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“Great Track, greater staff”

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Named to the Top 25 of Travel + Leisure magazine's list of the World’s Best Family Resorts, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island has earned this distinction by providing a world-class golf experience alongside vacations that are sure to please the whole family. There's something to do and see for everyone, no matter the age, no matter the interest. Its 2,000 acres, nestled on three miles of sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean Beachfront provide the perfect venue for three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center and an 11-mile lagoon perfect for kayaking, fishing and exploring the pristine natural environment. Offering vacation homes and villa rentals to accommodate groups of all sizes.
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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“Great Track, greater staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

Played this course on a recommendation from a local guy.
Found it to have a wonderful layout with numerous memorable holes and good conditioned putting greens. The guys in the shop and the staff on the course where all great folks, very friendly and welcoming.

The Best Part is the course is drastically underplayed compared to it's contemporaries, Arthur Hills and Rober Trent Jones.

They may not have a range but there is one up the road at Arthur Hills.

Visited June 2011
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Simply Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2011

We stayed in the Turnberry villas on the Fazio course. The 2BR/2BA villa was perfect. It was clean, looked updated, big, flat screen tv in family room. Nice kitchen with island. Plenty of room for family of 4-6. Courses were in good shape. Green, fairways and tee boxes were great. To get to Turnberry from main plantation, you need a special pass through a guarded gate. So we felt safe that the only people back here are the people staying here. Nice. The on-site bike rental dropped our bikes off the day we arrived. We rode to the beach, locked up bikes and walked the beach every day. We rode bikes tto eat lunch daily. Perfect. Our favorite course on the plantation is the Arthur Hills course on-site. We love it here. Always stayed at the Marriot but definitely will do the villas again. They gave us a gas gift card and merchandise or golf gift card as well. Perfect stay !

Visited May 2011
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Chicago area
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Loved Palmetto Dunes, but mostly because of the perfect weather.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2011

We stayed at Hampton 5107 and had a wonderful vacation. The grounds were beautiful and we couldn't have asked for better weather. It was unseasonably warm, and we were very fortunate because there was no indoor pool (a fact that I had missed when I was researching rentals--my fault). The outdoor pool was heated, and with the warm weather, it got up to 86 degrees. We had a great time at the pool, but it would have been even better if the kiddie pool had been heated and the hot tub hadn't broken down. The beach was great and not a long walk at all. This was wonderful because with four boys, we were transporting lots of sand toys, towels, and coolers.

The pictures from Hilton Head Rentals and Golf were accurate, but they didn't show the broken window seals which resulted in a somewhat obstructed view of the pools and beach. They also showed a fabric-covered sectional couch, but when we got there, two leather couches had replaced it. Being in shorts or (dry) swimsuits, sitting on the leather couches was not cozy at all.

We don't golf, so we can't comment on that topic.

We did go on a dolphin watching tour, but we saw no dolphins. It was still a fun boat ride, though.

The rooms were spacious and, on first glance, clean; however, whenever we had the patio doors open and a breeze resulted, dust bunnies were blown around the floor from under the furniture. The patio itself was filthy. The furniture had not been cleaned in months and there were piles of leaves that had collected.

We were also disappointed by the fridge that didn't dispense water or ice, although the ice maker DID work. The deadbolt also didn't work. I would have had concerns if I were alone or with a group of women, but with my husband there, this problem didn't concern me at much as it probably should have.

Visited March 2011
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
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“Palmetto Dunes George Fazio Golf Course, make sure you play it during your visit to HHI!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2009

We recently visited HHI and were fortunate to have played the Palmetto Dunes George Fazio Course. The course was in excellent shape and features a layout that is challenging and fun. We like the PD courses because they don't get overloaded and backed up like some other courses do. After our round, I was able to schedule a lesson with the course pro Samm Wolfe, who, in one lesson helped me to relax over the ball and play my own game better. I would recommend this course and it's head pro, Samm to players of all ability who want to have a great day on the links!

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270 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“Great family site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2005

We have vacationed at many of the best Southeastern coastal resorts and Palmetto Dunes stacks up quite favorably. Several of the rental agencies have accurate virtual tours of the availlable condos & homes. Excellent beach - although minus the amenities found at a Sea Island - nice pools, and above average golf

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