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Benefits of booking with Palmetto Dunes:

  • Preferred rates and priority access for golf, tennis bikes and more
  • Up to 20% off resort dining and select retail with charging privileges
  • Booking tips from the island experts: go where the locals go!
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Benefits of playing at Palmetto Dunes:

  • Book online in advance and save up to 30%!
  • Multi-round rates available - call 866.380.1778 for package rates and save.
  • Three distinct and memorable championship courses you'll love to come back to. Which one will be your favorite?
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Benefits of renting at Palmetto Dunes:

  • We offer the highest quality new rental equipment on the island.
  • Free delivery and pick up for rentals of 3 days or more. Hourly rentals available on-site.
  • Largest assortment of bikes, kayaks, canoes, beach accessories on the Island.

Golf Instruction

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, located on Hilton Head Island, SC, has three outstanding golf courses, and operates one of the finest golf academies in the world. The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, a leader in providing quality golf lessons, clinics, and instruction, offers a variety of programs for golfers of all ages. Fifteen teaching pros, some of whom are former PGA Tour professionals, provide hands-on instruction to golfers with proficiency and patience.

Private golf lessons are available from assistant professionals, head professionals and the director of instruction. In addition, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Golf Academy provides a complimentary golf exhibition on Mondays and a daily golf clinic featuring the stroke of the day at the Robert Trent Jones Course. With a student-instructor ratio of 6:1, the daily clinic emphasizes individual attention.

Former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver, the golf resort's highly regarded director of instruction, manages the Hilton Head golf academy and supervises all instruction. Golfers also may take advantage of "The Custom Fitting Experience," a free swing evaluation and club fitting.

Golf Academy Package

Golf Academy

Enjoy two full days of golf instruction and play led by PGA-certified instructors, plus stay at a resort villa and get a free club fitting, video analysis, special discounts on resort activities and more!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are 50 minutes to focus on what you want and need to improve your game. A video analysis is available with advanced notice. 

Cost
Assistant Professional $70 (PGA Apprentice
Head Professional $90 (PGA Class A Professional)
Director of Instruction $120 (Doug Weaver)
Extra Person add $10

Free Demonstrations

‘Where Does the Power Come From?'
Mondays 4 - 4:45 pm

Join us each Monday for a free golf clinic & demonstration at the Jones Course. Ask questions to former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver & staff. The class is hands-on, interactive and all skill levels will benefit. Volunteer for a free lesson or win a prize! 

Free Club Fittings

We offer free club fittings based on availability at the Robert Trent Jones Course. Each club fitting session takes about an hour with our professional club fitter, Rod Thompson. Rod has been recognized by Titleist as one of the country's top club fitters 6 years in a row. To get more information or schedule your personal custom fitting please call 843.785.1138. 

Are your golf clubs more than three years old? Would you like to be the best player in your foursome? Do you want to hit the ball 20 yards farther? Then "The Custom Fitting Experience" might be for you. This free swing evaluation and club fitting will enable you to hit the ball farther, gain new confidence in your game and improve your level of play measurably.

Golf Instruction Videos

Golf Instruction Videos

V-One Digitial Coaching System

Whether your on the course or at the practice range with our teaching staff, we can record your swing using the V-One Digital Coaching System.

Our instructors can compare and improve your golf swing by recording and analyzing your swing and/or comparing it side-by-side to V1 Golf’s library of Tour Professionals.

Call us to learn more and sign up for a lesson using this advanced technology, 866.380.1778.

Check Out Our Golf App
Check Out Our Golf App
For all things golf at Palmetto Dunes, download the PD Golf App for iPhone and Android. Features GPS, yardages, tips and hole by hole information for all three courses.  Book tee times, keep score and more. 
Corporate Outings
Corporate Outings
With three tournament-class golf courses, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is the ideal golf resort for corporate golf outings. Our dedicated Tournament Coordinators make it easy for you!