Hilton Head Island is a paradise for golfers and here are the top 5 reasons to play golf this month.
October is an ideal month to play golf on Hilton Head Island. The average daytime temperature is a comfortable 75 degrees. The ocean breezes gently touch your face. The sun is always on your shoulder, and the climate tends to be dry.
1. World-class courses.
Practice or play? How much time do you have? If you have an hour, consider going to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course and putting and chipping with a friend. Then, head over to the range and work on your full swing. If you have two hours, stop by the George Fazio Course and play a quick nine holes. If you have 4½ hours, play the Arthur Hills Golf Course, where Tiger, Phil and many other legendary players competed in the nation’s top collegiate tournament.
2. Fresh air and big skies.
After all, nature offers the best medicine for our fast-paced culture. Enjoying golf correctly while practicing or playing encourages breathing and slow, graceful motion. It’s like yoga and Pilates, without the pain.
Golf is playful when approached with realistic expectations and proper technique. It doesn’t hurt to bring along a few supportive friends who enjoy a light challenge and spending time in the great outdoors.
Give the kitchen a break. Stop by Big Jim’s Grill to enjoy seafood, barbecue and fresh salads, while overlooking the practice area and first tee of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Before or after a meal with friends, it’s your turn to practice, using the time you saved by not cooking or cleaning.
5. Happy Hour.
From 4 to 7 p.m., you are invited to join us at the practice area of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course to make new friends and to be a participant, not a spectator, in life. Do it — don’t just talk about it.
The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy offers classes and private lessons for all ages and skill levels. Lil Swingers is for children ages 3 to 7. The After School program and Back to Basics are for anyone who wants to improve their game. Private lessons can be arranged for you and your small group of friends. We also offer gift certificates for holidays and special events.
By Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy
A former PGA Tour pro and member of the local golf Hall of Fame, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. He conducts “Where Does the Power Come From?”, a free clinic and demonstration, every Monday at
4 p.m. 843-785-1138, 800-827-3006 or www.palmettodunes.com.