Golfing in Paradise

May 29, 2019 by Robert E. Levasseur, PhD

I have been a golfer since I was a teenager inspired by the Big Three (Arnie, Jack, and Gary) to take up the game, play on the college golf team, and ultimately become a Certified Golf Teaching Professional®. My love of the game has also taken me to many beautiful places, such as Hilton Head, South Carolina, where we owned a condo for over a decade.

I love variety, in golf and in life in general. A trip in 2015 to Hilton Head Island reminded me of the many wonderful rounds of golf I played on the multitude of designer courses on the island. I had played great golf courses before, like Pinehurst No. 2, a Donald Ross masterpiece, but until we bought a quarter share in Hilton Head’s Palmetto Dunes Plantation, I have never had such easy access to so many excellent designer golf courses. I was, unabashedly, like a kid in a candy store.