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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.
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  • Posted on 5th Feb 2018, 5:26 pm

    The 8 Coolest Things We Saw at the PGA Show

    While the 65th PGA Merchandise Show has come and gone, from the look of things, the game of golf appears to be alive and vibrant.

    More than 40,000 global attendees including 7,000-plus PGA Professionals flocked to Orlando in late January for this iconic trade show event that has long represented the heartbeat of the golf industry.

    Of course, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was well represented, with a half-dozen staff members making the nearly five-hour trek south to help celebrate the game, while at the same time networking and exploring all the new products, services and trends in the golf industry.

    Our Palmetto Dunes reps filed an insiders report from the interactive PGA Show floor, which included a golf fitness, wellness & instruction stage, a golf travel pavilion, an equipment test center, a new product zone, an inventors spotlight, a performance textile fair, an adaptive golf center, a short-game area and much more.

    The PGA Show truly must be seen to be believed.

    Here’s our Palmetto Dunes ranking of the “8 Coolest Things We Saw at the PGA Show”:

    1. We know that just about every golfer would love to hit the ball farther and be more consistent off the tee. For golfers of all ages and abilities, the Superspeed Golf Training System is the fastest way to increase club head speed. More than 350 top touring professionals are currently using the SuperSpeed Golf Training System, including Phil Mickelson and 2017 Tour Championship winner Xander Schauffele.


    2017 Tour Championship winner Xander Schauffele endorses Superspeed Golf

    2. Although, as Palmetto Dunes Director of Golf Clark Sinclair says, stand-up putters “seem a repeat of many moons ago,” with the Bloodline Golf putter, golfers can align putts from a clearer perspective. Standing behind the face, you can see the club, ball, target line and hole without having to tilt your head or use your peripheral vision. How good is Bloodline Golf? Well, three different players with multiple major championship wins on the PGA Tour used Bloodline’s pioneering and premium design features last year alone.


    3. While we’re on the subject of putters, The Perfect Putter allows golfers of all levels to test their green reading abilities, work on their visualization of the true break on a putt and set up very effective practice drills to improve their putting. Used by numerous PGA Tour players including major champions Justin Rose and Jim Furyk, this device is great for golfers of all levels, from professionals to beginners.


    Justin Rose practicing with The Perfect Putter

    4. When it comes to drivers, the traditional hand-polishing process can lead to inconsistencies in face thickness and curvature between each manufactured driver head. “CNC precision milling” ensures that every driver face is machined to precise specifications to achieve optimal performance. Golf's first CNC precision milled forged titanium driver face with E9 technology is Cobra Golf’s KING F8, which the company describes as “thinner, hotter and more precise.” Sounds good to us!

    5. Our PGA Show attendees also reported that the new Callaway Rogue line of drivers looked great. With the Rogue, the company promises, “jailbreak distance with increased forgiveness.” A Golf Digest 2018 Hot List Gold Medal Winner, the Rogue Driver delivers exceptional ball speed from the combination of Callaway’s new Jailbreak Technology and X-Face VFT, plus increased MOI for a breakthrough in driver performance.

    6. The Flightscope Mevo can assist not only golfers, but soccer and baseball players as well. So, what is a “mevo,” you ask? Well, the mevo is a personal launch monitor with multi-sport capabilities designed for athletes to practice with a purpose. The technology was developed by FlightScope, a global high-tech company and industry leader in the development and manufacturing of sports technology. For golf, the Flightscope Mevo’s data parameters include carry distance, club head speed, ball speed, smash, vertical launch angle, spin, and height and flight time.

    7. One of the most talked-about announcements during the PGA Show was the Greg Norman’s SHARK partnering with Visage for a more enhanced golf experience. Norman's company will produce golf cart equipped with an HD-touchscreen that streams music, live sports and highlights, premium videos and golf tips from the Shark himself — all without disturbing other golfers who may be nearby. Along with the entertainment features, the carts will have food and beverage options, shot tracer and eventually hole-in-one technology that will give golfers an opportunity to win prizes if they record a hole-in-one. "We've taken TopGolf from the driving range to the golf cart,” said the two-time major champion.

    8. Pulling up the rear, if you will, in the new products area at the PGA Show there was a golf cart seat called Cool Ass Seats. That’s right, we said Cool Ass Seats. A replacement golf cart seat system currently only available for Club Car and EZGO Golf Car owners, these seats replace stock seats and have an internal element that will either cool or heat your golf cart seat. Whether cooling or heating, these revolutionary seating options provide climate-controlled comfort in all weather and seasonal conditions.

