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Benefits of booking with Palmetto Dunes:

  • Up to 20% off resort dining, bike rentals, golf and more
  • Free Tennis and priority access to select activities and amenities
  • Save more when you stay longer! Ask our vacation rental experts.
  • Palmetto Dunes Rentals are exclusively for 3 – 7 nights.
  • Some rentals may require Saturday to Saturday summer stays.

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Benefits of playing at Palmetto Dunes:

  • Book online in advance and save up to 30%!
  • Multi-round rates available. Call to start saving.
  • Three distinct and memorable championship courses you'll love to come back to. Which one will be your favorite?

Golf Course Frequently Asked Questions



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Benefits of renting at Palmetto Dunes:

  • We offer the highest quality new rental equipment on the island.
  • Free delivery/pickup for 3+ day rentals. On-site hourly rentals available. Same day delivery available before 4 p.m.
  • Island's largest assortment of bikes, kayaks/canoes & beach accessories.

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Learn more about Shelter Cove Marina activities:

  • Shelter Cove Marina is just off the Intracoastal Waterway and is centrally located on Hilton Head Island across from Palmetto Dunes.
  • All boats have U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains.
  • For fishing all tackle, bait & ice are included. Fish are cleaned and bagged.

Shelter Cove Marina Frequently Asked Questions

Awards & Accolades

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Hilton Head Island Named #1 Island in the U.S. and Canada & #2 in the World

Hilton Head Island was named the #1 Island in the U.S. and Canada in the Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2017 World’s Best Awards and #2 in the World! Read 10 reasons why Hilton Head Island is the best island here.


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2017 Island Packet 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


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2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Travelers on TripAdvisor have spoken and we're proud to announce that Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, Big Jim's and The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes have all been honored with this year's TripAdvisor Certificates of excellence.


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2017 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel Winner

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.


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Shelter Cove Marina Recently Certified Clean Marina

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.


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Ranked Among World's Best Tennis Resorts

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.


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2017 Best SC Courses You Can Play

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.


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2017 GolfWeek "Best Resort Courses"

The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course was recently named no. 98 in the top 200 resort courses across the world!


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2016 Condé Nast Traveler's Best Resorts in the South

Condé Nast Traveler announced we landed at No. 12 on their Reader’s Choice Top 20 Resorts in the South list! Hilton Head Island was also honored in the Condé Nast Reader's Choice as No. 3 Best Island in the U.S.

For the Reader’s Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler asked nearly 77,000 readers to vote on their favorite cities, hotels, resorts and cruise lines to help inspire others about the best places to travel around the world.


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Doug Weaver, Director of the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, named No.2 Best PGA Teacher in S.C. by Golf Digest

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.


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Hilton Head Island named 2016 "Golf Destination of the Year" by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO)

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.


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Palmetto Dunes Website wins 2015 IMA Best in Class

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.


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Top 10 Golf Island in the World

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.”

Read more about this award here.


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Best of the Lowcountry

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.


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TripAdvisor "Top 10 Islands in the US"

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.


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Ranked among 2015 Top Resorts by ResortsandLodges.com

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.


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George Fazio Course named 2014 S.C. Golf Course of the Year

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.


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T+L Family magazine names Palmetto Dunes to Top 25 World’s Best Family Resorts

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.


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Top 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts

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.


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Dream 18 of South Carolina

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


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Golf Digest Best Buddies Trip Destination

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.


 
Bike Rentals for Everyone

Hilton Head Outfitters features the island’s largest bike rental fleet. Choose from beach cruisers, comfort bikes, tandems, kids bikes, tag-a-longs, kiddie carts and more. Plus bike equipment, accessories, sales and repair.

Dunes House Oceanfront Dining

Famous for the best fish tacos on the Hilton Head Island! The Dunes House serves casual lunch and dinner oceanside with live entertainment select evenings. Sit at the outdoor bar and cool off with one of the signature frozen drinks.