course - tee boxes
The new look of Atlantic Dunes is more flowing, in some cases the grass is cut between greens and tees at the same length. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Atlantic Dunes golf course - Sea Pines Resort
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Atlantic Dunes golf course - Sea Pines Resort
Atlantic Dunes' playing corridors and greens are a little larger compared to its sister courses at The Sea Pines Resort. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course - 18th hole
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Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course - 18th hole
The 18th is a demanding finishing hole at Atlantic Dunes. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Plantation Clubhouse at Sea Pines
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Plantation Clubhouse at Sea Pines
The new Plantation Clubhouse is home to Sea Pines' Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes golf courses, as well as a large practice facility and teaching academy. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course - no. 1
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Sea Pines Resort - Atlantic Dunes golf course - no. 1
The opening hole on the new Atlantic Dunes golf course at Sea Pines is a straightaway, medium-length par 4. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Atlantic Dunes golf course at Sea Pines Resort
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Atlantic Dunes golf course at Sea Pines Resort
Designer Davis Love III made the greens on Atlantic Dunes much larger than the previous Ocean Course. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Atlantic Dunes golf course - Sea Pines Resort - 9th hole
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Atlantic Dunes golf course - Sea Pines Resort - 9th hole
The ninth hole on the new Atlantic Dunes golf course at Sea Pines finishes with hazards surrounding three sides of the green. Courtesy of Sea Pines Resort
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Atlantic Dunes golf course - Sea Pines Resort - no. 9
A view from the ninth fairway of the Atlantic Dunes golf course, which shows the Plantation Clubhouse in the background. Courtesy of Sea Pines Resort
Atlantic Dunes golf course - Sea Pines Resort - 15th hole
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Atlantic Dunes golf course - Sea Pines Resort - 15th hole
Atlantic Dunes' signature 15th hole plays toward the ocean. Courtesy of Sea Pines Resort

Tour the brand new Atlantic Dunes at The Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The oldest golf course in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina has been rebuilt as the newest: Atlantic Dunes opened in October following a year under the knife and was built on top of the original course.

The course at The Sea Pines Resort plays and looks a lot different while still utilizing the original playing corridors (though some holes have changed in relation to par). More native vegetation and waste areas give it a unique feel compared to Sea Pines' Heron Point Course and Harbour Town Golf Links (both designed by Pete Dye). Atlantic Dunes' greens are also much larger -- double the size in many cases -- and landing zones are a bit more generous as well.

The signature hole is unquestionably the par-3 15th. It's one of the tougher par 3s among all three courses at Sea Pines as it plays long, and the green's exposed site beside the ocean means the wind can pick up often.

The completion of Atlantic Dunes gives The Sea Pines Resort a completely reborn and upgraded golf product. Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes play out of the new Plantation Clubhouse, which is also home to a large practice area and driving range that houses the resort's teaching academy. There are full locker rooms and great patio and indoor dining as well.

Read Brandon Tucker's full review of Atlantic Dunes .

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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