Tennis Magazine Names Palmetto Dunes No. 1 Tennis Resort in the Carolinas

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Tennis magazine named Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island the best tennis resort in North and South Carolina and one of the 10 top resorts in the country in the March 2012 Travel issue.

Where’s the best resort to play tennis in the Carolinas? Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head, according to the editors of Tennis Magazine.

In its March 2012 Travel issue, the magazine named Palmetto Dunes the best tennis resort in North and South Carolina, the first time they provided rankings geographically, and one of the 10 top resorts in the country. Palmetto Dunes has ranked among the “50 Greatest Tennis Resorts” since the magazine started its annual list in 1975.

To determine the rankings, magazine editors consider criteria, such as the number of courts, quality of instruction, clinics, game-matching, lodging, dining and other amenities and activities offered at the resorts. Palmetto Dunes offers 23 clay courts and two Nova ProBounce courts, eight of which are lit for night play. The resort also offers new shortened courts for kids ages 10 and younger, as well as instructional programs for every age and skill level.

Throughout the year, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center offers 36 adult clinics weekly, plus seven round robins. From March through September and during holiday season, the center offers an additional 22 junior clinics and a round robin weekly. In 2011, Tennis Resorts Online ranked Palmetto Dunes the only resort in Hilton Head in the top 5 for tennis instruction, junior programs and children’s programs and in the top 10 for overall resorts worldwide.

“We have a passion for tennis here at Palmetto Dunes, and our first-class facilities, programs and instruction make for a top-notch experience for our guests,” says John Kerr, director of tennis at Palmetto Dunes. “We’re so proud to add yet another accolade for the resort and to be recognized by such an important authority in the world of tennis.”

About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a more than 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, the Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour deep-water marina with shopping and dining, and an outdoor adventure center for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The marina is also home to a wide variety of charters, including nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or visit

About Greenwood Communities & Resorts

Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities & Resorts has been a leader in the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award-winning Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and now including communities like The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Ponds in Charleston, Greenwood’s mission has always been to create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit


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