Palmetto Dunes Resort Named 2023 #13 Best Resort in the South
For more than three decades now, Condé Nast Traveler has annually celebrated the “Best in the World” in numerous different categories.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has been recognized as the No. 13 “Best Resort in the South,” according to Condé Nast Traveler’s results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Read more here.
Awarded Lowcountry's Best in 2023
The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette's 2023 Lowcountry's Best awards was recently announced and Palmetto Dunes & Shelter Cove Marina won several awards.
Palmetto Dunes Businesses Recently Named Tripadvisor 2023 Travelers' Choice
Every year Tripadvisor combs through reviews, ratings and saves from travelers everywhere and use this info to award the best businesses.
We are excited to announce that the following Palmetto Dunes businesses are now a part of this exclusive group of the top 10% of businesses worldwide thanks to all of you for taking the time to share your experiences:
Robert Trent Jones Golf Course
Arthur Hills Golf Course
George Fazio Golf Course
The Golf Courses at Palmetto Dunes
Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center
Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rentals
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
Robert Trent Jones Course Named Among Top S.C. Courses You Can Play by Golfweek
We are excited to announce that the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort was featured as one of 2023's top 20 courses you can play in South Carolina by Golfweek Magazine!
Southern Living's Top Beach Resort in the Carolina's
Southern Living just announced its top 13 southern beach resorts in the Carolina's and Palmetto Dunes Resort made the list coming in at #11.
South Carolina named 2023 "Golf Destination of the Year" by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO)
South Carolina has been named by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) among the 5 world-wide 2023 Golf Destinations of the Year.
As the global trade association of the golf tourism industry, the IAGTO has taken great care and immense pride over the past 25 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.
Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center Awarded 2022 Hilton Head Monthly Readers' Choice Award
We are excited to celebrate the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center in this year's Hilton Head Monthly Magazine's Readers' Choice awards!
The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center awarded best tennis center.
Ranked #1 World's Best Pickleball Resort & Pro Shop
The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center once again, for the 22nd year in a row ranked on Tennis Resorts Online top 100 Tennis (and now Pickleball!) Resorts.
Since Tennis Resorts Online started in 2019 it's been ranking Tennis Resorts all over the United States. And for every year since we've made the top 100 in one of the categories and most of the time in the top 25! This year, we are happy to announce with its new Pickleball Resort rankings that Palmetto Dunes was ranked #1 Gold Medal Pickleball Resort. And the Tennis & Pickleball Pro Shop ranked #1 in the Best Pro Shops category.
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina accepts award for best harbor in the Southeast!
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina accepted the 2022 award for best Harbor in the Southeast on behalf of Hilton Head Island Harbor from USHarbors.com.
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award for the 5th year in a row!
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.
Hilton Head Island Named #1 Island in the U.S. for 5th year in a row!
Hilton Head Island was named the #1 Island in the U.S. and Canada in the Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2021 World’s Best Awards for the 5th consecutive year!
Robert Trent Jones Golf Course ranked among Golfers’ Choice 2021 “Top 25 Most Improved Golf Courses” in America
Golf Advisor has revealed its highly anticipated, annual collection of Golfers’ Choice lists of the best golf courses in the United States, which can be found within dedicated pages on GolfPass.
In the Golfers' Choice 2021 ranking of America’s “Top 25 Most Improved Golf Courses,” the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was rated No. 14. Learn more here.
Palmetto Dunes named “Pickleball Resort of the Year”
Palmetto Dunes named “Pickleball Resort of the Year” by Racquet Sports Industry Magazine. Resort’s Director of Pickleball Instruction Sarah Ansboury named “Pro Member of the Year.”
“Palmetto Dunes has 24 lighted pickleball courts and one of the most comprehensive instructional programs on the East Coast,” wrote the publication in its November/December 2020 issue. Read more here.
2019, 2018 & 2017 Best S.C. Courses You Can Play
All three Palmetto Dunes courses have received that same honor in the past two decades and recently the Robert Trent Jones course was recently ranked No. 20 in a recent listing of the state’s “Best Classic Courses”.
The Jones Course joins some of South Carolina’s finest courses in this prestigious ranking. All three Palmetto Dunes courses have received that same honor in the past two decades. Read more here.
Shelter Cove Marina named 2019 Boater's Choice
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina was recently announced as a top marina in the Boater's Choice Awards, an honor recognizing marinas that consistently provided an excellent home for the boating community in 2019.
As a Boaters' Choice winner, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is one of the top 2% highest-rated marinas in the United States.
Doug Weaver, Director of the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, ranked among Best PGA Teachers in S.C. by Golf Digest
In the November 2019 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.
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.
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.”
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 4-7 pm, 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.
T+L Family magazine names Palmetto Dunes to Top 25 World’s Best Family Resorts
Travel + Leisure Family placed Palmetto Dunes at in its list of World’s Best Family Resorts, 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.
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.
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.