Golf for any level

Hilton Head Island opens play for all levels with miniature golf

Known best for golf as the home to some 20 plus championship courses and the backdrop to the RBC Heritage PGA tournament, not everyone who visits/lives on Hilton Head Island has the skill set ready for famed courses such as Harbour Town Golf Links or Palmetto Dunes’ Robert Trent Jones Course.  However, there are a handful of courses that even someone with the smallest amount of ability can come out victorious.

Miniature golf is truly fun for all ages.  Whenever we have friends in town, my husband and I always use it as an excuse to visit some of our favorite mini golf establishments.  And it offers me, someone who can barely make it through 9 holes unscathed, not only a shot at a hole-in-one, but, better yet, the only chance I have at beating my husband in an 18-hole standoff.

Looking for a little friendly competition during your visit?  Here are some of my favorite courses on Hilton Head Island:

Adventure on the high seas at Pirate’s Island

Want a course with a theme?  Don’t miss Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf.  From treasure chests to pirate ships, this course has it all.  Choose from one of the two 18-hole courses.  Captain Kidd, the more challenging of the two with several rock traps, takes you through a dark and treacherous cave while Blackbeard’s offers the best view from the top of a sparkling waterfall.  The only rule at Pirate’s Island?  Have fun or else you might have to walk the plank!

Don’t miss the Island’s oldest mini golf course

Want to visit a Hilton Head Island classic? The oldest miniature golf course on the Island, Legendary Golf, located along the Island’s main drag – 900 William Parkway (843-686-3399), is quite different than your typical “putt putt” courses.  Boasting a Par 52 and Par 59 course, Legendary Golf’s courses mimic that of an actual golf course with several Par 4 and some Par 5 holes.  Emulating championship courses with long fairways, dog legs, elevation changes and several water hazards, Legendary Golf presents a test of skill for even the best golfers.  And don’t miss their second location at 80 Pope Avenue (843-785-9214) which features a championship Par 65 course.

Want a course that offers activity beyond the greens?  Check out Adventure Cove.
While on the course, take in the sights and sounds of the Caribbean, steel drum music and all.  Choose between two 18-hole courses, Lost Lagoon and Paradise Falls, which will take you around Koi-filled lagoons, through raging waterfalls and into darkened caves.  However, the fun doesn’t stop after your final putt on 18.  Continue the competition indoors at Adventure Cove’s arcade.  The largest arcade on the Island, the GIANT Arcade is home to some of the best classics including my favorite, Skee Ball, as well as some of the newest interactive games.  Best part?  Collect tickets and redeem them for fun prizes you can take home as Island souvenirs.