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Hilton Head Golf Island to Golfers: Book Now for Fall

Signs of golf’s continuing renaissance abound, as premier resorts around the country announce that they’re nearly sold out of tee times and lodging. The Sunday through Tuesday golf trip has now become “a thing” with golf buddy groups seeking some semblance of a getaway for the balance of the spring and the upcoming summer and fall.

One of America’s true golf capitals, Hilton Head Island is not immune to this historic uptick in demand. Its marketing collective, Hilton Head Golf Island, is urging golfers to book their trips to this Lowcountry atoll much further in advance than in previous years.

“Golf Island’s” premier resort partners – The Sea Pines Resort, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and The Heritage Golf Collection – are making their fall golf packages available for booking this spring at www.hiltonheadgolfisland.com.

Comprising 26 courses across the scenic South Carolina Lowcountry counties of Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper, “Golf Island” has long been one of the nation’s most sought-after golf destinations. The region’s stunning setting – marked by barrier islands, coastal marshes, and Spanish moss-draped live oaks – has inspired timeless designs from Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills, Bob Cupp, Willard Byrd, George Cobb, Clyde Johnston, Davis Love III and other noted architects.

Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes and Heritage Golf are collectively home to 189 golf holes spread among tournament-tested layouts such as famed Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage), The Robert Trent Jones Course and Oyster Reef. All three are located within a short drive, setting up perfectly for golf buddy trips consisting of a steady diet of golf, great food and good times.

Highlighted fall golf packages available for booking:

The Villa Golf Package (The Sea Pines Resort)

The Sea Pines Resort’s most popular stay-and-play for small groups, the Villa Golf Package starts at $335 per person per night. It includes three total rounds on Harbour Town, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III and three nights’ deluxe villa accommodations. Afternoon replays are available for $75 on Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes. The resort’s private villas are the perfect lodging option for golfers to relax after a long, rewarding day under the Lowcountry sun. They offer fully-equipped kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, and all the comforts of home.

The Golf Group Package (The Sea Pines Resort)

Designed for leisure golf groups of 12 or more, the Golf Group Package (also $335 per person, per night) features three total rounds on Harbour Town, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III, three nights’ deluxe villa accommodations, gratis resort gift, a personal on-site coordinator, and complimentary afternoon replays on Heron Point. And out of appreciation for all the hard work and planning that goes into organizing and executing a golf buddy trip for the ages, the group leader’s golf is covered by the resort.

Birdies and Beer Golf Getaway (Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort)

Back by popular demand, Palmetto Dunes Birdies and Beer Golf Getaway is fully customizable by group size and preferences. The package features three nights’ accommodations in a two-bedroom villa, two or three total rounds on the Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio or Arthur Hills courses, a one-hour Toptracer Range experience and complimentary range balls. Additionally, golfers enjoy exclusive discounts on pro shop merchandise, dining at Big Jim’s, The Dunes House and Alexander’s Restaurant, preferred rates on bike, kayak and canoe rentals at Hilton Head Outfitters inside the resort, and two hours of tennis and pickleball court time per day based on availability. And of course, breakfast and beer are included.

The George Fazio Course at Palmetto Dunes

All partner packages are subject to availability, rate changes and blackout dates. Golfers can visit the Hilton Head Golf Island website for more details.

Fall ‘Fore’ 2022 (Heritage Golf Group)

The Heritage Golf Collection offers 81 holes spread among three distinct properties: Port Royal Golf and Racquet Club (36 holes), Shipyard Golf Club (27 holes),) and Oyster Reef (18 holes). The Fall “Fore” 2022 Golf Package lets golfers secure their autumn golf getaway for just $150 down per person. Package pricing starts at $200 per night, per person, based on quad occupancy and includes four nights’ accommodations, taxes, and resort fees. Golfers also enjoy unlimited golf on all Heritage Golf courses, including cart fees and range balls, and a $100 gift card per person to be used for merchandise, food and beverage.

Oyster Reef, Heritage Golf Collection
Oyster Reef, Heritage Golf Collection

Getting There

Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) on the island’s north end offers non-stop and one-stop service from multiple hub cities and connections via American Airlines, Delta and United. American offers daily non-stop flights from Charlotte and seasonal service from Dallas / Ft. Worth, Philadelphia and Washington National (DCA). Delta has daily flights to Atlanta and United provides daily non-stop service to Newark (EWR) and Washington Dulles (IAD). Golfers can also utilize Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), with direct flights from numerous East Coast, Midwest and Texas airports on several major and discount airlines. For golfers who prefer to hit the open road, major metro areas in the Carolinas, Georgia and north Florida are under a half-day’s drive, while several Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern cities are seven to nine hours away.

For more information, visit www.hiltonheadgolfisland.com.

Shane Sharp
Shane Sharphttp://www.southbound4.com
Shane Sharp is a longtime golf writer based in Greenville, S.C. In addition to running his content marketing business, Southbound 4, he's a regular contributor to GOLF Magazine, Golf Inc., Club Management and other golf magazines and websites.
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