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Hilton Head Vacation Rental Roundup: 4405 Windsor Court

Hilton Head vacation rentalsGreat view? Check. Convenient? Check. Plenty of room for a party of six to kick back and relax? Check!

If you’re in the market for a Hilton Head vacation rental, consider 4405 Windsor Court, a beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath villa with a spectacular ocean view and easy access to everything Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has to offer!

Large windows allow plenty of light into this adorable oceanfront Hilton Head condo, which features an open floor plan and a great living space with plenty of comfy seating. Fancy a gourmet meal? Whip up something special in the fully-equipped, convenient kitchen. A party of four can dine comfortably around the dining room table and additional seating is available at the counter bar overlooking the kitchen.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, and the master bath features lots of counter space, two sinks, a jetted tub and a shower. The second bedroom features two twin beds and a private balcony. The large sectional in the living room also is a pullout sleeper that accommodates two.

Fall is incredible on Hilton Head, so take advantage of your private balcony to enjoy the sunrise or an afternoon cocktail. The balcony overlooks the pool and lagoon and offers an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean 24/7.

The villa complex offers beach access, a pool and a playground. The villa itself includes cable TV, DVD player, flat screen TV, Internet access, keyless entry and a washer and dryer, as well as free tennis!

The villa is conveniently located to all of the activities and amenities at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Enjoy tennis, golf, boating, bike rentals and more. Click here for more information about this villa, including a photo gallery, as well as to check availability.

If you book your Hilton Head vacation home through Palmetto Dunes, you not only get a great place to stay but two hours of free Hilton Head tennis daily at our tennis center and all the best rates on activities at the resort. You can always call one of our Vacation Planners if you have more information or would like to book over the phone. Just give us a call at (866) 744-7558.

Palmetto Dunes Offers a Top Hilton Head Golf Academy

Hilton Head Golf AcademyThere are games of chance and games of skill. Golf certainly is a game of skill and the best way to improve your game is to tweak things now and again.

While enjoying your Hilton Head vacation, make sure you sign up to attend at least one of the programs offered at our top-notch Hilton Head golf academy so you can score lower and enjoy the game even more. Even if you don’t think you need to tweak your game, you should consider getting a friend or family member to sign up for a program or two then you can just tag along for moral support (wink-wink, nudge-nudge).

In fact, the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy is currently running a special for 10% off if you sign up for a multi-day program. If another golfer signs up with you, you get 15% off. The two-day programs offer a 4:1 ratio for three hours of instruction per day, nine holes of golf daily and much more. The three-day programs also have a 4:1 ratio for four hours of instruction per day, 18 holes of golf and more.

The Golf Academy is led by former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver. As Director of Instruction Weaver manages the Palmetto Dunes golf academy and supervises all golf instruction. “The two- and three-day schools are great because they have a slow pace and you can enjoy learning at whatever your playing level,” Weaver says.

In addition to the multi-day programs, the academy offers nine golf programs about an hour in length nearly every day of the week. Each class focuses on different aspects of the game, including beginner golf, back to basics and the short game. The programs are appropriate for golfers from ages 12 to adult. Eleven teaching pros, some of whom are former PGA Tour professionals, provide hands-on instruction to golfers with varying levels of proficiency.

Weaver says the Power and Distance Class helps you learn the five different ways to hit the ball harder and more precisely using moves that are best for your body type. Every golfer’s body creates power uniquely. The experts will show you the five major power moves and which ones you should focus on.

Another good Hilton Head golf lesson we offer is the Mental Golf Workshop, which helps you concentrate better and keep your energy high. In short, you learn how to concentrate like a pro and maintain it.

Speaking of concentration, the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy has created a class that zeroes in on Bubba Watson’s unique approach to golf. “Bubba is one of the greatest players of our time,” Weaver says. “He’s relaxed and care free. He’s casual yet very competitive and he understands it’s a game of opposites – the harder you try, the worse you do.”

Unsure which school is right for you? Contact us for more information or to make a reservation for any of our Hilton Head golf lessons at (866) 744-7558.

