Friday, February 28, 2014

Hilton Head Golf Island Welcomes New JetBlue Direct Flights

Non-Stop Service to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport from Boston, New York Now Available

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.)Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) – a collection of 28 of the Lowcountry’s premier golf courses – welcomes new non-stop JetBlue flights from Boston (BOS) and New York (JFK) to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV).

The inaugural flights took place Feb. 13 and are now available seven days a week. Duration from both BOS and JFK to SAV is about 2.5 hours. Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort County golf courses are an easy 40 minute ride from the airport.

With the worst Northeast winter in decades, the timing of the flight service is ideal for avid golfers looking to escape the snow. Average February and March temperatures in Hilton Head are in the 60s and 70s. Ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Courses” and “Best Weather,” HHGI has a variety of seasonal vacation packages available, starting at $99 per person, per night.

“JetBlue’s investment in daily flight service from New York and Boston speaks volumes to the Lowcountry’s popularity as an elite golf destination,” says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association and Vice President of Sports and Operations at Sea Pines Resort. “Within a few hours, golfers can flee snow-covered driveways for lush Hilton Head fairways.”

As one of the nation’s foremost golf locales, Hilton Head is the preferred vacation spot of players seeking a high-concentration of world-class courses. Legendary designers like Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player and Davis Love III are represented. The region features an unspoiled natural environment, beautiful resorts and inns, and old-fashioned Southern hospitality.

Coming soon, HHGI will be offering two family golf getaways from New York and Boston with more than $4,000 value for each in luxurious oceanfront accommodations, golf rounds, spa treatments, fine cuisine and daily activities (e.g. kayaking, bike rentals). Sweepstakes will launch in April 2014.

More info:, 800.523.3373.

About Hilton Head Golf Island

Hilton Head Golf Island features 28 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class designs sculpted by such vaunted architects as Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills and Robert Trent Jones.

Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.”  Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.

The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages.