Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, renowned as one of the world’s best resorts for family vacations, proudly offers our new selection of family activities for fun in the sun for children of all ages. The summer fun starts here!
From first graders to active teens, Palmetto Dunes makes sure that every member of the family has a chance to enjoy Hilton Head Island's natural beauty in one of the most pristine beachfront resorts in South Carolina.
Palmetto Dunes Junior Clinics -"Fun, Friends and Fresh Air"
Instruction in the basic fundamentals of the golf swing, course etiquette and rules.
Palmetto Dunes Resort Junior Golf Academy
This five-day golf program is the perfect learning environment for all skill levels. Call (843) 785-1138 to sign up.
Advanced Junior Playing
Play with the golf pro and learn at the same time.
Learning the fundamentals of golf while singing songs creates amazing retention and success!
Permanent Junior Tees are a feature of the newly redesigned Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Private instruction is available from the resort's PGA professionals.
Special Junior Pricing
Call for seasonal pricing for juniors, ages 17 and under. All juniors must have a valid driver's license to operate a golf cart.
Short Shot Clinic, Ages 4-5
Tennis fun with motor skills development to improve hand-eye & ball striking skills.
Super Shots Clinic, Ages 6-8
A more descriptive instruction of each stroke; emphasis on instruction and fun activities.
Big Shots Clinic, Ages 9-10
Students learn a new stroke every day. Instruction emphasizes consistency and control.
Hilton Head Island Tennis Academy, Ages 11-17
Technique and tactics for players new to sport and advanced tools for the ranked junior. Emphases include footwork, stroke production, strategies for singles and doubles and live play —all in a fun, healthy environment
Parent/Child Round Robin, Ages 11 and up
Enjoy a terrific time with other families playing doubles while rotating partners in a variety of fun, mixed up doubles matches.
Pickleball, fun for all ages
One of the fastest growing sports. It's easy for kids to learn. The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center has 8 courts.
Cruises & Watersports
Everything from doughnuts with the dolphins to fireworks-watching excursions and pirates!
Hilton Head Outfitters
Catch and Release Inshore fishing on two-, three- and four-hour fishing and/or nature trips through the protected lagoon at Palmetto Dunes.
Backwater Cat Adventure
Tour Hilton Head Island waters from a CraigCat, a surprisingly unique watercraft at Shelter Cove Marina. It's a two seat, down-low compact power catamaran that reaches speeds up to 30 miles per hour. And you drive it yourself! You must have an 18 years or older adult with a valid driver's license to drive and anyone 5 years or older can be a passenger.
Canoeing & Kayaking
Palmetto Dunes 11-mile lagoon is the ultimate adventure! The minimum age is 5. Children 13 and over can go out by themselves with a parental permission form.
Sport Crabbing on the Crabber J
Join the crabby crew on a sport-crabbing adventure. After the crabby crew unties, the boat motors out to the calm waters of Broad Creek, where it anchors next to the salt marsh. Everyone fishes for the sly and cunning blue crab. It's all catch and release - just for fun - but the crabby crew keeps score and whoever catches the most crabs wins the world famous Crabber J tee-shirt.
Family Ski Day
Cruise from Shelter Cove Marina to our favorite ski grounds and learn to water ski or gain confidence on a kneeboard or wakeboard. The full package includes transportation from Shelter Cove Marina to a secluded patch of water for private instruction for all ages and skill levels. A more relaxing option is three hours of tubing.
Set sail on a swashbuckling family adventure with Captain Tanner and his pirates. There will be treasure, mermaids, dolphins, water cannon battles!