Friday, July 11, 2014

Family Affair at Hilton Head Island's Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

The renowned Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island offers award-winning activities for all ages

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) — If any one place exemplifies the phrase “family fun in the sun,” it is the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort in the historic Lowcountry of South Carolina. The renowned resort’s numerous offerings for all ages is a major contributor to Palmetto Dunes being named one of the World’s Top-25 Family Getaways in 2013 by Travel + Leisure Family magazine.

For years, generations of families from across the globe have visited Hilton Head Island and enjoyed Palmetto Dunes’ seemingly infinite bounty of outdoor activities with a family focus: World-class golf and award-winning tennis, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding on an 11-mile lagoon system, bicycling, dining and shopping, all of it along a three-mile stretch of pristine Atlantic Ocean beachfront.

Palmetto Dunes is designed for families to get active together by offering a variety of ways to do just that — including its Hilton Head Family Golf School.

Whatever levels at which a family may play, Palmetto Dunes will tailor its golf school to specific needs and skill level. Its head of golf instruction, former PGA TOUR player Doug Weaver, is great with kids and teaches them moves like “closing the car door” and “alligator arms” to help them learn golf in a fun and engaging way.

Palmetto Dunes offers a variety of Hilton Head golf lessons for juniors, including its popular “Little Swingers” program designed for ages 3-7. Weaver and his instructors teach the game of golf while singing songs with the kids.

Palmetto Dunes’s Junior Golf Clinics for ages 6-18 focus on golf fundamentals like golf shots, etiquette and rules, covering three different shots every day, and four-time attendees are rewarded with a Junior Golf School Manual. If you have a junior golfer who’s top of the class, enroll him or her in the Advanced Juniors Classes for ages 8-18.

The golf school includes a video analysis sent by email, on-course instruction, rules and etiquette lessons, use of the school’s video lending library, take home materials, lunch daily, free range privileges, plus nine holes of golf daily on a space-available basis and 25 percent discount on all rentals — such as bikes, kayaks and canoes — from Hilton Head Outfitters.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is showcased by its sterling trio of world-class golf courses designed by legends of the industry: The renowned Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, which features picturesque views of the ocean; the Arthur Hills Course, where collegiate stars like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson honed their talents; and the George Fazio Course, designed by George Fazio with construction work headed by his nephew, famed architect Tom Fazio.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort caters to golfers of all levels, having installed permanent junior tees on its Robert Trent Jones golf course, while the George Fazio course caters to juniors with markings of 150 yards or less. In addition, kids play free at the Robert Trent Jones Hilton Head golf course and the Arthur Hills golf course after 4 p.m. with an adult paying regular rate.

To sign up for a Family Golf Program at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, please call 877-567-6507 or visit

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