What's New in Golf at Hilton Head's Palmetto Dunes

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (PressExposure) October 18, 2011 -- HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island is offering a variety of new golf clinics and packages this fall to help golfers of all skill levels improve every part of their game. New offerings range from playing a round of golf one-on-one with a pro, to learning about how your body type affects your swing, to receiving a complete golf makeover.

"Fall is a great time to work on your game," says Doug Weaver, director of instruction at Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. "The weather is cooler, the kids are back in school and you can take a couple days off to really focus on improving your golf skills through all these new offerings."

Power and Distance The Power and Distance class educates golfers about the five different ways to create power in swinging a golf club. Each golfer has different strengths based on their body type. Taller people usually have gravity and leverage working for them; short people tend have more centrifugal force muscle behind their swing. This class will help golfers assess the best source of power for their body type in order to achieve maximum distance on the fairway. This 50-minute class is for groups of up to six, which allows for hands-on instruction and class participation. The fee is $25 per person.

Between a Bunker and a Hard Place This class focuses on the short game and teaches golfers how to outsmart the most challenging course obstacles. They'll learn how to save strokes by playing off the cart path, pine straw, mulch and side-hill lies. They'll also learn to conquer fairway bunkers and take over-the-water and out-of-the-water shots. About 65 percent of one's golf game takes place within 60 yards of the pin, so learning how the professionals keep their scores low through creativity and strategy is key. This three-hour lesson is for groups of up to six. The fee is $99 per person and includes lunch.

Two- or Three-day Golf School Palmetto Dunes' two-day school is great for new golfers who want to be introduced to the game, as well as advanced players who need a refresher course. Two-day schools include three hours of instruction with PGA-certified instructors, nine holes of golf per day and lunch. Itineraries vary, but players can usually expect to focus on chipping, pitching, swinging, stretching and strengthening techniques. Suitable for groups of up to four, the cost is $595 per person for two days.

The resort's three-day school includes four hours of instruction and 18 holes of golf daily. Lunch is also included. During the extra instruction time, golf pros will teach strategies for successful course management that corresponds to each golfer's game. Three-day schools with six hours of instruction are also available. Suitable for groups of up to four, the cost ranges from $1,295 to $2,200 per person for three days.

Golf with a Pro, Learn as you Go This opportunity for a golfer to play a round of golf with a pro will not only improve performance, but also build confidence and help them learn to "think like a golfer." After a supervised warm up on the range, golfers will play for a minimum of two hours on the Robert Trent Jones course overlooking the ocean, all the while getting instruction on every aspect of their game. Fees begin at $70/hour plus a one-time $75 course fee (includes cart). Suitable for 1 to 3 players.

Golf Makeover Improve your golf game from your head to your spikes with a Golf Makeover at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island. Before you play one of Palmetto Dunes' three signature courses, learn your golf personality, get some pointers from former PGA Tour Pros and spend some time in the island's largest Pro Shop making sure your equipment and clothing are up to par. The package includes:
4 days /3 nights in a 2-bedroom resort-view villa at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort (for 4 players).
Custom, one-hour club fitting between 9 a.m. and noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
2 three-hour lessons per person of world-class instruction at the acclaimed Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, including a focus on tough shots, strength, stretching and more.
Practice range voucher
Mental golf survey online assessment used to determine your golf personality.
One round of golf on any of Palmetto Dunes' golf courses. 10% discount at the Pro Shop.

Rates begin at $549/person for two people and $429/person for four people. Pricing includes taxes and fees.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2000-acre golf resort bounded by 3 miles of ocean beach on one side and an Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. A top golfing vacation destination in South Carolina, Palmetto Dunes offers three courses -- the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, the George Fazio Course and the Arthur Hills Course -- in the natural setting of Hilton Head Island. Designed by three legendary golf architects, each of course is distinctly different and challenging. All of Palmetto Dunes' courses have been ranked 4 stars or higher by Fodors, earning the distinction of one of the World's Best Golf Resorts by Travel + Leisure Golf.

For more information about any of the above offerings or golf at Palmetto Dunes, please visit http://www.palmettodunes.com or call 877-567-6513

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