Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Golf on Hilton Head Island

There are many who might say Golf is Hilton Head's middle name. They think of golf immediately when they think of Hilton Head. While others might think Beach. I think History, Civil War, Good Food, and more. For some good background on all Hilton Head has to offer, see these two post:
Meanwhile, back to golf. There are 26 golf courses on The Island with many more nearby. 20 of those 26 are championship courses. The Island, Hilton Head isn't all that large measuring 56 square miles, so 26 golf courses is Alot! That many courses gives you much to choice from. There are golf packages sometimes associated with a specific hotel or timeshare; there are packages which group certain courses together also.
These views are from the top of The Harbour Town Light House viewing The famous Harbour Town Golf Links Course where the prestigious Heritage Classic takes place.
The course is right next to the beach and the ocean, on land formerly a plantation. A plantation owned by The Lawton Family. A plantation that had owned slaves. Following the beautiful golf course along the tree line on the left, and you'll find a graveyard presumed to be mostly slaves, or freed slaves and their descendants. The Lawton Plantation then Stables has been moved to a new location within Sea Pines Plantation. The new and the old world with 2 vastly different uses.
It hasn't been a golf course all that long. I've read conflicting information about when the course was opened, one article said in 1969 and one in 1967.
The beautiful course offers views such as this sailing boat, and is open to the public. I'm not a golfer, though hubby is he's not played this course; but perhaps on another trip he will.

Enjoy the present, come and enjoy and play; but please remember and honor the past. They had a heavy burden and deserve our remembrance.

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  1. I would love to visit Hilton Head Island one day! It looks so beautiful!

  2. It truly is, with so much to do and see.

  3. This looks beautiful!
    Thank you for your visit and comment about Marbella on my blog. I answered your comment there but maybe you won't see it so I'll paste it in here as well!
    I have been in this part of the country in September and March. Both were lovely weather wise. I hear mid-summer can be a bit too(?) hot (july & august)

    About orange blossom, I found it curious that the trees were in blossom, at the same time as they were full of oranges. I heard that the orange trees blossom over and over, but I am not quite sure how it is. (When I was there in March they were blossoming..)

    I imagine it's most crowdy june to september, as it's what's officially "summer", but in March it was t-shirt weather and just as lovely. What I mean to say is if you want to avoid the crowds, you can have just as lovely a stay outside of the "top summer season".

    Generally I think they don't speak a lot of English down south in Spain, but maybe in Marbella as it is more international? I am afraid I don't know. However, I am sure hotel and restaurant staff knows English.

    Have a nice day!

  4. Thanks so much for the visit and the nice follow up New Life in Spain, much appreciate it.


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