Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Proudly Debuts New Segway X2 on
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (March 11, 2008) - Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, an award-winning resort on Hilton Head Island, recently debuted the new Segway X2, enabling golfers to experience the latest in personal transportation technology on the green. Palmetto Dunes has the distinction of being the only Hilton Head Island resort to offer Segways, which have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional golf carts for transportation on the green.
"Golfers love getting out on the course on a Segway," said Brad Marra, general manager of the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront course at Palmetto Dunes. "When they have the chance to use the Segways at Palmetto Dunes, they are out in the elements versus being stuck behind a steering wheel and windshield. This way, the golfer can get a true sense of playing golf at the beach." The new all-terrain Segway X2 features a more durable and stable construction as well as wider tires, which translates into a more comfortable ride as well as superior preservation of the golf course. Deeply treaded tires, scratch resistant fenders and higher ground clearance provide a smooth experience which incorporates Segway's innovative LeanSteer technology. "In essence, Segways offer a new way to walk the golf course while also increasing the pace of play," added Marra. "Each rider can go to their own ball at any time without having to take their partner. Plus, you can park the machine right next to the green, as if you were walking." Visitors can use the Segway X2 to tee off on championship courses designed by three of golf's top designers - Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio and Arthur Hills. The new generation of Segways serves as an important way for Palmetto Dunes to remain a premier vacation destination which offers the latest technology to golfers.
"We're committed to offering the ultimate golf experience to our visitors and our members," said Bret Martin, vice president of resort operation at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. "The response to our new Segways has been tremendously positive."
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort provides a challenging golf environment for players of every skill level and is home to the world-class Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. The resort's courses have been consistently honored by GOLF magazine and are widely considered to be masterpieces of golf course design.
The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, completely renovated in 2002 at a cost of $3 million, was rated by readers of Golfweek Magazine among the best courses in the Southeast. Its signature hole, the par-five 10th, offers a sweeping view of the Atlantic Ocean and is one of only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island. The extensive renovation, led by longtime Jones prot