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Keep Score, Book Tee Times & More With Palmetto Dunes’ New Golf App for iPhone and Android

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Golfers at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island can now improve their golf game with their smart phone. The new golf smart phone application from Palmetto Dunes, a South Carolina golf resort, gives players at its three award-winning Hilton Head golf courses everything from tips on playing specific holes to a quick way to brag about their hole-in-one on Facebook -- all at their fingertips.

The new Palmetto Dunes Golf App, available for free on both iPhone and Android, lets golfers track their score digitally with live leaderboards, provides GPS yardage markers and allows users to book tee times directly from their phone and share their score on Facebook.

The app also provides course information for theSouth Carolina resort’s three award-winning golf courses with details about each hole, including the famous par 5 oceanfront 10th hole on the Robert Trent Jones course. The app provides not only the par and handicap but tips for playing the hole such as “avoid the lagoon with a straight tee shot.”

Golfers can access special offers from the resort’s pro shops and food and beverage information for Palmetto Dunes’ new Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers and Pizza, which opened earlier this summer, and the Fazio and Hill’s Grilles. The app gives users the option to direct dial the restaurants to pre-order while finishing a round and reminds them at the 9th tee. Palmetto Dunes also provides latest updates on its courses, such as weather, promotions or closings, in the News feature.

The app is available free in the iTunes store and Android market.

“All of our guests have gone increasingly mobile, and so we felt that developing a golf app would be a great addition to our popular Hilton Head golf courses,” says Brad Marra, director of sports operations for Palmetto Dunes. “Now our golfers can keep score, book tee times and take advantage of special offers via their phones, plus brag about their score on Facebook. We’ve already had a celebrity – Brian Baumgartner who plays Kevin in The Office – enjoy using the app during a recent celebrity golf tournament, and more than 500 golfers have downloaded the app and are actively using it since it went live a month ago. The response has been great, and it’s just one more amenity, like our Segways and air-conditioned golf carts, that we offer here at Palmetto Dunes for golfers.” 

A top South Carolina golf vacation destination, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers three championship courses -- the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, the George Fazio Course and the Arthur Hills Course -- in the natural setting of Hilton Head Island. Designed by three legendary golf architects, each course is distinctly different and challenging. All of Palmetto Dunes’ courses have been ranked 4 stars or higher by Fodors, earning the distinction of one of the World’s Best Golf Resorts by Travel + Leisure Golf.

About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour deep-water marina, located right across from Palmetto Dunes, features waterfront shopping and dining and a wide variety of charters, including nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.

About Greenwood Communities & Resorts

Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities & Resorts has been a leader in the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award-winning Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and now including communities like The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Ponds in Charleston, Greenwood’s mission has always been to create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit www.greenwoodcr.com

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