Hilton Head Island offers more than just beautiful scenery, great restaurants and pristine beaches. The area boasts 20+ championship golf courses that draw many golf enthusiasts from all over the world. As a matter of fact, the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament has been held here every spring since 1969. Here is a list of just a few of the golf courses available for your enjoyment in the Hilton Head Island area.
Harbour Town Golf Links was designed by Pete Dye and consulting on the project was Jack Nicklaus. It is also home to the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage golf tournament. When you get to the 18th hole you will no doubt recognize the Harbour Town Lighthouse which has been featured on golf telecasts. It has become a widely recognized landmark and symbol of Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head National Golf Club is across the bridge in Bluffton. This 300-acre golf course was designed by Hall of Famer, Gary Player and design consultant, Bobby Weed. This unique 18 hole golf course will test your skills and may require you to use every club in your bag. While not on the island, it is called “The Best of the Best” by locals.
George Fazio Golf Course was named the 2014 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year by the SC Golf Course Owners Association. The front nine holes are on open, tree-lined fairways while the back nine are tighter. This is a great course for beginners and advanced players and is the only par-70 public course on the island.
Port Royal Golf Club is adjacent to Royal Dunes Resort. Choose from three different courses or play all three. George Cobb designed The Barony, Willard C. Byrd designed Planter’s Row and Pete Dye redesigned Robber’s Row. The Barony course has rough, unforgiving bunkers protecting the greens which will require accuracy in shots rather than length. Planter’s Row features water on 10 of the 18 holes on it’s tree lined fairways and is challenging at all skill levels. Robber’s Row is a challenging course sitting on former Civil War grounds. Throughout the course that winds its way through magnolia and live oak trees are markers that describe the history.