Your Complete Guide to the Best Hilton Head Island Golf Getaway

Whether you’re a seasoned player or beginner, the golf courses on Hilton Head Island are the perfect place to practice your swing. Situated along the Atlantic Ocean, the golf courses on our island offer gorgeous views with the added challenge of ocean breezes. Beautiful year-round weather means you never need to wait until spring to enjoy your favorite sport, so read on for the ultimate Hilton Head Island golf getaway.

Below, we’ve outlined the top golf communities, restaurants, and spas to make your planning as easy as possible. And, you can find more ways to make the most of your Hilton Head Island golf getaway in our free vacation guide! Get your complimentary guide for over 100 handpicked recommendations on beaches, parks, entertainment, and more.

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Your Guide to the Ultimate Hilton Head Island Golf Getaway

When is the Best Time to Plan a Golf Trip to Hilton Head Island?

Many of the golf courses on Hilton Head are open year-round. Because you can plan your golf trip anytime during the year, the best time to visit depends on several factors! Careful considerations include what else you'd like to do during your vacation, how long you'd like to stay, and your budget. Read on, and we’ll help you decide which season is the best fit for you.

Winter Golf Getaways

If you are looking to save money on your trip, winter is the best season to visit. Snow is a rare occurrence, and temperatures rarely dip below 40 degrees. During winter, you can also look forward to discounts on tee times and at local restaurants and area attractions. For those who would like to plan their golf getaway in an oceanfront home, you can also enjoy the benefit of shorter minimum stays.

Spring Golf Getaways

Spring is one of the most popular seasons for golf on Hilton Head Island. April welcomes warm sunshine and a variety of golf events, including the RBC Heritage Tour. During this tournament, you can look forward to golf celebrations and gatherings with fellow golf enthusiasts. April is also an excellent month to take advantage of shorter minimum stays before they increase for the summer.

If you can’t make your way to the island during April, May also boasts some of the most beautiful weather of the year. It is the perfect time to enjoy days full of non-stop golf before temperatures heat up for the summer!

Summer Golf Getaways

For those who would like to incorporate beach days into their vacation, summer is the best time to visit. It is also the most popular time of the year on the island, so remember to reserve your tee times in advance! Make the most of this time of year by getting on the course in the early morning: this is when you can enjoy the lowest temperatures of the day. Summer mornings on Hilton Head Island average in the low-70s, and temperatures peak in the high-80s by the afternoon. If the beach is too hot, your own private pool is the perfect place to cool down afterward!

Fall Golf Getaways

Golf enthusiasts all agree that fall golf is one of Hilton Head Island’s best-kept secrets. When September arrives, the weather gifts these Carolina courses with lower temperatures, less humidity, clear skies, and some of the best course conditions of the year. As school commences for the little ones after Labor Day, you’ll find less crowds on the beach. During this season, golfers can also enjoy lower rates on vacation homes, along with shorter minimum stays.


The Best Golf Courses & Communities on the Island

The Hilton Head/Bluffton area is home to over 40 golf courses, and you can find 24 of these courses without ever leaving the island. When it comes to choosing where to play first, the choices can be overwhelming. However, the island’s most famous course, Harbourtown Golf Links, is a great place to start. This championship golf course is home to the RBC Heritage. You'll find it in Sea Pines, a private, resort-style community that is also home to several other impressive courses, including Atlantic Dunes.

The Palmetto Dunes community is another one of Hilton Head Island’s most popular destinations for golfers. Here, you’ll find the Robert Trent Jones Course. This course is home to one of the only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head. Although ocean winds present a unique challenge, this par-72 course is suitable for all levels of players. Palmetto Dunes is also home to the Arthur Hills and George Fazio courses.

Harbor with lighthouse on Hilton Head Island in the Sea Pines community, a golf community on Hilton Head.

Where to Take Care of Worked Muscles

Although golf isn’t particularly strenuous, spending a few days on the green can leave you feeling sore. Keep your body feeling its best with a trip to one of the island’s best spas. Take a look at our Spa Guide for handpicked recommendations on where to find the best massage on the island! Exclusive spa discounts are always included in your stay with Beach Properties.

Where to Eat & Refuel

Food is one of the most important aspects of any golf getaway, whether you are fueling up for the day or unwinding for the evening. If you want to stay fit and healthy during your golf getaway, stock up on fruit, vegetables, fresh seafood, and other nutritious foods at one of the island’s farmers markets. And, for a quick bite before hitting the course, we recommend grabbing brunch at Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe. Breakfast is served at this cafe all day, seven days a week! For more suggestions on the best places to eat, take a look at our Restaurant Guide. Here, you’ll also find information on exclusive restaurant discounts for Beach Properties guests.


No Time to Plan Your Getaway? Let Beach Properties Do It For You!

After a day of playing the best golf courses on Hilton Head Island, head home to your golf course home as the sun sets on the green. Our vacation homes in the Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes communities are only a short golf cart ride away from the best courses on the island! If you happen to travel with friends and loved ones who would prefer a different activity, these golf communities also provide easy access to beautiful beaches, great restaurants, shopping, and more.

Before you start planning your next Hilton Head golf getaway, take a look at our current specials to make the most of your trip. If you need any assistance with planning your vacation, you can also take advantage of our complimentary digital concierge. Simply submit your preferred criteria, including additional preferred activities, how long you'd like to stay, and your budget. We are happy to match you with a home that meets all your needs!