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Palmetto Dunes Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC


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Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, recently named #3 best resort in the south by Condé Nast Traveler, is an award winning resort providing a world-class golf experience alongside vacations that are sure to please the whole family.

There's something to do and see for everyone, no matter the age, no matter the interest. Palmetto Dunes is comprised of more than 2,000 acres, nestled on three miles of sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean Beachfront that provides the perfect venue for three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center and an 11-mile lagoon perfect for kayaking, fishing and exploring the pristine natural environment. Offering vacation homes and villa rentals to accommodate groups of all sizes. Palmetto Dunes is a family-oriented resort that offers something for everyone.
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Palmetto Dunes Plantation Resort, Golf and Tennis Guide

Palmetto Dunes Plantation

Palmetto Dunes is a premier Hilton Head golf resort and Hilton Head Island's family destination of choice for beach fun, golf, tennis, and Exploration! Located mid-island, Palmetto Dunes Plantation blends serenity with amenities, creating a perfect island experience. This 2,000 acre oceanfront resort borders uncrowded beaches on one side and gives access to Shelter Cove Marina by biking under the highway on the other side. The 11 mile lagoon system welcomes you to enjoy the island's wildlife in its natural habitat by fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Try one or all three of the championship golf courses or pick up a racquet at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center with 23 clay and 2 hard courts. Palmetto Dunes hosts fine dining restaurants as well as easy access to Shelter Cove Marina. Here you will find shops, more fine restaurants, and live entertainment. Need a new swimsuit? Shelter Cove Mall is right outside the gate with many stores to fulfill your every desire.

Palmetto Dunes Golf

We offer three distinctively different layouts by legendary golf designers. Consider the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, Arthur Hills or George Fazio courses - all rated an outstanding 4 stars plus by Fodor's Golf Digest Places to Play. Hilton Head SC golf packages are available.

The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, completely renovated not long ago at a cost of $3 million, was rated among the best courses in the Southeast by readers of Golfweek magazine. Its signature hole, the par-five 10th, offers a sweeping and breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. This stellar hole has the distinction of being one of only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island.

The George Fazio Course is regarded by many golfers as the island's most challenging championship course. Designed by famed golf architect George Fazio, it is ranked among America's top 100 courses and stands apart as the only par-70 course on the island.

The Arthur Hills Course offers a careful blend of beauty and challenge. Built on a series of rolling dunes, the Arthur Hills Course presents many opportunities for off-balance lies. Stands of palm trees and palmettos line the graceful fairway. Ocean breezes add to the challenge. The importance of precision play is amplified by 10 holes on the water.

Palmetto Dunes Tennis

Tennis Magazine has ranked us among "The 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts" since 1975 and Palmetto Dunes Tennis was also recently ranked #5 in the "World's Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps" by Tennis Resorts Online.

Palmetto Dunes Outfitters offers kayaks, canoes, bikes, fishing rods and reels, and beach gear. Take a nature tour, charter a boat, or experience a dolphin encounter with the whole family.

For waterfront shopping and dining there's no comparison to Shelter Cove Harbour's Mediterranean atmosphere and waterfront setting. Come to Palmetto Dunes and see why we think it's the best resort Hilton Head SC has to offer.

Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association

Palmetto Dunes is one of the nation's finest residential and resort communities. Residents and visitors enjoy our three miles of white sandy beaches, 36 holes of championship golf, world famous tennis center and eleven miles of peaceful meandering lagoons.




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Hilton Head Island Fishing Charters

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The coast of South Carolina offers a vast ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, winding rivers, sounds and the Atlantic Ocean is unspoiled, healthy, and brimming with fish of all types. For deep sea fishing charters and offshore angling, there are a number of fishing charters and skilled captains who can help you navigate Hilton Head's vast ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, winding rivers, Calibogue Sound, Harbor River and the expansive Atlantic ocean.
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