It has been such a fun tradition in my family to come to Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage golf tournament that happens every April. I love when it coincides with Easter too, like it did this year! My boyfriend and I were able to leave Charleston Thursday night to come down, which was also a nice treat since we had off on Good Friday!
Friday morning we woke up nice and early to enjoy a full day of golf, despite what the weather forecast was telling us. When we got to the course we posted up under a tent on the 15th green with some delicious Bloody Mary's, just what we needed to make it through the rainy day!
It wasn't too long before the rain really started coming down, so we resorted to watching the golf from the window with binoculars... not ideal, but it worked!
Since the rain limited our options for outside activities, we went to explore the brand new Sea Pines Plantation Club that Robbie's brother has been working on for the last 15 months. The club was so gorgeous inside and I was so excited to see what they had done! I can't wait to come back in the summertime and eat out on their beautiful veranda overlooking the course. The Sea Pines Plantation is owned by Bill Goodwin, a Richmond businessman (and Virginia Tech alum) who also owns the Jefferson Hotel and Kiawah. I've actually never been to Kiawah, but from what I hear, the Plantation Club has been done in a very similar style.
We had a team effort in the kitchen for dinner Friday night, since my brother had just gotten in town from college. We put together three of my all-time favorite salads, including a Caprese salad, quinoa avocado salad, and Nappa cabbage salad with tuna- yum!
One of my favorite things about being home, is being able to "shop" my mom's closet! We wear the same size, which makes it very convenient! The weather turned out to be a whole lot colder than I had hoped (and packed for) so after the first day of wearing one of my monogrammed pullovers, I didn't have many other options. Good thing Mom has great Lilly taste like her daughter! ;)
On Saturday, we headed out to the course again and were pleasantly surprised by the weather. There was a light mist in the air all day (hence the hat) but it really wasn't so bad compared to the downfall we had the day before! We followed a few guys and were able to catch up with one of our favorites, Matt Kuchar, and his group- Chesson Hadley and Matt Every. We have followed Kuchar in the year's past and have met his mom and seen what a great demeanor he has. He had just finished up tied for 5th place last week at the Masters, and had started off the first day of the Heritage in the lead so we knew he'd be a great contender to win a plaid jacket this week!
For dinner, we headed back to Harbour Town and ate at the Quarterdeck, where they are usually some great sunsets (not Saturday though, it was all clouds!) It was a great dinner though, with some great company! :)
Easter morning we woke up nice and early for sunrise Easter service out on the 18th green. It was a great service, with a testimonial from one of the golfers we had watched the day before, Chesson Hadley. Harbour Town wasn't looking it's best that morning but it still was great to be out there with everyone. We had our traditional breakfast at the bakery and went home so we could head up to Beaufort to spend the rest of our Easter with Robbie's family.
We enjoyed some delicious strawberry shortcake and lots of laughs as always! :)
We watched the final round of the tournament on TV, and I was so excited to watch Kuchar hole-out for birdie on the 18th to win the tournament!
On the road again... until next time. Thank goodness for Easter candy to keep this girl occupied!