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9 Reasons to Book Your Palmetto Dunes Golf Getaway

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Why should you and your group book an upcoming trip to the renowned Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort in the heart of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina? Well, here are nine good reasons for starters: 

No. 1 — Three superb golf courses

Palmetto Dunes’ championship golf layouts were designed by three of the sport’s most renowned architects. The Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and George Fazio Courses have all been named South Carolina’s “Golf Course of the Year.” All three are distinctively different yet uniquely appealing — the Jones is the longest but also most wide-open; the Fazio features canals running through the course and Donald Ross-style elevated greens; and the Hills is arguably the most challenging of the trio.

No. 2 —  Toptracer Range

Remaining on the cusp of golf technology, Palmetto Dunes partnered with Toptracer Range to complete an exciting upgrade of the Robert Trent Jones practice range. Guests can experience interactive golf entertainment powered by the same technology in televised PGA Tour events to track the shots of the game’s best players. Our enhanced facility features 15 covered, outdoor bays with high-speed cameras, TV monitors, technology and games. Casual seating, drinks and food service are available during specific times of day. Warm up before you tee it up, practice your swing, play a virtual round at some of the world’s top courses, or challenge your golf buddies to a game.

No. 3 —  The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy

In addition to its trio of outstanding golf courses, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort operates one of the world’s top golf academies. The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy offers a variety of instructional programs for golfers of all skill levels under the direction of former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver. One of Golf Digest’s “Top Ten Instructors in South Carolina,”  Doug and his staff of teaching professionals provide hands-on instruction to guests with proficiency and patience.

No. 4 —  Impressive range of amenities

Palmetto Dunes has supplemented its exemplary, golf-focused amenities with a bevy of other offerings, some of which rival the golf for the memorable quality of the experiences that they can provide. Hilton Head Outfitters boasts the island’s largest fleet of bike rentals. The network of bike trails at Palmetto Dunes conveniently connects with nearly 50 miles of paved public pathways and nature trails blazed by the Town of Hilton Head Island. 

No. 5 —  Fun in the sun

With 2,000-acres of activities along three miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and an Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other, little wonder why Palmetto Dunes has been named by Condé Nast as one of the “Top Resorts in the South” in its Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for the past three years in a row. Hilton Head Outfitters has everything you and your family will need for the beach, from surf boards to beach umbrellas and everything in between. Rental gear can also be delivered directly to your doorstep.

No. 6 — Fun on the water

If getting out on the water is your thing, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina — Hilton Head’s largest marina, located directly across the street from Palmetto Dunes — offers everything from access to deep water adventures, nature tours, fishing charters, boat rentals, and more. Or you can rent kayaks or canoes to explore the 11-mile saltwater lagoon system of calm waterways that border the resort’s golf courses.

No. 7 — World-class tennis and pickleball

Tennis Magazine ranks Palmetto Dunes among “The 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts,” with more courts than anywhere on the island, year-round play, instruction available for all skill levels. Palmetto Dunes also has 24 lighted pickleball courts and one of the most comprehensive instructional programs on the East Coast. Last year, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center was named “Pickleball Resort of the Year” by Racquet Sports Industry Magazine.

No. 8 —  Succulent food and drink to meet any need

Whether your group is in the mood to savor a steak or sample a sandwich, dining at the Palmetto Dunes restaurants, cafes and grills conveniently located on-site will provide exactly what you need. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina serves up even more variety, with bars and restaurants, and special events such as Harbourfest and Music & Taste on the Harbour throughout the year.

No. 9 —  Wide variety of accommodations

You and your group can make yourselves at home in Palmetto Dunes’ selection of comfortable, vacation rental homes located just steps from the course, the beach or the courts. Villa rentals and condominium-style complexes provide outstanding resort amenities, while larger vacation rental homes provide your group the room they need and space they’ll enjoy.

Be it golf, beach, biking, racquet sports and a plethora of other outdoor activities, Palmetto Dunes has your group completely covered for your upcoming vacation to Hilton Head Island. 

So, it seems the question really is: What’s keeping you from booking your dream trip to trip to Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort right this minute? 


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