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When you book a Hilton Head golf vacation, are you taking a trip to one of the top ten golf resort destinations? According to Golf Digest readers, you are. They voted Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in their top ten. I’m not here to argue for or against the ranking. Instead, you can read more about this great golf getaway location and get a few suggestions on what courses to play while on your trip.

Hilton Head Island is located southernmost tip of South Carolina and has year-round climate perfect for outdoor activities. You will find the island approximately 112 miles from Charleston, SC and 35 miles from Savannah, Georgia. And if you really want to check out one reason why it is such a well-known paradise for golfers, check out a Hilton Head map on Google’s satellite view. All those green spaces…yes, those are mostly golf courses!

The area sunshine average is 230 days a year with average temperatures of 75 degree for a high and 56 degrees for a low. To save the most money book your Hilton Head golf vacation during the summer and winter months. Care less about price and want to be the most comfortable while on the course, then book your golf packages during the spring and fall. Remember, the spring and fall is when you will also encounter larger crowds.

In the surrounding area and on the island there are over 20 Hilton Head golf courses. Many of these courses have won numerous awards and are ranked among the best in the United States. They are created by world-famous designers like Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Rees Jones, and Gary Player.

While there make sure you tee it off at – but don’t limit yourself to – the following: Palmetto Dunes (Hills, Fazio and Jones Courses), Harbour Town Golf Links, Old South Golf Links, Golden Bear Golf Club, and Planter’s Row Golf Club.

Are there other things to do in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina? Absolutely. You can work on your game at one of the many Hilton Head golf schools. You can relax on one of the fabulous beaches. Play tennis on one of the many, many tennis courts. Hit the trail on your bike. Take in a day of off-shore fishing. Explore the marsh on your kayak. Dine on local seafood. Shop until you drop. The island lifestyle will never be boring when you visit on your golf vacation package.