Hilton Head Island is another step closer to normal after Hurricane Matthew hit hard in the Carolinas in October.
On Nov. 9, Harbour Town Golf Links re-opened after the course was somewhat damaged by the dangerous storm. The host to the RBC Heritage is the most popular course on the island, and it’s the most recognizable in part because of its PGA Tour hosting duties but also because of its iconic lighthouse and harbor views. The Pete Dye-Jack Nicklaus collaboration faced cleanup from downed trees and limbs, as well damage to some playing areas. With the near-constant effort of staff, the recovery is complete, and the course is again ready for tourists and, in April, for some of the world’s best golfers.
Harbour Town is just the latest Hilton Head-area course to re-open after Matthew, with the area expecting its full golf inventory to come back online by the end of November.
The area is about to hit some of its busiest months, as folks from up north, including in Canada, make their way south for golf vacations that will get them out of cold and snow. This rapid recovery ensures travelers will get a full Hilton Head, S.C., experience.