So often in modern sport it is easy to lose the ethos and character it was built upon. Getting lost in the competitive environment of junior golf is easy to do. If that is all we see when we look at the beautiful game of golf, we miss so much. Outside of the tour excitement or the pressure of junior golf rankings, golf is a game which extorts some of the best life lessons a person can learn – such as honor, respect, honestly, dignity and fair play. It is one of the last bastions of modern sport which teaches true morals and fine character which may be carried over by the bearer into every facet of life. But one of the best things golf can do is to bring cohesion. Cohesion of friends, of acquaintances, of business associates and above all, families. At this time of year, it is great to tee it up with your nearest and dearest. A time to laugh, joke, have fun and remember what the game is truly about…bringing people together. It is called a game for a reason!
The Hilton Head-Bluffton area is an ideal location for a family golf vacation over the holidays or anytime. With 33 championship level golf courses and 40 additional courses in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area, it is easy to see why Hilton Head was given the nickname “Golf Island.” With the temperate southern climate, this beach destination turns into a golf haven in the winter months, making it ideal for your holiday plans. In addition to the plethora of golf options, there is plenty to do off the course with the family as well. Hilton Head boasts over 250 restaurants, miles of bike paths all over the island and plenty of history to see just a short drive away in Beaufort and Savannah. We hope wherever you find yourself, that you will have a memorable holiday with your family and really get back to why we all starting golfing in the first place – to have fun playing a game.
From all the IJGA family to your family…..Happy Holidays!
Hilton Head voted “Best Island” in the Continental U.S. and #2 Island in the World. – Travel + Leisure 2017
“Best Small Town Top 10” – Southern Living 2017
Hilton Head ranked 7 in the 8 Top Categories for Golf Destinations – Golf Digest 2017
Bluffton voted “Most Picturesque Small Town in South Carolina” – USA Today 2017