Hilton Head SC
The Island beaches provide nature's own playground
for children and adults alike. Beach paths within
the gated communities are located between streets
and public access is available throughout the entire
Hilton Head Island area is one of the Nation's
foremost golf resort destinations. Is it any
wonder that Golf Digest readers named Hilton
Head Island Number 10 on its list of the world's
best golf resorts? Playing through peaceful
woodlands of historic live oaks, stately magnolias
and low country pines, over panoramic marshes,
and up to the breathtaking blue waters of the
Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Head Island golf is some
of the most scenic and challenging in the world.
And perhaps best of all, because of the subtropical
sunshine that warms our shores, golf can be
enjoyed year round.
Provided are links to area courses.
The RBC Heritage
April 15, 2013 - April 21, 2013
Golf enthusiasts around the world anticipate
this annual event each April when top golf professionals
from the PGA Tour return to face the Harbour
Town Golf Links during the Heritage. For ticket
information, contact 843-671-2448 or visit theheritagegolfsc.com.
Without question, Hilton Head's accommodating year-round
weather lends itself to the sport of tennis. There
are five major tennis centers that boast more than
100 courts with a variety of surfaces to choose
from, for both public and resort use. It's no surprise
that Tennis Magazine continually ranks Island tennis
resort among the Nation's best.
Hilton Head Island Islanders and guests enjoy
over 45 miles of public pathways and nature
trails. The 12 miles of white sandy beaches
have hard-packed sand that makes navigating
by bike a breeze. There's no better way to
take in the beautiful island sites and surroundings
than on two wheels. Bike rentals are readily
available with every size and accessory you
Baby Equipment Rentals
The Peddling Pelican offers more than bike
rentals, they also offer rental high chairs,
The Island is surrounded by pristine ocean waters
that are the perfect backdrop for a variety of great
H2O Sports - www.h2osportsonline.com
Parasailing, Wave Runners, Enviro-Tours, Water
Skiing and Sailboats
Come fish the beautiful inshore waters that surround
Hilton Head Island.
Off The Hook Charters - www.OffTheHookCharters.com
For offshore fishing we recommend
captain Christian Pollitzer at www.bulldogfishincharters.com
This family-friendly island is the perfect setting
for youth-oriented activities. A day at the
beach is a given - play in the surf, add to
your seashell collection, or build a sandcastle.
Navigate the meandering bike trails or take
a guided beach tour at the Museum of Hilton
Head. Youth instruction for both golf and tennis
is available and there are also organized children's
programs for all ages.
Coastal Discover Museum - www.coastaldiscovery.org
Fun for Kids (seasonal only) - www.greggrussell.com
Guided Horseback tours with Lawton Stables -
Outside Hilton Head Youth Kayaking - www.outsidehiltonhead.com
Hilton Head Island enjoys a rich history. Thousands
of years before the first Spaniards set foot on
the shores of the New World, this Sea Island was
home to Native Americans dating back to at least
2000 B.C. Yemassee Indians hunted and farmed in
this area until the early 18th century.
Today, the Island bears the name
of the English explorer Captain William Hilton.
In 1663, he was sent to prospect the Carolina region.
Subsequent colonization of the area brought an era
of cultivation where cotton, rice and indigo were
harvested by slave labor on vast plantations. After
the Civil War, the Island's land was divided and
bestowed to former slaves who would live quietly
on Hilton head for the better part of the next century.
|After the Civil War,
Hilton Head Island was a very peaceful and isolated
place. Since most plantation owners were not
able to produce crops without slave labor, some
of the land was sold to plantation workers.
Most of those who remained on the island made
a living by farming and fishing. They had little
contact with the mainland because the only way
to travel off the island was by boat. Given
this geographic isolation, native islanders
were able to maintain their folkways and language.
The Gullah have survived unchanged and have
held on to their past.
The development of Hilton Head Island began
when a young, visionary landscape architect
named Charles Fraser laid out the master plan
for the Island's south end community. The vision
was to "lay lightly on the land" by
building unobtrusive homes to blend into the
landscape. Roads would wind around, not through,
sensitive areas, and land would be set aside
in its pristine state for the enjoyment of generations
to come. The rest of the Island followed suit,
creating a resort community like no other.
Hilton Head is separated into several resort areas
and plantations. Plantations simply means a planned
community or gated community.
Located at the southern tip of Hilton Head Island
is Sea Pines Resort, the oldest and largest planned
community on the Island. Of the more than 5,000
acres in Sea Pines, 1,300 acres are devoted to parks,
forest preserves, lagoons and marshlands. Sea Pines
has been a renowned resort destination with the
amenities and attractions that lure vacationers
from all over the world. Facilities include three
public golf courses and one private golf course,
6 miles of sugar-sand beaches, two marinas, riding
stables, 40 plus miles of bike and leisure trails,
3 major shopping areas and a wide variety of restaurants.
Destination Vacation is proud
to offer the following addresses in Sea Pines Plantation:
The Forest Beach area spans the oceanfront from
Shipyard Plantation to Sea Pines Resort. It is one
of the original beach communities on Hilton Head
Island. Properties located in this area have access
to beautiful beaches and the more than 100 shops
and restaurants located in and around the Coligny
Plaza area. Coligny Plaza is the Island's original
shopping center. More than 50 specialty shops and
restaurants surround the duck pond where visitors
have been gathering for 40 years.
Palmetto Dunes is a premier Hilton Head SC golf
resort and one of Hilton Head Island's favorite
family destinations for golf, tennis, and adventure!
Palmetto Dunes golf is legendary offering three
distinctively different layouts by legendary
golf designers. Consider the Robert Trent Jones
Oceanfront Course, Arthur Hills or George Fazio
courses - all rated an outstanding 4 stars plus
by Fodor's Golf Digest Places to Play. Tennis
Magazine has ranked Palmetto Dunes Resort among
"The 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts"
since 1975 and Palmetto Dunes Tennis was also
recently ranked #5 in the "World's Top
100 Tennis Resorts and Camps" by Tennis
Resorts Online. Palmetto Dunes Outfitters offers
kayaks, canoes, bikes, fishing rods and reels,
and beach gear. Take a nature tour, charter
a boat, or experience a dolphin encounter with
the whole family. For waterfront shopping and
dining you're sure to enjoy The Shelter Cove
Harbour's Mediterranean atmosphere and waterfront
Dunes Vacation Rental Homes
The pursuit for the ideal vacation getaway has led
families, couples and friends to Destination Vacation
Hilton Head. Savvy guests have discovered they don't
have to be saddled with the inconveniences of hotel
living. The most enlightened are choosing the significant
advantages found in vacation rental homes and villas.
Our accommodations go beyond the comforts of home.
Nestled in around the island's most beautiful settings,
these Hilton Head Island vacation residences come
in a variety of sizes and offer amenities like private
swimming pools, screened porches, spacious decks,
gourmet kitchens, free tennis and much more. Destination
Vacation is redefining luxury vacation rentals on
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