Hilton Head Island is known for many things and carries with it the hard-earned and meticulously guarded accolades that world-class resorts tout in their marketing brochures. Indeed, Hilton Head is unparalleled in its natural beauty and its twelve miles of sun-soaked, pristine, white sand beaches meandering along the Atlantic Ocean coast and around Calibogue Sound in Sea Pines to Port Royal Sound on the north end. Add to that our top-ranked tennis facilities and programs which are the envy of the country, bike paths that crisscross over land and water, hundreds of fine and casual dining options, and prime fishing in the calm inshore waters.
Of course, the arrival of Fall (much like the arrival of Spring) always brings out the serious golfer. Hilton Head is serious about golf! Course play during the shoulder months is especially enjoyable as the temperatures are more moderate and hover in the comfortable 70s. In fact, Sea Pines Resort just announced the reopening of Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the RBC Heritage Tournament, following a series of enhancements this summer. Tee boxes, fairways and rough were replaced with Celebration Bermuda grass and the greens were re-grassed with Tif-Eagle Bermuda and will be irrigated with a new irrigation system. The Resort’s two other courses, also open for play, are Heron Point by Pete Dye which was recently enhanced and ranked among Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses, and the Ocean Course, designed by Davis Love III. Ocean Course is scheduled to close for a redesign and enhancement in October with a reopening date of September 2016.
Hilton Head Island is an energetic and dynamic place to be, whether you are visiting for the first time or have decided to make the island your home (or second home). There are endless opportunities for outdoor activities and excursions—–don’t let the opportunity pass you by. Mother Nature has extended an invitation. Heed her call. Get outside and enjoy what the island has to offer. Come join us out on the dock for a beautiful sunset after a round of golf, won’t you?