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Vacation Rentals

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Benefits of booking with Palmetto Dunes:

  • Up to 15% off resort dining, bike rentals, golf and more!
  • Complimentary Tennis & Pickleball court time when available.
  • Save more when you stay longer! Ask our vacation rental experts.
  • Palmetto Dunes Rentals are exclusively for 3 – 7+ nights.
  • Some rentals may require Saturday to Saturday summer stays.

Home & Villa Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Tee Times

Tee Times

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Benefits of playing at Palmetto Dunes:

  • Book online in advance and save up to 15%!
  • Multi-round rates available. Call to start saving.
  • Three distinct and memorable championship courses you'll love to come back to. Which one will be your favorite?

Golf Course Frequently Asked Questions



Bike Rentals & More

Bike/Beach Rentals & Lagoon Activities

Benefits of renting at Palmetto Dunes:

  • We offer the highest quality new rental equipment on the island.
  • Free delivery/pickup for 3+ day rentals. On-site hourly rentals available. Same day delivery available before 4 p.m.
  • Island's largest assortment of bikes, kayaks/canoes & beach accessories.

Bike Rentals and Other Frequently Asked Questions



Fishing & Water Sports

Marina Fishing & Water Sports

Learn more about Shelter Cove Marina activities:

  • Shelter Cove Marina is just off the Intracoastal Waterway and is centrally located on Hilton Head Island across from Palmetto Dunes.
  • All boats have U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains.
  • For fishing all tackle, bait & ice are included. Fish are cleaned and bagged.

Shelter Cove Marina Frequently Asked Questions

Pickleball

Add Pickleball at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center to your list of fun things to do at Hilton Head's Palmetto Dunes Resort. We have 16 pickleball courts available at Palmetto Dunes (all lighted for night play).

Pickleball is a sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played with oversized ping pong paddles and a softball-sized plastic perforated ball that travels at about one-third the speed of a tennis ball. "It's a fun, easy sport that is great exercise, but doesn't require a lot of skill to be an enjoyable experience" says John Kerr, Director of Tennis at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. We have eight pickleball courts right in front of the Tennis Pro Shop.

Guests who book vacation rentals through the Palmetto Dunes Vacation Rentals receive two hours of either tennis or pickleball court time (when courts are available) with each night of their stay per vacation rental unit or choose from one of two pickleball vacation packages. Stop by the Tennis Center to try it out or call us to find out more information on how you can get involved with this great new sport right here at Hilton Head Island. Learn more in our press release here.

Pickleball with Sarah Ansboury at Palmetto Dunes

In June of 2018, Sarah Ansboury, a nationally ranked tennis player, joined Palmetto Dunes as its Pickleball Touring Professional and Director of Pickleball Instruction. Sarah provides instruction at Palmetto Dunes daily based on availability as well as leads the Ansboury Academy, which is held several times a year for those interested in learning more about this fast-growing sport. Participants of the academy will enjoy a week of Pickleball at Palmetto Dunes — 15 hours of instruction — with each day focusing on techniques and tactics for every player to improve on the court. Learn more about upcoming academy dates and registration here.

Additionally, guests can bundle their pickleball lessons with Sarah along with accommodations and resort amenities and save with the Pickleball with Sarah Ansboury Package.


Recent Reviews

Pickleball at Palmetto Dunes is on a roll!!
I’ve been playing Pickleball for a few years and have never seen anything like this! The round robins at 10 am are an unbelievable experience. 60+ people show up and Mark takes over and leads us in a unique Pickleball experience. The commitment to Pickleball at Palmetto Dunes is obviously at a high level.

- Doug C, TripAdvisor, June2019

The #1 rule is to have Fun!
Go to the 10am round robin! It was a lot of fun. They have 16 Pickleball courts and they normally fill up at least 8 and sometimes all 16 courts. It's open to all skill levels. I like to get there at 9:15am and warm up before it starts. Mark is the organizer and he is great at getting everyone on the court at the right skill level. He is amazing at remembering everyone's name. They have one of the best Pickleball facilities that I have ever seen. Don't worry about finding good competition because you will find it.

- Jason C., Yelp, June 2019

Pickleball Program was Terrific
For my birthday recently my wife gave me what is easily one of the nicest presents I have ever received--4 days of instruction at the Sarah Ansboury Pickleball Academy. Sarah and Linh were totally focused on each student and the results were incredible. These two professionals were most pleasant to work with and I was impressed with their sincerity. The improvement in my game over this short period of time amazed me. The Palmetto Dunes Pickleball facility is a wonderful backdrop for this course. If you are serious about pickleball, I would highly recommend Sarah's academy.

- John R, Yelp, May 2019

 

History of Pickleball

Joel Pritchard and Dan EvansThe story goes that after playing golf one summer Saturday in 1965, Joel Pritchard, a congressman from Washington State, and Bill Bell, a successful businessman, returned to Pritchard’s home on Bainbridge Island, WA (near Seattle) to find their families sitting around with nothing to do. The property had an old badminton court so Pritchard and Bell looked for some badminton equipment and could not find a full set of rackets. They improvised and started playing with ping-pong paddles and a perforated plastic "wiffle" ball. At first they placed the net at badminton height of 60 inches and volleyed the ball over the net. As the weekend progressed, the players found that the ball bounced well on the asphalt surface and soon the net was lowered to 36 inches. The following weekend, Barney McCallum was introduced to the game at Pritchard’s home. Soon, the three men created rules, relying heavily on badminton. They kept in mind the original purpose, which was to provide a game that the whole family could play together.

By 1990, pickleball was being played in all 50 states - indoors and outdoors; in high school gyms and senior centers; in leagues and tournaments with official nets, balls and racquets. The official Pickleball Association, USAPA, was chartered as a Non-profit Corporation in 2005. Currently, the sport of pickleball is exploding in popularity with well over 2,000 locations on the USAPA’s Places to Play map and over 400,000 players.

Pickleball’s name is derived from the Pritchard family’s maritime pursuits. Frank Pritchard, one of Joel Pritchard’s children, said the name may have come from his mother, Joan, who was a competitive rower on the island. She sometimes referred to the ‘pickle boat,’ as the slowest vessel in a race.

Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza

Delicious pulled pork, fall-off-the-bone ribs, juicy grilled burgers, pizza and more. With spectacular Hilton Head Island golf course views, daily happy hour and specials, Big Jim’s at the Jones course is sure to be at the top of your favorites!

Hassle-Free Beach Day

Outfitters offers daily and weekly rentals of beach chairs, umbrellas, surf boards and beach cruisers. They're also stocked with sunscreen, beachwear and toys plus more – everything you need for a perfect Hilton Head beach day.