HILTON HEAD, S.C. (WSAV) – The RBC Heritage golf tournament is one of Hilton Head Island’s proudest moments every year with about 130,000 people attending the week-long event.
News 3 is on your side with what you need to know if you plan on attending.
There are a number of security measures in place in order to get in:
-Personal bags must be 6 by 6 inches or smaller.
-If you have bigger items, they must be in a clear bag.
-Strollers and diaper bags are okay.
-Outside drinks or coolers are not permitted.
-No selfie sticks
There are also very specific PGA Tour guidelines when it comes to cell phones and cameras.
“Cameras are allowed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but they are not allowed during the competition rounds,” said Angela McSwain with the Heritage Classic Foundation. “You can take a photo with your cell phone. So if you have a smartphone, you can use that, the only thing we ask is that if you’re going to make a call or answer a call– you do it in the designated cell phone zones which are near the concession stands or in the streets–the roadways that are between the golf course holes.”
Parking is at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn with about a 20-minute shuttle ride to Harbour Town in Sea Pines Plantation. There is also parking at Coligny Beach, but keep in mind there’s construction going on there so parking will be a lot more limited.
Rain is in the forecast for the weekend. McSwain says the tournament will go on as long as it’s safe for players. You can bring umbrellas and foldable lawn chairs, as long as you don’t bring the sleeves they go in.