  • Posted on 29th Jan 2018, 6:02 pm

    10 Reasons to Visit Palmetto Dunes in 2018

    Whether you’ve visited Hilton Head Island before, or are in the mood for a brand new adventure, there’s never been a better time to plan a vacation to Palmetto Dunes! Don’t believe us? Here are 10 reasons to visit Palmetto Dunes in 2018.

    1: It’s our Anniversary!

    Did you know that 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort? We’ll be celebrating throughout the year, and we want you to come join us! We’ll also be taking a look at five decades of history at Palmetto Dunes, so follow along as we collect 50 Stories for 50 Years at www.palmettodunes50.com.

    2: Incredible Festivals

    From the delectable Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival in February to the annual Concours d’Elegance in October to our very own Harbourfest throughout the summer, there’s always an exciting event or festival happening on Hilton Head Island!

    3: 30th Anniversary of Harbourfest

    Speaking of Harbourfest, did you know that this year marks the 30th Anniversary of our favorite summer festival at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina? Stop by for weekly live music, fireworks, family fun, and more!

    4: RBC Heritage turns 50

    We aren’t the only ones celebrating a big anniversary! It’s also the 50th tournament of one of Hilton Head Island’s favorite golf tournaments, RBC Heritage. Palmetto Dunes is the perfect place to stay for RBC Heritage—you’ll get all the golf action combined with characteristic lowcountry relaxation.

    5: Outstanding Golf

    It’s no secret that Hilton Head golf is some of the best around, and our award-winning golf courses have never been in better shape! So make sure you add a golf trip to your to-do list in 2018.

    6: Beach, beach, and more beach

    Three miles of pristine Hilton Head beachfront...it’s what keeps our guests coming back again and again and it’s a definite reason to add Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort to your vacation bucket list this year.

    7: More adventure than ever

    Heading out on the open water from Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina is one of the most popular activities at Palmetto Dunes, and this year you’ve got more options for boating adventure than ever—and you can even book them online!

    8: Beautiful new vacation homes

    Spacious, beautifully appointed vacation homes with amenities like full kitchens, swimming pools, stunning views, and more are what sets a vacation at Palmetto Dunes apart. Whether you’ve visited us before and are looking for a new experience, or you’re looking to wow with your first trip to Hilton Head Island, our ever-growing selection of rental properties is sure to please.

    9: Top Notch Instructors

    Our award winning golf and tennis instructors will have your game in top form no matter what sport you prefer! Sign up for one of our daily clinics and lessons, or register for private instruction. If you’re looking to improve your swing or serve in 2018, Palmetto Dunes is the perfect place to practice.

    10: Good eats

    There’s nothing like good old fashioned Southern cooking, and at Palmetto Dunes you’re sure to find impressive lowcountry cuisine along with a delicious selection of global flavors at our many restaurants.

    What are your reasons for planning a Palmetto Dunes vacation this year? Tell us! And if you need any help planning your stay, contact our vacation specialists.

  • Posted on 24th Jan 2018, 8:55 am

    Palmetto Dunes Wedding Guide: Décor

    You’ve picked the perfect place to say “I do” and assembled your team of vendors, now it’s time to let your imagination run wild with the décor! Here are our top four tips for styling the wedding of your dreams:

    Do Your Research

    It’s easy to jump in with both feet and start buying your décor, but do your best to plan ahead. Consider the look and feel that you’re trying to achieve. Look around for ideas and inspiration—our Pinterest page is a great resource! Then pull together all of your ideas in one place so you can see how all of your decorative elements will work together. Not only will your décor be more cohesive, you’ll save time and money.

    Our tip: Consider your location when making décor decisions. For beach weddings, it is important to consider the ocean breeze. Our wedding specialists recommend that couples “make sure whatever they bring has a little weight to it to make sure things aren’t blowing away, especially signs, place cards, etc.”

    Set a Budget

    Décor is a very easy place spend big, so be sure to set a budget. One easy way to stick to it is by taking advantage of your venue features—an easy thing to do at Palmetto Dunes! With a beach ceremony, simply let the beauty of Hilton Head Island’s shores act as your backdrop. At the Arthur Hills Golf Course, allow your décor to draw even more attention to the stunning oak trees surrounding the course.

