If golf and tennis are the official sports of the Lowcountry, bridge is the official card game. Hundreds of visitors flock to Hilton Head to set up a table or two for a weekend – or week – of bridge.
In fact, Hilton Head is one of the country’s most popular bridge destinations. In addition to the numerous private parties taking place in homes and condos around the Island, the Bridge Club of Hilton Head has 124 tables going strong from Monday morning through Saturday afternoon. The club also hosts the second largest regional bridge tournament in the United States. The Lowcountry Classic Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference, which will be held annually in February, attracts over 2,000 players from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Visitors can attend bridge clinics held three times a week at the Bridge Club, located in Port Royal Plaza (near Sam’s Club). The club also holds regularly scheduled games open to anyone. There is even a Junior Bridge Program held on Saturdays for youngsters interested in learning how to play. There is a small charge to play, and since the club is a non-profit organization, some of the proceeds are donated to local charities.
For more information, call (843) 689-6239 for the clinics and (843) 342-7529 for game schedules.