There are many reasons why Hilton Head Island is a popular tourist destination.
The unmatched beauty, the 12 miles of pristine beaches, the endless recreational opportunities and the mild winters all play a part.
There is also the golf.
Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area offer a whopping 52 courses, 32 of which are open to public play.
According to a recent report produced by the South Carolina Department of Tourism, golf generates more income than any other single entertainment or recreation activity in Beaufort County. More than 700,000 rounds of golf are played here each year, generating more than $123 million annually.
In short, golf is kind of a big deal around here.