Hilton Head’s Best Golf Weekend

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Plan a perfect golf trip to the South Carolina Lowcountry, and experience scenic beauty and activities as well as professional golf at Hilton Head. Any weekend is good, but the RBC Heritage weekend  is the creme de la creme. It’s usually scheduled in April after the Masters.

South Carolina’s  PGA Tournament

The RBC Heritage is South Carolina’s only PGA tournament, celebrated for the 49th year in April 2017. Put out the bucks to plan this trip for a treat and stay at Sea Pines Resort for convenience.

The most famous Hilton Head courses are the three at Sea Pines Resort. Harbor Town Golf Links, where the Heritage is played, was designed by famed Pete Dye in 1969. The Hilton Head stop on the PGA Tour is a favorite among touring pros simply because it is Hilton Head. Many bring the whole family to enjoy spring at Hilton Head.

While the pros are at Harbor Town competing for the money, take time off from watching, and play the other two beautiful courses at Sea Pines. Nothing beats playing where the pros play.

The Ocean Course at Sea Pines Resort was the first golf course on Hilton Head, opening in 1962. In 2015 Davis Love, a multiple winner at the RBC Heritage, completed a major reconstruction of the old course. Love gave the course a new lowcountry and seaside feel. All of this is due to thousands of indigenous plants that were installed. Atlantic Dunes is the name of the new layout.

Heron Point at Sea Pines was designed by Pete Dye, who also designed the Harbor Town at Sea Pines. Dye also headed the modifications to the course several years ago. Heron Point is a player friendly course. No surprise that  Heron Point is on Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play.”

Food and Drink After Golf

After a day on the courses go for well deserved drink and food. If you are staying at the Sea Pines Resort you have some fabulous places on site including The Links and Live Oak.

The Links is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As with most places here, indoor and outdoor seating is available. Outdoor seating includes a beautiful view of Harbor Town Golf course. The menu has it all here and is enhanced by a Wine Spectator Award winning list.

Live Oak on site at Harbor Town is the perfect place for lunch after or before your game. Do lunch the Lowcountry way, slow and easy. Enjoy the great views and great signature bourbons.

If you want to leave Sea Pines Resort take the two-mile ride to the Palmetto Bay Marina to Black Marlin. Enjoy good food at a reasonable price. Seating can be inside or outside for a great water view. The shrimp and grits and Key Lime pie deliver the real Lowcountry.

Hilton Head’s Best Golf Weekend Anytime

More than 30 championship courses in the area are open to the public. It’s easy to fill a weekend with plenty of golf.  Choose a few favorites and play hard for an unforgettable weekend anytime on your own schedule if you can’t make it to the Heritage.

Golf packages are available or stay and play packages at the Westin, Sonesta Resort, or in many private homes or villas. Groups will find this especially useful for easy booking.

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