Destination Guide

Destination: Hilton Head Island

In addition to world-class beaches and golf courses from some of the top designers in the business, Hilton Head Island offers accommodations in a variety of settings and ranges of affordability. Best of all, you'll experience Hilton Head's legendary hospitality following your day on the links and beaches. Select from hotels, motels, rentable private homes and luxurious oceanfront resorts featuring spectacular ocean views.

Hilton Head Island FAQ


Where exactly is Hilton Head Island?
Hilton Head Island is a large island off the coast of southeastern South Carolina. It is just a few miles north of the Georgia state line.

Why is Hilton Head Island such a famous golf vacation destination?
Hilton Head Island has a rich tradition of golf that continues today. The area's first course was built on the island in 1961. Since then, the island has been a mecca for golfers who value quality over quantity. Opened in 1969, Harbour Town Golf Links anchors a small group of upscale designer courses that can now be found on the island.

What's the best golf course on Hilton Head Island?
The best and most famous golf course on Hilton Head is Harbour Town Golf Links. Part of Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town is one of the country's most famous courses and home to an annual PGA Tour event. Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus' design brings with it everything you would expect. Small greens, pot bunkers, narrow fairways, railroad tie bulkheads, and sandy waste areas provide the challenges here. And when you get to the finishing hole you'll see the course's trademark red and white faux lighthouse.

What are some other courses that aren't quite as pricey as Harbour Town?
There are many great courses on the island, and some of them are actually quite inexpensive. Consider playing Hilton Head National, Oyster Reef Golf Club or any combination of the three nines at Shipyard Golf Club.

What else is there to do on Hilton Head Island?
It is an island, so watersports abound. Fishing, surfing, parasailing and deep-water diving are all possibilities. There's also sailing, water skiing and cruises to other nearby islands like Savannah and Beaufort where you can spend an evening or have a bite to eat.

What's the best way to get to Hilton Head Island?

There is an airport located on Hilton Head Island, but many visitors arrive by way of Charleston International Airport an hour away. There are the usual car and limousine rental counters at Charleston International.

If you are driving to Hilton Head, you'll probably end up taking either I-95 or I-16. If you're coming from the West you can take I-16 from Atlanta. Interstate 95 runs along the eastern Seaboard from Miami to Philadelphia and gets you within a short drive to Hilton Head Island. From the North, take I-95 South to Exit #8 for Highway 278. Signs are posted to get you to Hilton Head on 278. Driving distance is approximately 40 miles from I-95. From the South, take I-95 North to Exit #5 (Hardeeville - Highway 46) to Highway 170 to Highway 278. Follow the signs on 278 to Hilton Head. Driving distance is approximately 25 miles from I-95.

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Courses

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Course City Rates from
Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Hilton Head Island $35
Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Tee Times
Hilton Head Island $27
The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes
Tee Times
Bluffton $15
Old South Golf Links
Tee Times
Bluffton $35
Old Carolina Golf Club
Tee Times
Bluffton $13.5
Pintail Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Hardeeville $13
Rose Hill Golf Club
Tee Times
Bluffton $18
Pines Course at Lady's Island Country Club
Tee Times
Beaufort $10
Sanctuary Golf Club At Cat Island
Tee Times
Beaufort $15
Sergeant Jasper Country Club
Tee Times
Ridgeland $10
Hilton Head National Golf Club
Tee Times
Bluffton $39.99
Hidden Cypress Golf Club
Tee Times
Bluffton $75
Okatie Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Bluffton $59
Island West Golf Club
Tee Times
Bluffton $16
Crescent Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Bluffton $16
Eagle's Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Okatie $16
Pinecrest Golf Course
Tee Times
Bluffton $16
Legends At Parris Island
Tee Times
Parris Island $20
Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort Hilton Head Island $260
South Course at Moss Creek Golf Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
East Course at Belfair Golf Club Bluffton $100 - $250
Argent Lakes Golf Course Hardeeville $15
Morgan River at Dataw Island Club Saint Helena Island $50 - $100
Dogwood/Palmetto at Callawassie Island Club Okatie $50 - $100
Planter's Row at Port Royal Golf Club Hilton Head Island $100 - $250
Wexford Golf Club Hilton Head Island $100 - $250
Robber's Row at Port Royal Golf Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
George Fazio Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Nicklaus Course at Colleton River Plantation Country Club Bluffton N/A
Par-3 Course at Colleton River Plantation Country Club Bluffton N/A
Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort Hilton Head Island $100 - $250
Dolphin Head Golf Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Secession Golf Club Beaufort N/A
Oldfield Golf Club Okatie $85
Magnolia/Dogwood at Callawassie Island Club Okatie $50 - $100
Heron Point at Sea Pines Resort Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Ocean Creek Golf Club at Fripp Island Resort Fripp Island $50 - $100
Country Club of Hilton Head Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Ocean Point Golf Links at Fripp Island Resort Fripp Island $50 - $100
South Course at Berkeley Hall Golf Club Bluffton $112
Oyster Reef Golf Course Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
North Course at Berkeley Hall Golf Club Bluffton $112
Barony Course at Port Royal Golf Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
West Course at Belfair Golf Club Bluffton $100 - $250
Cotton Dike at Dataw Island Club Saint Helena Island $50 - $100
Sea Pines Country Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Ocean at Sea Pines Resort Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Long Cove Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Clipper/Galleon at Shipyard Golf Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Robert Cupp at Palmetto Hall Plantation Hilton Head Island $39 - $109
Osprey at Haig Point Club Daufuskie Island $50 - $100
Palmetto/Magnolia at Callawassie Island Club Okatie $50 - $100
Spanish Wells Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Golf Club at Indigo Run Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Dye Course at Colleton River Plantation Country Club Bluffton N/A
Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall Plantation Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Executive Golf Club Bluffton less than $50
Brigantine/Clipper at Shipyard Golf Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Galleon/Brigantine at Shipyard Golf Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
North Course at Moss Creek Golf Club Hilton Head Island $50 - $100
Hampton Hall Club Bluffton $50 - $100
May River Golf Club At Palmetto Bluff Bluffton $240
Calibogue/Haig at Haig Point Club Daufuskie Island N/A
Chechessee Creek Club Okatie N/A
Melrose Golf Course Daufuskie Island $89 - $109
Old Tabby Links on Spring Island Spring Island $50 - $100
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