In 1956, Charles Fraser developed Sea Pines into the first private plantation community on the island. Within Sea Pines, there are 3,839 homes and 2,042 villas. The community is most famous for its four championship golf courses, including the Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the PGA Tourís annual RBC Heritage.
Sea Pines is also associated with the world-recognized Harbour Town Marina and its landmark red-and-white-striped lighthouse, built in 1969 to aid boats traveling on the Calibogue Sound. The marina hosts awe-inspiring yachts as large as 115 feet. Sea Pines has a lush, 605-acre forest preserve, access to five miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, over 100 tennis courts, two security gates and numerous swimming pools. It is also the location of the South Beach Racquet Club, Sea Pines Racquet Club, Lawton Stables Equestrian Center, restaurants, and outdoor activities held at South Beach Marina Village.