Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC features world-class golf that rises above every other golf destination in the Southeast and makes it one of the premier golfing vacation destinations in South Carolina. Palmetto Dunes has a storied history of offering unparalleled golf experiences for golfers and families from across the country and around the world. The Resort has endless opportunities for activities and suits groups of any size, with three golf courses and a wide range of amenities, there is something for everyone at Palmetto Dunes.
The Robert Trent Jones Course
Named South Carolina’s Golf Course of the Year, the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course is widely renowned for its open, inviting layout and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. A true pinnacle of design, this golf course appeals to novices as well as experienced players. Home to one of only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island, this much-loved course offers wide fairways, expansive greens, challenging bunkers and subtle elevation changes. The par-5 10th hole with sweeping ocean views stands apart as one of the region’s most breathtaking golf experiences. The Jones Course challenges golfers of every skill level, making it a must-play layout.
The widest open of the three Palmetto Dunes layouts, the Jones golf course changes with the breezes rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean, making every hole play differently whenever the winds change. This stunning, exquisitely-maintained course is an ideal location for golf trips and a variety of group golf events throughout the year.
George Fazio Course
Hilton Head Island’s only par-70 public golf course, the George Fazio course was just named the 2014 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year by the SC Golf Course Owners Association. The layout offers an exhilarating experience and is revered as the island’s truest championship challenge. For beginners and advanced players, the Fazio course offers an exceptional golf experience. One of the youngest golf courses to be featured on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Best, the par-70 layout continues to offer stimulating challenges. With only two par 5s, the heart of the course lies in a series of long par 4s, beginning with the 432-yard first hole and ending with the 462-yard 18th.
The tree-lined fairways roll gently on the front nine, while the back nine offers tighter shots that require strategic positioning off the tee. With relatively small greens and undulating surfaces, the Fazio course challenges and delights golfers. Golfers especially enjoy the challenge of the fabulous finishing four holes, three well-bunkered par 4s and the great par-3 17th over water with out-of-bounds creeping in from the left. With new state-of-the-art Diamond Zoysia greens, the Fazio Course delivers a peak golf experience.
Arthur Hills took full advantage of the Lowcountry’s dramatic coastal beauty when he designed this award-winning course at Palmetto Dunes. Tucked within the serene enclave of Leamington, this shot-maker’s favorite offers continuous lines of dunes, a rolling layout, numerous water hazards and thick stands of palmettos. This course emphasizes accuracy and precision over distance, providing formidable challenges at every turn.
The picture-perfect setting of this mature course stands apart as a time-honoured favourite with golfers and attracts dozens of species of birds as well as alligators and deer. In addition, the course is home to one of the Lowcountry’s most historic lighthouses, the Hilton Head Range Light Station, which guided ships into Port Royal Sound beginning in the late 1800’s. The Hills course offers off-balance lies and ocean breezes as well as an extensive network of lagoons winding through 10 different holes. This popular layout has earned a much-deserved reputation as one the island’s best golf experiences. For precision play and natural beauty, this layout simply can’t be beat.
Hilton Head Island vacation homes can typically accommodate a larger crowd and are perfect for families or golf groups. The individually styled holiday homes range from 3 to 5 bedrooms, sleeping up to 14 people. Vacation home rentals offer many popular amenities: private pools, spas, gas grills and gourmet kitchens. The options of rental homes at Palmetto Dunes are too numerous to list here but if you are interested, please contact us and we’ll pair your group up with a fantastic rental.
Hilton Head Island villa rentals offer more flexible stays (not just Saturday to Saturday) and a variety of views - from oceanfront to resort view. Villa rental styles vary from 1-4 bedrooms, sleeping up to 12. The multi-story complexes offer great views of Hilton Head Island, elevators, pools and some offer gym facilities. Each Villa is individually styles and located in many different areas. The options of rental villas at Palmetto Dunes are too numerous to list here but if you are interested, please contact us and we’ll pair your group up with a fantastic rental.
Alexanders Restaurant and Wine Bar
Alexander’s is an upscale seafood restaurant and wine bar, featuring seasonally-inspired cuisine, locally-caught seafood and many locally-sourced ingredients. The menu pays tribute to many classic low country and Alexander’s favourites such as Stuffed Flounder, Shrimp and Grits, and Wiener Schnitzel.
