Hilton Head Island Trip Planner
Help us plan your golf trip to Hilton Head Island, home of Harbour Town and many more coastal South Carolina courses and resorts.
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From the beaches, the thriving arts scene, the plethora of courses on island and off -- there's a lot to learn about the tiny island getaway. Here are some guidelines to planning a golf trip to the Hilton Head area.
You have a few days to spend in Hilton Head Island, but you don't have much money to spend on golf -- $200 to be exact. That's okay. While bucket list golf at places like Harbour Town Golf Links isn't happening, Jason Scott Deegan offers up an itinerary you'll enjoy while staying within your $200 budget -- almost.
Harbour Town Golf Links is on everyone's must-play list on Hilton Head Island thanks to the PGA Tour event at Harbour Town every April, the RBC Heritage. Somewhat less familiar, however, are the wide variety of golf courses on the island and the nearby communities of Bluffton, Beaufort and Savannah. Ed Schmidt offers up some suggestions to accommodate any budget.
Harbour Town is the highlight of any Hilton Head Island golf trip, but it's far from the only highlight in South Carolina's Lowcountry.
In the 10 years since the Goodwin family purchased The Sea Pines Resort, it has given the facility a serious upgrade. And it's not done yet.
Davis Love III's design team has totally rebuilt the island's original layout, and the Sea Pines golf product is officially fully transformed.
It's not long, undulating, or overly scenic. But here's why Harbour Town Golf Links a highlight for tour pros and those on Hilton Head golf vacations.
When a friend's family offers you the keys to their remote vacation house near Hilton Head Island for Memorial Day weekend, you take them up on it, which is what writer Brandon Tucker did. The Bray's Island Plantation house served as a fitting base camp for his golf-intensive weekend. Tucker recounts how, in less than 72 hours, his group played 63 holes on four different courses: Bray's Island Plantation Golf Club, Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes, Heron Point at Sea Pines Resort and Crosswinds Golf Club.
Upon buying Sea Pines in 2005, Charles Goodwin promised heavy investment into the property. A decade on, the resort boasts two new golf clubhouses and beach clubs, and the courses are next on the agenda.