Unique benefits for groups at Palmetto Dunes
- Dedicated Coordinator
- Personalized cart signs
- Rental clubs
- Pre-stocked coolers
- Food and beverage discounts
- Merchandise discounts + customization options
- Hole and beverage cart sponsorships
- Online Payment Portal
Let us make your outing something special
Connect your group on TripCaddie
To enhance your golf outing experience, we’ll set up your own private website on TripCaddie.com so you can share trip information and collaborate with your group before, during and after your trip. Each site features easy itineraries, payment portals, score tracking - even manage pairings and tee times.
Catering to the whims of a hungry group
Regardless of the size of your party, we’re more than capable of keeping their bellies full and their eyes on the ball. From convenient boxed meals to crowd pleasing cookouts, we can put together a menu that’s sure to please. Got a special request or corporate theme you’re looking to incorporate? Just let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
We know how important your own clubs are
Ship your clubs to and from the resort safely and easily with ShipSticks®. We’re an official partner, giving you the opportunity to have your precious cargo shipped door to door, hassle-free, for as little as $39.
Learn to crush your competition, or just your tee shot
The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy offers private golf lessons from assistant professionals, head professionals and the director of instruction himself. Add on a morning lesson before your round to sharpen your golf skills for the ultimate golf competition.
Make things interesting with a group tournament
We can organize any number of tournament types for your group. Depending on group size, skill level, time constraints, or personal preference, there’s a style of play that can fit your outing. Who will bring home the Palmetto Dunes Cup?
For argument's sake, let's say you have 16 golfers for this trip and you are staying for three nights with three rounds of golf. 16 players with eight on each side is a perfect number, but groups of 12 or 20 will work just fine (Don't forget to get to have the team shirts included in your package.)
Decide the teams: make sure they are pretty even in regards to handicaps. If you have three or four lower handicappers, split them up evenly between the two teams.
The first player tees off, the second player hits the second shot, the first player hits the third shot, and so on until the ball is holed. Tee balls are alternated so that the same player doesn't hit every drive. Alternate Shot can be played as stroke play or match play.
Best ball can be played using 2-, 3- or 4-person teams. Each player on the team plays his or her own golf ball throughout the round, and on each hole the low score - or "best ball" - of the group serves as the team score. Player A gets a 5, B gets a 4, C gets a 6, D gets a 6, then the team score for that hole is 4, because the low score of the group was B's 4.
Best ball is usually played as stroke play with the total score added up at the end of the round. It can be played as match play, but best-ball match play with more than 2-person teams results in a lot of halved holes.
A best ball competition in which the teams are comprised of two players. When played as match play, better ball is another name for Four Ball. The two players on the team each play their own ball throughout the round. The low score, or better ball, among the two on each hole is the team's score for that hole.
All four players play their own ball throughout; at the end of each hole, the low score between the two partners on each team is that team's score. For example, Players A and B form one team. On the first hole, A scores a 5, B scores a 6, so the team score is 5. Four Ball can be played as stroke play or match play and is one of the formats used at the Ryder Cup.
A scramble is usually played with 4-person teams, but 2-person scrambles are popular, too. At a 2-person scramble, handicaps are usually applied; at a 4-person scramble, handicaps are usually not applied - unless it is an Ambrose-style scramble.
In a scramble, each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed.
Like in a scramble, all members of a team (usually four) tee off and the best ball of the four tee shots is selected. All players move their balls to the spot of the best ball. From this point, the hole is played out at stroke play, with all members of the team playing their own ball into the hole.
So: select the best shot off the tee, move all balls to that spot, then play individual stroke play until each member of the group has holed out.
Example: Players A, B, C and D tee off. Player B's drive is chosen as the team drive. Player B has to "step aside" - to sit out - on the next shot.
If a tournament has a shotgun start, here's how it works: Say there are 18 groups of four golfers each entered in the tournament. Each of those groups is assigned to a different hole on the golf course. Group A goes to the tee box on the first hole, Group B goes to the tee box on the second hole, and so on. When the starting time arrives, all groups begin play simultaneously from their assigned teeing grounds. Typically, groups are notified to begin play through the use of an auditory signal such as the sounding of a horn. Minimum of 72 players required.
The use of split tees gets more players playing more quickly. Split tees are frequently used in tournaments with unusually large fields, or on short days (such as when the start of play is delayed by weather). Course restrictions apply.
The group has spoken
Our group had a great time today on the George Fazio course. Was in great shape!
The group had a great day, enjoyed the course and is returning in January. Happy 50th Birthday to Andrew and thank you for bringing us together.
I just completed our 28th annual golf trip yesterday with 28 guys. We played all 3 of the Palmetto Dunes courses and Fazio twice. The courses were in Excellent shape, Greens were near perfect, and the staff was fabulous. The director of golf, Clark Sinclair even took the time to help us and took our group picture. We had the same cart women Sharon on Thursday and Friday and she was exceptional. Working with the group sales team and Kurt Haase is always a pleasure. Kurt was great and able to add in an extra practice round for our early arrivals (20) on a weeks notice. Great Golf, Great Staff, Great Value, we will be back next March. As coordinator of the group, I/We could not have been treated better!
Palmetto Dunes took great care of us during our annual golf outing. The golf courses were in great condition and the staff was incredibly helpful in getting everything set up. The villas were spacious, clean, and affordable which was perfect for our group. Would 100% recommend and will be back in the future.
I represent a group of golfers from Southern Ontario that travel to Hilton Head for the last 2 weeks of February each year. In 2018, we arranged our golf through Palmetto Dunes. The courses at Palmetto Dunes were in great condition and are an excellent test of golf. More importantly, we received superior service each and every round we played. From the pro-shop staff, to the bag-boys, starters, and wait staff - everyone went above-and-beyond in ensuring that we had an enjoyable experience. We will be returning to Palmetto Dunes next year and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for great golf in a great place.
Rates and special packages
Smaller groups can take advantage of our other packages and special deals to make your Hilton Head Island golf dreams come true. We can help you plan the best golf weekend adventure and choose the package that’s right for you.
Stay and play
Golf at Palmetto Dunes is destination golf. That’s why we make staying at the resort easy. With private home and villa rentals available in a variety of sizes right on the course, accommodating any size group is a pleasure. And staying on the resort property gives you exclusive perks and privileges.