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  • Preferred rates and priority access for golf, tennis bikes and more
  • Up to 20% off resort dining and select retail with charging privileges
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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 to start saving.
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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.

Schools & Programs

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers a wide range of golf lessons and schools to help improve your swing and perfect your putt. With clinics and lessons taught by some of Hilton Head's leading golf pros, you'll enjoy the chance to refine your game at one of the top golf programs in the nation.

Unsure which golf school is right for you? Contact Doug Weaver, the Director of Instruction. To make a reservation for any golf school, call toll-free: 866.627.4506 or local: 843.785.1138.

Golf Instruction

One Day Schools

Back to Basics Golf School

When: Mondays & Thursdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Robert Trent Jones Course- Palmetto Dunes
Cost:
$99 per person (instruction & $10 lunch voucher)
$185 per person (instruction, $10 lunch voucher & 18 holes- no pro)
Description: This school is a definite asset for golfers of all levels, from beginners through advanced student. Each student receives individual attention thanks to a student-instructor ratio of 6:1. Instructors covers putting, chipping, pitching and full swing. Reservations Required.

Short Game School - I

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Robert Trent Jones Course- Palmetto Dunes
Cost: $99 per person, including $10 lunch voucher
Description: Open to beginners and advanced players. Some 65% of every golfer's game takes place within 60 yards of the pin. Learn how the professionals achieve low scores through creativity, strategy and playing the percentage shots around the greens. This is a "fun" school that will enhance your golf-scoring ability by 10%! Student-Instructor ratio of 6:1. Reservations Required.

Short Game School - II

When: Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: Arthur Hills Course- Palmetto Dunes
Cost: $99 per person, including $10 lunch voucher
Eligibility: Must have completed Back to Basics, Short Game School - I, Ladies Only I or II, or a private lesson.
Description: This lesson, taught on the golf course, gives students an opportunity to learn to play from 100 yards out in the same way the professionals do. Students will learn how to save strokes by playing off the cart path, pine straw, mulch and side-hill lies. They will also learn how to conquer fairway bunkers and make over-the-water shots. Expert instruction prepares each golfer to overcome the most challenging obstacles and enjoy golf more. Reservations Required.

Two Day Schools

Length: 2 Days, 3 hours of instruction per day
Where: Palmetto Dunes Courses
Cost: $595 per student

Includes:

  • 3 hours of instruction per day
  • 9 holes of Golf Daily - upgrade available
  • 30 minute computerized club fitting
  • PGA Certified Instructors
  • Video analysis emailed to you
  • Golf School manual
  • Lunch Daily
  • Unlimited practice range use
  • 25% discount on all rentals at Hilton Head Outfitters

Description: This school is great for new golfers who want to be introduced to the game, or advanced players who may need a refresher course. The small group 4:1 student:teacher ratio promotes important quality attention. Skill levels can be mixed and the instructor is able to meet the unique needs of each individual. The school is ideal for those who want to plan other resort activities while here.Scheduling is flexible, allowing for personal demands or side trips. The school covers all areas of the golf game and has time for your special needs and requests. The questionnaire you fill out before you arrive allows time to be used most efficiently. Reservations Required

Three Day Schools

Length: Three days, four hours of instruction per day
Where: Palmetto Dunes Courses
Cost: $1295 per student
Reservations Required.

Includes:

  • 4 hours of instruction daily, 4:1 Student-Teacher ratio
  • 18 holes of golf daily
  • On-course instruction
  • 30-minute computerized club fitting
  • PGA-certified Instructors
  • Video analysis emailed to you
  • Golf school manual
  • Lunch daily
  • Unlimited practice range use
  • 25% discount on all rentals at Hilton Head Outfitters

The Three-Day School is very popular because of the extra time built into the program to process what students learn during the instructional periods. The itinerary is designed around a questionnaire completed by the student before the first class begins. A testing process on the first day of instruction helps to supplement information obtained from the questionnaire. Improvement begins immediately - students begin to see instant results from the coaching of gracious and patient PGA professionals. On the course, instructors share strategies for successful course management that correspond to each golfer's game. They also employ encouragement and repetitive practice principles to help build confidence.

The Tour Treatment

Length: Three days, six hours of instruction per day
Where: Palmetto Dunes Courses
Cost: $2200 per school
Reservations Required.

U.S. Open record holder Doug Weaver, director of instruction at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, developed The Tour Treatment School curriculum and serves as the instructor. Weaver is well versed in the "Red Carpet" treatment afforded touring professional golfers, having played in PGA Tour events from 1989 to 2002.

