Golf News for Friday, September 27, 2013 | Travel

South Carolina's Hilton Head Golf Island announces Concours d'Elegance stay-and-play packages

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Hilton Head Golf Island - a collection of more than 25 of the Lowcountry's premier golf courses - announces the 2013 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance golf stay-and-play packages, available Oct. 25 - Nov. 3, 2013.

Ideal for automotive aficionados who hit the links, Hilton Head Golf Island is offering an array of golf and accommodations packages including tickets to the storied Concours d'Elegance. Stay-and-play offers include:

• Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort "Stay, Play & Show 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, and enjoy two-day tickets for two people to the Concours d'Elegance for Nov. 2-3. Guests also receive a $100 dining certificate for two people to select resort restaurants, two hours of complimentary tennis court time daily, preferred rates on all other resort activities as well as merchandise discounts. Rates start at $199 per person, per night, including all taxes and resort fees. For package and reservation information: 866.809.1919,

• The Heritage Collection and Westin Resort & Spa "Concours d'Elegance Special:" Enjoy two nights at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, one round of golf at any of the seven Heritage Collection courses and two tickets for a two-day pass to the Concours d'Elegance, Nov. 2-3. Based on double occupancy, packages start at $305 per person and include all taxes and resort fees. For package and reservation information: 843.681.1706 or email

• The Sea Pines Resort "Concours d'Elegance Getaway Package:" Experience reduced rates and preferred tee times at any three of Sea Pines' championship golf courses (Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Ocean Course), 15 percent off private villa and home accommodations, complimentary lunch and dinner entrees for two at select resort restaurants, courtesy bicycles for two, one complimentary portrait session on the beach, 10 percent dining discount at the resort's restaurants and two complimentary hours of tennis per day. Package starts at $149 per night for three nights in a two-bedroom villa in Harbour Town. To make a reservation, call 866.561.8802, or enter promo code CONCOURS at

One of the nation's largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports events, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance celebrates its 12th year this fall. The festival kicks off with the Savannah Speed Classic, Oct. 25-27, and continues on Hilton Head Island, Nov. 2-3, at Port Royal Golf Club where the Concours d'Elegance takes center stage.

With over 62 years of history, Porsche is the selected Honored Marque for the 2013 Festival and will be celebrated throughout the week. Additionally, this year's event will showcase cars of the Great Gatsby era including the 1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster, 1928 Packard 443 Roadster and 1931 Rolls-Royce P1 transformable sedan, among others.

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:, 800.523.3373.

About Hilton Head Golf Island
Hilton Head Golf Island features more than 25 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 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:, 800.523.3373.

Glenn Gray (703.891.3511)
Buffalo Communications

Jane Milbrandt (786.459.7794)
Buffalo Communications