    Our tip: A recommendation from our wedding specialists—beyond checking out our wedding packages of course—is that “one way to dress up a head table and not break the bank is repurposing bridesmaid bouquets on the tables. Be sure to let your florist know so they can supply the vases.”

    Connect the Color Scheme

    When selecting your wedding colors, think of it as a palette rather than just one or two colors. By adding different shades of your main colors, you will add richness and depth to the overall look of your wedding. Once you’ve selected your color scheme, incorporate it from start to finish. From the invitations to the wedding favors, and everything in between, it will give your wedding a seamless style.

    Our tip: Your venue can be a great source of inspiration when coming up with your color scheme. The colors of the ceremony and reception sites, whether it’s the blues of the oceans or the greens of the natural surroundings, can spark an idea that will take your décor to the next level.

    Simplicity is Key

    When it comes to wedding décor, our biggest tip has to be less is often more. A few key, well thought out elements are can make more of a statement than décor overload. So, pick a few pieces that reflect your style and focus on the execution. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to show your personality—it’s the little details that are added to your décor that your guests remember.

    Our tip: Don’t forget about lighting. Strategically placed up lighting, string lights, or candles, can completely transform a venue. Consider having different types of lighting to distinguish different spaces. For the dinner you may want soft, romantic lighting while for the dance you may want something more vibrant and upbeat.

    Feeling inspired? Learn more about weddings at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and contact our wedding specialists to start planning!

  • Posted on 22nd Jan 2018, 2:48 pm

    How to Improve Your Game During the Winter Months

    On a day when Hilton Head Island experienced its first significant snow fall in years, Carolinas PGA Teacher of the Year 2017 and Palmetto Dunes Director of Instruction Doug Weaver sat down to share some secrets to improving your golf game during the cold, winter months.


    Photo credit: Douglas Dershimer

    Many of you ask, “What I can do during the winter months?” Jack Nicklaus grew up in Columbus Ohio and he came out each spring ready to go. A few of the following ideas come from him. Many of his Januarys and Februarys were filled with basketball. The following are some ideas for you.

    1. Visit Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort for a week to thaw out and to stretch the muscles and play a few rounds of golf. This is a trip that will pay dividends in all areas of your life. Sunshine and outdoors are the best medicine for what is ailing you. Add a golf lesson to simplify your thoughts and enjoy a smooth round of golf on our championship courses.

    2. While at home watching TV, perform stretching and strengthening exercises slowly. Do this in the morning and again in the evening. I invite you to email me (dweaver@palmettodunes.com) requesting warm up and stretching protocols that we use in our Golf Mobility Class. Try these to get started: Warm up first by briskly walking around the house or neighborhood until you develop a sweat. While doing this swing your arms forward and back to loosen up your shoulders and to create a rhythm useful in golf. Pretend you are walking our George Fazio Golf Course. Now, do the common stretches you are familiar with. A. Touching your toes, while keeping your knees flexed B. Stand tall with feet shoulder width apart, cross your arms on your chest, rotate your torso to the right and to the left. C. Now take your golf posture and do the same. You can watch your favorite TV Program while doing this. D. Standing tall, slowly lift your right knee upwards toward your chest. Now do it with your left knee. E. Last one for now: stand tall, feet shoulder width apart, slowly reach high with both arms and stretch higher for five (5) seconds. Repeat three (3) times. Complete your session by walking briskly again and compare how you feel now compared to the beginning walk.

    3. Swing in a designated area of your house. No one wants to be practicing the wrong things even if it is without a ball in the house. Did Einstein really define insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?” Consider doing this, having your swing analyzed by sending a video from your smartphone to dweaver@palmettodunes.com. I will return a video to you with suggestive drills and stretches.

    4. If you are staying home, go to your club’s driving range and hit off the mats. Take a broom for sweeping the snow off. Use your own lost and found golf balls because the Pro does not want you using his. These items can be attached to your pull cart or laid on a snow sled {sleigh}. Dress appropriately — your winter coat is excellent for teaching you to turn your body and keep your arms connected to your body. Your winter gloves can prove to you that a loose grip feels out of control yet produces more power and accuracy.

