News Release

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Town of Hilton Head Island is #PlaidNation Ready for the RBC Heritage!

April 11, 2023

Hilton Head Island is #PlaidNation ready for the 55th annual RBC Heritage golf tournament taking place April 10-16 at Harbour Town Golf Links. This year’s tournament is a PGA Designated Event with a $20,000,000.00 purse!

"We are excited to welcome Davis Love III, this year's tournament chairman, returning 2022 champion Jordan Spieth, our local and state officials and leaders, RBC and Boeing representatives and many others to our Town," said Mayor Alan Perry. "A special thanks to Tournament Director Steve Wilmot and his team for making this event such a wonderful experience for everyone, from fans to players, to our area businesses. I, like many others, still refer to this tournament simply as the Heritage because it is etched into the fabric of our community. It is a signature event for the Island, and I am proud to say it has the distinction of being the only annual PGA Tour event in South Carolina."

The RBC Heritage pumps $102 million into the state's economy each year and enables the Heritage Classic Foundation to contribute to the well-being of the greater Hilton Head Island community. Since 1987, the foundation has donated $50 million to charities in South Carolina and Georgia and awarded $5 million in scholarships to high school seniors.

"Golfers, caddies, fans, and other visitors from all over the world have travelled to Hilton Head Island for a great week of golf and hospitality. As a Town, we are excited to welcome and host them all for this spectacular competition and express our appreciation to them and our residents for their support," said Town Manager Marc Orlando. "This year, the Town got even more Plaid Ready, with banners and flags placed around the Island heralding the tournament and enhancements to our public spaces from the bridge to Sea Pines Circle. We want our residents and guests to feel the excitement about this very special event and its elevated status for 2023."

Other preparation for the tournament included an agreement with SC Department of Transportation to cease work on William Hilton Parkway and other Island roadways between March 30 and April 16. While there will be no active construction work during this time, residents and guests are encouraged to exercise caution as they move around the Island. For the latest information on roadway work within the Town of Hilton Head Island, please visit our traffic and roadways project page at

We're very glad you are here. Please enjoy the tournament and stay safe.

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Carolyn Grant, Communications Director