Monday, July 13, 2015

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 one place exemplifies the term “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 regularly being named one of the “World’s Top-25 Family Getaways” by Travel + Leisure Family magazine, among others.

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 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.

This summer through August 13, Palmetto Dunes also offers a Quick 6 special for family fun night on Wednesdays and Thursdays after 4:30 pm. Families can play a modified six-hole course on the Fazio design at reduced rates and free golf and club rental for ages 10 and under.

In addition, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort recently became the first resort in the Carolinas and along the East Coast to offer the revolutionary new “Golf Bike,” which allows golfers the ability to play at the speed of a cart while getting paid back with fun and fitness. Now, Palmetto Dunes visitors can boost their calorie-burning quotient while teeing it up on some of the south's most beautiful and challenging courses — including one of Hilton Head Island’s two oceanfront layouts. “We are always looking for fun new products to enhance our golf experience and The Golf Bike really caught our attention,” said Director of Golf Clark Sinclair.

In addition, Palmetto Dunes also offers its exclusive Visage GPS system to the golf carts at the Robert Trent Jones Course that allows for an interactive experience. Previously, it rolled out the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art golf app on Hilton Head Island that allows you to book future rounds and see what else is happening on and off the three courses and was the place that brought golf-outfitted Segways to the Island a few years ago.

For more information about Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, its many golf packages and Family Golf Program, call 877-567-6513 or visit

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