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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 all resort activities and amenities
  • Save more when you stay longer! Ask our vacation rental experts.
  • Palmetto Dunes Rentals are exclusively for 3 – 7 nights.

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Robert Trent Jones & Arthur Hills open Thursday, December 1st! George Fazio expected to open mid-December.

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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Awards & Accolades

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Hilton Head Island Named #1 Island in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure

Hilton Head Island was named the #1 Island in the U.S. and Canada in the Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2016 World’s Best Awards. Read more on our blog here.


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2015 Condé Nast Traveler's Top 10 Best Resorts in the South

Condé Nast Traveler announced we landed at No. 9 on their Reader’s Choice Top 20 Resorts in the South list, that's up from No. 13 in 2014! Hilton Head Island was also honored in the Condé Nast Reader's Choice as No. 7 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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2015 Top 30 Best You Can Play Golf Courses

The Hills Course was joined by the Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort among the 30 selected for the 2015 “Best You Can Play” list by the South Carolina Golf Rating Panel. The South Carolina Golf Panel is composed of 125 golf enthusiasts that represent a diverse range of occupations, handicaps, and backgrounds. The group’s objective is to promote excellence in the state’s golf course design and operation through competitive ranking, education and public advocacy. Read more about this award here.


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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 World's Best Tennis Resorts

Tennis Resorts Online ranked the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center #13 in the world for Best Tennis Resort overall. The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center also ranks second in the world for Best Junior Tennis Program, fifth for best overall Children's Programs and third for best Instruction & Programming. And in a new category the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Pro Shop ranks #3 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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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.