It may still feel like winter up north in early April, but on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina the azaleas are bursting with color, the skies are a cloudless blue and the air is blissfully warm. Spring is in full swing – literally and figuratively. The week of April 12 18, 2010 is the most exciting time to be in Sea Pines Resort when it hosts the annual Verizon Heritage PGA Golf tournament. Held at the famed Harbour Town Golf Links since 1969, the tournament is one of the most scenic stops on the PGA Tour, and definitely the most fun filled, particularly when combined with a relaxing island vacation.

Sea Pines Resorts’ homes and villas align the Harbour Town Golf Links, ranging in size from one to six bedrooms, and can also be found throughout Harbour Town and the rest of Sea Pines Resorts’ 5,000 pristine acres. Staying at Sea Pines Resorts’ accommodations near the tournament enhances the week’s activities with numerous resort amenities and effortless convenience.

Further, overlooking the practice green, the 10th fairway and the 9th green, is the spectacular Inn at Harbour Town, the island’s only Forbes four diamond diamond property. Adjacent to the Harbour Town Golf Link’s Clubhouse, the luxurious Inn at Harbour Town is an ideal place to stay for tournament goers. With a distinctively Scottish flavor, the Inn at Harbour Town provides the finest amenities, with elegant in room features and even a personal butler service. At the Inn at Harbour Town, you can literally walk out the back veranda and find yourself at the Harbour Town Golf Links….it’s the ultimate in ease and luxury for tournament enjoyment.

In its 42nd year, the Verizon Heritage is proud of its champions, a roster of the most distinguished players in golf’s history. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Bernhard Langer, Johnny Miller Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tom Watson, Davis Love III and the late Payne Stewart are just a few of the names inscribed upon our champions trophy. The 2009 champion Brian Gay returns to the tournament this year to defend his title. For tickets to the tournament or for more information on this exciting PGA event.

You can enter to win your own playing spot in the 2010 Verizon Heritage PRO AM on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. By entering the drawing, you are also making a $50.00 contribution to the tournament’s general sponsor, Heritage Classic Foundation –which funds hundreds of worthwhile charities. The winner of the spot gets for three full days of competitive, championship golf in Sea Pines Resort on beautiful Hilton Head Island – one joined by a PGA tour professional competing on nationally ranked Harbour Town Golf Links, another on the highly acclaimed Heron Point by Pete Dye, and a third on an island original, the Ocean Course. Not to mention, you ll also bask in the lavish parties and camaraderie only found at the Verizon Heritage.

The Pro Am drawing will take place on March 15, 2010.