The Tour Treatment School encompasses a three-day course of instruction with an additional two hours of attention focused daily on the golfer's mind and body. Students are asked to complete a questionnaire and the Mental Golf Workshop personality profile before beginning classes. Doug Weaver will interpret the results and incorporate them into each student's individual course of study. For more information, visit www.mentalgolfworkshop.com.

Family Programs

Length: Three days, two hours of private lessons daily
Where: Palmetto Dunes Courses
Cost: $1300 per school
Reservations Required

Designed by former PGA Tour Professional Doug Weaver, the Family Golf School is a custom program of golf instruction designed to fit a family's needs and skill level. The schedule is flexible, allowing time for other vacation activities. Call to find out more! 866.380.1778

Includes:

  • Comprehensive instruction on every facet of the golf game
  • Video analysis sent via e-mail
  • On-course instruction
  • Course management training
  • Rules and etiquette coverage, plus use of the school lending library's VHS and CDs
  • Take-home instructional materials
  • Lunch daily
  • Free range privileges daily, plus 9 holes of golf each day on a space-available basis
  • Limited to immediate family members of up to five participants
  • 25% discount on all rentals at Hilton Head Outfitters

Junior Programs

Rip your drive and sharpen your putting with the acclaimed Junior Programs at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. Perfect for beginners or experienced players. Clubs provided if needed.

Advanced Junior Classes

Play with the Pro and get instruction as you go! Start with a supervised warm up, followed by a round with the Professional. Take home notes and a lower score.

Ages: 8-18 (not for beginner skill level)
Student - Teacher ratio: 4:1 2 student minimum
Days/Times: Call Doug Weaver for appointment, 843.338.9598. Class held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.
Cost: $90.00

Junior Clinics - "Fun, Friends and Fresh Air"

Enjoy instruction and games focusing on mastering the fundamentals of all golf shots, etiquette and rules. Three shots covered daily. Learn something new everyday and build your personal golf instruction manual. Attend 4 times and receive a Junior Golf School Manual. $25.00 per clinic. 6:1 Student-Teacher ratio, no minimum. Reservations required. For ages 6 - 18 years old.

Days/Times: Tuesday-Thursday, 4-4:50pm at the Robert Trent Jones Course

Little Swingers (offered seasonally)

Learn fundamentals of golf while singing songs causing amazing retention and success. 4:1 ratio, parent support required.

Days/Times:Call Doug Weaver for appointment, 843.338.9598. Class held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.
Ages: 3 - 7
Location: Robert Jones Golf Course- Palmetto Dunes
Cost: $25, clubs provided

Juniors, ages 10 and under, when accompanied by an adult paying a regular rate can play for no charge - after 4pm only at Jones, Hills and Fazio.

*No other discounts, promotions or specials may be used with the junior discount. One full paying adult and one junior or two juniors will be treated as one adult and one junior.

Junior Tees/ Instruction
Permanent Junior Tees are a feature of the newly redesigned Robert Trent Jones course. Private instruction is available from our PGA Professionals. The highly-rated George Fazio course also caters to juniors with markings of 150 yards or less on the course and year round instruction from Head Professional Samm Wolfe and his team of PGA Professionals. 

Ladies Programs

Ladies Only

When: Wednesday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Arthur Hills Course- Palmetto Dunes
Cost: $99 per person. includes a $10 lunch voucher
Reservations are required.

Sign up for this clinic and receive a free $25 gift certificate to the Ocean Tides Spa at the Omni at Palmetto Dunes Resort!

This fun, low-stress learning program starts with a supervised warm up. The instructor works with each golfer, providing training on all the basic shots and offering the support each student needs to learn the mechanics. The group then moves to 30 minutes of supervised play on the course where each player learns game management strategies to fit her game. Instructors are patient, gracious and capable of teaching each student how to enjoy the game of golf.

Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza
Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza
Delicious pulled pork, fall-off-the-bone ribs, juicy grilled burgers, pizza and more. With spectacular Hilton Head Island golf course views, daily happy hour and specials, Big Jim’s at the Jones course is sure to be at the top of your favorites!
Golf Stay & Play
Golf Stay & Play
Our most popular golf getaway! The Golf Stay & Play packages feature lodging at our Hilton Head resort, multiple golf rounds, merchandise and resort dining discounts plus preferred rates and priority access to all other resort activities.

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