Golf & Tennis
Take in stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean when you golf the greens of Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head Islandís beautiful landscapes and soft sea breezes lend themselves perfectly to the Islandís reputation as a prime golf destination. Designed by the likes of Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Rees Jones, the courses of Hilton Head Island are among the worldís best. More than 25 lie within a 15-mile radius, inviting you to play for a morning or a week.
The gameís greatest players have visited Hilton Head Island yearly since 1969 for the Verizon Heritage PGA TOUR tournament played at Harbour Town Golf Links. Brushed by winds off the Calibogue Sound and in the shadow of the landmark lighthouse, Harbour Townís 18th hole is among the most photographed on the East Coast, as well as one of the most challenging in the world. The course is ranked number one in South Carolina by Golf Magazine.
Perfect for the serious golfer Hilton Head Island is also a wonderful place for families to enjoy golf together. Courses at Palmetto Dunes and new Heron Point provide junior tees, while caps are available to youngsters.
Whether golf is a hobby or a passion, Hilton Head Island is sure to delight. Itís the perfect addition to a vacation that truly refreshes.
Look for golf courses on the Island in the map:
Throughout Hilton Head Island, tennis courts host all kinds of play. During your stay, take advantage of excellent courts, lessons and more to enjoy this classic game.
For a little friendly competition, choose from among five major tennis centers, which combined boast more than 100 courts for public and resort use. There are always tournaments and round robins to play, exhibitions to watch or classes to take, such as the Van Der Tennis Academy, offer excellent training. Surfaces range from clay, the Island favorite, to hard and grass courts, with indoor and lighted facilities.
Resident pros include legendary instructor, Dennis Van Der Meer, as well as Wimbledon champion Stan Smith. Both can be found practicing their techniques on Island course.
Tennis magazine continually ranks the Islandís tennis resorts as among the nationís best. Play at Sea Pines Raquet Club, which has been honored by the publication as the countryís top tennis resort, while the facilities at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Port Royal Raquet Club and Shipyard also receive annual accolades.
Whether youíre simply practicing your technique or working to go pro, Hilton Head Island provides plenty of excellent opportunities for tennis. Work it into your vacation, and enjoy this popular Island activity.