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Harbour Town Golf LinksThere are many reasons why Hilton Head Island is a popular tourist destination.

The unmatched beauty, the 12 miles of pristine beaches, the endless recreational opportunities and the mild winters all play a part.

There is also the golf.

Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area offer a whopping 52 courses, 32 of which are open to public play.

According to a recent report produced by the South Carolina Department of Tourism, golf generates more income than any other single entertainment or recreation activity in Beaufort County. More than 700,000 rounds of golf are played here each year, generating more than $123 million annually.

In short, golf is kind of a big deal around here.


There are certainly many benefits to living in a golf destination such as Hilton Head Island. There’s the weather that lets you play the game year-round. There are the Lowcountry perks such as the beaches, the rivers and the quite natural environment that sometimes makes life feel like it moves at a welcomed crawl.

There’s also the inside information that comes from living and working on Hilton Head Island every day. It’s the kind of intel that makes it simple to plan the perfect golf vacation for the closest of friends. The kind of “inside the loop knowledge” that combines the obvious with the hidden, the “must sees” with the really “must tries.”


If you came to Hilton Head Island just for the golf, you won’t leave disappointed. We’ve got some of the best courses in the world, designed by some of the most admired architects in the game just waiting to be played.

There are 32 public courses in the surrounding area. Which one should you play? That depends on the type of experience you are looking for.


To make your time on Hilton Head Island as enjoyable as possible, here are a few fast facts and insider tips.


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