Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort - Play More, Do More, Get More at Hilton Head's Oceanfront Resort

Whether the plan is to make memories on the links, the courts, the water or the beach, there is, in fact, no better time of year to visit Hilton Head Island than the fall and winter months. It’s an experience, however, that is only fully optimized by a stay at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, where golf is the most important thing, but by no means the only thing.

Play More, Do More, Get More at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Like no other resort on Hilton Head, Palmetto Dunes provides the complete Lowcountry experience, combining 54 holes of championship golf with myriad of other outdoor activities, unmatched accommodations and nearby shopping. No matter your reason for visiting Hilton Head, or for that matter making it a permanent or second home, Palmetto Dunes offers everything one would expect from a resort destination. Bottom line, anyone that says you can’t be all things to all people hasn’t spent any measurable time at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

“When it comes to visiting Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Dunes is the place to stay and play,” said Bret Martin, vice president of operations for Greenwood Communities and Resorts, parent company of Palmetto Dunes. “We have everything here that draws people to Hilton Head, whether it’s to visit or to live.”

Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course

While Palmetto Dunes certainly is all-inclusive, it’s the world-class golf that makes this mid-island resort such a special place to visit. The resort is home to three championship courses, each with their own legendary architect, character, challenges and storied pasts. When taken individually, each golf course is a wonderful experience no matter how you judge a layout. Taken as a collection of courses, they take a backseat to none other found on Hilton Head Island or any other golf destination in the world for that matter.

The recently-renovated Robert Trent Jones at Palmetto Dunes is among the senior tracks on the island and continually rates among the finest resort courses in the country. Several years ago, the course, which features breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean on the back nine, received a multi-million dollar renovation.

George Fazio Course at Palmetto DunesAs the Island’s only Par 70 golf course playing at 6,873 yards, George Fazio Course at Palmetto Dunes course has appeared on the Golf Digest list of America’s Top 100 Best and is largely regarded as on the the area’s truest championship tests. Long, tree-lined fairways lead to small, well-protected greens that provide much of the course’s character. The back nine is among the most challenging on Hilton Head, highlighted by the finishing stretch from 15 on that will test even the strongest player.

The third tract – The Arthur Hills at Palmetto Dunes – has taken acclaim to an all new level having recently been named the South Carolina Golf Course of the Year by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association. Considered by architect Arthur Hills to be one of the finest courses he has ever designed, the course joins the Robert Trent Jones layout as the second Palmetto Dunes course to earn the statewide recognition. This coming February, Arthur Hills has an opportunity to add to that by being named the National Golf Course of the Year.

While competition is stout for this type of distinction, one look at this popular island course and one is struck by its beauty, challenges and impeccable conditioning. While it’s the shortest of the three Palmetto Dunes courses (6,651 from the tips), Hills took full advantage of the natural features of the land to create a shot-makers course with rolling fairways, looming lagoons and a set of greens as challenging as any on the island. In typical Hills’ fashion, the course offers very few fairway bunkers and features greens that are open in front to allow for myriad of approach shots and attack strategies.

The Arthur Hills at Palmetto Dunes“Of all the courses we’ve done, people all over the world seems to talk about The Arthur Hills at Palmetto Dunes,” said Hills himself. “I think it really is among the special courses in the area.”

The recognition for the Hills course goes beyond the design and consistent conditioning of the course, paying special tribute to the high level of customer service, community outreach and an overall dedication to excellence that is a calling card of Greenwood Communities and Resorts. Thanks in large part to this commitment to its visitors and residents, the Arthur Hills Course beat out terrific facilities from golf rich areas such as Myrtle Beach and Charleston to win the statewide award.

While the quality of golf won’t surprise anyone familiar with Palmetto Dunes, the affordability and value of experiencing it first-hand just might. With hundreds of villa options located within the resort, Palmetto Dunes offers a wide variety of “Stay and Play” packages that can satisfy just about any budget. Those deals become even more attractive for larger groups of 12 or more. All the details of the trip are handled by the knowledgeable Palmetto Dunes reservation center and can be explored online at or by calling 877-567-650.

Robert Trent Jones at Palmetto Dunes Even more unbelievable deals wait for year-round or seasonal residents of Hilton Head Island looking to make Palmetto Dunes home base for their golf activities. In fact, the resort offers three distinct membership programs, each designed for specific lengths of stay on the island and the amount of golf one desires to play.

For the avid year-round area resident, Palmetto Dunes has crafted an Annual Golf Membership that features outstanding pricing and advance tee time options but does not require an initiation fee and only a minimal long-term commitment. Likewise for the casual golfer, the resort offers a Social Golf Membership that provides permanent residents the opportunity to participate in weekly golf outings and quarterly golf functions. Like the annual membership, social members receive strong pricing and advance booking privileges at all three courses.

Palmetto Dunes hasn’t forgotten the part-time resident, offering a Seasonal Golf Membership that can be purchased for as little as a 30-day period. The membership provides play at all three courses and is available with or without cart fees included. Both the Seasonal and Annual memberships are available as individual or family plans. For more information on these membership programs, contact Samm Wolfe at (843) 816-1571 or email

While undoubtedly the core to the “Palmetto Dunes Experience” the golf is only one feature to a resort that truly encompasses everything that Hilton Head Island and the South Carolina Lowcoun-try offers.

The resort boasts a world-recognized tennis facility complete with 25 courts including 23 clay courts and two hard courts plus a terrific instruction program for players of all skill levels. As with the golf, Palmetto Dunes offers a Tennis Center Membership that provides unlimited court time at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center throughout the year, advanced reservations, free guest court time, pro shop and tournament discounts and complimentary racquet rentals.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

For the outdoor enthusiast, there is an unmatched water sports program that is supported by a full Outfitters Center and enjoyed along 11 miles of relaxing interlocking waterways that crisscross the resort. For the sand and surf lovers, Palmetto Dunes has its own private-access beach with beach chairs, umbrellas and even surf boards available from the Out-fitters Center.

Whatever it is that draws you to Hilton Head, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, with all it has to offer, is the obvious target of choice. In fact, it’s not a reach to suggest that a fall trip to this pristine island simply wouldn’t be complete without it. Visit or call 877-567-6508 to get the adventure started.



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