Posted on 3/11/2024

The Ultimate Visitor’s Guide to RBC Heritage 2024 on Hilton Head Island

Welcome to Hilton Head Island, a beautiful oasis nestled along the South Carolina coastline. Known for its pristine beaches, world-class golf courses, and vibrant culture, Hilton Head Island offers an array of experiences that cater to every kind of traveler. Now, as the recurrent host of the prestigious RBC Heritage 2024 golf tournament, Hilton Head is not only a golfer's paradise but also an ideal vacation destination. As we gear up for this exciting event, we want to share with you some curated recommendations to elevate your visit and ensure an incredible experience during the tournament.

Rob Tipton, Sea Pines Resort

Rob Tipton, Sea Pines Resort

The RBC Heritage Golf Course: Where History Meets Sport

Mark your calendars for the 56th RBC Heritage happening from April 15-21! Celebrating its 56th year, the RBC Heritage at the iconic Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island is a blend of history, unique design, and top-tier golf. This year's tournament promises an even bigger purse, attracting top talent for a competitive and exciting event. Tickets are available now, offering the perfect opportunity to plan your visit to Hilton Head Island.

Known for its community spirit and festive ambiance, the RBC Heritage is not just a golf event but a celebration of sportsmanship and excitement among friends and family. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a casual fan, the RBC Heritage guarantees an unforgettable experience with thrilling moments and stunning views.


For top-notch accommodations, nothing comes close to the comfort and convenience of a vacation rental. Strategically located near the golf courses, professionally managed properties provide a variety of options, amenities, and perks to enhance your tournament experience.

They also offer the luxury of a home away from home, allowing you to immerse yourself in the excitement of the golf tournament. Here are four prime locations ideal for tournament visitors:

Seapines - A Resort-Style Community.

Celebrated for its contemporary comforts and breathtaking landscapes, Sea Pines features a wide range of accommodations. But the allure of Sea Pines goes beyond just lodging. With extensive biking trails, the renowned Harbour Town Golf Links, and the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse, this destination offers the ideal blend of proximity to tournament excitement and a luxurious resort ambiance.

Palmetto Dunes - An Oceanfront Paradise.
Offering a wide range of vacation rentals, from luxury villas to spacious family homes, this destination is an excellent choice for relaxation after a day at the golf course due to its proximity to the beach. Additionally, the area provides recreational activities such as golf, tennis, and kayaking, making it ideal for those looking to stay active during their visit.

Forest Beach - The Heart of Hilton Head
Forest Beach offers an array of vacation rentals within walking distance of Coligny Beach Park, the island's largest and most popular beach. The lively shopping and dining scene here will keep you entertained off the golf course. Plus, its location near the beach makes it an ideal spot for those wanting to soak up some sun between tournament games.

Shipyard - A Tranquil Retreat
This peaceful neighborhood nestled among towering pines and moss-draped oaks has a serene setting and proximity to the beach. Shipyard offers a relaxing escape within Hilton Head Island, which makes it the perfect place to stay if you're looking for a quiet retreat after a day of cheering on your favorite golfers.

Savor Hilton Head: Best Eateries and Cafes

Hilton Head Island is a food lover's paradise, offering a variety of dining options, from seafood joints serving fresh catches to cozy cafes with the perfect brew. Here are some exceptional recommendations for a delightful dining experience in the area:

  • For Steak Lovers: Wiseguys Modern American Restaurant. Known for its steakhouse, seafood, and contemporary cuisine. With a menu that changes seasonally and a wine list that's received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Wiseguys is a must-visit for any foodie and steak lover.

  • For Seafood Aficionados: Hudson's Seafood House On the Docks. A traditional seafood feast at one of Hilton Head's oldest restaurants is a local and visitors' favorite. Hudson's Seafood House offers fresh, locally sourced seafood in a stunning waterfront setting.

  • For Southwestern Cuisine Enthusiasts: Santa Fe Cafe. Fantastic for Southwest food, margaritas, and music. Santa Fe Cafe offers a unique rooftop dining experience where you can enjoy the sunset while savoring delicious Southwestern cuisine after a day on the greens.

  • For Italian Cuisine Lovers: Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana. This restaurant offers classic Italian dishes in a warm and welcoming environment. From homemade pasta to fresh seafood, every dish at Michael Anthony's is prepared with fine and fresh ingredients.

  • For a Unique Culinary Experience: The Jazz Corner. Enjoy live jazz music while savoring a delicious meal. The Jazz Corner offers an intimate dining experience where you can enjoy world-class jazz performances along with your meal. Call in advance and make reservations. 

  • For Casual Dining: Skull Creek Boathouse. This relaxed eatery offers stunning waterfront views and an extensive seafood menu. Skull Creek Boathouse has a laid-back atmosphere that's perfect for a casual meal after a day on the golf course.

  • For Something Deliciously NEW: Benny's Coastal Kitchen. With a recent opening in February 2024, this elegantly relaxed waterfront eatery offers both indoor and outdoor dining spaces. Don't miss the chance to enjoy the panoramic views of Skull Creek from the exquisite rooftop bar. 

For even more recommendations, visit our Dining Guide, as well as our recommendations for Private Chefs and exclusive Catering Experiences.

Experience Hilton Head: Must-Visit Attractions and Activities

Beyond the golf course, Hilton Head Island provides a diverse range of outdoor activities and attractions. You can immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty, unwind on its beautiful beaches, or enjoy some retail therapy at local shops. Harbour Town Sea Pines

With something always happening on Hilton Head Island, here are six attractions you can't miss:

  • For History Buffs: Harbour Town Lighthouse. Climb to the top for panoramic views of the island. The lighthouse also houses a museum showcasing the area's history.

  • For Nature Lovers: Coastal Discovery Museum. Learn about the island's natural history and cultural heritage. The museum offers a variety of exhibits and nature trails that are sure to delight any nature enthusiast.

  • For Cultural Enthusiasts: Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. Discover the rich Gullah history, culture, and customs. The museum offers a unique insight into the Gullah community and their role in Hilton Head's history.

  • For Adventure Seekers: Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rentals. Enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational rentals, including bicycles, kayaks, and paddleboards. It's a great way to stay active and explore the island during the tournament. 

  • For Wildlife Enthusiasts: Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Experience bird watching and scenic nature walks. The refuge is home to a variety of wildlife and offers several walking trails.

  • For Art Lovers: The Art League of Hilton Head. Discover rotating exhibits featuring local and regional artists. It's a great place to appreciate the local art scene and maybe even pick up a piece to remember your trip.

For more recommendations, including our comprehensive Hilton Head Shopping Guide, our Curated List of Local Favorites, and our comprehensive directory of Family Friendly Activities, visit our "Things to Do" page!

As you plan your trip to the RBC Heritage 2024, remember that Hilton Head Island is more than just a golfing destination. It's a place where you can relax, explore, and create lasting memories. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable island getaway!

Contact us to book your RBC Heritage vacation rental at 843.686.6100 or visit our rentals page HERE

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