Hit the Greens for Less Green in Hilton Head

Posted February 9, 2010 by Amy Westervelt

HiltonHead Hilton Head Island, just off the coast of southern South Carolina, is a golfer's dream, not only for its championship fairways and notoriously mild weather, but because of the beaches and activities available for non-golfer travel partners. Although the island is almost as well known for being expensive as it is for having great golf, Hilton Head still offers a few ways to tee off without feeling ripped off.

Play
The Harbour Town Golf Links
: The Harbour Town Golf Links at The Sea Pines Resort is the course that first brought international attention to Hilton Head when it became an annual host to the Verizon Heritage PGA Golf Tournament in 1969. Since then, it has consistently been in the "top 20" course lists of every major golf magazine. A round of golf starts at $90 per person, but book a golf package at the resort and you'll pay less for golf and accommodations.

Stay
The Sea Pines Resort
: The Sea Pines Resort offers great packages for golfers. For groups of four or more, the Best of Southern Golf package includes three nights in an over-the-top two-bedroom villa with a view, plus three rounds of golf for a minimum of four players, from $155.

Eat
The Sea Shack
: Experience the freshest seafood the island has to offer, for the lowest prices you're likely to find, at The Sea Shack. It doesn't look like much on the outside, but the food is fantastic. Whatever the restaurant's fishermen caught that day is what's on the menu, which means it changes daily. Seafood specials are accompanied by Southern favorites, including red rice, collard greens, cheese grits, and okra, and dinner is finished off with a slice of homemade pecan pie. Dinner prices start at $8.50.

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(Photo: Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau)

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