Engulfed with wind-sculpted live oaks draped with Spanish moss, towering pines and palmetto and framed by the Calibogue Sound and Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is an idyllic golf vacation escape.
Elevating its appeal is a spectacular golf course menu and wide array of restaurants, shopping complexes, tennis facilities, bicycle paths, nature trails and marinas. Twelve miles long and five miles wide, the island has 24 golf courses, 350 tennis courts, 250 restaurants and more than 50 miles of public bike and nature trails.
A carefully developed master-planned community, Hilton Head Island is comprised of several, high-end, amenity-loaded golf course developments. You’ll instantly notice the absence of bright advertising signs and streetlights. Hilton Head Island was conceived as a lush Lowcountry golf vacation destination and it has stayed true to its original concept.
Mention Hilton Head Island and the first course that comes to mind is Harbor Town Golf Links, the magnificent Pete Dye design that annually hosts the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage Classic. Renowned for its candy-striped lighthouse, the course is wonderfully maintained and exudes a private club ambience with its exemplary caddie program.
Harbor Town Golf Links is set in the sprawling 5,000-acre Sea Pines community, which spans more than one-third of the island highlighted by Sea Pines Resort. Other courses at Sea Pines are Heron Point by Pete Dye and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III. A lengthy list of amenities encompasses recreation like boating and yachting, tennis and bicycling as well as on-site, waterfront dining options.
If you want to get away from the routine of everyday life to a paradise of great golf, superb restaurants and a wealth of beach and outdoor activities, Hilton Head Island is an excellent choice.