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ELA’s Blu Water Grille: Hilton Head Dining on the Water

Hilton Head DiningLooking for somewhere new to eat on your next Hilton Head vacation? Head over to Shelter Cove Harbour where you’ll find an array of Hilton Head restaurant choices, including one of our favorites: ELA’s Blu Water Grille

Located right on the water in Shelter Cove Harbour and recently featured in Bon Appetit, ELA’s offers fine dining in Hilton Head in a relaxed atmosphere with an award-winning view. It’s is the perfect choice for a fresh, imaginative meal after a day on playing golf in Hilton Head, hitting the tennis courts or kayaking Hilton Head through our inland lagoon. 

ELA 's did receive an award for “Best Water View Dining in South Carolina,” but whether you choose to dine inside or outside at the Hilton Head restaurant, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere. Inside and out, the restaurant is classy yet comfortable; casual yet intimate. The waterfront garden patio is a wonderful place to enjoy the view, the gorgeous year-round weather and the night sky for your evening meal. Come enjoy live music in the evenings Thursday through Sunday.

The menu includes creations from Chef Chris Cohen, focusing on fresh catch seafood and steaks of the highest certified quality. Begin your meal with soup, salad (or both!). The restaurant includes daily specials, as well as staples such as lobster bisque and the ELA wedge salad, which features creamy blu cheese, bacon, tomatoes and red onions. Yum! 

Seafood entrees include pan roasted grouper with lobster butter truffle potato puree and local market baby veggies and Atlantic swordfish steak served with sunchoke puree, arugula pecan pesto and seasonal vegetables. 

If you’re in the mood for something other than seafood, options include an 8 ounce filet mignon with Grafton Village cheddar potatoes au gratin, as well as The Ugly Burger, which is served with truffle French fries. 

For those who enjoy a glass of wine, ELA stocks varieties from boutique vineyards. And for those who like to cap off their meal with a delicious dessert, choose from a sweet list including key lime pie, tiramisu and ELA’s pecan pie. 

Oh, and a couple celebrities, including Paula Abdul, have made ELA’s their Hilton Head restaurant of choice as well. You just never know who you might see as you nosh on their gourmet cuisine while you gaze over the water!

Is all this talk about food making you hungry? Go ahead and make a reservation for lunch or dinner today! Visit ELA’s website or call them at 843-785-3030. Bon appétit!

Palmetto Dunes Offers Guests New Golf App for iPhone and Android

Hilton Head golf coursesImagine this: You’re on one of Palmetto Dunes’ three gorgeous Hilton Head golf courses and you begin to wonder: “What’s the best way to play this hole? How will I ever get around that sand trap?” And then perhaps: “I’m getting hungry. Wonder where can I get lunch or a cold drink after I get this hole-in-one?”

Well, the folks at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort kind of read your mind and created a golf app for your smartphone that will answer all these questions – and then some – in real time and right in your pocket! Another reason we’re known as one of the best South Carolina golf resorts.

The app is available for free in the iTunes store and Android market. Simply download it and then start off your day by browsing the app to learn about each of the resort’s three championship golf courses. With a few taps, you can even schedule your tee time.

While you’re playing with us, you can keep track of yardage with the app’s built-in GPS and enter your score into a mobile scorecard that allows you to engage in some healthy live competition with others in your group. Use the app to check information about each hole on each course (par, handicap and playing tips), and when you make that hole-in-one, the app makes it easy to brag about it on Facebook. Your post will certainly make all your friends jealous that you’re enjoying a great Hilton Head fall golf getaway at Palmetto Dunes while they’re at work!

Playing 18 holes makes a guy or gal thirsty (and hungry, too!), so be sure to use the app to access food and beverage info from Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers and Pizza (located at the Robert Trent Jones course), as well as the Grilles at the George Fazio and Arthur Hills courses. Tap to direct-dial the restaurants to place an order for pickup after your round.

And while you’re out there on the course, you may realize you need a certain piece of equipment to improve your game. Don’t forget to check out the special offers from the resort’s pro shop available only to app users.

We’ve put a lot of thought into this app to anticipate golfers’ needs out on the golf course. Download it, check it out and put it to use today! Let us know what you think!