Getting the most out of Heritage 2024

The RBC Heritage PGA Tournament comes once a year and for a majority Hilton Head Islanders, the excitement rivals any big holiday.  It's common to say, "Happy Heritage" or "Have a Happy Heritage!" just like you would say "Merry Christmas!" or "Happy Thanksgiving!"  The excitement of the week long tournament is combined with school spring break for most Island schools. There's a mildly annoying increase in traffic, construction projects magically and finally get completed, and suddenly there's increased landscaping -- as if everyone wants to show off the beauty of Hilton Head Island.  (New signs were just installed all over the Sea Pines Circle!)  Thousands flock to the Island to catch a glimpse of these professional golfers on practice days and tournament days.  It's an exciting time and if you are coming to the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament, here's what you need to know. 

Get Tickets 

To get into the RBC Heritage, you will need a ticket! There are several types ranging in price -- starting from a grounds pass to an ultra patron pass. (Children under the age of 15 are free when they accompany a ticketed adult.)  As of a week before the event in 2024 when this post was written, there are no available tickets through RBC Heritage but if you are willing to pay a little more, you can secure tickets on the resale market.  Never pay through a social media app or send a wire transfer where tickets cannot be verified to avoid being scammed. You should only purchase resale tickets on a verified resale market like TicketMaster or StubHub.  Next year, you can be on the ball and not have to pay resale market prices, however. Mark you calendars because tickets go on sale in early February.

If you are lucky enough to secure tickets, here are some top tips:  

The Schedule 

Familarize yourself with the tournament schedule so you don't miss any of the action. Check the official tournament website for pairings schedule and start times. Here’s the tournament website:,spectator%20parking%20inside%20Sea%20Pines

The Players 

Get to know the players competing in the tournament. Understanding their strengths, weaknesses, and past performances can make the viewing experience more engaging. Max Homa, Viktor Hovland, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Scottie Scheffler are all confirmed to play at this year’s tournament! 

Where to park

Plan to arrive early because there is no public parking in Sea Pines.  Complimentary parking with motor coach service to and from Harbour Town Marina (approximately a 20-minute ride), is available 6:30am-9:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. There is no general spectator parking inside Sea Pines.

How to Follow

Keep track of the leaderboard to see how your favorite players are performing. This can add excitement as the tournament progresses.  You can stay up to date with the leaderboard on the course. 

Where to Eat & Drink 

There are a few hot spots to grab a cocktail and bite to eat: Visit Tito’s Stillhouse Lounge on the Heritage Lawn and The Michelob Ultra Club. Concession stands are in the following areas and feature specialty items from The SERG Restaurant Group, and are staffed by volunteers from local civic and non-profit organizations:

  • Between 1st and 9th fairways
  • 2nd green/7th tee
  • 8th green
  • 10th fairway
  • 13th green
  • 15th green
  • 18th fairway
  • Heritage Lawn/17th green

What to Wear 

The fashion at RBC Heritage is a spectator sport in and of itself! Many women get dressed up for the event, but the smart ladies know that heels and golf do not mix. Wear comfortable shoes and consider wearing plaid. Heritage Classic Foundation, the non-profit that the golf tournament helps serve, is known for “plaid nation” and you’ll see the Tarleton plaid everywhere. 


Enjoy and have yourself a "Happy Heritage!"  We hope you get to experience the magic of this special time of year when our Island shines.