Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hilton Head Golf

When I think of Hilton Head Golf obviously the Verizon Heritage and Harbour Town Golf Links come to mind.  Those funny plaid, red jackets worn by previous champions such as Greg Norman, Fuzzy Zoeller, Davis Love, Bernard Langer, Boo Weekly and Jim Furyk. 

Don't know what it is, but this course brings out some of the finest players to really want to win that funny plaid, red jacket.  Anyway, a half centrury ago a person by the name of Charles Frasier wanted to create a vacation community in South Carolina's natural wonderland.  He asked this guy name Pete Dye with the assistance of The Golden Bear (Jack Nicklaus) and this course came to life as has ever been a part of the PGA Tour since 1969. 

But Hilton Head Golf isn't just Harbour Town, there are other fine course just as spectacular.  You also have the Ocean Course and Heron Point at the Sea Pines Resort, as well, which are nothing short of spectacular to consider.  The Ocean Course is one the the oldest courses in the Hilton Head golf establishment.  It touches the ocean but is inundated with lush marshes and lagoons which make it quite enticing to play.  Water comes into play on 12 of the holes making your tee shot something to always consider.  Heron Point was redesigned by Pete Dye and faiways have been reshaped with challenging angles and elevation changes.  Most holes have water, tricky doglegs, long bunkers and a myriad of other challenging items left as a part of Pete Dye's signature.

There are numerous other courses on Hilton Head island which are worth looking into.  Check this place out for hilton head tee times

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