For more than three decades now, Condé Nast Traveler has annually celebrated the “Best in the World” in numerous different categories. In 2018, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island plays another big part in the prestigious celebration. In the category “Best Resorts in the South,” Palmetto Dunes ranked No. 12 in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Read more here.
Hilton Head Island was named the #1 Island in the U.S. and Canada in the Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2018 World’s Best Awards for the 3rd consecutive year! Read 10 reasons why Hilton Head Island is the best island here.
Travelers on TripAdvisor have spoken and we're proud to announce that Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Shelter Cove Marina, Big Jim's and The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes, Alexander's Restaurant, The Dunes House, Hilton Head Outfitters and The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center have all been honored with this year's TripAdvisor Certificates of excellence. We've also been honored with the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for the Golf Courses and Shelter Cove Marina for being awarded the Certificate of Excellence for the last 5 years!
The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort was recently in the top 15 courses you can play in South Carolina!
Southern Living recently announced their Best Beaches of the South and Hilton Head Island was named #1! South Carolina beaches claimed 3 of the top 10 spots in this year's awards. There is no wonder so many people flock to South Carolina for their next beach vacation!
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Learn more about weddings at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.
The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center was named favorite Tennis Center and the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina was named favorite marina in the 2017 Hilton Head Monthly's Readers' Choice Awards.
Congratulations to our Palmetto Dunes Resort and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina winners below!
San Miguel’s Mexican Cafe – Voted Best Margarita
Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rentals – Voted Best Surf Shop
Rob Ellison – Voted Best Tennis Pro
Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center – Voted Best Tennis Club
Family Vacation Critic recently announced its winners of the fourth annual Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotels Awards. Palmetto Dunes Resort was ranked among the top based on a list of criteria, reviews from site editors and the community of family travelers.
Shelter Cove Marina was recently given the "South Carolina Clean Marina Certification" by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Clean Marina programs are voluntary programs run by many states in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The National Marine Manufacturers Association in South Carolina administers the South Carolina Clean Marina Program. It inspects a variety of categories such as boater education, facility management, fueling, mechanical activities, painting and fiberglass repair, and emergency planning. In its report, the committee recognized Shelter Cove Marina for its impressive educational materials provided to boaters. Read more here.
Tennis Resorts Online ranked the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center #17 in the world for Best Tennis Resort overall. The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center also ranks #3 in the world for Best Overall Children's Programs and #4 for best Instruction & Programming. And the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Pro Shop ranks #2 for best pro shops. Tennis Resorts Online is a critical guide to the world's best tennis resorts and tennis camps compiled by Roger Cox, who has more than 25 years of experience writing about tennis travel.
We are pleased to announce that the SC Golf Course Rating Panel recently named the George Fazio, Arthur Hills and Robert Trent Jones courses Top 2017 Courses You Can Play in South Carolina.
While the Arthur Hills and Robert Trent Jones historically make the list every year, we are pleased to welcome the George Fazio course to the list this year! Read more here.
The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course was recently named no. 98 in the top 200 resort courses across the world!
In the November 2015 issue of Golf Digest, in homes and on newsstands now, the venerable magazine ranks the “Best Teachers in Every State” as voted on by their peers in the golf instruction industry.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island is pleased to announce that its longtime Director of Instruction, former PGA Tour professional Doug Weaver, was ranked as the second-best instructor in the state of South Carolina.
Read more about this award here.
Hilton Head Island has been named by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) as the 2016 Golf Destination of the Year for North America.
As the global trade association of the golf tourism industry, the IAGTO has taken great care and immense pride over the past 15 years to ensure that their annual Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for golf destinations and golf resorts, reflecting accurately the opinions of golf tour operators, golf travel writers and, ultimately, the golf traveler.
The PalmettoDunes.com website recently won, in the category 'Hotel/Resort', the 2015 IMA Best in Class award from the Interactive Media Council. The Best in Class award is the highest honor bestowed by the Interactive Media Awards. It represents the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism. In order to win this award level, the PalmettoDunes.com site had to successfully pass through the comprehensive judging process, achieving very high marks in each of the judging criteria - an achievement only a fraction of sites in the IMA competition earn each year.
LINKS Magazine recently selected the World’s Top 25 Golf Islands and Hilton Head ranked No. 7 on the auspicious list. LINKS said Hilton Head enjoyed the “Biggest Selection of Accessible Courses.”
“More than two dozen to choose from, at every price level,” the magazine wrote of Hilton Head, “and most of them with plenty of available tee times.”
Big Jim’s was voted Best Burger AND Best BBQ. If you’ve never been, plan a visit next time you’re on Hilton Head Island! It’s located at the Robert Trent Jones Course. We have a happy hour weekdays from 4-7pm, and great daily specials.
Shelter Cove Marina was also named the Best Marina on Hilton Head Island. Everyone who’s been to Hilton Head Island before knows it’s a must-visit place during vacation! You’ll find fishing charters, nature excursions, power boat rentals and more.
TripAdvisor.com has named Hilton Head Island to its 2015 list of Top 10 island in the US. Long known as a golfer's paradise, Hilton Head Island is heaven for any type of sports enthusiast. Tennis, volleyball, polo, championship golf on some of the best fairways in the United States - those are just a few athletic options. In fact, the island plays host to many prestigious sporting events throughout the year. All of it surrounded by sunny beaches and lush greenery. In between games or matches, explore Hilton Head's natural wonders.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was named #4 in Top 10 Hilton Head Island Luxury Resort and #10 in Top American Tennis Resorts & Destinations by Resorts and Lodges.
The S.C. Board of Directors of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) named our George Fazio golf course the 2014 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year. It’s the third and final of our three Hilton Head golf courses to receive this prestigious designation. In 2003, the Robert Trent Jones oceanfront course was named South Carolina Golf Course of the Year, while the Arthur Hills golf course received the honor in 2009.
For more information about this award click here.
Travel + Leisure Family placed Palmetto Dunes at No. 23 in its list of World’s Best Family Resorts for 2013, making it the highest ranking South Carolina resort.
Based in New York, Travel + Leisure Family is part of the prestigious Travel + Leisure group of publications. Travel + Leisure has nearly 5 million readers. The magazine's annual reader survey determines who receives its World's Best Awards each year.
Tennis Magazine ranked Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort among the "50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts" since 1975 and named Palmetto Dunes as the #1 Tennis Resort in the Carolinas. This monthly magazine has been published for more than 40 years.
When the PGA and the South Carolina Department of Parks and Recreation teamed up to find the "Dream 18" golf holes in the state, they came to Palmetto Dunes and the signature hole at the Robert Trent Jones course; Number 10. View the description on PGA.com
Golf Digest ranked Hilton Head #9 on its "Top 20" list of Best Buddies Trip Destinations. The Palmetto Dunes Arthur Hills Course was mentioned as a top course on Hilton Head Island.