Golf News for Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Travel

South Carolina's Hilton Head Golf Island 2014 spring golf packages

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) - a collection of 28 of the Lowcountry's premier golf courses - announces a diverse selection of stay-and-play packages available through May 2014.

With temperate climates, the azaleas in full bloom and the return of the PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage, golfers will savor a getaway to the premier coastal Carolina destination. Ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including "Best Courses" and "Best Weather," Hilton Head Golf Island offers an array of exceptional golf course and accommodation options.

Sample packages include:

• Palmetto Dunes - "Spring Stay-and-Play:" Stay three nights and play two rounds at any of the resort's championship courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and George Fazio. Enjoy additional resort activities including tennis, bikes, dining and merchandise discounts. Starting from $139 per person, per night, rate includes all taxes and resort fees. Valid through May 31, 2014. For package and reservation information: 877.567.6507, www.PalmettoDunes.com. Customized stay-and-play packages for groups of 12 or more are also available: Michael Royer at 866-306-4330 or mroyer@palmettodunes.com.

• The Sea Pines Resort - "Stay-and-Play Villa Golf Package:" Experience three nights in private villa accommodations and three rounds at Sea Pines' championship golf courses (Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Ocean Course) with complimentary repeat rounds at Heron Point and Ocean Course based on availability. Sea Pines recently unveiled the new 23,000 square foot Plantation Golf Club and golf learning center at its Heron Point by Pete Dye and Ocean courses for members and guests to enjoy. This value-packed offer also includes complimentary range balls, 10 percent pro shop discount on retail merchandise and 10 percent food and beverage discount at the resort's restaurants. Packages start at $213 per golfer, per night based on quad occupancy in a two bedroom villa. Valid through May 31, 2014. For package and reservation information: 1.800.SEAPINES, www.SeaPinesGolf.com

Old South Golf Links - "Spring 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 and three rounds of golf including one round each at Old South Golf Links, Hampton Hall Golf Club and the Country Club of Hilton Head. Golfers also enjoy daily breakfast. Starting at $375 per person, price includes sales and accommodations tax. Valid through May 18, 2014. For package and reservation information: 843.837.2610, bonnie@oldsouthgolf.com

• The Heritage Collection - "Spring Stay-and-Play:" Enjoy two nights at The Sonesta Resort with daily breakfast included, two rounds of golf at any of the seven Heritage Collection courses and a 20 percent discount card to be used at Heritage pro shops. Based on double occupancy, packages start at $185 per golfer, per night. Valid through May 22, 2014. For package and reservation information: 843.681.1706 or email vcastaneda@heritagegolfgroup.com.

"After a long, harsh winter across most of North America, Hilton Head Golf Island is the perfect destination for golfers to sharpen their skills for the upcoming season," says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association and Vice President of Sports and Operations at Sea Pines Resort.

As one of the nation's foremost golf locales, Hilton Head is the preferred vacation spot of players seeking a high-concentration of world-class courses. Legendary designers like Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player and Davis Love III are represented. The region features an unspoiled natural environment, beautiful resorts and inns, and old-fashioned Southern hospitality.

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