“Golf Island” Gems: Part Two
Hilton Head Island is a top golf destination and visitors to the area have a vast selection of courses to choose from when making a tee time. Two off-island gems include Old South Golf Links and the Pete Dye Signature Course at Hampton Hall. Keep reading to learn about these scenic layouts.
Just over the bridge from Hilton Head Island, Old South Golf Links showcases the natural beauty of the Lowcountry. At this local favorite, golfers play beneath towering live oaks and alongside the Intracoastal marshes of Mackays Creek. Three holes end at picturesque island-like greens. Water and wetland pose a threat on all but three holes. Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Top 10 New Public Courses” of 1992, Old South remains one of the area’s finest layouts 25 years later.
The Pete Dye Signature Golf Course at Hampton Hall is a classic links-style with wide fairways and landing areas, unobstructed green approaches and a safe route on every hole. Playing at 7,503 yards from the tips, length is an important factor. Nestled within a private golf community, the course does allow limited outside play. Golfers may call the pro shop up to one week in advance to schedule a tee time.
All eyes are on “Golf Island” this month as the PGA TOUR comes to Hilton Head. The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing – a Lowcountry tradition and South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event – will once again be played on the iconic Harbour Town Golf Links at The Sea Pines Resort.
Both on- and off-island layouts are experiencing some of the best course conditions in years. Coupled with temperatures in the 70s and more direct flights than ever into Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport, spring is the perfect time to visit Golf Island.
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