Hilton Head Golf Island Welcomes New JetBlue Direct Flights

Hilton Head Golf Island welcomes new non-stop JetBlue flights from Boston (BOS) and New York (JFK) to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV).

The inaugural flights took place Feb. 13 and are now available seven days a week. Duration from both BOS and JFK to SAV is about 2.5 hours. Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort County golf courses are an easy 40 minute ride from the airport.

With the worst Northeast winter in decades, the timing of the flight service is ideal for avid golfers looking to escape the snow. Average February and March temperatures in Hilton Head are in the 60s and 70s. Ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Courses” and “Best Weather,” HHGI has a variety of seasonal vacation packages available, starting at $99 per person, per night.

“JetBlue’s investment in daily flight service from New York and Boston speaks volumes to the Lowcountry’s popularity as an elite golf destination,” says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association and Vice President of Sports and Operations at Sea Pines Resort. “Within a few hours, golfers can flee snow-covered driveways for lush Hilton Head fairways.”

As one of the nation’s foremost golf locales, Hilton Head is the preferred vacation spot of players seeking a high-concentration of world-class courses. Legendary designers like Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player and Davis Love III are represented. The region features an unspoiled natural environment, beautiful resorts and inns, and old-fashioned Southern hospitality.

Coming soon, HHGI will be offering two family golf getaways from New York and Boston with more than $4,000 value for each in luxurious oceanfront accommodations, golf rounds, spa treatments, fine cuisine and daily activities (e.g. kayaking, bike rentals). Sweepstakes will launch in April 2014.

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