    5. Yogi Berra said, “golf is 90% mental and the other 10% we have to think a lot.” Lee Trevino said, “the best golf psychology is to blame your errors on someone or something else.” The winter is an excellent time to be proactive and take responsibility for your golf game’s improvement. Consider this: Do off-season research and education leading to reach the type of scores about which you’ve been dreaming. Better scores, less stress and more fun on the golf course in 2018 is what Jordan Spieth wants. He met with his entourage of coaches to determine a game plan for becoming No. 1 again. There are many books on this topic. Choosing what book or application are self-diagnoses. Attempting to teach yourself can be dangerous to your golf game. Jordan listened to his coaches. Make it easy by going to www.mentalgolfworkshop.com. First, peruse the website, and read testimonials and learn how it works. If you choose to do this, use the access word: palmetto, this will connect you with me in for one free consultation Q-and-A.

    6. Swing Fit at Palmetto Dunes Resort — Getting fit for clubs is easy, getting fit properly is not. That’s why Swing Fit’s sole focus is on fitting and building clubs that help golfers of all skill levels maximize the potential of their swing. Their data-driven fittings are performed by experienced fitters and leverage their extensive fitting matrix of club heads and shafts from all the major manufacturers. They have over 15,000 potential combinations from all the major manufacturers, so you get to test and feel the exact setup you will put into play. New clubs are an investment; their fitting specialists ensure you don’t waste money on the wrong ones. For scheduling a fitting call (855) 225-8214 or info@swingfitclubs.com. The fittings take place at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.

    7. Remember the 6 P’s of putting: “proper posture promotes the proper path of the putter.” Putting can be included in your indoor practice. Use a glass that “tings” when the ball hits it. Remember, the winter is time to improve your process or the technique. This will lead to more rapid and lasting improvement. Email me a video of your stroke. When videoing the stroke, imagine and seriously role-play that it’s in front of your group with all the money riding on it.

    8. Take Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy’s 2- or 3-Day Schools and find success fast with hands on instruction in 1:1 or small group environments. The agenda covers all areas of the game and playing the courses. The schools begin before you leave home. First you will complete a questionnaire that will help the Instructor develop a game plan. Optional, is the Mental Golf Workshop profile completed while at home and discussed before you arrive. This allows you time absorb what is learned and begin to apply the info as you prepare.

    9. Email me your questions in January or February to get a head start on better golf in 2018: dweaver@palmettodunes.com.

    10. Thank you for reading our blog post!

  • Posted on 15th Jan 2018, 11:03 am

    Quiz: What Kind of Palmetto Dunes Vacationer Are You?

    Your idea of a perfect day is…

    A) Sleeping in, finally finishing that novel you’ve been reading, some quality beach time, and heck, maybe even a trip to the spa, because you deserve it.

    B) Waking up with a perfect cup of coffee, whipping up a decadent brunch, and then you’re basically just counting down to your dinner reservations at the hottest new restaurant.

    C) Starting the day right with a morning jog or trip to the gym, and finishing it with a fun outdoor activity, preferably with friends.

    D) It’s hard to say! You usually just head out the door and see where the day takes you.

    The best adventures…

    A) Are complete indulgences.

    B) Are culinary adventures!

    C) Make your heart pound.

    D) Are unexpected detours.

    Your favorite part of vacationing is…

    A) Enjoying R&R with friends and loved ones.

    B) Eating local food.

    C) Finding a new thrill.

    D) Getting to know a new destination inside and out.

    What do you look up when you’re planning your vacation?

    A) The best spas.

    B) The hottest new restaurants (and their menus, of course).

    C) Activities, activities, activities!

    D) Excursions – you want to get to know the place you’re visiting!

    What appeals the most to you?

    A) A mani-pedi followed by a full body massage.

    B) Checking out a restaurant you’ve never heard of based on a local recommendation.

    C) Finally mastering your overhead serve.

    D) Setting sail on an adventure.

    Would you rather?

    A) Spend the day poolside with a good book.

    B) Instagram photos of your latest tasty meal.

    C) Work up a sweat.

    D) Visit a place you’ve never seen before.

    What’s your favorite way to wind down at the end of the day?

    A) Curling up with a glass of wine.

    B) A sweet treat or indulgent chocolate to cap off the day.

    C) Hiking somewhere to watch the sunset.

    Scrolling through your photos of all of the places you discovered.




    If you answered mostly As:
    You love to relax.

