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18 Reasons Why Hilton Head Island is One of Top 10 Islands in U.S.

Hilton Head Island is ranked as one of the Top Ten islands in the United States and for those of us who already live here, it doesn’t surprise us in the least!

Though only twelve miles long and five miles wide, Hilton Head Island manages to pack a lot in—real natural beauty, world-class golf, award winning restaurants, quality shopping, elegant homes, and friendly locals characterize our community.

Our island is ranked number eight out of ten by Readers Choice, where they’ve taken into consideration the categories of:

11 Family Friendly Activities for Your Hilton Head Island Vacation

In addition to this ranking, travelchannel.com also provides the following rankings:

  • Child-Friendliness
    Rating: 5 of 5 – Hilton Head caters to children and allows Mom and Dad the option of joining in or relaxing on their own.
  • Swimming
    Rating: 4 of 5 – Gentle, shallow waters abound-but some areas tend to get murky.
  • Sand
    Rating: 4 of 5 – Twelve miles of expansive, clean beach are an open invitation to walk, bike or simply sunbathe.
  • Atmosphere
    Rating: 5 of 5 – Clean, tasteful and controlled.  Golf, tennis and tanning keep you outside during the day, and quality restaurants and a fun nightlife entertain in the evening.
  • Non-Beach Activities
    Rating: 5 of 5 -Thank goodness for concierges.  With a sea of off-beach choices, their services are definitely needed.

Here in Hilton Head, we are proud of the way we live!  Charming plantation communities are balanced with extensive wilderness areas to create a home that invites habitation while protecting the natural features that make this place so special.

We also have strict building codes that aim to preserve our surroundings, while chain stores and the like are less commercialized and much of the local signage is low to the ground, minimizing clutter.

Whether you’re planning a move to Hilton Head Island or wanting to vacation in our beautiful area, I can promise you, you won’t be disappointed!

What is important to you in choosing where to live or take a vacation?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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The 11 Plantations of Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is home to eleven exclusive communities, each one offering a unique way of living, spectacular views, and distinct homes.  No matter what’s important to you in choosing where to call home (or where to have a vacation home), the plantations of Hilton Head all provide an environment perfect for you.

Hilton Head Plantation
Resting on 4,000 acres of breathtaking natural beauty, Hilton Head Plantation is one of the most popular residential locations on the island.  Located in the northern part of Hilton Head, you’ll find many activities of a world-class resort.  It’s known for its security, many services, recreational facilities and programs, and places an emphasis on family lifestyles.  You’ll also find 4 golf courses, lagoons, clubs, a new pavilion, a country club, and park’s where Headliners come to play.

Palmetto Hall Plantation
Spread across 720 acres of land, Palmetto Hall Plantation is one of Hilton Head Island’s newest communities and features two championship golf courses, two tennis courts, a pool and pavilion, and a beautiful southern-style clubhouse.  You’ll find people of all ages in this close knit, non-resort gated community who are proud of their strong community spirit.

Port Royal
Port Royal is home to approximately 900 single family homes as well as over 70 home sites not yet developed.  Situated on some of the highest ground in Hilton Head, this gated community is abundant with natural beauty and is home to two major Civil War sites and the site of the Spanish American War steam gun.  It features a beautiful shore line, pools, a beach house, tennis courts, leisure paths, an arboretum, and golf courses.

Palmetto Dunes Plantation
Situated mid-island, residents have access to the ocean, golf courses, lagoons, canoeing, fishing, water sports, and tennis.  You’ll find the most diverse types of homes in this 1,800 acre plantation including private single family homes, vacation villas, and condominiums.  Palmetto Dunes Plantation is also home to Shelter Cove Harbour, one of the most popular places on the island.

Indigo Run Plantation
Made up of 1,700 acres, you’ll find a residential lifestyle in this community.  If seeing abundant wildlife and living among natural beauty is appealing to you, Indigo Run may be your next destination!  With tree canopy lined streets and a quiet ambiance, this tranquil, neighborly environment is full of activities and water and golf views.

Windmill Harbour Plantation
This popular boating community is smaller than the other plantations on the island, reserved for only 500 residences on 172 acres of land.  Offering beautiful vista views of the Intracoastal and saltwater marshes, Windmill Harbour is home to the South Carolina Yacht Club and has many activities for families of all ages.

Spanish Wells Plantation
As the place where Spanish settlers first came to Hilton Head Island, this plantation holds historical significance.  You’ll find century old oak trees in this exclusive community, complete with breathtaking scenery.  It is a perfect location for easy access to the mainland, to the center of the island with its churches, schools, hospital and services and to the south end of the island with its shopping, dining and beaches.