The Dunes House
The Dunes House at Palmetto Dunes offers the perfect place for resort guests and property owners to experience the best of the beach. Adjust your attitude at this laid-back island restaurant and enjoy the sand, surf, sun and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Big Jim’s BBQ, Burger’s & Pizza
Big Jim's BBQ, Burgers & Pizza restaurant is located at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Big Jim's offers a relaxed dining option for families, golfers and Hilton Head Island residents and visitors alike. Enjoy big screen TVs and expanded outdoor seating overlooking the Jones course - the perfect restaurant to watch all of your favourite sports year-round!
Located in the Arthur Hills Clubhouse on Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort's signature golf course. Arthur's presents a choice of breakfast or lunch served indoors or on the patio overlooking the course's expansive practice range. Select from a full menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and daily specials. Full bar service also is available.
This popular grill, which is located in the George Fazio Clubhouse, serves a variety of sandwiches, snacks and beverages. Dine in or take them out on the course.
Bistro 17 is a waterfront French café at the right of Neptune’s Statue, featuring indoor and outdoor seating and spectacular marina views. This café style restaurant boasts an extensive wine selection and creative lunch and dinner cuisine.
ELA’S On The Water
Featured in Bon Appetit and the winner of numerous Open Table awards, ELA's On The Water is a shining star on the Hilton Head scene. Fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, artfully prepared by the culinary team of experts, compliment the extensive boutique wine selection. Located at Shelter Cove Harbour, overlooking the marina and Broad Creek, ELA’s is known for the best water views on the island. A casual intimate interior wrap around dining patio exterior, and nightly entertainment provide the perfect dining experience or location to host special events, private parties, or rehearsal dinners.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
The Hilton Head Island area and Palmetto Dunes Ocean Front Resort is located about 45-minutes’ drive from the nearest International Airport, which is located in Savannah, Georgia. The Hilton Head region is the most south-eastern point of South Carolina, with the nearest big city to the Resort in its own state being Charleston, a 2-hour drive to the north. Voyages.golf can assist with any transport needs you might have.
The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, a leader in providing quality golf lessons, clinics, and instruction, offers a variety of programs for golfers of all ages. The teaching pros, some of whom are former PGA Tour professionals, provide hands-on instruction to golfers with proficiency and patience.
Private golf lessons are available from assistant professionals, head professionals and the director of instruction. In addition, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Golf Academy provides a complimentary golf exhibition on Mondays and a daily golf clinic featuring the stroke of the day at the Robert Trent Jones Course. With a student-instructor ratio of 6:1, the daily clinic emphasises individual attention.
There are three Pro Shops, each located at the start of each golf course, and named after their respective courses. They are all renowned for their golf clothing and equipment and offer all the best brands and apparel that you might need. They also have a club fitting facility named Swingfit, which is available at the Robert Trent Jones Course and ensures that your new clubs will not only get you the most out of your swing but will provide you with the proper feedback and feel to encourage you to make better and consistent swings.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and the surrounding area of Hilton Head Island offer more than 50 miles of paved bike paths ideal for exploring. Guests may rent a bicycle at Hilton Head Outfitters to explore the island or try beach cycling along the beach. A special passageway for bicyclists and pedestrians allows safe passage to Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina without having to cross Hwy. 278.
Water Sports and Boat Rentals
With three miles of expansive beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean and a unique lagoon system that winds its way through three spectacular golf courses, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is the ideal venue for Hilton Head water sports. Rent a canoe, learn how to use a kayak, take surfing lessons, go water skiing or fishing - there are more choices here at our Hilton Head Island beachfront resort than at any other location in the Southeast.
Whether you are an experienced angler or are new to sport fishing, Palmetto Dunes’ experienced fishing captains can customise your fishing adventure. All boats are U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains. All tackle, bait and ice are included. Fish cleaned & bagged.
At the heart of the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center you'll find 21 (four courts are lighted for night play) clay tennis courts and 16 pickleball courts (all lighted for night play). There's also a helpful, energetic staff whose primary goal is to make your visit a rewarding one. With a full schedule of seasonal activities, daily round robin tournaments and a wide array of instructional programs, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center has a tennis vacation program to fit everyone. It truly is Hilton Head tennis at its very best.