Hilton Head Island Sports & Outdoors

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    MM 564.5 Harbour Town Yacht Basin

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Lighthouse from the ICW
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    I have not been to this marina by boat, but you can see the fake lighthouse from the ICW. You can climb the lighthouse for a fee. The marina is near exclusive shops and restaurants that are around the circular bay, and there tennis courts and a swimming pool. There is a golf course which reportedly has very large greens fees.

    Equipment: If you want to know why we've never been here, in 2003-4 the rates (hold onto your wallet) were

    Daily
    30'-49' $1.90 per foot per night
    50'-79' $2.25 per foot per night
    80'- UP $2.50 per foot per night

    Weekly (WEEKLY RATE BASED ON A 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY)
    30'-49' $1.65 per foot per night
    50'-79' $1.90 per foot per night
    80'-UP $2.15 per foot per night

    Monthly
    RATES ARE PER FOOT PER MONTH
    BASED ON GREATER OF BOAT OR SLIP LENGTH
    Jan $16.00 July $16.00
    Feb $16.00 Aug $16.00
    March $16.00 Sept $16.00
    April $75.00 Oct $27.00
    May $27.00 Nov $27.00
    June $27.00 Dec $16.00

    MONTHLY DOCKAGE IS ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS AND IS BILLED ON THE CALENDAR MONTH

    By land you have to pay $5 to get in to the marina, and you are not allowed to ride a bike in.

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    Play golf

    by mikelisaanna Updated Jul 7, 2009

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    On the putting green

    Hilton Head is famous for its golf courses, many of which were designed by top course designers such as Robert Trent Jones and Tom Fazio. There are numerous courses scattered around the island, many of which are open to the public. The greens fees are not cheap, but the courses are generally in very good condition and bound to give most golfers a good challenge. The courses that we played featured plenty of water hazards, sand traps, and tight fairways.

    The most well known golf courses on Hilton Head Island are those at Palmetto Dunes and Sea Pines, which hosts an annual professional PGA pro golf tournament. In addition to courses on the island, there are also a number of courses nearby on the mainland, which are within a 30-minute drive.

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    Horse Back Riding

    by grandmaR Updated May 15, 2007

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    Conquistador horse?
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    When we took the tour from the museum, the guide told us that this roan pony was a descendant of the Conquistador horses brought by the Spaniards. Since I knew to be false many of the stories that the guide told us, I suspect that this story has been embroidered a bit.

    There is horseback riding available.

    Equipment: Lawton Stables, located in Sea Pines plantation, offers guided trail rides for people 8 years old and up through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, a 600 acre preserve where many plants and animals can be observed. Also available are pony ride for kids 7 and under, hayrides (also through the Forest Preserve) and professional training and riding lessons.

    Sea Horse Farms, on Mitchellville Road, offers trail rides, part of which are on the beach, for those 8 years old or more (250 Lb. maximum). They also offer pony rides geared to kids birthday parties, with the ponies rented by the hour, currently for $100. .

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    Tennis and Biking

    by grandmaR Updated May 15, 2007

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    Bike Trails are everywhere and most places on the island have bike rentals, and Tennis is apparently as much of a Hilton Head sport as Golf.

    There are hundreds of courts all over the island, and Hilton Head is also home to two famous tennis pros: Dennis Van der Meer and Stan Smith. All three Grand Slam playing surfaces are available and there are lighted courts for night play.

    Public courts
    CLUB COURTS TELEPHONE
    Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center 23 clay, 2 hard 8 lighted 843-785-1152
    Port Royal Racquet Club 10 clay, 2 grass, 4 hard. 6 lighted 843-686-8803
    Sea Pines Racquet Club 24 clay, 5 lighted 843-363-4495
    Shipyard Racquet Club (Van der Meer) 13 Har-Tru, 4 hard, 3 indoor 843-686-8804
    South Beach Racquet Club 11 clay, 2 lighted. 843-671-2215
    Van der Meer Tennis Center 17 hard, 4 covered 800-845-6138

    Two courts are available at the Fairfield Station County park on the north end, where Mi Tierra restaurant is. They are under the supervision of the Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services.

