Hilton Head Island has been home to the RBC Heritage since 1969, when island founder Charles Fraser was looking for a way to market the course and invited the best players in the world to come and participate in the tournament. There is a ton of history behind the tournament that weaves directly into the foundation of Hilton Head and what makes the Lowcountry the place it is. Read more
With the imminent return of Tiger Woods, The Masters approaching, and Heritage buzz starting to fill Hilton Head Island, it only seems fitting to talk about golf on the island and share some insider tips for traveling to Hilton Head, whether it’s for a golf trip specifically, or if that’s just a staple of every Hilton Head vacation you go on.
The golf season typically is limited to summer months in most parts of the country, but Hilton Head’s mild climate keeps that little white ball rolling year round. Hilton Head is home to the most golf courses per mile of anywhere in the world, and with 33 unique, world-class tracks you’re sure to find a course perfect for your game.
For the last 50 years, the RBC Heritage has been a keynote event on the Lowcountry’s calendar – bringing the PGA Tour to our very own Harbour Town Golf Links for a week full of golf, memories, and fun for the whole family! The RBC Heritage presented by Boeing will take place April 9-15, 2018 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head.
Mid-April sneaks up faster than Grandma Betty Lee’s biscuits after a chilly winter. Sun dresses are ready and the party is about to start. What party? you may ask if you are not an island “local”. It’s the HERITAGE y’all! The PGA comes to town as locals and tourist’s alike head to Harbour Town to catch some great golf, and maybe a cocktail or two. If you’re in town visiting for the Heritage, or are new to the area, here a few tips to doing the Heritage like a local.
By Loren Otten, The Heritage Collection on Hilton Head
Golf on Hilton Head Island is truly a treat for anyone — local or visitor, novice or expert. I started playing golf on the island as a beginner and grew to love the game along with the Island’s sandy courses, alligator lagoons, and ocean side greens. Although I haven’t played every course on the Island…