RBC Heritage 2021: PGA Golf Returns to Hilton Head

Posted by Paige Rose on Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 8:51am

What’s unique about the RBC Heritage in 2021? If you’re a fan of the PGA or simply love a good time and a plaid print, this event is for you. Locals and golf enthusiasts know RBC Heritage is one of our region’s most beloved events.

The annual tournament at Sea Pines on Hilton Head celebrates the best of what the Lowcountry has to offer for the popular outdoor sport during the very best time of year. Azaleas are in bloom, the weather is not too hot or cold, and unlike last year, spectators are allowed!

Everyone can find something to enjoy at RBC Heritage. Young or old, golfers or folks who have never picked up a club, it doesn’t matter. The classic, internationally recognized backdrop of the Sea Pines Lighthouse is only one of the things attendees will love about this tournament. 


Check out our roundup of the RBC Heritage 2021 highlights below and get a pass while you still can. We’ll see you on the course!

The Location

“Location, location, location” is a popular idiom because it is 100 percent true. The location of an event makes the experience amazing, and RBC Heritage is the prime example. 

The Sea Pines Resort's famed Harbour Town Golf Links is home to the RBC Heritage. Did you know it is South Carolina's only PGA TOUR event? According to the website, “Sea Pines founder Charles E. Fraser established the Heritage in 1969. In the ensuing decades, the tournament has not only raised millions for charities through the Heritage Classic Foundation but is also credited with putting Hilton Head Island and The Sea Pines Resort on the world map.”

In addition to the RBC Heritage PGA Tour event being one of the best experiences for golfers all around the world, it brings $102 million to South Carolina’s local economy. Since 1987, the event has contributed $45.8 million to charitable organizations, scholarships, and more. 

There is a reason Hilton Head Island is one of the most well-known golfing destinations. Not many other locations can beat the sea breeze, comfortable temperatures, and relaxed nature the island and surrounding community offers. The outdoor lifestyle is a priority to Lowcountry residents, and tourists seek out a taste of the culture. The game of golf brings them to Hilton Head, and the lifestyle is what makes them return each year.

If you really love golf and being outdoors as many do, you might find yourself swapping once-a-year vacations for making the Lowcountry region your home! A number of tour players call Lowcountry home for good reason.

The Experience

Throughout the week, golfers play the beautiful, scenic Links course in comfortable spring weather. Starting April 12, the Pro-Am begins. The First Round begins Thursday, the Second Round on Friday, Third Round on Saturday. If you plan to visit, bring your finest plaid outfit for Plaid Nation Day on Saturday! The Final Round is Sunday, April 18 and it concludes with a trophy presentation. 

Hilton Head comes out in full force offering classic Lowcountry hospitality for one of the best golfing experiences in the world. Volunteers make this event possible, with over 1,200 helpers working the week of RBC Heritage. This year, safety is a primary factor in event planning. Check out the website for more information.

What’s New at RBC Heritage 2021 

The RBC Heritage is committed to ensuring player, staff, volunteer, and ticket holder safety in 2021. They clearly state that, “Health and safety remain the number one priority, and the tournament has implemented a number of new protocols to keep everyone safe during the reimagined event.”

The fan guide to safety policies for the 2021 event is listed at RBCHeritage.com/COVID19. If you are lucky enough to snag a ticket, be sure to follow the guidelines for an enjoyable and safe event.


Golfing is a great activity to enjoy your time outdoors and the Lowcountry is the best place to do it each year. Visit or follow RBC Heritage 2021 for highlights including: 

  1. The experience of golfing in the Lowcountry is unlike any course in the world. 

  2. Hilton Head Island hosts the RBC Heritage for a golfing experience like no other. Lowcountry in the spring is the place to be for golf enthusiasts. 

  3. The RBC Heritage 2021 will be a bit different thanks to safety protocols.

What are your plans for RBC Heritage 2021? How do you think the event highlights the Lowcountry community?

Share with us in the comments below!



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