A Golf Destination
Millions of golfers have been drawn to the bounty of world-class courses found within Hilton Head golf resorts and residential communities.
Hilton Head Island golf combines a wealth of courses fashioned by some of the game's most well known architects with the charms of the region itself. Hilton Head golf strives for quality versus quantity and it shows. Hilton Head Island golf courses were voted #10 by Golf Digest readers as one of the world's best golf resort destinations.
Over 15 courses welcome you to tee off on Hilton Head Island. The private Long Cove Club is ranked the 68th best course in the nation and Harbour Town Golf Links rank 67th in America. With great weather nearly all year long, find golf utopia on Hilton Head Island. The Verizon Heritage PGA TOUR tournament is held annually in April.
With its sub-tropical climate, sunny skies and lush green fairways, the destination boasts a year-round golf season. Golf enthusiasts will delight in the wide and scenic fairways of the Island's courses, created by golf's most preeminent architects. George and Tom Fazio, Arthur Hills, Rees and Robert Trent Jones, Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, George Cobb, Gary Player, Fuzzy Zoeller and Willard Byrd have all left their distinctive mark on the championship courses, which see 1,000,000 rounds of golf annually and generate revenues for Beaufort County of over $77 million each year.
For years, golfers of all skill levels have found that Hilton Head Island is a great place to perfect their putts and improve their swings. In fact, all of the Island's public, resort and private clubs offer both group and individual lessons from certified golf-instruction professionals. Most clinics are offered on an hourly, daily or weekly basis and cover all aspects of the game, including warm-up, swing techniques, putting and other short-game skills and course strategy. Women golfers who are looking to improve their games can enroll in "For Women Only" golf school at Palmetto Dunes or LPGA pro Inez Long's clinic at Island West Golf Club.
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Be Courted in Style - Hilton Head Tennis
Hilton Head tennis fans reap the benefit of what big-star names and groups have sown here: top-rated tennis facilities and programs that are the envy of the country. With over 350 courts in all three Grand Slam surfaces, even grass, Hilton Head Island area's net worth is at an all-time high. In fact, Hilton Head Island's top-ranked tennis facilities and programs have attracted tennis professionals and amateurs for years. The Island is home to some of the most renowned - Van Der Meer, Palmetto Dunes and more.
A mild climate and bright Carolina blue skies allow visitors to enjoy Hilton Head Island tennis year-round. In the case of rain, tennis enthusiasts can always take advantage of one of the Island's covered courts. Both novices and seasoned players can improve their game at a variety of tennis clinics, where both private and group instruction is available daily. The prestigious Van der Meer Tennis Center, one of the world's most renowned tennis schools and international headquarters of the U.S. Professional Tennis Registry, also offers daily lessons for players of all skill levels. Take advantage of the many Hilton Head Island tennis programs offered, including:
- Hilton Head Island Tennis exhibitions
- Youth camps and schools
- Professional instruction
- Tournaments and round robins
- Open play
- Annual Spring Break Hilton Head Tennis programs
The Hilton Head Island tennis area has found itself on the receiving end of some particularly notable compliments, including:
- TENNIS Magazine regularly places four local resorts on its list of Top Fifty
- TENNIS Magazine declared Sea Pines Resort the "Top Tennis Resort in the US."
- Tennis Resorts Online has ranked two area resorts in the top twenty of the Top 100 Resorts and Camps.
Seven miles from the bridge to Hilton Head Island, Rose Hill Plantation is located in Bluffton. This 1,700-acre private community has an "equestrian side" and a "golf course side." The homes of the estate equestrian side are built on gracious 2 to 3 acre lots near a fully equipped equestrian center, polo fields, and riding trails.
Polo matches are held at Rose Hill Plantation in April and November, traditionally spectators enjoy tailgating while they watch the matches.