Hilton Head Island has long been considered a favorite destination for golf lovers. With 24 championship golf courses on the Island, and 15 additional courses in the region, how could an avid golfer go wrong? This spring, it seems like the accolades for Hilton Head Island’s golf have been stacking up. Here are the highlights:
- In March, GolfWeek magazine ranked Harbour Town Golf Links as the second best course in the state of South Carolina. The May River Course at Palmetto Bluff ranked 4th on that same list.
- In April, Hilton Head Island’s golf resorts earned praise from several media. First, Conde Nast Traveler named Hilton Head Island’s The Inn at Harbour Town in the Sea Pines Resort as a Top 20 Golf Resort in South Carolina at No. 8. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff ranked even higher, at No. 4 in the same category.
- In April, coverage of the 43rd annual The Heritage PGA TOUR golf tournament was tremendous as the hunt for a title sponsor continued. Also, as featured in the cover article in GolfWorld magazine’s May 2nd issue, this year’s tournament was a tie-breaking sizzler. A final showdown between young Brandt Snedeker and fellow competitor Luke Donald in the final day of play was sensational, as Snedeker sneaked up on Donald and stole away his chances at a No. 1-in-the-world ranking. It seemed as if the whole world on TV was watching anxiously along with the thousands of fans seated on the banks of the Calibogue Sound on that glorious Easter evening. And of course, looking on with as much anticipation, but in more stately, serene fashion, was the signature Harbour Town candy-cane striped lighthouse, peering above the stadium crowd behind the 18th.
- In their May 2011 issue, Golf Digest magazine ranked Harbour Town Golf Links as No. 100 on their America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses list.