Each year Hilton Head Island hosts the Verizon Heritage Classic – South Carolina’s only stop on the PGA Golf Tour. This year will be no different with the Heritage being held April 12th – 18th. Professional golfers, golf spectators and Island locals all come together to support the Heritage Classic Foundation and the local community organizations it supports.
The history of the Heritage goes back to the beginnings of the Sea Pines Resort. It was November of 1969 when the first Heritage Classic was held on the brand new Harbour Town Golf Links. This event drew the talents of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, among many others. Palmer was on a 14 month losing streak until he won the Heritage that year, bringing massive press coverage and introducing Hilton Head Island to many people throughout the world. Since that time, the Heritage Classic has grown and is an annual tradition on the Island for golf lovers everywhere and the best opportunity to “Get Your Plaid On!!!”
There are a variety of events that make up the Heritage – among them a ProAm Golf event, a putting contest and the Main PGA event. Local charity groups often work the events and have hospitality tents set up around the Harbour Town Course providing food and beverages to the spectators.
One of the best ways for you to enjoy the Verizon Heritage is to rent a home or villa in Sea Pines—where you can be front and center for all the action. The Harbour Town Golf Links is a short walk to many of the homes and villas Beach Properties of Hilton Head offers. We invite you to join us for Hilton Head’s most popular social event of the year!!!
For tickets to the 2010 Verizon Heritage, please contact the Heritage Classic Foundation.
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