Learn Why Hilton Head Is A Beach You Can’t Afford To Miss

There’s nothing more relaxing than lounging on the shore with a cold drink in your hand. But there’s only so much laying around you can take before you feel the need to explore.

Well, since you’re vacationing in Hilton Head Island – you’re in luck! The following is a list of all top the places you need to visit on your next Hilton Head vacation.

Hilton Head Golf Courses

Palmetto Dunes

This is a highly-acclaimed oceanfront golf resort offering three separate golf courses. They’re called the Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio, and Arthur Hills courses, and each offers a distictly unique playing experience to suit any golfers style.

The Palmetto Dunes courses have each been rated 4 stars or more by Fodor’s Golf Digest Places to Play and have been a perfect example of Hilton Head’s golf culture since the 1970s. If you’re looking for a golf course with a ton of history, look no further than the courses at Palmetto Dunes.

4 Queens Folly Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Harbour Town Golf Links

Last summer this course underwent a series of course enhancements. These include brand-new tee boxes, and the refurbishment of fairways and roughs with high-quality Celebration Bermuda grass (the most scientifically advanced grass type for warm season golf courses).

Harbour Town Golf Links has been home to the annual Heritage Classic PGA golf tournament (RBC Heritage) since 1969. It’s also frequented by the likes of several golf legends, including Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus. Visit a true Hilton Head staple and make the trip to Harbour Town on your next beach vacation.

32 Greenwood Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Old South Golf Links

This course was designed by the legendary golf course creator Clyde Johnson and is known for its focus on the natural beauty of the Hilton Head area.

Golfers will be surrounded by the gorgeous view’s provided by the nearby McKay’s Creek, and may even catch a glimpse of local wildlife, including deer and hawks. So make your next golf vacation to Hilton Head a relaxing one and head to Old South Golf Links.

50 Buckingham Plantation Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29910

Hilton Head Island Restaurants

Skull Creek Boat House

The Skull Creek Boat House is Hilton Head’s newest waterfront restaurant, and it’s already making an impact. They serve delicious fresh seafood and American favorites – with a twist.

They also have a dive bar that serves fresh sushi, oysters and more. Choose comfortable indoor seating or outdoor dining – you’ll enjoy beautiful waterfront views either way.

397 Squire Pope Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Red Fish of Hilton Head

This Hilton Head staple is famous for its talent in taking traditional American cuisine (things like seafood, steak, fruits and vegetables) and combining it with local Lowcountry specialties. They also source their produce from Hilton Head’s very own Bear Island Farms – what could be fresher than that?

Are you a wine enthusiast? Then you need to visit Red Fish, whose extensive wine list has won Wine Spectator Magazine’s “Best of Award of Excellence”.

8 Archer Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

WiseGuys Hilton Head

This unique restaurant is special in that it perfectly blends a casual atmosphere with an upscale urban style. The menu features fresh seafood and delicious stock yard steaks (which are aged a minimum of 28 days, for exceptional tenderness and flavor in every bite).

1513 Main Street
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Hilton Head Shopping

Tanger Outlets


1414 Fording Island Road
Bluffton, SC 29910

Main Street Village


1500 Main Street
Bluffton, SC 29926

Coligny Plaza


1 N Forest Beach Drive
Bluffton, SC 29928


So, now that I’ve armed you with a list of the best places to go the next time you visit Hilton Head SC, there’s only one thing left to do – book yourself an oceanfront rental and get down here!

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