HILTON HEAD DESTINATION
Golf course architect Clyde Johnston has designed courses all over the Carolinas. But when it came time to throw up his sign and hang his hat, Hilton Head Island was the clear choice for this High Point, N.C. native. Johnston lives and works on the island, and says that five of his favorite golf tracks in the world are located right here on the southern edge of the Low Country.
Marty Ekster, president of Seaside Vacations in Myrtle Beach, lives and breathes Grand Strand golf. He gushes about some courses, he rails on others. In praise or scorn, he is passionate about the Myrtle Beach golf scene. Passionate, but not head over heels in love. Ekster says there's no place on the east coast that stacks up to Hilton Head for quality golf and out and out relaxation.
"Let's face it, Myrtle Beach is the Honda of golf," Ekster says. "It is affordable, reliable, and everyone loves to drive it. But Hilton Head is the boxster convertible. It is stylish, not always that affordable, but always a great time."
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There is an airport located on Hilton Head Island. However, Hilton Head Island Airport only receives US Airways flights from Charlotte, so you'll probably have to head to Charleston International Airport. Charleston International has daily flights from US Airways, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United Airlines. A taxi ride is probably out of the question because it's at least an hour drive south to Hilton Head. There are the usual car and limousine rental counters at Charleston International.
If you are driving to Hilton Head, you'll probably end up taking either I-95 or I-16. If you're coming from the west you can take I-16 from Atlanta. Interstate 95 runs along the eastern Seaboard from Miami to Philadelphia and gets you within a short drive to Hilton Head Island.