    Hilton Head High School has six courts and Hilton Head Middle School four more which are available weekend and evenings when school is in session and anytime in the summer. These courts have no user fee

    Equipment: There are 8 public tennis courts on Hilton Head Island under the supervision of the Island Recreation Center and with the cooperation of Public Tennis, Inc. All are lighted for night play.

    Four are at the Chaplin Public Tennis Center in the Chaplin Community Park and four more are at the Cordillo Public Tennis Center on Cordillo Road between DeAllyon Ave. and Pope Ave. These courts are intended for use by islanders.

    From Memorial Day to Labor Day fees are charged for the use of these courts. They are open from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM unless reserved for lessons or USTA use. For more information call Cameron Everett at 843-681-7273.

    Bikes rent for about $27/week.

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    Golf

    by grandmaR Updated May 15, 2007

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    Robert Trent Jones golf course
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    Hilton Head is well known as a golf destination. There are lots of courses and some have been designed by very famous golf architects. Because we were there in the winter, the courses were a little less green, but they still were impressive.

    According to one website, "The ultimate vote of confidence comes from the Fodor's Golf Digest Places to Play fifth edition where the courses at Palmetto Dunes received high rankings from the golfers who know them from first hand experience. The Arthur Hills course rated an impressive 4.5 stars and was noted as an "excellent course and treated like a king; great condition; last three holes unbelievable". The George Fazio rated an outstanding 4 stars. The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course received accolades from Golf Magazine as 'The Pick of the Month' in March 2003.

    I don't play golf. I did go onto the Arthur Hills course in Palmetto Dunes to photograph the rear range light - the only real lighthouse on Hilton Head

    Equipment: Golf packages and golf lessons are available and the courses have pro shops. Golf Packages starting as low as $69.00 * Per Golfer/Night for 7 night 5 rounds (four golfers)

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  • Renting Wave runners o

    by Aromano Written May 1, 2005

    I was scared at first but it became a great and exciteing memory to take home with me.

    Equipment: Wear a bathing suit and wear nothing that you care to lose. Jewelry.sun glasses, dentil or orthadontic devises, should be left behind,
    It's VERY Wet, Bumpty , and Fun, ENJOY!

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    Ocean Course @ Sea Pines

    by TRimer Written Jan 29, 2005

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    Among the oldest golf courses in the Hilton Head area, the Ocean course at Sea Pines underwent a complete renovation by PGA Pro-Architect Mark Mccumber in 1996. This is an 18-hole, par 72 course. The Ocean Course features a stunning combination of lagoons, bunkers and contouring that creates a beautiful, yet challenging, round of golf. The par-3 15th runs directly out to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, one of only a couple holes on Hilton Head Island to offer a true glimpse of the ocean. This course is a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary," only the fourth in South Carolina & 187th in the world to achieve this designation.

    Equipment: 18-holes: $100
    9-holes: $60
    Open all year.

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    Hilton Head Golf

    by TRimer Written Jan 29, 2005

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    18th Hole Harbortown
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    The Hilton Head Island area is one of the nation's foremost golf meccas. Golf Digest named Hilton Head Island Number 10 on its list of the world's best golf resorts. Unfortunately, golf on Hilton Head is not exactly inexpensive. On the island an $80 green fee is pretty common even in the offseason. During the spring season - roughly defined as the first of March through the first of May - rates can skyrocket above $150 and in the case of Harbour Golf Links, $250.

