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Benefits of booking with Palmetto Dunes:

  • Up to 20% off resort dining, bike rentals, golf and more!
  • Complimentary Tennis & Pickleball court time when available.
  • 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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Tee Times

Tee Times

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Benefits of playing at Palmetto Dunes:

  • Book online in advance and save up to 15%!
  • 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



Bike Rentals & More

Bike/Beach Rentals & Lagoon Activities

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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.

Bike Rentals and Other Frequently Asked Questions



Fishing & Water Sports

Marina Fishing & Water Sports

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

Press Releases

Tennis Meets Ping Pong in Pickleball, New Sport at Hilton Head Island’s Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Named one of the world’s best getaways for families by Travel + Leisure in 2013, Palmetto Dunes has added even more family fun to its many offerings with the addition of pickleball at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. Described as tennis meets ping pong, the game is easy to pick up and popular with all ages.

Pickleball joined the range of activities available at the oceanfront Hilton Head resort in June and has already been a hit with families and retired individuals visiting the resort. “If this turns out to be as popular as we think it will be, we’ll soon be hosting pickleball tournaments and offering memberships and lessons in addition to our usual tennis lineup,” says John Kerr, director of tennis for Palmetto Dunes.

Played with oversized ping pong paddles and a softball-sized plastic perforated ball, the goal is to volley the ball over a net that stands 34 inches. Points are scored only by the serving team and games are normally played to 11 points, winning by at least 2. Four games can be played simultaneously on one tennis court, and Palmetto Dunes has dedicated one of its 25 tennis courts to the sport.

To play pickleball at Palmetto Dunes, view our pickleball program schedule for a list of programs and associated fees. Guests staying with Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort receive two hours of free tennis court or pickleball time daily with their accommodations booking. Pickleball machines are also available for rent for practice or playing alone. Costs are $20 for a half hour or $30 for a full hour. For more information about playing pickleball at Palmetto Dunes, call the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center at 843-785-1152.

According to The USA Pickleball Association, or USAPA, there are currently 2000 locations to play pickleball around the U.S. and 400,000 players.

About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. Named to the top 25 World’s Best Family Getaways by Travel + Leisure in 2013, the resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island’s largest deep-water marina, located right across from Palmetto Dunes, features waterfront shopping and dining and a wide variety of charters, including nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.