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!
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.
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.
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.
Palmetto Dunes Resort Named 2019 #3 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.
In 2019, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island plays another big part in the prestigious celebration. In the category “Best Resorts in the South,” Palmetto Dunes ranked No. 3 in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Read more here.
Hilton Head Island Named #1 Island in the U.S.
Hilton Head Island was named the #1 Island in the U.S. and Canada in the Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2019 World’s Best Awards for the 4th consecutive 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 the top 15 courses you can play in South Carolina!
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.
“The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center caters to a mixture of groups and vacationers,” writes Tennis Resorts Online Editor Roger Cox. “The reception is extremely friendly—these aren't kids behind the desk but adults. All of them play tennis—many in fact are on teams—and so they really do understand tennis players and their needs.
Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina named in 2018 Hilton Head Monthly's Readers' Choice Awards
The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center was named favorite Tennis Center and the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina was named favorite marina in the 2018 Hilton Head Monthly's Readers' Choice Awards.
2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence & Hall of Fame
Travelers on TripAdvisor have spoken and we're proud to announce that Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Shelter Cove Marina, Big Jim's and The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes, Alexander's Restaurant, The Dunes House, Hilton Head Outfitters and The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center have all been honored with this year's TripAdvisor Certificates of excellence.
We've also been honored with the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for the Golf Courses and Shelter Cove Marina for being awarded the Certificate of Excellence for the last 5 years!
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.
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.
As the global trade association of the golf tourism industry, the IAGTO has taken great care and immense pride over the past 15 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.
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.