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    Go Golfing

    by tpangelinan Updated Apr 12, 2004

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    Beautiful greens

    There is at least 10 beautiful golf courses on this island, all top notch. You can use your Celebration Visitors Card mentioned in Must See Tip for any where from $5 to $15 off.
    1) Country Club of Hilton Head,
    (843)-681-4653 www.hiltonheadclub.com

    2) Golden Bear Golf Club,
    (843)-689-2200

    3) Crescent Pointe Golf Club, (843) 706-2600, (843) 341-2500, or (888) 325-1833

    4) Eagle's Pointe Golf Club (843) 686-4457
    (843) 757-5900 or (888) 325-1833

    5) Old Carolina Golf Links (843)785-6363
    (888)785-7274 www.oldcarolinagolf.com

    6)Old South Golf Links (843)785-5353
    (800 257-8997 www.oldsouthgolf.com

    7) Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club (843)689-golf, (800)234-6418 www.hiltonheadgolf.net

    8) Shipyard Golf Club (843 689-golf
    (800)234-6318 www.hiltonheadgold.net

    9) Daufuskie Island Golf Clubs
    (843) 842-2000, (800) 648-6788

    10) Rose Hill Golf Club (843) 842-3740
    www.rosehillgolf.com

    This island is a golfers dream!

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    Go Fishing!

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 12, 2004

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    Sportfishing

    Go fish for as long as you rent, from 4 to 8 hours. Try night fishing for shark, Gulfstream fishing or deepsea. Tuna, Marlin, Barracuda or Shark. They also do cocktail cruises with a max of 24 people. Looks like max of 12 on fishing trips.
    Costs:
    Fishing
    4 hours............$700
    6 hours............$1050
    8 hours............$1400
    Gulfstream......$2500
    Evening shark trip.........3 hours .....$500 up to 6 people and $50 per person up to max of 12.

    Cocktail cruise
    $175 up to 6 people and $50 per person up to a max of 24.

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    Go ParaSailing

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 12, 2004

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    ParaSailing

    There are several Parasailing companies so check around for pricing.
    H2O Sports Parasailing, wave runners
    671-2704
    Island Water Sports, Boat rentals,jet skis, parasailing 671-7007
    Check local listings for more information

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  • Golf, Golf & More Golf!!! - Off Island

    by aceensor Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Old Carolina - #13

    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:

    Rose Hills
    Old Carolina *
    Old South *
    * There is a combo special for these - see the website for details.

    Equipment: 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!!

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  • Golf, Golf & More Golf!! - On Island

    by aceensor Written Feb 22, 2004

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    not Sawgrass, but close!

    Here is a list of our favorite on-island courses. The average price runs approx $110 - $125 per person and includes carts. There are discount coupons available in a variety of ways - visiting the website is suggested for both coupons and directions.

    Hilton Head National
    The Shipyard
    The Plantation
    Oyster Reef **
    (** my favorite of all on-island)

    Equipment: Every golfer MUST have their own set of clubs - no sharing! Rental sets are available at most courses, but check ahead. Appropriate dress is also a must: no tee shirts, jeans or cut-offs. Shirts with collars and either slacks or dress shorts are required. Tipping the attendants is acceptable and suggested.

    Watch for signs regarding protected wetland areas and DON'T feed the gators!

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    MM 556.5 Outdoor Resorts Marina

    by grandmaR Written Jan 15, 2003

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    Mile 556.5 on the ICW The rate here is $1.00/foot and $3/electric, but they gave us the BoatUS discount so that the rate was $.85/foot. They gave us the volume fuel discount (which there's no way we would use enough fuel to get) instead of the BoatUS discount because the volume fuel discount was more. I think the fuel was about $1.43 (diesel). There's no cable TV, but they will let you use the fax line in the office to download e-mail. They have an RV park, a large laundry room, a mail room, showers, and another one of those fancy smashy restaurants. There is a pool (closed now - it's outdoors) and a sauna. Haven't found the ice yet.

    Equipment: The people here were decorating for Xmas and stringing lights when we were here. Everyone was very nice, but the problem with this marina is the tides - we are aground in the slip at low tide, and can't get out the entrance until the tide is nearly high.

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    18th hole at Harbour Town

    by RSeppeler Written Feb 19, 2006

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    18th hole at Harbour Town

    If you are going to climb the lighthouse at Harbour Town, be sure to take a picture of the 18th Hole at Harbour Town. It is one of the most famous holes in golf.

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