Hilton Head Island, often referred to simply as “Hilton Head” is a low country resort town situated just 20 miles from Savannah and 95 miles from Charleston. Known for its beaches, vibrant summer life, and rich pre-colonial history, Hilton Head is also popular amongst golfers and golf-enthusiasts. Check out our list below to see why!

1. Heritage Golf Classic

Founded in 1969, the Heritage Golf Classic, or “The Heritage” as it has come to be known, is one of only five invitational-only golf tournaments in the country. Set against the luxurious background of the Sea Pines Resort each April, The Heritage brings together high-profile golfers from around the world to help raise millions of dollars for charity organizations and universities.

2. Harbor Town Golf Links

Iconic for its rolling greens and vistas dotted with striped lighthouses, the Harbor Town Golf Links is a classic Hilton Head course. Legends and novices alike have stomped these grounds, especially in the spring when the greats come to compete in the Heritage Golf Classic. A round at this course comes with a hefty price tag, but for the true golf-enthusiast, the experience is well worth it.

3. May River at Palmetto Bluff

Named best new golf course in 2005 by the South Carolina Course Ratings Panel, the May River Golf Club is truly a sight to be seen. Winding along the river at Palmetto Bluff, the course is full of verdant, lush greenery. Open year round, this golf course is great for beginners and experts alike.

4. Heron Point

Located on the grounds of the Sea Pines Resort, Heron Point is the perfect course for the golfer looking for an exhilarating challenge. Designed by Pete Dye in 2007, the course is known for its dramatic shifts in elevation and angle, which provide the seasoned golfer with a bevy of thrilling obstacles.

5. Hilton Head National

Consistently voted as one of the best golf courses in the low country, Hilton Head National is a course that truly celebrates golf. Free of homes, verandas or other structures, the 300 acre course is full of the serenity that can only be found in the gentle hush of a breeze through trees or the lapping of water against the shore. For golfers, the National is just about as close to Heaven as you can get.

6. Oyster Reef

A favorite amongst locals and tourists, Oyster Reef is that special course that blends difficulty with beauty, nature with modern amenities. While it has its tricky passes and more than its fair share of dynamic elevation shifts, Oyster Reef is a great spot for any golf-enthusiast regardless of experience level.

This post was posted by Fiona Moriarty on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on June 5, 2015