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Discover These Hidden Gems Around Hilton Head, America’s Golf Island

The names of several courses on and around Hilton Head, America’s Golf Island roll off the tongues of diehard golfers everywhere. Harbour Town Golf Links at The Sea Pines Resort and the Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes are perfect examples. They’re globally known, nationally ranked tracks that are on many golfers’ bucket lists. But home to 25 courses, Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper counties – a.k.a. South Carolina’s stunning Lowcountry region – feature plenty of hidden gems that players of all levels will appreciate. Here are five venues to check out as you’re planning your next Golf Island getaway.


Rees Jones


Pete Dye’s iconic Harbour Town Golf Links and its famous lighthouse will always be the face of Hilton Head Island golf. But it can be argued that the “Open Doctor”, Rees Jones, who recently spent significant time on the Island reworking one of his masterpieces, should be placed right next to Dye in the Island’s Gallery of Greatness.

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What You Won't See at the RBC Heritage - Unless You Go!

The crew from the Golf Channel and CBS love coming to Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage, especially after the crucible of Augusta National the week before. Some of the crew actually take a break here BEFORE they go to Augusta, then can’t wait to get back to the vibe of Sea Pines and our Island home. 

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Callaway Golf Loves Hilton Head Island

It’s one of those marriages that just sort of happened for a number of reasons, yet looks like it might have been scripted. In fact, part of it was scripted, but only the “vows”.

Callaway Golf and Hilton Head Island are in the midst of a very, very happy relationship, begun a few years ago when, as the story goes, Callaway’s club-making guru Roger Cleveland met some executives from Boeing at the RBC Heritage (presented by Boeing) Pro-Am. One thing led to another during a round of golf (which is one of the beauties of the game) and the club-maker and plane-maker got their top engineers together to trade intel and, as Boeing likes to say, take the “Runway to the Fairway” to launch the new Callaway XR 16 Driver.  How’s that workin out? We’re getting ahead of ourselves.

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Go for the Gold: 50 Years of RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing

For half a century, the country’s top golfers have been gathering on Hilton Head Island to compete in the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, an annual golf tournament hosted at Harbour Town Golf Links inside The Sea Pines Resort. What started as a fledgling PGA-level tournament at a brand-new golf course over Thanksgiving weekend in 1969 has become a beloved, and much-anticipated, event within the golf community. Spectators from across the country arrive every year decked out in their finest plaid gear to cheer on their favorite players and enjoy Hilton Head Island.


A Hilton Head Golf Tradition: the RBC Heritage is Back!

It’s time to practice your swing and dust off your finest plaid attire. The countdown is on, and Hilton Head Island’s most exciting PGA TOUR golf event of the year is just around the corner!

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