Masters Week generally signals the unofficial beginning of the golf season around the country. But while many parts of the country are still in the deep freeze, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head, S.C., is ready to tee off for the summer season.
Palmetto Dunes has long been a proponent of growing the game with women and junior golfers alike. The resort provides an array of tee boxes on each of its three courses (Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills, Tom Fazio) to accommodate golfers of every level, while the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy offers a variety of programs aimed at all players, young and old, beginner or skilled alike.
And with SwingFit, the state-of-the-art club-fitting technology housed at the Robert Trent Jones clubhouse, Palmetto Dunes can custom fit golf clubs for anyone to ensure they are getting the most out of their equipment.
“We’ve always tried to do things a little different here at Palmetto Dunes,” said Samm Wolfe, the head golf professional and general manager at the Arthur Hills Course. “We have a way of looking at things outside the box. All these things make us unique in the area.”
So that families can play together more enjoyably, Palmetto Dunes offers a dozen, four-person golf carts that provide a sense of camaraderie and relationship building. Each of the resort’s Club Car fleets of golf cars come equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS), as well as USB ports to charge cell phones and play music devices.
To further encourage walking, the resort has recently introduced a fleet of nimble BagBoy pushcarts by on all three golf courses, while golfers on the Jones and Fazio courses can test drive the new, autonomous golf caddie units, called “Tempo Walk” by Club Car, which enhance play while also fostering health and wellness.
In addition to Tempo Walk, golfers can also pedal from hole to hole. The first resort in the Carolinas and along the East Coast to offer the revolutionary Golf Bike, Palmetto Dunes visitors can boost their calorie-burning quotient while teeing it up on a trio of the south’s most beautiful and challenging courses.
“We can’t wait for our spring season,” said Wolfe. “Everything is starting to green up. Our tee sheets are busy and the golf courses are in great shape.”
Photo: Robert Trent Jones Course (Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort)