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Play More. Do More. Get More. At Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort! Located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, this South Carolina resort has been a favorite beach vacation resort for decades, attracting leisure travelers and groups throughout the year. Palmetto Dunes, which is owned by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, features more award-winning amenities than any other resort in the Southeast and has been honored as one of the top resorts in the United States. Widely recognized as a leader in delivering world-class vacation experiences, this 2,000-acre year-round South Carolina resort also excels at planning memorable special events for groups and meetings.

• #1 Family Resort in the United States and Canada - Travel + Leisure Family
• Top 10 Luxury Family Resorts - Forbes
• 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts - Tennis Magazine
• #2 in the World for Best Instructional Programs and Events - Tennis Resorts Online
• #3 in the World for Best Junior Programs - Tennis Resorts Online
• #5 in the World for Best Tennis Resorts - Tennis Resorts Online
• Pinnacle Award for Resort Meetings
• Silver Medal/Top 75 Golf Resorts - Golf Magazine
• World's Best Golf Resorts - Travel + Leisure Golf
• 25 Best Family Golf Resorts - Golf for Women Magazine
• Arthur Hills Course - 2009 Course of the Year - S.C. Golf Course Owners Association
• Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course - 2003 Golf Course of the Year - S.C. Golf Course Owners Association
• Arthur Hills Golf Course - One of 25 Best Courses You Can Play - S.C. Golf Course Ratings Panel
• 2009 Web Marketing Association Hotel & Lodging Standard of Excellence Award

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort features three superb golf courses, each of which attracts players of all skill levels. Each of these outstanding courses is rated four stars or higher by Fodor's Golf Digest Places to Play.

The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course was named the "South Carolina Course of the Year" in 2003. The Jones Oceanfront course plays 6,122 yards from the middle white tees and has a rating of 69.1.

The Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes, designed by famed golf course architect Arthur Hills, was strategically built on a series of rolling dunes. It plays 6,122 yards from the middle white tees and has a rating of 70.6. This impressive layout was honored as the South Carolina Course of the Year for 2009.

The George Fazio Course presents a challenge to any accomplished golfer -- a series of long par 4s guarded by bunkers and water hazards. Veteran golfers regard the Fazio course as Hilton Head Island's true championship course. It plays 6,239 yards from the middle white tees and has a rating of 70.2.

In addition, the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy provides a variety of programs throughout the year to help golfers improve their game and maximize their potential on the course.

The internationally-acclaimed Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center features 23 clay courts and two Nova ProBounce courts, eight of which are lighted for night play. The tennis center offers a full schedule of seasonal activities, instructional programs and daily round robin tournaments, as well as the ever-popular Monday Night Tennis Exhibition.

Our family beach resort in South Carolina features three miles of pristine beachfront along the Atlantic Ocean. The wide, sandy beaches provide the ideal place to sunbathe, ride bikes, stroll, surf, swim, boogie board, collect shells or just relax.

Palmetto Dunes and the surrounding area of Hilton Head Island offer more than 25 miles of paved bike paths ideal for exploring. Guests may rent a bicycle at Palmetto Dunes Outfitters to explore the island by paved pathways or along miles of sandy beach at low tide.

A one-of-a-kind 11-mile saltwater lagoon system winds through Palmetto Dunes, offering a leisurely path for kayakers of all skill levels to explore.

One of the best ways to experience Hilton Head Island is by boat. At Shelter Cove Harbour at Palmetto Dunes, visitors can enjoy dolphin-watching tours, nature cruises, fishing charters, crabbing expeditions and more. Fishing is also available on the extensive lagoon system at Palmetto Dunes.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort provides a wide range of activities for children including biking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Planned instructional activities centered around golf, tennis, boating, sport crabbing, nature, water skiing and surfing are also available on-site.

Palmetto Dunes proudly offers the island's premier selection of rental homes and villas. The South Carolina resort features a wide range of quality short-term and long-term accommodations, from oceanfront hotel rooms to spacious villas overlooking the harbor, fairways or beach.

Enjoy premium waterfront shopping at Shelter Cove Harbour at Palmetto Dunes. From fine art galleries to upscale clothing boutiques, you'll find something for everyone on your shopping list at this popular shopping destination. Elegant waterfront restaurants, casual pubs and more can be savored at Shelter Cove Harbour. Fine dining is available at Alexander's at Palmetto Dunes and at two luxury hotels on-site. Shopping opportunities abound at the Golf Pro Shops at Palmetto Dunes, the Palmetto Dunes General Store, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center and Palmetto Dunes Outfitters. Additional dining options are plentiful throughout this South Carolina resort, including beachfront dining at the newly-renovated Dunes House.

Palmetto Dunes offers a wide variety of catering services to meet the needs of any group or special event, from weddings to family reunions.

Palmetto Dunes excels in planning memorable weddings and special events. Call 866.650.4130 to organize a one-of-a-kind event at Palmetto Dunes.

Palmetto Dunes specializes in planning a wide variety of memorable events. Our team is here to meet the needs of any group from 16 to 250 guests or more. Corporate meetings, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, box lunches, awards dinners, weddings and family reunions - we've got you covered!

This free, on-demand transportation service for resort guests provides easy access to the beach, golf courses, the tennis center, restaurants, shops at Shelter Cove and more. Runs March through October.

Resort Accommodations - 866.380.1778
Group Sales for Meetings/Conferences/Golf/Tennis - 866.306.4330
Weddings/Special Events/Catering - 866.650.4130
Media Contact - 843.785.1106

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