My first home in the Low Country was situated on a golf course. Not that I played, really, but it
was a great place for my kids to run off some energy at night, up and down the fairways,
collecting errant balls along the way. We had buckets and buckets of them.
But, the Low Country is simply ideal for golfers of any level. And the names behind the designs
of these courses? How about Robert Trent Jones, Pete Dye, Gary Player and some guy named
Jack Nicklaus, to name a few.
24 championship courses make their home on Hilton Head Island. Plenty of public and private
playing opportunities, including some par 3 courses for the newbies, or those with limited time.
Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head also plays host to the RBC Heritage Tournament, a PGA
Tour event played at the amazing Harbourtown Golf Links. The 18th hole is truly one of the
most beautiful (and most photographed) golf spots in the United States. Not to mention the
famous Candy Striped Light house that keeps watch over all who visit the area.
There are more than a dozen golf courses in Bluffton, which has become a growing retirement
community of late. You can skip the trip over the bridge to Hilton Head if you have your heart
set on a few days of golf. If you want to buy real estate in Bluffton, you will definitely have the
opportunity to live in a golf course community.
Golfing is a way of life for many of the Low Country residents. Imagine starting or ending your
day with a round of golf, then carting on home for a Jack Nicklaus. The drink, not the man.
Anyway, sounds darn near perfect, doesn’t it?