Hilton Head golf packages: The best couples retreats

Harbour Town is one of Hilton Head's best golf courses
Harbour Town is one of Hilton Head's best golf courses

The boom in demand for couples’ golf trips shows no signs of abating, with the sector having grown exponentially over the past three years.

These trips can be a brilliant way for couples to spend time together, whether they share a love for golf or not and Hilton Head, one of America’s great golf destinations, has put itself right at the forefront of the market.

Hilton Head golf courses are known around the world providing an alluring blend of challenge, beauty and adventure, alongside a fantastic off course experience. And now many of the resorts and hotels on ‘golf island’ are offering specific Hilton Head golf packages and amenities tailored to couples, including golfing activities, spa treatments, fine dining options, and other recreational activities. These trips provide an excellent chance for couples to strengthen their bond and create lasting memories whether they both play golf or only one of them does.

Palmetto Dunes - Hilton Head golf courses
Palmetto Dunes is one of the best Hilton Head golf courses

Here are three of the best Hilton Head golf packages for couples.

  1. The Sea Pines Resort
    The iconic host venue of the RBC Heritage, South Carolina’s only annual PGA Tour Event, is as good as it gets and provides a brilliant year-round getaway. They have now put together a special Inn Golf Package  which combines luxury accommodations at the Forbes Four-Star Inn and Club at Harbour Town with rounds at some of Hilton Head golf courses, including Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and the Davis Love III-designed, Atlantic Dunes. There is an array of restaurants too – couples can enjoy including the reimagined Quarterdeck, Links, an American Grill, Coast, Oceanfront Dining, Ocean Lounge, Fraser’s Tavern and Harbourside. It’s fair to say you won’t go hungry.

    Heron Point Hilton Head Golf Courses
    The Pete Dye-designed Heron Point, on Hilton Head Island


  2. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
    For couples looking to travel as part of a group, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort might be the place for you. Their group golf stay-and-play couples retreat is aimed at parties of 12 of more and includes three nights’ accommodation in a condo or villa; three rounds of golf on the Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio, and Arthur Hills Courses, plus two hours of tennis and pickleball court time daily. You’ll also get free range balls and discounts on pro shop merchandise. When it comes time to dine, then look no further than Big Jim’s, The Dunes House and Alexander’s Restaurant. And if you feel like a bike ride through the streets of Palmetto Dunes, or along the 5-miles of paths within the resort, then you’re in luck – you’ll also get complimentary bike rentals.

  3. Heritage Golf Collection
    The Heritage Golf Collection owns and operates a number of Hilton Head Island courses and they have partnered with the Sonesta Resort to offer the Couples Retreat. This package includes three nights’ accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf on Heritage Golf Collection Courses, complimentary range balls and dinner for two at the award-winning, Lager Head Tavern at Rees Jones designed Oyster Reef Golf Club. In addition to Oyster Reef, Heritage facilities include Palmetto Hall, Port Royal and Shipyard.
Atlantic Dunes Hilton Head Golf Courses
The beauty of Atlantic Dunes speaks for itself

Hilton Head Golf Courses – how to get to golf island

Getting to America’s Golf Island has never been easier. Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) on the island’s north end offers non-stop and one-stop service from multiple hub cities and connections via American Airlines, Delta and United. American offers daily non-stop flights to/from Charlotte and seasonal service to/from Dallas / Ft. Worth, Philadelphia and Washington National (DCA).

Delta has daily flights to/from Atlanta and United provides daily non-stop service to/from Newark (EWR) and Washington Dulles (IAD). Golfers can also arrive via Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), with direct flights on eight different airlines from numerous East Coast, Midwest, Texas, and Canadian airports on several major and discount airlines.

For golfers who prefer to hit the open road, major metro areas in the Carolinas, Georgia and north Florida are under a half day’s drive, while several Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern cities are seven to nine hours away.

What makes Hilton Head golf courses special?
Hilton Head is made up of 25 member courses across Beaufort, Bluffton, and Jasper counties in South Carolina’s stunning Lowcountry region. Golf enthusiasts relish the region’s Southern hospitality and world-class Hilton Head golf courses designed by architects such as Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, George Fazio, Arthur Hills, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones, Willard Byrd, Davis Love III, and Clyde Johnston.

*For more information visit HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com 

Claire's career as a journalist has seen her regularly write about some of the best restaurants, hotels and destinations in the world. She has also interviewed the past three Prime Ministers and has been a Digital Editor overseeing a number of newspaper titles. She is the founder of the content marketing company Smiths & Sons.

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