DOWNTIME: Golf Island


By Francesca Merced

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Finding an ideal outing that both you and that special man in your life can enjoy together can sometimes be a challenge.  When you’re ready for pedicures and brunch followed by Les Miserables, he’s looking for a six pack of suds and ESPN!

Spending a leisurely afternoon at a country club is a very lovely marriage of sports and sophistication.  And, if you’re looking to make a real trip of it, then why not visit a town that is, for lack of a better description, one GIANT country club!

Affectionately known as “Golf Island,” Hilton Head, South Carolina has been widely known as a true golfer’s paradise.  Boasting more than 20 championship golf courses, Hilton Head Island offers comprehensive vacation “Stay and Play” packages that include luxury hotel accommodations, breakfast and one complete round of golf.

If you book a stay at a hotel like The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, you’ll also be able to take advantage of their scrumptious spa pampering when you retire for the evening.  Their golf and spa packages include two express spa treatments per day during your stay – you know, in case you sprain something out there on the fairway!  All jokes aside, the spa treatments for two can be a relaxing way to “rejuvenate your spirits” together as you bond over wellness and total comfort!

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Even if golf isn’t necessarily your thing, I guarantee you’ll find plenty of things that are your thing in Hilton Head.  While he’s channeling his inner-Tiger Woods on the green, you can slip away and take in some surf and sun on one the gorgeous, pristine white-sandy beaches.  As an island smack dab on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, there are a plethora of water sports and beachfront outdoor activities for you to take in.  And, once his golfing day is done, a romantic stroll along the beach at sunset may be the perfect way for the two of you to end your perfect day together.

And don’t forget to eat while you’re there!  Hilton Head is in the South, after all, so prepare to dine on the finest of wines, seafood, burgers and more! With more than 200 restaurants for you to explore and enjoy, you’ll want be sure to pack your sunscreen, summer dresses and a healthy appetite!

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