Golf, Golf & More Golf!!! - Off Island
There are a variety of spectacular golf courses just off the main island of Hilton Head, and tend to be less pricey. Here are a few and I'll suggest going to the main website for directions to each:
Old Carolina *
Old South *
* There is a combo special for these - see the website for details. Each golfer MUST have his / her own set of clubs, and if you don't own a set, they can be rented at most courses. For time sake, most courses have carts included in their fees and it's encouraged to use them. Appropriate attire is also a must - no jeans, tee shirts, cut-offs, etc. Shirts must have sleeves and collars and casual or dress shorts are suggested.
Don't feed the gators!!
Lost in the Dark
We had dinner at the Smokehouse - it was across the street from our condo, but we had a bit of difficulty getting there because Bob did not think that he could go into the driveway directly across from us and instead we ended up wandering around in the dark until we came out on the same street again.
We had to wait a little while for a table. While we were waiting the man in front of me was discussing his golf game that day. He said there was a foursome of women in front of him, which was playing slowly and they stayed together and talked the whole time (i.e. they didn't each go to their ball to play it, but went to the first ball in a group etc.). He said they were as rude as they could be, but he didn't want to say anything to them because he didn't know who they might be. I thought this was strange. I had a bowl of Brunswick stew and the pulled pork sandwich. Other possible soups were Smokehouse chili and chicken and corn soup. All the soups were $3.95. Several salads were also available.
Other sandwiches included Sliced or Chopped Beef Brisket, Smoked Turkey & Bacon, Memphis Cheese Steak, Fried Catfish, and Spicy Smoked Sausage. All the sandwiches were served with French Fries, and they all cost between $5.95 and $6.95
Bob had a half bbq chicken, and he took the breast of the chicken home for lunch. All the Smokehouse Specialties are served with a choice of two sides. Bob got red rice and cole slaw, and gave me the cole slaw and ate my fries. The price on the picture of his chicken is for a chicken breast alone, and not for a half chicken.
Other specialies included Baby Back Ribs (full $20.95/half $11.95), Pulled Pork BBQ Plate ($9.95), Texas Brisket Plate ($11.95), Smoked Half Chicken ($10.95), Grilled Pork Chop($13.95), Fried Catfish ($11.95), BBQ Shrimp or Fried Shrimp (both $15.95), Kansas Strip ($17.95) and several combos such as Chcken and Ribs $13.95, Shrimp and Ribs ($14.95), Pulled Pork and Ribs ($13.95) and the Smokehouse Plate which was pulled pork, sliced beef brisket, smoked chicken and ribs for $16.95.
Sides choices in addition to red rice, cole slaw and fries included corn on the cob, potato salad, mac-n-cheese, baked potato and grilled veggies (pepper, onions, zucchini and squash). Most of these were $1.50 to $2.00, but the grilled veggies were $2.50.
The total was $25.04 including tip.
More Scenery and Sites of Hilton Head, SC
"Sunrise Over the Ocean"
The ocean at Hilton Head is not blue like the Carribean or Hawaii, but always relaxing to listen to the waves and watch the sunrise.
"Dolphins in The Sound"
On the mainland side of the island, there is a Sound. All the marina's are usually found around this side of the island protected from the weather. Dolphins are abundant in the sound and you can see them from the docks. Kayak's are available for day rental so you can try to cruise around and see lot's of wildlife and dolphins. Here's a picture of some viewing from a dock at a marina. This was a group of six with two baby's.
"The Marina at Habour Town, Sea Pines Area"
This is an exclusive area of the island. There is a beautiful marina there with spectacular boats, nice resteraunts and shops. Daily tours from dolphin watching to Eco tours and sailing. There's also a day trip to an adjacent island that has no cars and is inhibited by people living there like they did a hindred years ago.