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The World-Famous Hilton Head Island RBC Heritage Golf Tournament Arrives April 15 - 21, 2019

Posted by Bill True on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 11:34am.

HBC Heritage at Seapines Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC

A Bit of Background

Following the completion of the Sea Marsh course (now Heron Point) in 1964 and Harbour Town Golf Links in 1969, Hilton Head, by way of Sea Pines, launched an experiment that turned out to be one of the most prestigious and famous annual golf tournaments on the globe.

Today, Hilton Head Island golf courses are known around the world for challenging play and outstanding resort amenities.

harbour town golf links clubhouse, hilton headIn 1969, when Hilton Head Island was just a little-known Lowcountry treasure, Sea Pines developer Charles Fraser announced a PGA-level Tournament to be held at the newly created Harbour Town Golf Links over Thanksgiving weekend and that was the launch of the Heritage Classic.

The purse has spiraled from of $100,000 ($770,000 in today’s dollars) to $6.7 million. The fan base has grown, too, thanks in part to extensive TV coverage by both CBS and The Golf Channel. Each year, more than 100,000 spectators arrive from across the US and around the globe, bringing an estimated $96 million annually to the state. And each year, the RBC Heritage leaderboard features some of the biggest names and brightest stars in the sport.

golf pro plyaing on harbour town golf links, sea pinesThe list of past winners is a veritable who’s who of golf’s greatest players—Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Bernhard Langer, Johnny Miller, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tom Watson, Davis Love III and Payne Stewart are just a few of the names inscribed upon our champions' trophy.

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, April 15

  • Pro Practice Rounds – Morning
  • Opening Ceremonies – 18th green – 10:00 am
  • Kick off the 51st annual RBC Heritage with the tradition of opening ceremonies and a parade, beginning at Liberty Oak at Harbour Town Yacht Basin and ending on the 18th green. Defending Champion Satoshi Kodaira, Heritage Classic Foundation board members, volunteers and state dignitaries will march in the parade around Harbour Town Yacht Basin to the sounds of the Citadel’s Regimental Pipe Band.
  • Pro-Am Presented by Boeing – 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 16

harbour town golf links, sea pines resort, hilton head, sc

  • Pro Practice Rounds – All Day
  • PGA TOUR Professionals are invited to play at their discretion. No advance starting times are available. A pairings board is located by the 1st tee and is continually updated as players begin their rounds.
  • Coca-Cola Youth Day
  • Putting Contest – Putting Green – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Children 15 and under are invited to putt alongside the pros at Harbour Town Golf Links. The first 200 children to participate in the putting contest receive a FREE Tournament souvenir. Every child who sinks a putt will also receive a prize, courtesy of Coca-Cola. Registration is in the tent next to the Clubhouse.
  • Family Movie on the Heritage Lawn – 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Wednesday, April 17

  • RBC Heritage Pro-Am – 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    • Starting on the 1st and 10th tees

Starting on the 1st and 10th tees

FIRST ROUND:

  • Starting on the 1st and 10th tees
    • Starting on the 1st and 10th tees
    • Starting on the 1st and 10th tees

Friday, April 19

SECOND ROUND:

  • Starting on the 1st and 10th tees
    • Morning starting times – 7:20 am - 9:00 am
    • Morning starting times – 7:20 am - 9:00 am

spectator stands at harbour town golf links, hilton head island, scSaturday, April 20

Plaid Nation Day – Wear Your Plaid With Pride!

THIRD ROUND:

  • Starting times – 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Plaid Nation Contests on the Heritage Lawn – 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fans are encouraged to "Get Their Plaid On" and show their true spirit for the RBC Heritage. Contests and fun are scheduled for fans of all ages to win RBC Heritage swag and tickets to next year's RBC Heritage. Contests include Hole-in-One and Fastest Clad in Plaid competitions, Tartan Trivia and overall Best Dressed in Plaid.

Sunday, April 21

Sunrise Easter service – Liberty Oak stage – 7:30 am
Spectators are invited to enjoy Sunrise Service at the Liberty Oak stage. The ceremony will feature local ministers, music and non-denominational prayer. A PGA TOUR Professional will also speak. Past speakers include Aaron Baddeley and Jonathan Byrd.

FINAL ROUND:

  • Starting times – 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Trophy presentation – 18th green – Immediately following the close of pla

Tournament tickets are needed for all special events
All times are subject to change

heritage classic at harbour town golf links, hilton head, sc


RBC Heritage Ticket Information

April 15 - 21, 2109
Harbour Town Golf Links
Hilton Head Island

Weeklong Badget Options

Plaid On Pack

  • Advance Price = $260
  • April Price = $280

This package includes a plaid lanyard and plastic sleeve and Heritage Plaid cap. The Clubhouse Badge gives fans weeklong grounds admittance, plus entry into the Clubhouse, including access to Links Restaurant and Pro Shop. The Clubhouse Badge also allows access to the Heritage Pavilion and two on-course hospitality venues at the 8th and 15th greens, each boasting great golf views. Food, beverage and mixed drinks are available for purchase.

Clubhouse Badge

  • Advance Price: $230
  • April Price: $250

The Clubhouse Badge gives fans weeklong grounds admittance, plus entry into the Clubhouse, including access to Links Restaurant and Pro Shop. The Clubhouse Badge also allows access to the Heritage Pavilion and two on-course hospitality venues on the 8th and 15th greens, each boasting great golf views. Food, beverage and mixed drinks are available for purchase.

Clubhouse Ticket Pack

  • Advance Price: $250
  • April Price: $270

The Clubhouse Ticket Pack is perfect for a business looking to entertain different clients each day. It includes one Clubhouse Practice Round ticket (Monday-Wednesday) and one ticket for each competition round (Thursday-Sunday). Each ticket gives fans grounds admittance plus entry into the Clubhouse, including access to Links Restaurant and Pro Shop. The Clubhouse Pack also allows access to the Heritage Pavilion and two on-course hospitality venues at the 8th and 15th greens, each boasting great golf views. Food, beverage and mixed drinks are available for purchase.

For more information on ticket options and how to purchase visit: RBCHeritage.com

While much has changed over the years, the Tournament still maintains the unique Lowcountry hospitality and family-friendly fun that have made the RBC Heritage one of the best stops on the tour for both players and fans. It’s a heritage we’re honored to uphold.

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