Wexford Plantation
This private community is situated on 500 acres and offers residents places for elegant dining, yachting, tennis, and golf, as well as a multi-million dollar clubhouse.  There is a wide variety of people in Wexford; young and old; working and retired; single and married, families with children and families without.  It features leisure trails, a heated swimming pool, and safe places to bike, jog, walk the dog.

Long Cove Plantation
This upscale community offers residents the best in luxury living.  You’ll have access to fishing, swimming, and boating, as well as golf and is just minutes from the beach, restaurants and entertainment.  On just over 600 acres, Long Cove has some of the most outstanding natural beauty to be found in Hilton Head and the marina is one of most popular places to be in the plantation.

Shipyard Plantation
You’ll find single family homes, villas, and condominiums in this 800 acre community, located in the scenic heart of the south end of Hilton Head Island.  Recreational facilities include championship golf and tennis, trails for biking and jogging, a first class resort hotel, a health spa, and the beach.  Residents experience a true sense of community in Shipyard, complete with activities and amenities to make it a one of a kind place.

Sea Pines Plantation
One of Hilton Head Island’s oldest resort communities, Sea Pines offers championship golf courses, tennis, beach combing, and many other activities and outdoor recreation.  Situated on over 5,000 oceanfront acres, residents experience luxury, fun, and a unique way of living.  Home to the Heritage Golf Classic, the famous golf tournament held at the Harbour Town Golf Links.

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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Guide to the 4 Golf Courses in Hilton Head Plantation

Hilton Head Plantation, a luxury gated community located in beautiful Hilton Head Island, is proud to house four different golf courses that entice every golf enthusiast from the completely inexperienced to the novice of all novices.  Ranging in difficulty, pars, and scenic views, any one of the four would be a wonderful way to spend a morning, afternoon, or entire day.  After all, what’s better than spending time outdoors, especially in an area that just calls for fun and relaxation?

Dolphin Head Golf Club
As a member of Dolphin Head Golf Club, you are offered a challenging and exceptional golf experience for all skill levels.  The first design by Gary Player, it was the first course in the Hilton Head area and was opened in 1974, making it Hilton Head Plantation’s first golf course.  What’s more is that golf isn’t the only fun you’ll be having here, as members also enjoy a variety of social activities and special dining events.

How’s this for luxury – phones are located at both nine and the eighteenth holes with a posted menu so golfers can place an order ahead of time to help the speed of play.  The menu offers hot and cold sandwiches, hot dogs, soups, salads, and plenty of beverage options including the ice and water dispenser and coffee!

Bear Creek Golf Club
The Bear Creek Golf Club offers members a different kind of convenience and a warm community atmosphere where there are no tee times, no reservation requirements, no fees for carts or for range balls, and there is no tipping!  All golfing abilities for men, women, singles, and couples are welcome, and be sure to have your camera’s ready on this course as you never know what sort of wildlife may be sharing your tee time!

Rees Jones designed Bear Creek in 1978 and it has been completely renovated and revamped in 2005.  You do not need to own a Hilton Head Plantation property to play this course.

Country Club of Hilton Head
The golf course at Country Club of Hilton Head is situated along historic “Skull Creek” and is an 18-hole Rees Jones design.  It was chosen as the local qualifying site for both the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens and presents a challenging but fair layout with five sets of tees.  The course has distinct scenic views among a stately pine forest, salt water marshes, and fresh water lagoons, with 14 doglegs and water on almost every hole.

On this course, you’ll also find a practice driving range, a practice putting green, a practice chipping and bunker green, private lessons from PGA Professionals Chip Pellerin and Jeff Picus, a beverage cart service, a full-service golf shop, and Cobra and Titleist sets available for rent.

Oyster Reef Golf Club
This breathtaking, 18 hole championship golf course is surrounded by winding lagoons, lush vegetation, and scenic views of Hilton Head Island.  Oyster Reef Golf Club, also designed by Rees Jones, combines a variety of skill levels ranging from 7,014 yards from the championship tees, to 5,288 yards from the forward tees.

Opened in 1982, this course has been voted one of the Top 20 courses in the Carolinas and was most recently awarded Low Country Golf Course Owners Association “2006 Golf Club of the Year”.  Oyster Reef Golf Club has also been named as one of the “Top 75 U.S. Golf Resorts” by Golf Digest and was named as the favorite course of Hilton Head Island golfers by The Island Packet newspaper.

Which one of the golf courses in Hilton Head Plantation is going to be your favorite?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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