Hilton Head, South Carolina is considered as the second largest barrier island located on the Eastern Seaboard. With the long beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Head’s local economy has always been pumped up by visitors nearly each year. Aside from the pristine beaches, there are also more than 20 golf courses thriving in the place making it as a golfer’s paradise. An array of golf vacation packages is also available with an accommodation of your choice.
Designed by the 1997 PGA Champion and the 4-time Heritage Champion Davis Love III, Eagle’s Pointe Club is a layout that brings about a fair test on every golf player. The course’s well-defined fairways, magnificent undulating greens, and the dramatic bunkering serves as the challenge for every skilled golfer. The layout has the par-71, 6,358 yards of play from the blue tees and the challenging 6,738 yards of play from the championship tees.
The 18 holes designed by Gary Player and Bobby Weed have made Hilton Head a proven one of the finest golf courses in the southeast. The course’s slightly undulating greens, multiple tees, and bunkering will challenge the skills of both professionals and amateurs. The challenging yet playable atmosphere of Hilton Head National allows every golf enthusiasts equal opportunities.
The Old South Golf Links is set in the low country marshes with fairways that wander through the maritime forests and the greens that shine in under the sun. The award-winning Clyde Johnston has come up with a layout that gives spectacular views across the marshes that lines the Intracoastal Waterway. The course was cited as one of the “Places to Play” and was rated 4 stars by Golf Digest.
The Robber’s Row Golf Club was redesigned by the renowned architect Pete Dye in 1994 where the layout is set through the stands of magnolias and live oaks atop the Civil war grounds on the marsh side of the plantation. The course features some historical markers on several holes to mark the importance of events that happened in the area. Although the landing areas of the tee shot are quite wide, accuracy on approach shots are still needed on the well bunkered greens.
The Country Club of Hilton Head holds one of the finest golf courses in South Carolina. Architect Rees Jones was able to integrate the natural Low country beauty on each of the layout’s holes. This renowned course also features the stately pine forest, fresh water lagoons, and the salt water marshes. The layout has the famous 12th fairway that gives access to the vistas of Skull Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway.
The top-flight design of the Golden Bear Golf Club has become one of the top-rated layouts on the island. The course winds through the beautiful landscape of oak and pine woodlands. Awarded by Travel and Leisure Magazine as “America’s Top 100 Courses Priced under $100” in 2002, the Golden Bear now offers the state-of-the-art Pro Trac GPS Electronic Caddy System on every cart.
Mark McCumber has redesigned the course emphasizing the traditional and classical principles of the course design. This 6,906 yards layout with the slope of 133 was made more challenging by utilizing the lagoons and bunkers. The spectacular par-3 15th hole is considered as one of the most photographed on the East Coast. The elevated tees of the Ocean Course now provide a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. This is a stay and play facility.
Along with other two courses, the Barony Golf Club was awarded with a “Silver Medal Resort” by Golf Magazine. Designed by famous golf legends like George W. Cobb, Willard C. Byrd, and Pete Dye, the course features the small greens that are protected by deep bunkers and Bermuda. Golfers on any skill level should never undermine the need for accuracy over the layout’s length.
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