October 6, 2014
Many of Canada’s most avid golfers are discovering that Hilton Head Island in the Lowcountry of South Carolina is an ideal destination for a winter getaway.
By Brad King
Canadian golfers know the feeling.
It’s an itch that usually strikes around the middle of January.
Canadian lovers of the links are avid — and therefore unwilling to hang the clubs up for six months at a time. Which is why, for years, they’ve broken up the monotony of long Canadian winters with a golf trip south across the border to the United States.
Golf fits well within their travel mindset. The more cynical even confess to a certain satisfaction in enjoying a round of golf wearing a short-sleeve shirt, while their friends back home are shoveling snow.
The most popular U. S. destinations for winter golf depend on where Canadians live. Golfers west of the Ontario border tend to book golf vacations to Arizona, California and, to a lesser extent, Nevada and Hawaii, while those in Central and Eastern Canada overwhelmingly choose the east coast of the U.S. — Florida and other popular destinations.
Some of the more discerning Canadian golfers have discovered Hilton Head Island — a crown jewel of South Carolina’s hauntingly…
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