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Off the Course

The Hilton Head Experience

There’s plenty of golf up and down the East Coast, but there’s nothing quite like Hilton Head Island golf, with a high concentration of world class quality courses, peaceful surroundings, great ocean and marsh views and incredible amenities. Après golf, have your pick of incredible Hilton Head restaurants and beautiful high-end accommodations. Count on Hilton Head Island to deliver an exceptional South Carolina golf experience.

Hilton Head Island may only be 12 miles by 5 miles wide, but you’ll find everything you need here for the ultimate Island retreat. Enjoy days basking in the sun, sand and surf of some of the best beaches in the country. Get into the swing of things at your choice of 24 world-class golf courses and 300 tennis courts, embark on a culinary journey at one of over 250 restaurants, or simply walk your way to a new outdoor adventure. Experience all that we have to offer on Hilton Head Island, the most family-friendly destination in the world!

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The Perfect Backdrop

Over 20 Hilton Head Island golf courses, including world-famous Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines go from better to best – there are no marginal quality courses. Best of all, the area’s untouched nature and beautiful scenery of grand live oaks and Palmetto trees provide the winning combination that makes Hilton Head Island a top-ranked golf destination in South Carolina.

Many private and public golf courses on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry area continuously welcome many of golf history’s greatest players. Other courses are the result of the skilled handiwork of these same golf greats. However, nothing compares to the tactful creation of our greatest architect: nature. Golf courses are spotted with unspoiled sea marshes, creeks, lagoons and wooded forests and demonstrate Hilton Head Island’s dedication to protecting and preserving its natural environment. As a result, golfers not only tee off on some of the world’s best golf courses; they tee off on some of the most beautiful courses on the entire East Coast.

Play Where the Champions Play

Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry area including Bluffton, Daufuskie Island & Fripp Island deliver an abundance of world class golf courses, many of which are ranked “World’s Top 100” as well as “America’s Top 100 Resort and Public Courses.” Past golf champions including Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player have not only walked the tree-lined fairways; they’ve designed some of the championship courses that continue to test golfers of all skill levels today.

From the RBC Heritage to the Players Amateur, there are many occasions for golf enthusiasts to swing by Hilton Head Island and see the greatest names in golf in action. Once inspired, grab your clubs and tee off on one of our public or private golf courses. If you’re looking to swing like one of the greats, check out one of our Hilton Head golf schools and bring your level of play to new heights under the tutelage of South Carolina’s top golf professionals.

Amazing Golf, and More…

When you tee off at one of Hilton Head Island’s championship golf courses, you instantly become part of a deeply rooted South Carolina Lowcountry tradition. Experiencing Hilton Head’s world-renowned golf courses may be number one on your priority list but it’s not the only way to remain entertained during your stay. Aside from championship golf, the Island is home to a plethora of other leisure and recreational activities.

Away from our immaculately trimmed greens, you’ll find over 200 stores and outlets ranging from unique boutiques to high-end outlets and 250 Hilton Head restaurants with cuisine from around the world. Ponds, creeks and lagoons have their day in the sun off the course with anglers by offering an incredible variety of catches. Be sure to experience Hilton Head’s 12 miles of beaches – the cleanest and safest on the East Coast – and catch the opportunity to do a little parasailing, water skiing, windsurfing and other watersport activities. Discover an amazing, year-round vacation destination where Hilton Head Island has something for just about everyone.


Heritage Golf Group brings FootGolf To Hilton Head! Experience Hilton Head Island’s first FootGolf Course at Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club. The goal of FootGolf is to kick a soccer ball into a 21” inch diameter cup in as few kicks as possible. It mirrors golf’s basic model. Players of all ages will enjoy the 9-hole, FootGolf course on Planter’s Row.  It takes less than an hour to play 9-holes of FootGolf. It is open in the afternoons from Thursday to Saturday at the Port Royal Golf Club. Learn more.

Planning Your Escape is Easy

Find peace in a beachfront cottage on Daufuskie Island and wake up to warm Atlantic breezes. Experience the genuine and charming hospitality of Old Town Bluffton at a private, secluded resort situated on the May River. Discover the perfect home away from home in a multi-bedroom Hilton Head villa. No matter where you choose to stay, lodging on Hilton Head Island will always be the perfect complement to your South Carolina golf vacation.

Hilton Head Island is home to a wide array of accommodations that range from locally owned hotels to private and intimate resorts to grand vacation homes and villa rentals. Whether it’s an annual gathering with friends or family to corporate functions, Hilton Head’s host of full-service beachfront hotels and beautiful oceanfront and golf course villas will cater to your needs to ensure a memorable golf vacation in one of the finest golf destinations in the world.


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