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Awards and accolades

2021 Lowcountry's Best

Shelter Cove Marina named 2021 Lowcountry's Best Marina

The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette's 2021 Lowcountry's Best awards was recently announced and Shelter Cove Marina was named best marina!

2021 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

Palmetto Dunes Businesses Recently Named TripAdvisor 2021 Travelers' Choice

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

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!

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina accepts award for best harbor in the Southeast!

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina accepted the 2021 award for best Harbor in the Southeast on behalf of Hilton Head Island Harbor from

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.”

Palmetto Dunes Businesses Awarded 2020 Hilton Head Monthly Readers' Choice Award

We are excited to celebrate Alexander's Restaurant, Dunes Catering and the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center in this year's Hilton Head Monthly Magazine's Readers' Choice awards!

Palmetto Dunes Resort Named 2020 #10 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.

Southern Living's Top Beach Town in the South

​Southern Living recently announced the South's Best Beach Towns and Hilton Head Island was named #2! South Carolina beaches claimed 3 of the top 10 spots in this year's awards. There is no wonder so many people flock to South Carolina for their next beach vacation!​

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”.

WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award for the 3rd 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.

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.

Ranked #1 World's Best Tennis Pro Shop

The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center was recently rated as the world’s “Best Pro Shop” by Tennis Resorts Online.

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.

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.

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.