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Awards and accolades

Southern Living Best Beach Resort in the Carolina's

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.

TripAdvisor 2022 Traveler's Choice Award

Palmetto Dunes Businesses Recently Named TripAdvisor 2022 Travelers' Choice

Every year TripAdvisor combs through reviews, ratings and saves from travelers everywhere and use this info to award the best businesses.

Palmetto Dunes Resort Named 2022 #9 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.

2022 Hilton Head Monthly Readers Choice Award

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!

MarinaLive Best Large Marina 2022 Award

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Awarded MarinaLife's Best Large Marina Again!

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina was awarded the second best large marina in the U.S. by MarinaLife for the third time this year!

Awarded Lowcountry's Best in 2022

The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette's 2022 Lowcountry's Best awards was recently announced and Palmetto Dunes won Best Golf Course in the gold category, best place to work in the silver category and best Marina in the silver category. The Palmetto Dunes General Store won best chicken in the bronze category.

Top 100 Resorts by Tennis Resorts Online

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.

Best Harbor in the US Southeast Region Winner 2022

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

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.

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.”

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 2020's top 15 courses you can play in South Carolina by Golfweek Magazine!

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.