    A vacation for you is a chance to wind down and get away from it all. You’re not a big stickler for an itinerary, preferring to just relax and go with the flow. Luckily for you, there are plenty of easy ways to unwind at Palmetto Dunes! Of course, we’ve got three miles of stunning Hilton Head beach for you to enjoy, and with beach rentals like chairs and umbrellas available at Hilton Head Outfitters, you’ll be chilling at the beach in style. When you’re booking your vacation rental, look for one with a pool so you can lounge just outside your door, or a patio perfect for sipping a cup of coffee and soaking in the view. Hilton Head Island’s characteristic laidback, no-fuss lifestyle is perfect for you!

    If you answered mostly Bs:
    You’re a foodie.

    There’s no shame in admitting it—you love food! Travel is a way for you to discover new dishes and flavors, and maybe even pick up some recipes to try on your own. Get excited, fellow foodie, because here in Lowcountry, we love food too. Try Southern Classics like fried chicken sliders and barbecue at Big Jim’s, or fried chicken at The General Store. Treat yourself to something a bit more decadent and upscale with an impeccable meal at Alexander’s Restaurant or ELA’s. Take advantage of the incredible seafood Hilton Head has to offer at Scott’s Fish Market—you can even sample authentic French pastries at The Hilton Head Social Bakery! If you’re really looking for a culinary treat, consider timing your stay with one of our food events, like the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival in February, or The Dunes House’s annual Oyster Roast in the fall.

    If you answered mostly Cs:
    You love to stay active.

    Whether at home or on vacation, you love to keep moving. At Palmetto Dunes, we’ve got plenty of ways for you to enjoy what you love best: having fun while staying fit. Make sure you grab a bike rental from Hilton Head Outfitters (if you order in advance, they’ll even have it waiting for you at your vacation rental!). From there, it’s up to you to choose the activity of the day. Sign up for a tennis lesson or round robin tournament—or try your hand at Pickleball! Rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard to explore Hilton Head’s stunning natural beauty while giving your arms and core a great workout. Our three-mile beach makes for a perfect morning jog, and of course, we can’t forget golf! Rent one of our Golf Bikes to add some cardio to your game.

    If you answered mostly Ds:
    You’re an explorer.

    You love to see the sights, discover new places, and try new experiences. You’ll love strolling Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, and the various excursions on offer there are perfect for you! Set out in search of marine life on a dolphin cruise or sail the open waters on a sailboat charter. You can even embark on a fishing expedition that not only lets you explore Hilton Head by water, but you might just reel in the catch of the day! If you prefer to explore on your own, rent a canoe from Hilton Head Outfitters and spend an afternoon navigating Palmetto Dunes lagoon.

  • Posted on 27th Dec 2017, 9:27 am

    New Year’s Resolutions for the Travel Lover

    For travel lovers, the start of a new year can mean the exciting welcoming of new travel plans and adventures. We’ve compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions for you to try in 2018, to make this your best travel year yet!

    1. Try New Things

    With our hectic lives and busy daily routines, it can be easy to forget to change things up. But what better time is there to try something new than while on vacation? Whether it’s a new dish you’ve never thought of trying, surfing lessons, or Pickleball, add something new to your travel itinerary in 2018!

    2. Live Like a Local

    Wherever you choose to travel in the New Year, make it your goal to act like a local. Try a local cuisine (like a Lowcountry meal of Shrimp & Grits on Hilton Head Island at Alexander's Restaurant), explore new areas you may not have read about in your guidebook. Speak to the people you’re staying with about where to go, or strike up a conversation with locals when you’re out and about. Who knows what interesting, hidden gems you can discover!


    3. Take Time to Unwind

    Sometimes when planning a vacation, we try to squeeze in as much as we possibly can. To get the most out of your vacation days, make sure to schedule some time to relax and unwind. Luckily, Palmetto Dunes has three miles of idyllic, pristine beachfront, so grab your beach towel, sunscreen, and a good book, and head to the beach to relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy some of the little pleasures life has to offer.

    4. Get Active

    There are so many fun activities at Palmetto Dunes that keep you active while still allowing you to enjoy and explore a new place! Whether it’s biking across the island, taking part in water sports like kayaking and water skiing, taking a swing at golf, or even a nice stroll along the beach at sunset, there’s something for everyone. So get out there, release some endorphins, and experience your vacation through a more active mindset!

