When someone mentions Hilton Head, many people will instinctively first think “golf.” There’s a good reason for that, as Hilton Head Island is home to more than 24 championship level golf courses. Because the area is so perfect to play, the PGA has chosen to include the RBC Heritage Classic (also known as “the Heritage”) in the tour for the past 52 years. If you are planning your vacation to come down to see this par 71 event, here a few things you might like to know.
The 2021 Heritage will take place this year from April 12-18.
After a change in the schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 when the tournament had to be postponed to June, this event returns to the beautiful spring weather you find in April. (Please note, the possibility of postponement still exists this year. Stay tuned for details.)
The venue, as always, will be Harbour Town Golf Links.
Located at the Sea Pines Resort, the Harbour Town has been the location of the Heritage every year in has been played. The length of this course, which is usually ranked as one of the best courses in the country, is 7,099 yards and was designed by Peter Dye and Jack Nicklaus.
The field is invitational.
Part of what makes this tournament so much fun is its invitational status. Although it is only one of 5 invitationals in the Tour, most of the participants can be anticipated. Most likely, you’ll be seeing Webb Simpson, last year’s record-breaking champion.
If you’ve been watching the RBC Heritage from home all these years, just imagine seeing it in person! Book your visit now and prepare for a healthy dose of outside air. Not interested in driving around town? We’ll have a rental bike ready for you at All American Bike Rentals when you get here.