Tennis Magazine Names Palmetto Dunes No. 1 Tennis Resort in the Carolinas
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. â€“ Whereâ€™s the best resort to play tennis in the Carolinas? Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head, according to the editors of Tennis Magazine.
In its March 2012 Travel issue, the magazine named Palmetto Dunes the best tennis resort in North and South Carolina, the first time they provided rankings geographically, and one of the 10 top resorts in the country. Palmetto Dunes has ranked among the â€ś50 Greatest Tennis Resortsâ€ť since the magazine started its annual list in 1975.
To determine the rankings, magazine editors consider criteria, such as the number of courts, quality of instruction, clinics, game-matching, lodging, dining and other amenities and activities offered at the resorts. Palmetto Dunes offers 23 clay courts and two Nova ProBounce courts, eight of which are lit for night play. The resort also offers new shortened courts for kids ages 10 and younger, as well as instructional programs for every age and skill level.
Throughout the year, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center offers 36 adult clinics weekly, plus seven round robins. From March through September and during holiday season, the center offers an additional 22 junior clinics and a round robin weekly. In 2011, Tennis Resorts Online ranked Palmetto Dunes the only resort in Hilton Head in the top 5 for tennis instruction, junior programs and childrenâ€™s programs and in the top 10 for overall resorts worldwide.
â€śWe have a passion for tennis here at Palmetto Dunes, and our first-class facilities, programs and instruction make for a top-notch experience for our guests,â€ť says John Kerr, director of tennis at Palmetto Dunes. â€śWeâ€™re so proud to add yet another accolade for the resort and to be recognized by such an important authority in the world of tennis.â€ť
About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
A 2,000+ acre resort stretching from three miles of prime Atlantic Ocean beach to Shelter Cove Harbourâ€™s â€śshelteredâ€ť inlet adjoining the Intracoastal Waterway on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is consistently recognized among the worldâ€™s finest resorts. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, plus an 11 mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing. The resort also features a popular marina and Outfitters bike and adventure shop, along with one of the best beaches on the Eastern seaboard. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, one of the finest ports of call on the East Coast, is the largest deep-water marina on Hilton Head Island. Shelter Cove features an impressive line-up of unique apparel and gift shops, restaurants and art galleries in a one-of a kind Mediterranean setting. In addition, Shelter Cove is home to a full variety of charters, nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. Shelter Cove is located mid-island on the western side of Hwy. 278 at the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Resort. For information about activities or reservations, please call 866-567-6513 or visit www.palmettodunes.com online.
About Greenwood Communities and Resorts
A recognized leader in the design, management and operation of fine resorts and communities across the Southeast, Greenwood Communities and Resorts excels at creating gracious, contemporary living environments that enrich the lives of owners and guests. Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities and Resorts proudly celebrates 31 years of developing properties which offer truly unique lifestyle opportunities. Each Greenwood property has been strategically designed to maximize the areaâ€™s natural beauty while steadfastly incorporating the principles of intelligent, sustainable land planning. From the rural charm of The Reserve at Lake Keowee in upstate South Carolina to the luxury beachfront resort setting at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, Greenwoodâ€™s properties are as unique as the residents who enjoy them. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit www.greenwoodcr.com online.