    5. Spend Time with Loved Ones

    Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or a significant other, there’s no better time to catch up and enjoy time with a loved one than while on vacation. Whether it’s taking part in all of the family-oriented activities Palmetto Dunes has to offer, or going out for a relaxing, romantic dinner, make sure to make time for loved ones and enjoy the company they have to offer in the upcoming New Year.

    6. Take Risks

    Do something risky and outside of your comfort zone. Everyone has different boundaries, so choose something that feels a bit daring to you! Some options could include a speedy CraigCat boating adventure or shark fishing.

    7. Create & Document Your Memories

    When we’re living in the moment and enjoying ourselves, we sometimes don’t stop to think about all the wonderful memories we’re creating. Document your family’s vacation by taking lots of photos, or perhaps even jotting things down in a travel journal. These will then become memories you can share with others that will last a lifetime!

    What are some of your New Year’s resolutions? Regardless of your goals, we can’t wait to welcome you to Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort for a memorable Hilton Head Island vacation!

  • Posted on 19th Dec 2017, 10:03 am

    The Top Palmetto Dunes Photos of 2017

    What a year it’s been! As 2017 comes to a close, we’re looking back on all of the fun we’ve shared throughout the year. From action-packed itineraries to Harbourfest adventures, tennis tournaments to #PDSummer fun, it’s been a blast!

    To wrap up the year, we’ve gathered some of our most popular Palmetto Dunes photos to share. A lot of these incredible photos were taken by guests like you! We just love seeing Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort through your eyes. Which one is your favorite?

    Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is on three miles of breathtaking Hilton Head beach, and it makes for a beautiful picture day or night.

    We can’t decide what we love more, waking up to watch the sunrise at Palmetto Dunes Beach, or stopping by to see the sunset. One thing we know for sure is that we love the stunning photos taken by guests like you!


    Photo credit: @vchrzanowski


    Photo credit: @mkate105

    It’s no secret that the best way to get around at Palmetto Dunes is by bike. Hilton Head Outfitters offers bikes of all sizes so the whole family can get out and explore. Based on these photos it looks like everyone’s favorite cycling destination is the beach!


    Photo credit: @mikehikes626


    Photo credit: @destinationangels

    Speaking of Hilton Head Outfitters, this photo was another favorite this year. It’s always a great feeling when the Outfitters’ dock comes into view after a paddle on the Palmetto Dunes Lagoon.

    We can’t forget about all of the incredible shops, restaurants, and views at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina! A sunset stroll after a meal at Bistro 17 or a drink at Scott’s or San Miguel’s is the perfect way to end a day at Palmetto Dunes, and we love how this photo captures the calming beauty of the marina.


    Photo credit: @dawncrna

    We’ve said it before and we’ve said it again—there’s nothing quite like a Hilton Head sunset! Did you know that you can take a sunset cruise from Shelter Cove Marina? It’s a wonderful way to get out on the harbor and experience unobstructed views of the stunning Lowcountry sky.


    Photo credit: @cocobrandi

    Now, this is a familiar sight! Happy Holidays from all of us at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort—even Neptune! We can’t wait to welcome you in the New Year and see what adventures 2018 will bring.


  • Posted on 6th Dec 2017, 9:42 am

    Palmetto Dunes Holiday Gift Guide

    It’s that time of year again! Time to start searching for the perfect gift to put a smile on the faces of your loved ones. Luckily for you, we at Palmetto Dunes are shopping pros! Not only do we have a wonderful selection of stores at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, the helpful staff at our tennis and golf pro shops are happy to help you choose a thoughtful and memorable gift.

    For the golfer in your life, our very own Doug Weaver put together his wish list, The 12 Golf Gifts of Christmas:

    1. Personalized Titleist golf balls and bag tags. Titleist is one of the top names in golf for a reason. Their golf balls are specially formulated and designed to deliver the performance you need with every shot.

    2. Palmetto Dunes hats. With plenty of variety and styles, there’s a logoed hat for every one! Plus, you can buy one get one half off at Palmetto Dunes Pro Shops.

    3. Pre-paid rounds of golf. Did you know that you could make a tee time and pre-pay it? You can also get a gift card for so the golfer on your list can choose which of our three beautiful courses to play.

    4. Dress for success. So maybe your loved one can’t play like Jordan Speith or Lexi Thompson. That doesn’t mean he or she can’t dress like a pro! Send your golfer onto the green dressed to impress with golf wear by Under Armour, Peter Millar, Polo RLX, Nike, and more!

