Since 1969 when the PGA Tour first visited Hilton Head Island, it has been hard to think of Hilton Head Island without thinking also of golf. The now RBC Heritage (April 13-19, 2015) has been who by a veritable who’s who of golfing immortals. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Greg Norman, Davis Love III and many other golf luminaries have had their names etched on the champion’s trophy and received the now famous Plaid jacket associated with the victory. The now world renowned Harbour Town Golf Links is open to the public and with a little advance planning you too can play the course your heroes play.
Not quite ready for the PGA Tour? That’s fine as well with over 20 public courses on Hilton Head and immediately off Island in Bluffton, there’s a track that will fit you like a glove.
Hilton Head National designed by Gary Player and located just over the bridge in Bluffton, is a daily fee course where par is a challenge and bogeys are easy. A full practice facility and great teaching staff make Hilton Head national a great stop on any trip or a great destination for your corporate or group outing.
The Palmetto Dunes Resorts courses are respectively three (Arthur Hill Course, Robert Trent Course, and George Fazio Course) of the best local golf courses, each has a distinctive flair, and are also all open the public. Whether it’s ocean views, shot making or water carry that you are looking for, Palmetto Dunes has it all. The teaching pros at Palmetto Dunes are second to none so make time for a lesson or two.
Forgot your clubs? All of the local courses offer great rental and demo programs. Don’t forget to ask for demo clubs sometimes they are the latest and greatest but beware you might shoot the round of your life and feel like taking them home with you.
Winter, spring, summer or fall; Hilton Head Island golf is world class and you will have a great day on the links.