Golf News for Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | Travel

South Carolina's Hilton Head Golf Island announces fall getaway 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 trio of member stay-and-play packages perfect for fall golf buddy trips and end-of-season vacations.

With its warm coastal breezes, golden beachfronts, lush fairways and good old fashioned Southern hospitality, Hilton Head Island is the ideal fall vacation destination. Golf enthusiasts can find more than 20 championship courses open to the public in the Lowcountry area and the region is also home to a plethora of leisure activities and culinary experiences.

Ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including ""Best Buddies Trip Destination" and "Best Food and Drink," Hilton Head Golf Island has numerous getaway packages available with a variety of convenient accommodations:

• The Heritage Collection - Sonesta Resort "Stay-and-Play:" Enjoy two nights at the newly renovated Sonesta Resort, two rounds of golf at any of seven Heritage Collection courses and daily lunch at the clubhouse. Based on double occupancy, packages start at $155 per golfer, per night for up to 40 percent in savings. Valid September 3 - October 31. For package and reservation information: 843.681.1706,

Old South Golf Links - "Fall Fling Package:" Just over the bridge in the charming mainland town of Bluffton is the acclaimed Old South Golf Links. Package includes two nights at the Hilton Garden Inn, two rounds at Old South Golf Links and one round at Hampton Hall Golf Club. Golfers also enjoy a choice of one breakfast or lunch at Old South Restaurant. Starting at $325 per person, price includes sales and accommodations tax. Valid September 22 - November 10. For package and reservation information: 843.837.2610,

• Palmetto Dunes - "Fall Stay-and-Play:" 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. Based on quad-occupancy in a two-bedroom resort view villa, rates start at $126 per golfer, per night and include all taxes and resort fees. Valid through November 30. For package and reservation information: 877.567.6507,

"These fall getaway packages are the perfect example of the numerous and exceptionally priced golf buddy vacation deals we are offering this season," says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association and Vice President of Sports and Operations at Sea Pines Resort. "Hilton Head is a true golf mecca with a robust selection of impressive courses and accommodations with plenty to do before or after your round."

Hilton Head Golf Island is the preferred vacation destination of golfers who seek a high-concentration of world-class quality courses, each one with its own set of unique characteristics and challenges to keep even the most skilled player motivated.

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

About Hilton Head Golf Island
Hilton Head Golf Island features more than 20 member golf 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 such vaunted architects as Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills 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:, 800.523.3373.

Glenn Gray (540.718.1731)
Buffalo Communications

Jane Milbrandt (786.459.7794)
Buffalo Communications