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Published on : Friday, June 17, 2016
Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) – the International Association of Golf Tour Operators’ North American “Golf Destination of the Year” for 2016 – announces a slate of exciting and enjoyable family golf promotions for the summer.
The Heritage Golf Group is taking multi-generational golf to the next level at Port Royal and Shipyard Golf Clubs. Both offer “Family Golf” daily from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. featuring free rental clubs, nine holes ($30 adult, $15 junior), junior tees and a family-friendly pace of play. Kids eat free following rounds at Shipyard, while free ice cream is available for juniors at Port Royal.
For family-focused game improvement, Shipyard and Port Royal host daily “Family Golf Clinics” at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Cost is $15 (juniors) and $20 (adults) and includes complimentary junior clubs (age 4 and up) and professional instruction. Full and half-day camps are also available for $199 and $99, respectively.
Unique to the island, Port Royal is also rolling out “Family Foot Golf,” a golf-soccer hybrid in which each hole is assigned a “par” and players tee off using a soccer ball, strategically kicking it until they make it in the 21-inch cup. Available Thursday through Sunday starting at 3 p.m., nine-hole rates are $13 (adult), $11 (junior). Cart rental is $10 and balls are available for $3 (or bring your own).
At Palmetto Dunes Resort, the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy features lessons and clinics for all ages and skill levels. “Little Swingers” is offered Monday through Wednesday from 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. for $25 (ages 3–7) at the Robert Trent Jones Course. The “Junior Morning and Afternoon Clinic” occurs Monday through Thursday at 4 p.m. for $25 (ages 6–18) at the Robert Trent Jones Course and focuses on different aspects of the game every class.
With its Escape Vacation Package, The Sea Pines Resort treats juniors age 12 and under to complimentary golf on Heron Point by Pete Dye with each paid adult round. Additionally, junior golfers age 17 and under receive 50% off regular rates.
“Hilton Head Island is one of the greatest family destinations in the U.S.,” says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association and Vice President of Sports and Operations at The Sea Pines Resort. “Our courses, clubs and resorts are committed to growing the game through programming and promotions that make golf enjoyable and affordable.”
Boasting outstanding courses, exceptional value, pleasant weather and direct flights from major cities, Hilton Head Island is one of the world’s premier golf destinations. In addition to the IAGTO honor, Hilton Head Island has received accolades this year from Golfweek, Golf Advisor and the South Carolina Golf Course Rating Panel.
Getting to the “Golf Island” is easier than ever from East Coast and Midwest population centers. JetBlue Airways operates non-stop flights from Boston and New York City to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). Allegiant Air also flies non-stop into Savannah / Hilton Head from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and other cities. Fourteen other locales offer non-stop service to SAV including Chicago, Detroit, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.