Hilton Head Area Information

Located 90 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, and 40 miles north of Savannah, Georgia, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has been ranked in the top 10 in 7 categories by Golf Digest.

  • Best Buddies Golf Trip
  • Best Accommodations
  • Best Couples Trip
  • Best Courses
  • Best Food & Drink
  • Best Value
  • Best Weather

Though the island is only 12 miles long by 5 miles wide, it is home to an array of wonderful activities and beautiful sites. Home to over 250 Hilton Head restaurants, 200 stores and outlets, 24 Hilton Head Island golf courses, 12 miles of pristine Atlantic beach, and many other attractions, Hilton Head vacations offer something for everyone. As the largest barrier island off the Atlantic coast between Long Island and the Bahamas, Hilton Head Island offers a year round subtropical climate, making it an ideal vacation destination for almost any time of year.

Hilton Head golf and tennis have attracted visitors to the island for many years. Over 28 golf courses, designed by some of the most well-known golf architects, can be found in Hilton Head. Built for quality, Hilton Head Island golf courses were created by big names including Pete Dye, George Cobb, George and Tim Fazio, Arthur Hills, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Fuzzy Zoeller. Hilton Head golf courses were voted #10 by Golf Digest readers as one of the world's best golf destinations. Golfers of all skill levels will find golf courses in Hilton Head appealing. For those who prefer the court, Hilton Head Island attracts both professional tennis players and amateurs, with over 350 tennis courts. Home to the distinguished Van Der Meer Tennis Center, which boasts a world renowned tennis school and is the headquarters of the U.S. Professional Tennis registry, Hilton Head Island is sure to delight tennis players of all levels. Sea Pines Resort was even voted the “Top Tennis Resort in the US” by TENNIS Magazine. Hilton Head Island is an absolute paradise for both golfers and tennis players of all levels.

Aside from Hilton Head's world famous golf courses and tennis courts, the island is also home to a plethora of other leisure and adventure activities. Over 200 Hilton Head shops and outlets ranging from unique boutiques to largely recognized chain retailers provide shoppers with plenty of options, while over 250 Hilton Head restaurants with cuisine from around the world will leave almost any palette satisfied. Hilton Head's unspoiled sea marshes, creeks, lagoons, wooded forests, and broad beaches provide the perfect setting for outdoor adventures of all kinds. Offering the chance to get a glimpse of the island's wildlife, designated paths on the island are excellent for hiking, biking, and sight-seeing. The island's pristine beaches are the perfect place to sit back and relax or to enjoy watersports such as parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, and windsurfing. Taking a historical, cultural, or ecological tour is yet another great way to experience the Hilton Head Island, while deep sea fishing is another popular activity. A superb destination for any time of the year, Hilton Head Island has something for just about anyone.