    5. A lesson with a nurturing PGA Professional will allow your golfer to create memories and get better at a game they love. Give them the know-how they need to play better golf. Private lessons include a digital video analysis, emailed notes, personalized golf instruction, and practice before and after. If you have questions, please call the Director of the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, Doug Weaver, at 843-338-9598.

    6. Protect your loved-one’s clubs with attractive headcovers. Some of our favorites are PRG leather embroidered headcovers and Just 4 Golf covers. Visit our Pro Shops to find the perfect set.

    7. Whether you pick a lightweight carry bag or larger staff bag, one thing is for sure; a golf bag makes a perfect gift for the golfer in your life! Visit our online shop and have your golfer looking like a true professional. PLUS receive 20% everything in our online store now and ALWAYS free shipping!

    8. A well-fitted putter can help your golfer lower his or her score. We love the Odyssey Putters like the Tour players use because they utilize leading golf technology and can be matched to the player.

    9. Footjoy Windshirts are attractive and wearable year around! Keep your golfer comfortable and stylish out on our Hilton Head golf courses regardless of the weather!

    10. For the times when your golfer can’t get out on the course, a must-have golf book is just the thing! Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf is a classic pick that will help your golfer improve his or her game.

    11. Custom Clubs. Did you know that SwingFit at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes is the only clubfitter in Hilton Head Island to be recognizes on Golf Digest’s List of 100 Best Clubfitters? Book your golfer in with SwingFit and their custom-fitted clubs will have them swinging better and scoring lower in 2018!

    12. Someone to play with! The best medicine is fresh air and time playing on the course with a professional. Play with a pro and learn as you go. It’s kind of like going fishing in the local salt marshes or ocean — a guide is necessary, otherwise it is blind luck to catch a fish. Studies prove that many people quit golf or reduce their play significantly because they are frustrated, not successful, or not having fun. Awaken your golfer’s love of the game with time with a coach, who reminds them how to enjoy the game.

    Golf is a game for a lifetime. If you need any help choosing that special golf gift, or if you’re in need of golfing advice, call our pro shop at 843-785-1155. We will help you find a gift that will be cherished for many years and we LOVE special orders!

  • Posted on 1st Dec 2017, 10:56 am

    Holiday Happenings on Hilton Head Island

    Christmas is fast approaching, and what better way is there to get into the holiday spirit than enjoying the festivities that Hilton Head has to offer? From family fun to great food to holiday events, there’s something for everyone. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best events on Hilton Head Island we recommend checking out this holiday season.

    Holiday Lights at the Shelter Cove Harbour

    When: December 1 to 31, 6:00 pm onwards.
    Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

    This December, take a stroll through the Palmetto Dunes’ version of a winter wonderland, as Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina transforms into a colorful affair. Stroll the boardwalk, where the marina and boats will be decorated with holiday lights, and enjoy everything a Lowcountry "winter" has to offer.

    Alexander’s Holiday Luncheons

    When: Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 am–2:00 pm, during the month of December.
    Where: Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
    Cost: 2-course meals for $22 per person, 3-course meals for $32 per person.

    Get festive this holiday season and enjoy some delicious Lowcountry cuisine without the hassle of cooking. Indulge in some delicious holiday-inspired meals created by the chefs at Alexander's Restaurant. They will be offering prix fixe meals, with crowd-pleasers on the menu including their Lowcountry crab bisque and braised beef short ribs.

    Sweetgrass Wreath Making Class

    When: December 2 to December 23
    Where: Coastal Discovery Museum
    Cost: $65 per person.

    Put your creativity to the test as a local Gullah basket maker teaches this traditional Lowcountry art style. You will then be given the opportunity to start a wreath of your own. Register by calling (843) 689-6767, ext. 223 or online here.

    Tis the Season at Shelter Cove Town Centre

    When: November 30 to December 30
    Where: Shelter Cove

    Looking for something fun for the whole family to do? Shelter Cove offers a wide array of family activities, including a skating rink, horse and carriage rides, face painting, or meeting Jolly Ol' Saint Nick! Be sure to check out the calendar for rotating events happening all throughout the month of December.

