Golf is bigger in Hilton Head  than in Beaufort , but here are some local highlights. The best-regarded public course in the area, and indeed one of the best military courses in the world, is Legends at Parris Island (Building 299, Parris Island, 843/228-2240, www.mccssc.com/thelegends , $30). You need to call in advance for a tee time before you can come on Parris Island to golf.
Another popular public course is South Carolina National Golf Club (8 Waveland Ave., Cat Island, 843/524-0300, www.scnational.com , $70). Get to secluded Cat Island by taking the Sea Island Parkway onto Lady’s Island and taking it south as it turns into Lady’s Island Drive. Take Island Causeway and continue.