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New direct flights from American, Southwest make visiting Hilton Head Golf Island easier than ever

Major carriers offer convenient year-round and seasonal service to HHH, SAV

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI), comprising 26 courses across Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper counties, is now easier than ever to access from major cities throughout the U.S. with American and Southwest Airlines rolling out new seasonal and year-round service from six new markets.

Starting April 10, American will offer Saturday flights to/from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) into Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH). Ending May 29, The new route will complement the airline’s year-round service to/from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and seasonal service to/from Washington Reagan Airport (DCA), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and Philadelphia (PHL).

Harbour Town Golf Links — Hole 18
Hole 18 Harbour Town

The new route will link Hilton Head Island directly to the Northeast, offering a convenient nonstop option for visitors and residents during the peak spring golf season. An Embraer 175 regional jet, equipped with 12 first class seats and 64 seats in the main cabin, operates the Saturday flights. The E175 is known for its dual class offering, comfortable interior and impeccable reliability. 

As of March 11, Southwest offers new year-round service to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) via six flights from five markets: Dallas Love Field (DAL), Houston Hobby Airport (HOU), Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), Nashville International Airport (BNA), and Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI). Fares start as low as $49, one way, and golfers can check their clubs in lieu of one free bag provided they don’t exceed 50 pounds.

Palmetto Dunes | George Fazio — Hole 16

“As more golfers return to the friendly skies to visit their favorite golf destinations, we’re thrilled that our airline partners continue to step up with new and enhanced service to our region,” says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association. “We are also fortunate to have two award-winning airports providing golf groups of all sizes with top-notch service and efficient operations.”

In addition to American and Southwest, Delta Airlines also offers nonstop and one-stop service to HHH via its Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) hub and non-stop service to SAV from ATL and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) with connections from 200-plus cities worldwide.

Heritage Collection — Oyster Reef

For more information about the golf courses, resorts and packages offered by Hilton Head Golf Island via its member-partners, visit

About Hilton Head Golf Island
Hilton Head Golf Island is a marketing collective of 26 member courses across Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper counties in South Carolina’s stunning Lowcountry region. Golf enthusiasts relish the region’s Southern hospitality and world-class golf venues sculpted by vaunted architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, George Fazio, Arthur Hills, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones, Willard Byrd, Davis Love III and Clyde Johnston. 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 Presented by Boeing.

Getting to “Golf Island” has never been easier. The destination is served by two award-winning airports: Savannah / Hilton Head International (SAV) and Hilton Head Island (HHH). Together, they offer direct flights from 20 major cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

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.

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