Hilton Head Golf Island Announces Golf Course, Resort Enhancements

Hilton Head Golf Island Announces Golf Course, Resort Enhancements

Destination Hits the Road for Golf Shows in Toronto, Chicago, Boston and More

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – One of the world’s greatest golf destinations just keeps getting better. Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) – a collection of 31 of the Lowcountry’s premier golf courses – will shine this spring following a series of enhancements to its courses and resort amenities.

Ranked in the top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Courses” and “Best Weather,” Hilton Head is the ideal place for golfers to kick-off the spring season. This year’s additions to various resorts include:

  • The Sea Pines Resort—The results of its $55 million capital investment project include the new 26,000 square-foot Harbour Town Clubhouse opening in March, and recently completed Sea Pines Beach Club and Plantation Golf Club. This summer, Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage, will be re-grassed and a state-of-the-art irrigation system will be installed. In October, Love Golf Design, the course architecture firm founded and headed by PGA TOUR star Davis Love III and his brother Mark, will begin a complete renovation its historic Ocean Course.
  • Palmetto Dunes—New golf bikes – equipped with golf bags flanking the rear tires—will arrive in March. Experience the Visage GPS system at the famed Robert Trent Jones course. USB ports for charging mobile devices have also been installed in the new golf carts at the Arthur Hills course.
  • The Heritage Golf Collection—The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and the Sonesta Resort each recently received $30 million in renovations. The two upscale beachfront resorts are top hotel choices for guests who enjoy playing at the seven Heritage Golf Collection courses on Hilton Head Island. A re-grassing project at the Robert Cupp course at Palmetto Hall Plantation Club was also completed in September 2014.

    Previews of the new enhancements, golf package getaways and representatives from Hilton Head Golf Island will be available at the following golf shows:

  • Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show, Feb. 20 – 22 at International Centre
  • Cleveland Golf Show, Feb. 20 – 22 at IX Center
  • Chicago Golf Show, Feb. 27 – March 1 at Stephens Convention Center
  • Boston National Golf Expo, Feb. 27 – March 1 at Seaport World Trade Center
  • Michigan Golf Show, March 6 – 8 at the Suburban Collection Showplace
  • Pittsburgh Golf Show, March 13 – 15, 2015 at Monroeville Convention Center

    For more information about the shows above, please contact the Lowcountry Golf Course Owner’s Association at 843.384.5342.

    About Hilton Head Golf Island

    Hilton Head Golf Island features 31 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones.
    Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.”  Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.

    The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages.
    For additional information: http://www.HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com, 800.523.3373.

  • Galvin Green Launches Golf-Specific ‘Dress for the Weather’ App

    (Växjö, Sweden) – Galvin Green – the world’s leading maker of functional golf clothing for serious players and the No. 1 global golf partner of GORE-TEX® – has launched ‘Dress for the Weather,’ a free app combining course-specific forecasts with advice on optimum attire for any playing condition.

    Offered on the App Store or Google Play, ‘Dress for the Weather’ allows golfers to choose from thousands of courses in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe. It then provides detailed five-day forecasts and recommends the ideal layering solution for expected levels of precipitation, temperature and wind speed. A brief demo video is available at vimeo.com/118823848.

    “We’re constantly exploring ways to add more value to the experience of our customers in connection with the Multi-Layer Concept we pioneered,” says Nicholai Stein, Brand Manager of Galvin Green. “Facing desert heat, howling Scottish winds or anything in between, golfers can stay ahead of the competition by choosing the proper outfit.”

    Aligned with premiere of Galvin Green’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, the app also lets player’s challenge their friends to a match, locate the nearest stockist and stay updated with the latest brand news.

    Based in Sweden, Galvin Green developed the Multi-Layer Concept – golf’s first apparel layering system – more than a decade ago. This distinctive approach uses leading-edge fabric technologies to ensure the dry comfort, thermal regulation and outer protection that helps players optimize performance. Details on this and other elements of the company’s “We Never Compromise” approach can be found at the new GalvinGreen.com.

    About Galvin Green

    Galvin Green is a family-owned business founded in 1990. A pure golf brand, its products – including premium outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories – are available for purchase at better green grass shops and trendygolfusa.com.

    Crafted by golfers for golfers, every garment and layer has been developed to be compatible – providing exceptional comfort, freedom of movement and protection from the elements. Each detail exists because the game demands it.

    Available for purchase at better golf-specialty retail shops in more than 20 countries, the Galvin Green collection features premium, high-performance outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories for men, women and juniors.

    The line is worn in competition by scores of leading Tour players, including David Lynn (European Tour), Lucas Bjerregaard (European Tour) and Caroline Masson (LPGA Tour).

    For more information: http://www.galvingreen.com.