Golf News for Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Travel

Hilton Head Golf Island announces 2013 Spring golf packages

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Hilton Head Golf Island - a collection of more than 20 of the Lowcountry's premier golf courses - announces a diverse selection of stay-and-play packages available in April and May 2013.

Spring is the perfect time for a Hilton Head Island golf vacation when temperatures are ideal, the azaleas are in bloom and the PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage comes to the area. Ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including "Best Buddies Trip Destination" and "Best Value," Hilton Head Golf Island offers an array of exceptional golf course and accommodation options.

Sample packages include:

• Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Stay-and-Play Package: 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 air conditioned carts, 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 $145 per golfer, per night. For package and reservation information: 866.809.1919, www.PalmettoDunes.com.

• The Heritage Collection Stay-and-Play Special: Enjoy three nights at The Hampton Inn with daily breakfast included and three rounds of golf at any of the seven Heritage Collection courses including Oyster Reef and Palmetto Hall. Based on double occupancy, packages start at $155 per golfer, per night. For package and reservation information: 843-681-1706 or email vcastaneda@heritagegolfgroup.com.

• The Sea Pines Resort Golf Villa Package: Experience unlimited play at any three of Sea Pine's championship golf courses (Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Ocean Course), private villa accommodations, complimentary range balls, 10 percent pro shop discount on retail merchandise, 10 percent food and beverage discount at the resort's restaurants, complimentary wireless internet and use of the resort's fitness center. Packages start at $162 per golfer, per night. To make a reservation, call 866.561.8802, www.SeaPinesGolf.com

"Thanks to the variety of packages available through Hilton Head Golf Island, golfers can tailor a visit to their specific playing ability and budget, whether it's a 'golf buddy' trip or casual family vacation," says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association.

As one of the nation's foremost golf meccas, the Lowcountry is the preferred vacation destination of golfers who seek a high-concentration of world-class quality courses, an unspoiled natural environment, beautiful resorts and inns and old-fashioned Southern hospitality. Each course on Hilton Head Island has its own set of unique characteristics and challenges to keep even the most skilled player motivated.

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

About Hilton Head Golf Island
Hilton Head Golf Island features more than 20 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Hilton Head's Southern hospitality and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus 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.

For additional information: www.HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com, 800.523.3373.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Glenn Gray (703.891.3511)
Buffalo Communications
ggray@buffalocommunications.com

Jane Milbrandt (786.459.7794)
Buffalo Communications
jmilbrandt@buffalocommunications.com