Couples Packages on ‘Hilton Head, America’s Golf Island’ Feature Incredible Golf, Beaches and Dining
When it comes to golf on and around Hilton Head, you likely think “golf buddies trip.” We totally get it. But “America’s Golf Island” also happens to be one of the nation’s best destinations for golf couples, whether traveling solo or with other twosomes. This have-clubs-will-travel segment has grown exponentially over the past three years, and Golf Island is responding big time. The Sea Pines Resort, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and the Heritage Golf Collection have rolled out their couples golf packages for the remainder of 2023.
All three properties are located directly on the island and are accessible via half- and full-day drives from major metro areas, or flights into Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). And as one of the southernmost points in the state, Hilton Head Island is truly a year-round golf destination graced with Lowcountry palmettos, live oaks and other evergreen vegetation.
Ready to learn more? Here’s the scoop on our featured couples packages for 2023:
Sea Pines Resort
The famed host venue of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage is the perfect golf getaway any time of year with its Inn Golf Package. Featuring luxury accommodations at the Forbes Four-Star Inn & Club at Harbour Town, the Inn Golf Package includes a round of golf on Habour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III.
The Inn’s spacious guest rooms cover 480 square feet and are adorned with an inviting coastal palette that exudes Lowcountry charm. Couples can enjoy fine and casual dining at an array of restaurants including the reimagined Quarterdeck, Links, an American Grill, Coast, Oceanfront Dining, Ocean Lounge, Fraser’s Tavern and Harbourside.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Golf getaways for large groups of couples have increased exponentially in popularity over the past three years. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has responded to the trend with its Group Golf Stay and Play Couples Retreat for groups of 12 or more.
The package includes: four days and three nights accommodations in a two-bedroom condo or villa; three rounds of golf on the Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio and Arthur Hills Courses; two hours of tennis and pickleball court time daily (based on availability); free range balls; and discounts on pro shop merchandise and dining at Big Jim’s, The Dunes House and Alexander’s Restaurant.
Complimentary bike rentals are also available, as the streets of Palmetto Dunes are ideal for biking (with over five miles of paths within the resort) while the island at large offers more than 50 miles of paved paths.
Heritage Golf Collection
The Heritage Golf Collection, owners and operators of numerous Hilton Head Island courses, has teamed with Sonesta Resort to offer the Couples Retreat. Starting at $265 per person, per night based on double occupancy, the package includes three nights accommodations in a standard Sonesta Resort guest room, unlimited rounds of golf on Heritage Golf Collection Courses, complimentary range balls and dinner for two at the award-winning, chef-driven LagerHead Tavern at Rees Jones designed Oyster Reef Golf Club. In addition to Oyster Reef, Heritage facilities include Palmetto Hall, Port Royal and Shipyard.
Getting to America’s Golf Island has never been easier. Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) on the island’s north end offers non-stop and one-stop service from multiple hub cities and connections via American Airlines, Delta and United. American offers daily non-stop flights to/from Charlotte and seasonal service to/from Dallas / Ft. Worth, Philadelphia and Washington National (DCA). Delta has daily flights to/from Atlanta and United provides daily non-stop service to/from Newark (EWR) and Washington Dulles (IAD).
Golfers can also utilize Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), with direct flights on eight different airlines from numerous East Coast, Midwest, Texas and Canadian airports on several major and discount airlines. For golfers who prefer to hit the open road, major metro areas in the Carolinas, Georgia and north Florida are under a half day’s drive, while several Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern cities are seven to nine hours away.
What to Pack
America’s Golf Island is all about golf shorts and short sleeve polos from April through October. But pack a few pairs of golf pants and pullovers if you and yours are playing in the early morning, especially in early April or late October. In the fall and winter, light sweaters, wind-breaking quarter-zips and a warm hat or two should do the trick. Oh, and hot or not, UV levels here on Golf Island are usually high given our 215-plus sunny days a year, so bring plenty of sunscreen and a solid pair of performance sunglasses.
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