Bowman’s Travel Brief: The Golf Getaway


If you’re a golfer, or there’s a golfer in your life, have you or they ever taken a golf getaway?

A trip where golf is the main focus?

Sure, maybe the food, the nightlife, or the hotel or resort will be a talking point following the trip, but the true highlight of the travel experience is all about the golf.

Whether it’s for a famous course or a destination well known for golf, it’s something every golfer should do in their lifetime.

I spent this past weekend doing just that in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. It’s a destination with mostly the family beach vacation traveler arriving by car or plane. Living in Georgia, I have made the drive with family before.

But my trip was all about the golf this time.

Hilton Head Island has over 20 championship golf courses, giving the golf traveler plenty of options. Courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye, and Davis Love III present some unique and challenging options.

You might even see an alligator or two during your round. I played on Saturday and Sunday and saw one at each course. The couple I was paired with on Saturday traveled from Minnesota to Hilton Head Island specifically for golf, wearing matching outfits and all. I loved it.

I am by no means a great golfer. But any day on the course is better than no day on the course – rain or shine. And exploring new courses in beautiful destinations? It’s hard to beat that.

The world is full of amazing golf courses with stunning scenery. So, what golf getaway will you help plan next?

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