Families know what a wonderful place Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is for all ages and once again the resort has been recognized for its family-friendly atmosphere. The readers of Travel + Leisure magazine ranked the resort No. 23 in their list of Worldâ€™s Best Family Resort Getaways in the November issue on newsstands now. Palmetto Dunes was the highest ranking South Carolina resort on the list.
â€śWe see the joy in familiesâ€™ faces as they experience all the fun activities we have to offer here at Palmetto Dunes, so we are incredibly pleased that the readers ofÂ Travel + LeisureÂ have ranked us as one of their favorite family resorts in the world,â€ť says Brad Marra, assistant vice president of resort operations for Greenwood Communities and Resorts, the owner of Palmetto Dunes. â€śWhether itâ€™s reeling in a trophy redfish, learning how to properly swing a golf club or riding the waves on a surfboard, Palmetto Dunes has so much to offer families year round.â€ť
What makes Palmetto Dunes such an ideal getaway for families? Well, let us give you a few reasonsâ€¦
1)Â Â Â Â Â Junior Golf - Kids can learn to play golf at one of the resortâ€™s three championship golf courses through the Little Swingers program for ages 4-7. TheÂ Palmetto Dunes Golf AcademyÂ also offers a variety ofÂ junior instructional programsÂ for ages 6-18, and families can learn the sport of golf together as part ofÂ Family Golf School. Additionally, kids younger than 10 play golf free after 4 p.m. when accompanied by a parent paying regular rate at all three courses. TheÂ Robert Trent Jones courseÂ also offers permanent junior tees, and theÂ George Fazio courseÂ has markings of 150 yards or less.
2)Â Â Â Â Â Junior Tennis - TheÂ Palmetto Dunes Tennis CenterÂ offersÂ shortened tennis courts for players 10 and younger per new regulations from the U.S. Tennis Association. They have 27Â junior tennis programsÂ each week between March and Labor Day and during holidays. Popular clinics include the Short Shots Clinic, which combines tennis fun with motor skills development for ages 4 and 5, and the Super Shots Clinic, which incorporates in-depth instruction on each stroke with fun activities for ages 5 through 8.
3)Â Â Â Â Â Unlimited Activities â€“ Kids can learn to fish or crab with Hilton Head Outfitters, enjoy our summertime Surf School, rent and ride bikes around the resortâ€™s 5 miles of paved paths, attend HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour during the summer months for fireworks and kid-friendly performer Shannon Tanner and more.
4)Â Â Â Â Â Family-Friendly Dining - Â Big Jimâ€™s BBQ, Burgers & PizzaÂ at the Robert Trent Jones golf course and the oceanfrontÂ Dunes House, open to resort guests and property owners, both welcome children and offer specials kids menus.
5)Â Â Â Â Â Top-notch accommodations - Families can choose to stay at one of the many homes and villas located within the resort during their Hilton Head vacation. We have aÂ vacation rental programÂ and offer a variety of options from 1-bedroom villas to 6-bedroom homes for multi-family travel. We also offer special packages designed just for families that include the best of the resortâ€™s activities.
Additionally, families who book through the resort enjoy special discounts on resort activities, including two hours of free tennis court time daily.
Thanks to the readers of Travel + Leisure for voting for our resort. We hope to see your family for generations to come! For more information about the resort or to book an upcoming vacation, give us a call at 866-744-7558.