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Shipyard Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC


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Shipyard Plantation in Hilton Head Island, SC the smallest of the resort plantations. Shipyard is located between Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes Plantations, and is home to a splendid environment with abundant natural beauty and activities to entertain. Bike paths are cloaked with tapestry of live oaks, tall pines, and spanish moss. A maze of lagoons and lakes beckon the fisherman as well as deer, egrets, herons and alligators.

Shipyard Plantation is located on the Southeastern section of Hilton Head Island, SC and offers a convenient location near most Hilton Head attractions, the Cross Island Expressway, and the beach. There are several hotels in Shipyard Plantation as well as challenging golf courses and the world-renowned Van Der Meer Tennis at Shipyard Resort.

In a setting of tall pines, rustic oaks and tropical palms lies Shipyard Plantation's 800 acre residential resort community. As a private plantation, Shipyard residents enjoy championship golf and tennis, biking trails, lagoons, and the beach (rated #3 in the US by the Travel Channel).
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Recreational facilities in Shipyard Plantation include championship golf and tennis. Paths winding around the plantation provide trails for bikers and joggers of all ages. Lagoons, alligators and island foliage are just a few of the scenic backgrounds for picturesque settings. Choices of accommodations range from villas to a world class resort hotel.

Shipyard Plantation Golf Courses Tee up at the Shipyard Golf Club or improve your game with a lesson at the Hilton Head Island School of Golf (located in Shipyard). If tennis is your game, Shipyard Racquet Club has 20 courts ready for you or the Van Der Meer Tennis at Shipyard Resort.

As a private residential resort community, residents can enjoy all the amenities available over the changing seasons. Many take advantage of its most prized possession - the beach. Sunshine by day and warm sea breezes in the evening beckon sun lovers, joggers and walkers to enjoy the Atlantic shoreline.

Shipyard Plantation Hotels & Resorts

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

130 Shipyard Dr.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.2400

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Surrounded by subtropical gardens, this upscale resort offers direct access to a white sand beach. It's 0.9 miles from Shipyard Golf Club. Contemporary rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen smart TVs, plus Keurig coffeemakers and minifridges. All have balconies or patios, while some offer ocean views. Suites add wet bars and living areas, and 1 features a whirlpool tub. Dining options include a refined Lowcountry restaurant, an outdoor bistro and 2 bars. There's a hot tub, an outdoor pool and a sundeck with cabanas, plus a 24/7 fitness center and a day spa. Bike rentals and access to nearby tennis facilities are available (fee).

Coral Sands Resort

66 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.785.1000

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Featuring an outdoor seasonal swimming pool and waterpark, this resort is 15 minutes' drive from Adventure Cove. A seasonal poolside bar is also offered.

Each room provides a balcony, a cable TV with a DVD player, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee-making facilities, and an oven Coral Sands Resort Hilton Head Island. A spa bath, fully equipped kitchen, and washer and tumble dryer are also included.

Relax on the lazy river, part of Coral Sands Resort's waterpark. Guests can also take advantage of a fitness center and a business center. BBQ facilities are available on site. Free parking is provided

Palmetto Bay Shopping Center is 5 minutes' drive from the resort. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is 4 miles from Coral Sands Resort Hilton Head Island.
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Clipper Course at Shipyard Golf Club

45 Shipyard Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.681.1750

Accurate tee shots and well-measured approaches are a must on this championship course. The greens are large and well bunkered, and their undulating surfaces demand a delicate, yet determined touch. All 27 greens were converted to Diamond Zoysia in 2008 and 2009, one of the first courses in the Southeast to do so.

With plenty of sand and water hazards, the Clipper Course may be the most difficult of the nines. This George W. Cobb design, built in 1970, requires a good long game and a soft touch around the greens.

Galleon Course at Shipyard Golf Club

45 Shipyard Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.681.1750

The Galleon course Designed by George W. Cobb and built in 1970. These original nine holes of Shipyard Golf Club meander through large oaks and tall pines. Accurate placement of approach shots into heavily guarded greens is necessary on the Galleon course. On the Shipyard's Galleon/Clipper combination, nearly all holes are lined with towering oaks and you just might find a few alligators sunning themselves near its many lagoons and ponds.

Brigantine Course at Shipyard Golf Club

45 Shipyard Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.681.1750

The Brigantine course was designed by Willard C. Byrd and built in 1982. Alligators sun themselves along these scenic, water hazard filled nine holes of the Brigantine course. With slight dog-legs and well-placed bunkers, this course requires shot-making and a good short game.

The course designers inter‐connected two of the three nine-hole courses for a unique and challenging 18‐hole round. The original Clipper and Galleon courses create and exciting combination of long fairways and perilous hazards, while the Brigantine course winds its way around lagoons and breathtaking terrain. The former home of the Hilton Head Senior International form 1982 to 1984, Shipyard Golf Club was rated as one of the finest layouts on the CHAMPIONS TOUR.
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Van Der Meer Tennis at Shipyard Resort

116 Shipyard Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.686.8804

For over 40 years, Van Der Meer Tennis has been teaching thousands of tennis players of all ability levels. Named as one of Tennis Magazine's top 50 US tennis resorts, the Shipyard Tennis Resort's championship courts are nestled among magnificent oaks and beautifully landscaped grounds. The Resort offers 20 courts (13 Har-Tru & 7 Hard). Eight are lighted of which 3 are indoor/lighted. Most clinics are held on clay courts.

The Van Der Meer Shipyard Resort offers many adult clinics and daily programs and hosts numerous tournaments and events throughout the year. The Resort also offers many junior clinics and summer camps as well.well.

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