Hilton Head Golf – Winter Escape

Hilton Head Golf ‘Stay-and-Play’ Packages for Winter Escapes

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf Island – a collection of 28 of the Lowcountry’s premier golf courses – announces a collection of seasonal “stay-and-play” packages for an ideal escape from winter.

December, January and February can be spring-like, with average temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The perfect destination for golf enthusiasts seeking year-round play, an abundance of championship courses are open to the public in the Lowcountry area.

Ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including ““Best Courses” and “Best Weather,” Hilton Head Golf Island has a variety of seasonal vacation packages available:

sea pinesSea Pines Resort – “Inn at Harbour Town Golf Package:” Experience three nights at the Inn at Harbour Town — a AAA Four Diamond inn and Hilton Head’s only Forbes Four Star Hotel — and play Sea Pines’ championship golf courses (Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Ocean Course) with complimentary afternoon replays on Heron Point and Ocean Course. Package also includes range balls, one breakfast per golfer, 10 percent dining discounts at the resort’s restaurants and pro shop, and use of the Sea Pines Fitness Center. Prices start at $296 per golfer, per night. Valid through March 1, 2014. For package and reservation information: 800-SEAPINES, www.SeaPinesGolf.com.

palmetto dunesPalmetto Dunes – “Winter Stay-and-Play:” Stay three nights and play up to three rounds at each of the resort’s championship courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and George Fazio. Enjoy two hours of complimentary tennis court time (daily), preferred rates on all other resort activities as well as dining and merchandise discounts. Rates start at $117 per golfer, per night and include all taxes and resort fees. Valid through March 5, 2014. For package and reservation information: 877.567.6512, www.PalmettoDunes.com.

shipyard golfThe Heritage Collection – “Beaches to Bunkers:” Enjoy oceanfront accommodations at The Beach House, one round of golf at any of the seven Heritage Collection courses and daily breakfast. Based on double occupancy, rates start at $99 per golfer, per night. Valid through February 28, 2014. For package and reservation information: 843.681.1706, www.HiltonHeadGolf.net.

old south golfOld South Golf Links – “Winter Escape Package:” Just over the bridge in the charming mainland town of Bluffton is the acclaimed Old South Golf Links. Package includes two nights at the Hilton Garden Inn and three rounds of golf including one round each at Old South Golf Links, Hampton Hall Golf Club and the Country Club of Hilton Head. Golfers also enjoy one lunch at Old South Restaurant. Starting at $295 per person, price includes sales and accommodations tax. Valid through March 23, 2014. For package and reservation information: 843.837.2610, www.oldsouthgolf.com.

“Hilton Head offers pleasant and playable weather year-round,” says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association and Vice President of Sports and Operations at Sea Pines Resort. “These stay-and-play packages from the area’s finest resorts and courses are the perfect opportunity to plan an escape from frigid temperatures and enjoy everything the Lowcountry has to offer.”

As one of the nation’s foremost golf capitals, Hilton Head Island is the preferred vacation destination of golfers seeking a high-concentration of world-class quality courses, an unspoiled natural environment, beautiful resorts and inns, and old-fashioned Southern hospitality.

For additional information or to receive a quote: www.HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com, 800.523.3373.

About Hilton Head Golf Island

Hilton Head Golf Island features 28 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class designs sculpted by such vaunted architects as Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills and Robert Trent Jones.

Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.” Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.

The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages.

Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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