Five stand-out holes among Hilton Head Island’s golf greats

It’s painfully difficult to pick just five par-5 holes in the area where nearly every course is a must-play, but one has to start somewhere on Hilton Head Island and nearby Bluffton. I tossed in a couple no-brainers, but also asked a couple golf experts for their picks–the head golf pro at the Country Club […]

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A Celebration of Lowcountry Golf

Lowcountry golf is going to get another shot-in-the-arm of publicity with the upcoming PGA Championship at Kiawah Island south of Charleston in mid-August, though that publicity might be a double-edged sword. The pictures will be a terrific reminder of how gorgeous the views are and how spectacular our golf can be in the late summer […]

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A Little Bit Faster Please???

Here’s something where we casual golfers can actually teach the pros something! I just finished following a succession of 5-hour-plus rounds on the TOUR and then came home to play a round with the boys in 90-degree-plus heat. We beat the 5-hour mark, but nothing takes the sheer joy out of a round of golf […]

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Hilton Head Island golf shop’s secret ingredient might not be golf

About five years ago, Madeline Duncan went to AmericasMart, an enormous gift trade show in Atlanta and changed the rules for shopping at the Heritage Group golf pro shops on Hilton Head Island. “The first year, I had blinders on,” said Duncan, director of merchandising for the four Heritage Group pro shops, one each at […]

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Golf With Dad

I hear stories on the PGA TOUR all the time about the golf stars and their Dads. We probably all have a story, or if we’re lucky, many stories, of playing golf with our fathers. Many of us were introduced to the game by Dad, a gift passed down from generation to generation that hopefully […]

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Want your kids to love golf? Bring them to Hilton Head Island

There is something Hilton Head Island has perfected over the years: fun family vacations. Sprinkle in some fun on the golf course and it might make you sing. Doug Weaver is sort of like a Pied Piper of golf. The director of instruction at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort pulls out a golf club and people […]

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Get FIT-ted!!

Now that you’ve taken your first few spring swings, and maybe already driven yourself crazy at your lack of improvement, the question arises—is it the arrow, or the archer? Is it me, or my golf clubs? I’m going through the same maddening conversation with myself right now and got an answer that was a lot […]

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Hilton Head Island golf site rolls out an enticing invitation

I’ve planned quite a few golf trips in my time and I wish the Web site Hilton Head Golf Island was around everywhere. As soon as you hit the site, you know you’re at the right place. The first thing that pops up is a shot (hopefully a birdie, at least) to win three nights […]

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