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HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA

Tees and Greens: Intermediate Golf At Hilton Head

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Hilton Head is just above sea level.

Equipment Requirements
Golf clubs, golf balls, golf tees and any comfort items such as hats, bug spray, sunscreen, etc. you consider necessary.

Itinerary for Feb 8 — Feb 13, 2015

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Type: Resort

Description: As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, the luxury Hilton Head beach hotel offers a 11-mile lagoon system ideal for kayaking and canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and three championship Hilton Head golf courses featuring 54 holes of golf. The resort also showcases a beautiful courtyard poolscape with tropical foliage, two pools, two beachside hot tubs and private cabanas.

Contact info:
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
phone: 843-842-8000
Room amenities: Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe

Facility amenities: For your comfort and convenience Automated Teller (ATM) ,Baggage Storage, Clothing Store, Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Bike Rental, Fitness room and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $129.00
Please call the Resort to make pre or post housing reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 08 - Arrival and Check-in / Program Registration / Wel...
Arrival and Check-in / Program Registration / Welcome Dinner / Orientation

Afternoon: Hotel Check-in: Available from 4:00 p.m.

Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in.

Dinner: In our private dining room at the Omni Oceanfront Resort, we’ll enjoy a plated three-course dinner including salad, entrée, and dessert, plus coffee, tea, and water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have.

Use of vouchers for breakfasts at the HH Prime restaurant will also be discussed during orientation; vouchers are included in your check in packet.

Indicated times are approximate; program activities and schedules may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Continue getting to know your fellow participants, settle in, and get a good night's rest for the day ahead.

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, the luxury Hilton Head beach hotel offers a 11-mile lagoon system ideal for kayaking and canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and three championship Hilton Head golf courses featuring 54 holes of golf. The resort also showcases a beautiful courtyard poolscape with tropical foliage, two pools, two beachside hot tubs and private cabanas.

Contact info:
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
phone: 843-842-8000
Room amenities: Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe

Facility amenities: For your comfort and convenience Automated Teller (ATM) ,Baggage Storage, Clothing Store, Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Bike Rental, Fitness room and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $129.00
Please call the Resort to make pre or post housing reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 09 - Group and Individual Golf Instruction / Play 18-H...
Group and Individual Golf Instruction / Play 18-Holes of Golf / Hilton Head’s Natural and Human History

Note: Golf carts provided for afternoon play.

Breakfast: At the resort’s HH Prime restaurant, present your voucher for a buffet offering eggs and made-to-order omelettes, breakfast meats, potatoes, pancakes, waffles, or French Toast, grits and hot and cold cereals, yogurt, granola, fruit, bagels, muffins, breads, pastries (including gluten-free), plus juices, milk, coffee, tea, water.

Morning: We’ll meet our instructors at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Golf Resort for group instruction and opportunities for individual lessons in putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing. These are fundamentals important to players of all skill levels. The instructors have over 50 years of PGA-certified experience teaching groups with mixed skill levels, and are expert at tailoring their instruction to each individual.

Lunch: At Big Jim's, enjoy a selection of soup, salad and sandwiches, plus coffee, tea, water. Additional beverages are available for purchase.

Afternoon: We’ll play our first afternoon of 18 holes of golf. The Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes is the first of the resort’s three different courses we will play. It’s set on a coastal island, with spectacular views in all directions. The course also boasts unique challenges for golfers of all skill levels, designed by the resort’s golf architects.

Dinner: At the resort.

Evening: A local expert will join us for a presentation about Hilton Head Island’s natural and human history. The island’s archaeological history can be traced back to Native American inhabitants 4,000 years ago. We’ll also learn about Hilton Head’s more recent past including the plantation era, Civil War, and modern development into a world-class resort destination that is also home to 30,000 full time residents.

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, the luxury Hilton Head beach hotel offers a 11-mile lagoon system ideal for kayaking and canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and three championship Hilton Head golf courses featuring 54 holes of golf. The resort also showcases a beautiful courtyard poolscape with tropical foliage, two pools, two beachside hot tubs and private cabanas.

Contact info:
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
phone: 843-842-8000
Room amenities: Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe

Facility amenities: For your comfort and convenience Automated Teller (ATM) ,Baggage Storage, Clothing Store, Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Bike Rental, Fitness room and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $129.00
Please call the Resort to make pre or post housing reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 10 - Group and Individual Golf Instruction / Play 18 H...
Group and Individual Golf Instruction / Play 18 Holes of Golf / Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Note: Golf carts provided for afternoon play.

