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10 Ways to Celebrate “National Golf Month” at Palmetto Dunes

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August is “National Golf Month.” And there is no better place to celebrate than Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, one of the country’s most popular golf getaways for more than 50 years. Here are a few ways golfers can ring in National Golf Month at Palmetto Dunes.

Golf instruction

1. Treat Yourself to a Golf Lesson

Palmetto Dunes operates a renowned golf academy, offering a variety of instructional programs for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes’ highly respected Director of Instruction, heads a staff of outstanding PGA Class A professionals averaging nearly 20 years of instruction experience. They provide knowledgeable and easy-to-understand instruction to golfers with proficiency and expertise, including specialized programs such as individual and family lessons, and clinics. Call us to schedule a private lesson 866-744-7558.

Golf Shirt and shoes

2. Buy New Clubs or a New Golf Outfit

You know what they say: Look good, play good. The best golf clothing and more on Hilton Head Island can be found at Palmetto Dunes. Stop by any of the three Golf Pro Shops to make sure you’re properly “tech-ed up” to play — or just treat yourself to a little retail therapy. Each shop has its own specialty brands. All three Pro Shops also offer Cleveland Launcher rental club sets for men, women and seniors. You’re sure to find what you’re seeking at Palmetto Dunes.

3. Watch our popular golf video tutorials on YouTube

Watch our many popular golf videos on our YouTube channel. Or better yet, email your question to Doug Weaver ( and Doug will video respond with his wisdom. The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, led by Doug Weaver, includes a video analysis sent by email, on-course instruction, rules and etiquette lessons, the school’s video lending library, take-home materials, free range privileges, plus nine holes of golf daily on a space-available basis.

Family golf lesson

4. Take your kids out to play

Palmetto Dunes is an ideal place to introduce your family to the joys of the game. Take your kids out late in the afternoon — aboard a four-seat golf cart, if you’d like — for a traditional 18-hole round or a 9-hole time-saver during the summer season.

golf lesson

And the Palmetto Dunes courses are very family-friendly. Permanent junior tees at the Jones Course allow younger golfers and beginners to tackle a beautiful, 2,625-yard layout, while the Fazio Course also caters to juniors, with markings of 200 yards or less on the course. There’s something to spark joy for every member of the family at Palmetto Dunes. Call 866-744-7558 to reserve an evening 9-hole round.

Robert Trent Jones Course

5. Play all three courses

One of the premier golfing destinations in the Southeast, Palmetto Dunes offers guests a trio of superb courses, each one distinctively different and challenging. All three golf courses at Palmetto Dunes have been named the “South Carolina Golf Course of the Year.”

Playing golf

Golfers can save more by booking multiple rounds. Enjoy the ultimate Hilton Head Island golf vacation when you tee off at our three championship golf courses for as much as 15% off per round, when booking multiple rounds. Get a quick multi-round golf quote here.

Guys eating at golf course

6. Plan the ultimate golf trip

Family trips, buddy golf trips, ladies’ getaways? Palmetto Dunes is perfect for them all. For your buddies, the Birdies & Beer Golf Getaway Package features four days and three nights resort accommodations in a two-bedroom villa, plus three rounds of golf on your choice of three championship courses and a one hour Toptracer Range experience at the Robert Trent Jones course. This Hilton Head Island golf vacation package is completely customizable with accommodations and activities — breakfast and beers included! Get a golf vacation quote here.

Family eating and playing at Toptracer range

7. Plenty to enjoy during a rain delay 

Hilton Head is an island paradise, but it does occasionally rain. Not to worry, because Palmetto Dunes offers plenty to do and even something to get your golf fix in for the day. Try our high-tech Toptracer golf range at the Robert Trent Jones Course.  In addition, the Hilton Head Rear Range Lighthouse overlooking the Arthur Hills Golf Course is beautiful and worth a visit. Hilton Head Island’s only historic lighthouse is featured on the National Register of Historic Places and part of the Inventory of Historic Light Stations.

Jones golf course at sun rise with sprinklers

8. Get the first tee time available

There’s something special about being the first group off on the golf course — the “dew-sweepers” as they are known. With easy, online booking and three outstanding layouts, Palmetto Dunes provides golfers plenty of opportunity to earn that distinction while setting the pace for the day. You can make accommodation inquiries, tee times and reservations online at the award-winning, easy-to-navigate website, Palmetto Dunes' innovative golf app (search Palmetto Dunes Golf in your app store) or by speaking directly to a member of the Palmetto Dunes travel planning crew at 866-744-7558.

4 person golf carts

9. Walk the course — or ride in style

Palmetto Dunes boasts a state-of-the-art fleet of golf carts produced by Club Car that are equipped with Visage touch-screen Global Positioning System (GPS), as well as USB ports to charge cell phones and play music devices through built-in Bluetooth speakers. If you’re looking to boost your calorie-burning quotient while teeing it up on some of the south’s most beautiful and challenging courses, you can walk the Palmetto Dunes golf courses, carrying your own bag or using one of our handy pull carts.

Outside dining at Big Jim's

10. Enjoy a memorable meal before or after your round

Dining options at Big Jim's

Don’t forget to “fuel up” before or after your round. Overlooking Palmetto Dunes’ Robert Trent Jones golf course, the popular Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers, Pizza & Catering restaurant serves up a wide array of delicious pub fare.

Dinner with wine at Alexander's

For the tastiest evening dining, Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar features a summer menu of Lowcountry-sourced seasonal dishes and longtime favorites like shrimp and grits, plum wine-braised short ribs and wiener schnitzel. Makes our mouths water just thinking about it.

So, please join us in celebrating “National Golf Month” in style, at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. You’ll be glad you did!

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