In the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina, golf is not a pastime, hobby or casual sport.
Golf is a passion.
The debate among our golfers and our golf course managers is a simple one, but one that continues to go un-resolved; “Which came first, the passionate golfers or the world class golf courses?”
Whichever side of the discussion you may favor, the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina is a golfer’s dream.
Hilton Head Island & Bluffton: A Golfer's Paradise
Bluffton/Hilton Head Island encompasses an area of less than 125 square miles and is called home by under 60,000 full time residents, yet, there are over forty golf courses for the enjoyment of our ‘passionate golfers’, over thirty of which are open to the public.
These are not just humdrum public courses, these fields of play, about which everyone from the new amateur to the professional golfer can find challenge, beauty and satisfaction in improvement, are world class.
These courses are designed by such famous and talented architects as, Arnold Palmer,Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Robert Cupp, Robert Trent Jones and Arthur Hills.
Not only do the region’s courses compete with the most famous in the world for layout superiority, water and sand hazards and awesome fairways, there are courses on Hilton Head Island that dwarf the aesthetics of such famous links as St. Andrews or Pebble Beach.
World-Class Golf Courses
Since 1969, when Hilton Head Island hosted its first PGA event on the Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus designed Harbor Town course at Sea Pines, the Harbor Town course has been one of the most famous and played venues from lovers of the sport worldwide.
A crowning seal of approval can be conferred by pointing out that Harbor Town is the home to the "RBC Heritage Golf Tournament", South Carolina’s only PGA Tour event. Further, it is ranked No.1 of "10 Best Jack Nicklaus Courses You Can Play" by Golf.com.
Just think, you and your golf buddies can strategize maneuvering over the same eighteen holes played by; Wesley Bryan, Boo Weekley, Davis Love III, Greg Norman, Fuzzy Zoeller and, of course, Arnold Palmer - all winners of the Heritage. It’s a public course!
Not up to that level of complexity or greens fees? As noted above, there are over thirty public courses spread over the 125-square-mile area of Bluffton/Hilton Head.Great courses and greens fees for every budget defines golf in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Come Experience It For Yourself
Many visitors and new residents, particularly from Florida and our northern neighbors, find the effort put forward by golf course operators in the Lowcountry a very pleasant surprise. They provide a great golfing experience for everyone.
Crescent Pointe Golf Club, an Arnold Palmer, eighteen-hole, par 71 designed course, features greens fees ranging, from $63 to $14, depending on how flexible your schedule is.
Other public courses feature $24 fees with a golf cart, during their least popular seasons and hours.
If golf is one of your driving passions and you favor playing the same course on most of your outings or on the other hand you like the availability of a number of different challenges, The Bluffton/Hilton Head Island South Carolina area could be your paradise.
Visit us and have a first-hand experience.
By the way, all of the photographs featured in this blog were taken at various spots in one of the Sea Pines Resort - Harbour Town or Heron Point Golf Links, including the club house. Both are public courses.
Are you ready to call the stunning South Carolina lowcountry home? We encourage you to contact us online or call 1-843-785-9500 to get in touch with an experienced, local Hilton Head real estate professional.