Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Offers Paradise for Golfers of Every Skill Level

Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes ResortFrom year-round golf buddy packages to winter snowbirdie getaways, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort proudly offers the ultimate Hilton Head Island golf experience.

Golf accolades abound at this premier oceanfront resort. Fodor's Golf Digest bestowed four stars on all three courses, while Golf magazine awarded Palmetto Dunes a Silver Medal, honoring it as one of the country’s “Top 75 Resorts.” It’s no wonder visitors from across the country flock to Palmetto Dunes to tee off on some of the Lowcountry’s premier courses. 

“Providing a stimulating and challenging golfing environment has been a tradition at Palmetto Dunes for decades,” says Bret Martin, Greenwood Communities and Resorts’ vice president of operations for Hilton Head Island properties. “That tradition encourages us to pay very close attention to detail. I think this is evident by the consistently high ratings our golf courses achieve.”

Ranked as the No. 1 Family Resort in the United States and Canada by Travel + Leisure Family magazine, Palmetto Dunes features an impressive menu of world-class amenities and activities. At this premier full-service resort, you can enjoy championship golf, world-class tennis, kayaking, biking, nature cruises, dolphin tours, surfing, fishing, shopping, great dining, fun for the kids and much more.

Palmetto Dunes offers a wide range of luxury accommodations, from private homes to spacious villas overlooking the harbor, fairways or ocean. Enjoy all the comforts of home, with luxury amenities like private pools, gourmet kitchens and beach access. Guests who make their reservations through Palmetto Dunes enjoy preferred rates and premium access to all resort amenities.

Fazio CourseThe resort has earned a sterling reputation over the years, but this distinctive vacation destination also excels at planning memorable golf outings for groups of every size. Blend business and pleasure in this spectacular resort environment, which features gourmet on-site catering, an incomparable selection of activities, a wide range of accommodations and an event planning staff dedicated to delivering the ultimate in customer service. Palmetto Dunes specializes in group golf events, helping make any gathering on the green a smashing success.

This stellar 2,000-acre resort has been a favorite vacation destination for decades, attracting travelers from across the country and around the world. From the moment you check-in at the Palmetto Dunes Welcome Center, you’ll enjoy unsurpassed service and convenient access to all the resort’s amenities.

However, golf serves as the heart and soul of this world-class resort, making Palmetto Dunes an attractive vacation option for golfers of every skill level. The resort offers multi-round golf passes and equipment rental. At the Golf Pro Shops, enjoy club fittings, a wide selection of apparel and accessories, and a free shot analysis on the state-of-the-art Vector Launch Monitor.

Much to the delight of golfers, Palmetto Dunes features three superb courses, each of which is rated four stars or higher by Fodor’s Golf Digest Places to Play. The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, George Fazio Course and Arthur Hills Course are each distinctively different and yet uniquely challenging.

The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, completely renovated in 2002 at a cost of $3 million, was rated by readers of Golfweek Magazine among the best courses in the Southeast. Its signature hole, the par-five 10th, offers a sweeping view of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s one of only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island.

The extensive renovation, led by longtime Jones protégé Roger Rulewich, involved reshaping and restructuring tees, greens and bunkers. Workers also elevated and reshaped the fairways, and improved natural drainage with the addition of part of the unique, 11-mile lagoon system that weaves its way through and around all three golf courses.

Adding a set of junior or “short course” tees to the Jones Oceanfront course’s permanent layout enabled the resort to launch the Palmetto Dunes Junior Golf Academy. It also underscored the resort’s commitment to the next generation of golfers. When renovation work was completed, the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course was named the 2003 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year by the South Carolina Board of Directors of the National Golf Course Owners Association. The Jones Oceanfront course plays 6,122 yards from the middle white tees.

The Arthur Hills CourseThe George Fazio Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort is regarded by many golfers as Hilton Head Island’s most challenging championship course. Designed by fabled golf architect George Fazio, whose name it proudly bears, the Fazio course has been ranked among America’s top 100 courses.

The Fazio course demands a combination of long play and precise golf shots. From its 432-yard 1st hole to its 462-yard 18th hole, the Fazio is the only par-70 course on the island. It plays 6,239 yards from the middle white tees.

The Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort takes full advantage of the natural beauty of this South Carolina Sea Island. It represents a careful blend of beauty and challenge. Strands of palmetto trees line the graceful fairway. Built on a series of rolling dunes, the Arthur Hills Course presents many opportunities for off-balance lies, while ocean breezes add to the challenge. Ten holes on the water further encourage precision play.

The historic Leamington Lighthouse is one of the course’s more prominent features. Fodor’s Golf Digest ranks the Arthur Hills Course at 4.5 stars. It plays 6,122 yards from the middle white tees.

The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy
, a world leader in providing quality golf instruction and support, offers an array of programs for golfers ages 12 to adult. The programs are taught by an accomplished team of teaching pros, many of whom have the distinction of being former PGA Tour professionals.

In addition, Palmetto Dunes is the only Hilton Head Island resort to offer Segway X2 personal transporters and Coolwell air-conditioned golf carts, two innovative alternatives for getting around the green. Golfers enjoy the opportunity to navigate the course on a Segway and relish the air-conditioned comfort of the Coolwell golf cart, both of which add an additional dimension to the Palmetto Dunes golf experience. It’s no wonder that Golf for Women honored Palmetto Dunes as one of the “25 Best Family Golf Resorts in the Nation.”

Segway X2 Personal TransporterIn addition to outstanding golf, Palmetto Dunes is home to incredible tennis amenities. Tennis Magazine has repeatedly ranked Palmetto Dunes among the “50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts.” The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center features 23 clay courts and two Nova ProBounce courts, eight of which are lit for night play. Like the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center offers world-class instruction to help you make the most of your game.

Nestled along three miles of pristine beachfront along the Atlantic Ocean, the resort’s wide, sandy beaches provide the ideal place to sunbathe, ride bikes, stroll, surf, swim, boogie board, collect shells or just relax. Learn how to kayak, fly fish, crab or surf at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, where expert instruction is easily available for visitors of all ages.

Enjoy premium waterfront shopping, world-class dining and live entertainment at Shelter Cove Harbour at Palmetto Dunes. This Mediterranean-style waterfront shopping and dining destination features plenty of activity all year-round. From fine art galleries to upscale clothing boutiques, you’ll find something for everyone on your shopping list at Shelter Cove Harbour.

Call Palmetto Dunes today to arrange for your ultimate golf vacation or golf outing. Don’t miss all the fun!

To reserve your golf vacation, arrange a tee time or organize a group golf outing at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, please call 800.827.3006  or visit online.   


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