    Christmas Movie Nights

    When: December 7, 14, and 21
    Where: The Shelter Cove Community Park

    Grab a blanket, some hot cocoa, and head to the park for free screenings of your family’s favorite holiday movie classics. Every Thursday leading up to Christmas, we’re celebrating the season family style, with a lineup of The Polar Express, Elf, and Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

    A Gullah Soul Christmas

    When: December 8
    Where: Northridge Shopping Plaza
    Cost: $35 single, $65 per couple, $500 per table.

    Leave the kids at home and enjoy a night of dining, dancing, and experiencing the true essence of the Gullah culture. Tickets for this Hilton Head Island event include a buffet and live music performances.

    A Night In Bethlehem

    When: December 9, 3:00–6:00 pm
    Where: St. Luke’s Church.

    Take a stroll through the history of Bethlehem with your family as you explore the marketplace, pet live animals, and create some arts and crafts at the local shops.

    Holiday Hookup

    When: Sunday, December 10, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
    Where: Hilton Head Sonesta

    Check some items off of your holiday gift shopping list this year at the Holiday Hookup. This event features homemade gifts and treats created by local women in business. Not only will you be sure to find something for everyone on your list, there will also be a silent auction to benefit a local charity, Hopeful Horizons.

    Sounds of Christmas Concert

    When: December 15
    Where: First Presbyterian Church
    Cost: Between $15 and $40

    Celebrate the holiday season on Hilton Head Island by enjoying some live, festive music. The First Presbyterian Church will be putting on a show featuring carols galore, Vivaldi's Gloria, and Christmas movie soundtracks. It's fun for all ages, giving you the opportunity to sing along to some popular holiday tunes. Tickets are available here.

    Alexander’s Restaurant New Years Eve Dinner

    When: Sunday, December 31, 5:00–9:00 pm
    Where: Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
    Cost: $99 per person (includes a champagne toast, tax, and 18% gratuity.)

    Ring in 2018 with great food and company. Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar will be hosting a four-course fixed meal complete with a bubbly New Year's toast. Be sure to put your reservations in now for a guaranteed enjoyable night.

  • Posted on 17th Nov 2017, 1:26 pm

    Palmetto Dunes Golf Stays Busy as the Holidays Arrive

    As the holiday season approaches, activity around the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort golf courses has not slowed down a bit.


    Photo credit @aedreams

    October was an exceptional month on the links and on one recent chilly, mid-November day, Palmetto Dunes Director of Golf Clark Sinclair said he had nearly 160 golfers. This included one group of 90 Canadians staying for a month, who have spread the word about Palmetto Dunes through the years and who enjoy traveling in a pack.

    “We've got a lot of northerners and Canadians from all provinces,” said Sinclair.


    Photo credit @s2key13

    Sinclair said the three courses are in tip-top shape. “The Zoysia greens are in near perfect condition during the winter,” he said. “We over-seeded the Hills and Jones Courses, but did not over-seed the Fazio Course.”

    Sinclair said now that the weather has started to cool, Palmetto Dunes popular “golf bikes” are being used more than during the heat of the summer. And, for the particularly health-conscious, the courses allow golfers to walk the courses year-round. Finally, Sinclair said, the four-player golf carts offered by Palmetto Dunes were “super popular” during the spring and summer months, particularly for families who wanted to tour the links together.

    Speaking of the holiday spirit, Visage Mobile Golf Information System will be added to the Hills Course fleet of golf carts in December, meaning all three golf courses will now enjoy this cutting-edge technology that serves as “fleet diagnostician, marshal, ranger, concierge, caddie, marketing assistant, security officer and goodwill ambassador.”

    Want to give your special golfer a Christmas present they will remember forever? Give them a visit to SwingFit, the expert club-fitting service at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.. SwingFit is headed by Chris Wycoff, who has been once again named one of Golf Digest magazine’s "Top 100 Club Fitters” in America for 2017-2018. “Swing Fit is doing very well with steady traffic most of the time,” Sinclair said. “We enjoy having this offering because we are a full-service resort and we are offering golfers the ultimate in club-fitting precision.”


    Photo credit @corrigan872

    Sinclair added that the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will be coming to the Fazio Course Nov. 18-19 for the Hilton Head Junior Challenge, with players from up and down the east coast including plenty of local, Hilton Head-area talent.

    Palmetto Dunes offers numerous packages and specials throughout the year that can be catered to your needs including packages for golf, tennis, spa, family, romance, weddings and seasonal, not to mention some very enticing group offers.

    Clearly, when the holiday season rolls around, there is no better place to be than Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.