South Carolina island, home to 1 million-plus rounds per year, offers public courses and resorts for play
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (February 2020) — The storied Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) — a former International Association of Golf Tour Operators’ North American “Golf Destination of the Year” — has recently unveiled several group getaway packages.
More than a million rounds of golf are played on Hilton Head every year. While some of the top area courses are private, Hilton Head has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest golf destinations, because of its outstanding public and resort courses that will satisfy the palate of even the most selective golfer.
SEA PINES RESORT
At fabled Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Golf Links remains a lasting monument to southern coastal golf and a bucket-list golf course for any aficionado. The Pete Dye Room at the Harbour Town Clubhouse celebrates the life and times of the of one of history’s all-time best designers, who also gave Sea Pines another memorable design called Heron Point by Pete Dye. Not to be outdone, the resort’s third layout, Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III, was recently named “National Course of the Year” by the golf course owners association.
“The Sea Pines Resort Villa Golf Package” includes three nights and four days, along with three rounds of championship golf. Rates start at $218 from November through February, and to $229 from March through October, per player and per night and do not include taxes and fees.
Take advantage of The Sea Pines Resort's Villa Golf Package and enjoy world-class golf. Experience the resort’s private villas which provide the perfect living space for golfers after a great day out on the course — and enjoy having your own fully equipped kitchen, dining room and relaxing living room.
Included in the package are one round of golf at Harbour Town Golf Links, one round of golf at Heron Point by Pete Dye, one round of golf at Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III, complimentary green fees for afternoon replays on Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III (based on availability and cart fee applies.) Reserve today and save up to 15 percent best available lodging and golf rates when you reserve The Sea Pines Resort's Villa Golf Package.
Call the Sea Pines Resort reservations department at 843-842-8484 to book or customize this package.
PALMETTO DUNES OCEANFRONT RESORT
Mid-island, visitors can pack as much fun as possible into a memorable stay at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. This exciting and activities-packed vacation includes championship golf, world-class tennis and pickleball, spa treatments, bike and kayak rentals and more.
The “Palmetto Dunes Golf Stay and Play Package” vacation package features outstanding resort accommodations on Hilton Head Island, plus two or three rounds of golf on your choice of three championship courses. All three golf courses at Palmetto Dunes have previously been honored as South Carolina’s “Golf Course of the Year.” This Hilton Head Island golf vacation package is completely customizable with accommodations and activities.
This particular package includes four days and three nights in a two-bedroom villa at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, along with two or three rounds of golf on your choice of three championship courses, which includes green fees and cart fees. The package also includes complimentary range balls, pro shop merchandise and dining discounts at Big Jim’s, The Dunes House and Alexander’s Restaurant and preferred rates on select resort activities, along with two hours of court time per day per villa or home at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center.
Rates are based on four-person occupancy in a two-bedroom resort-view villa. Based on availability. Reservations inside 30 days must be paid in full and no refund on cancellation. Optional rates and dates may vary based on availability. May not be combined with any other offer. Rates may vary per dates of stay and available accommodations. Call 844-207-9301 to get a package quote today.
The Heritage Collection on Hilton Head Island
The Heritage Collection on Hilton Head Island includes a trio of island stalwarts — Port Royal, Shipyard and Oyster Reef Golf Clubs. Shipyard Plantation offers 27 holes designed by George Cobb and Willard Byrd that can be played in a trio of 18-hole combinations. Each nine-holer — Galleon, Brigantine and Clipper — can be played in any combination and are adorned by some sporty practice facilities.
Port Royal Resort — home to the original landing site of William Hilton, the explorer for whom the island is named — offers a trio of distinctly different 18-hole golf courses. Robbers Row, Barony, and Planter’s Row. Robber’s Row was designed in 1967 by Cobb and Byrd, and was redesigned in 1994 by Pete Dye. Located on the scenic marsh side of the Port Royal Plantation atop former Civil War grounds and featuring historical markers throughout, the layout winds through beautiful strands of magnolia and live oaks. The Barony Course opened in 1963 and was one of Hilton Head’s first courses. From the tee box, many of the holes appear to be relatively open, but as golfers approach the recently resurfaced Bermuda greens, the challenge becomes clear.
Oyster Reef Golf Club opened in 1983 in Hilton Head Plantation on the north end of the island and was immediately lauded as one of the country's best new resort courses. Carved out of 190 acres of breathtaking Lowcountry terrain, Oyster Reef is home to one of the most spectacular golf holes on the entire island — the par-3 sixth hole plays 192 yards from the championship tees to a green that is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Port Royal Sound. Winding lagoons, lush vegetation and scenic views of the island surround Oyster Reef’s spectacular layout.
The ‘Spring ‘Fore’ 2020” package for a spring or fall 2020 golf trip can be secured with $100 down per person. Pricing starts at $525 per golfer, includes four nights’ accommodations. Pricing based on minimum of quad (4) occupancy per person. Price per person includes all taxes, resort fees, unlimited golf, cart fees and warm-up range. A $100 gift card per person can be used for merchandise, food and beverages. Prices are subject to change prior to booking and optional dates pricing may vary. Package availability and pricing are subject to change due to seasonal rates changes, holidays or events.
For visitors, the “Golf Island” has made planning your golf vacation very easy by visiting HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com. Marvel at our 30-plus area golf courses, browse our custom resort packages and attractive rates, and see all that Hilton Head Island has to offer away from the links. Planning your dream golf trip is just a click away.
About Hilton Head Golf Island
Hilton Head Golf Island features more than 30 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones.