Palmetto Dunes Resort
Information and Facts

Palmetto Dunes
is located at the geographic center of Hilton Head Island, off the southeastern coast of South Carolina, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Broad Creek on the West.  Palmetto Dunes is 1800 acres, including three miles of Atlantic Ocean Beaches, a ten-mile lagoon system in Palmetto Dunes and 230 acres which includes the Shelter Cove area.

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Other Resort and Community Facts

PALMETTO DUNES:  is a resort and residential community, offering recreational amenities, vacation accommodations, condominium villas, single family homes and residential home sites.

MASTER PLAN:  Resort development is centralized and convenient to beach, tennis, golf, fishing, dining hotels and entertainment.  Residential areas are separate and protected by 24-hour security gates.  Shelter Cove is the resort's marina community on Broad Creek.  Leamington, an exclusive golf and beach community, offers homes and home sites in a private community within Palmetto Dunes.

SHELTER COVE:  Shelter Cove, a part of Palmetto Dunes and directly across the street from the main resort area, contains the newest and largest deepwater anchorage on the island.  The 220 slip harbour encompasses 15.5 acres, making it more than three times the size of Harbourt Town Marina.  Shelter Cove's Mediterranean-style village offers shops, restaurants, villas and offices, concerts and cultural activities.  The Plaza at Shelter Cove contains a grocery store, and a variety of shops and restaurants for your convenience.  During the summer, Shelter Cove is one of prime locations for many of kids events sponsored by the community.  
     The Mall at Shelter Cove houses a major department store (Belk).  One of the nice
benefits of Shelter Cove is the ability to ride bikes back and forth between Palmetto Dunes
and Shelter Cove via an underground tunnel under busy Highway 278.


     *Golf: Golf Week Magazine named Palmetto Dunes as the only resort with all three of its golf courses rated in the top 50 of the country.  Arthur Hills, nominated as one of the top 25 new resort courses in the country, 18/72/6651, CGA rating 71.4 opened in March 1986 and ranked 38th in the Southeast.  The George Fazio course, 18/70/6873, CGA rating 74.2, the youngest course ever named to Golf Digest's list of "America's 100 Best."  Robert Trent Jones Course, 18/72/6707. CGA rating 72.2.  All courses have their own dining facilities and pro shops.

     *Tennis: Featuring the four star Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center--19 Har-Tru courts, two hard courts and four super-grass courts (total 25), private and semi-private lessons, tennis clinics, and a pro shop. Make sure to stop by on Monday nights for the entertaining pro exhibitions which start at 5:30 PM during most of the vacation/sport seasons--free beer and wine provided!

     *Fishing: Coastal and Gulf Stream charters available at Shelter Cove Harbour, canoe, paddleboat, bicycle, and light tackle rentals available at Fish Creek Landing.  Surf casting is popular along the beaches.

     *Dining: Extensive selection of elegant full menu and casual restaurants, pool bars and live entertainment at both the Marriott and Hilton Resort.  Fine dining at Alexander's on the lagoon.  A wide variety of Elegant waterfront restaurants are at Shelter Cove Harbour, additional dining is at The Plaza and Mall at Shelter Cove.  Don't miss Dan and Becky's Favorite Restaurants listed separately on this web site.

Visit other areas--Harbourtown in Sea Pines  

The Atlantic Ocean at its best.

Golf for all the Par Shooters

Shopping at Shelter Cove

Nature is everywhere!

The "Daily Catch"

Tennis at Palmetto Dunes!

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