Breakfast: At the resort.

Morning: We’ll meet with our instructors at Palmetto Dunes for more group instruction on putting, chipping, pitching, sand, and full swing. Because some of us will progress more quickly than others, the instructor will keep pace with the unique needs of each individual student.

Lunch: At Big Jim's.

Afternoon: We’ll play our second 18 holes of golf at either the George Fazio or Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes.

Dinner: At the resort.

Evening: A local naturalist will join us to share fascinating real-life stories of South Carolina’s Loggerhead Sea Turtles that nest on the beaches of Hilton Head Island between May and August. Learn how adult females nest every two to four years, coming ashore 4 and 6 times per season to lay eggs. Loggerheads typically nest at night, crawling to a dry part of the beach where females dig a nest cavity with their rear flippers and lay an average of 120 eggs. Once her eggs have been laid, the female throws sand on the nest to hide it from predators, and slowly returns to the ocean.

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, the luxury Hilton Head beach hotel offers a 11-mile lagoon system ideal for kayaking and canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and three championship Hilton Head golf courses featuring 54 holes of golf. The resort also showcases a beautiful courtyard poolscape with tropical foliage, two pools, two beachside hot tubs and private cabanas.

Contact info:
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
phone: 843-842-8000
Room amenities: Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe

Facility amenities: For your comfort and convenience Automated Teller (ATM) ,Baggage Storage, Clothing Store, Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Bike Rental, Fitness room and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $129.00
Please call the Resort to make pre or post housing reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 11 - Group and Individual Golf Instruction / Free Afte...
Breakfast: At the resort.

Morning: This morning’s golf instruction will focus on stretching exercises and the mental part of the game. We’ll also review putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing before taking on trouble shots such as side hill lies, trajectory control, out of the bushes, long sand shots, shooting off hard pan and cart paths, and over the water. Our instructor will also demonstrate how to use a yardage book.

Lunch: At Big Jim's.

Afternoon: Free afternoon: Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Evening: At leisure. You might enjoy the many entertainment possibilities Hilton Head has to offer, or simply relax at the resort with fellow participants.

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, the luxury Hilton Head beach hotel offers a 11-mile lagoon system ideal for kayaking and canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and three championship Hilton Head golf courses featuring 54 holes of golf. The resort also showcases a beautiful courtyard poolscape with tropical foliage, two pools, two beachside hot tubs and private cabanas.

Contact info:
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
phone: 843-842-8000
Room amenities: Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe

Facility amenities: For your comfort and convenience Automated Teller (ATM) ,Baggage Storage, Clothing Store, Coin Laundry, Concierge Desk, Gift Shop, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Lounge, News Stand, On-Site Convenience Store, Bike Rental, Fitness room and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $129.00
Please call the Resort to make pre or post housing reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 12 - Group and Individual Golf Instruction / Play 18-H...
Group and Individual Golf Instruction / Play 18-Holes of Golf / Farewell Reception and Road Scholar 40th Anniversary Celebration

Note: Golf carts provided for afternoon play.

Breakfast: At the resort.

Morning: Our final morning golf instruction will begin with the stretching, exercises and “mental part of the game” topics covered during Day 3. Our golf pros will then review and build on those aspects of the game that will be most helpful to participants based on the skills and needs of each individual.

Lunch: At Big Jim's.

Afternoon: We’ll play our third and final 18 holes of golf at either the George Fazio or Arthur Hills Course to complete our experience of each of the resort’s three different courses.

Dinner: To start our final evening together as a group, we’ll gather in our private banquet room at the resort for a social hour including light hors d'oeuvres, then have dinner.

Evening: Road Scholar 40th Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy Anniversary Cake to celebrate 40 years of Road Scholar learning adventures, and reminisce about your own experiences. Our Group Leader will reflect on Road Scholar’s past four decades, including the changes seen and advances made.

Lodging: Omni Oceanfront Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 13 - ap Up Session / Program Concludes
Note: Hotel check-out is by 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: At the resort.

Morning: Individual departures.

Morning: Our Group Leader will host a wrap up session including time for golf questions and answers. Say farewell to new Road Scholar friends…until the next time! This concludes our program.

We hope you enjoy all your Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. We encourage you to join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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