Hilton Head golf courses together, are an ultimate golfing destination in the country today. Hilton Head Island, located in South Carolina has been known for its golf courses for more than three decades since one of its clubs, Harbour Town Golf Links, made its debut as a PGA golf tour stop in 1961. More than 20 courses are located on the island whose area is about 12 by 5 miles. Hilton Head Island houses both semi-private and resort courses, which have grown more prestigious and reputable over the years.
Anyone interested in playing in one of their beautiful courses should take time in planning and making appropriate reservations before their trip. Since most of the golf courses belong to resorts and gated communities, you need to be either a guest of the resort or invited by any resident of the island.
With the highest density of golf clubs in the country, golfers have plenty of courses to choose from. It has been said that Hilton Head Island belongs on the list of top ten golfing destinations in the country. Known for its beauty and environmental heritage, the island has been successful in preserving its native vegetation, so you can expect the fairways to be lined with ancient trees such as pine and oak.
The island's sub-tropical climate offers year-round golfing opportunities. All of Hilton Head's golf courses offer coaching from certified professionals and is available at hourly, daily or weekly rates.
This Island has earned the name "Golf Island" not only for its more than 20 outstanding golf courses, but also because of its rich history in golfing legends that have played there. The golfing tradition in the island started with Scottish immigrants who formed the first golf course in the United States in nearby Charleston. With the establishment of the first Hilton Head golf course in 1961, the golfing tradition is alive and well with courses created by well known designers such as Arnold Palmer, Arthur Hills, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus.