I had some family in the golf business on Hilton Head, and college wasn’t working out for me at the time so I moved to Hilton Head. What really grabbed my attention that drew me to the game ( not growing up playing golf, I played football,baseball, and basketball), was that every golf course is different, beautiful, and challenging in its own way! i.e. playing golf in Scotland, Arizona, the mountains of North Carolina, and of course on Kiawah Island are all special experiences!
Also you can play golf for your whole life. Most other sports even if you are the best in the world your career playing life ends at 22 yrs old (college). Not too many pick up Football, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse,etc. games out there, and I have never heard of taking a family vacation at a World Famous Volleyball (insert almost any other sport here) resort.