Sports Fans Head to Hilton Head Island to Enjoy Range of Autumn Activities

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Hilton Head Island's Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers sports fans a range of outdoor activities during the autumn season and plenty of places to watch football.

As the weather cools and the season turns to fall, thoughts of football, fishing and golf fill the South. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., offers sports fans a host of autumn activities from golf and tennis to fishing and kayaking – and plenty of places to watch football – along with mild weather where average highs range from the 70s to low 80s.

A getaway for adventure-seekers lets guests kayak, bike, play tennis and enjoy a dolphin cruise. The Outdoor Adventure Package, with rates starting at $179/per person (two person minimum), includes three nights of accommodations, a two-hour kayak rental through the 11-mile inland lagoon system, three days of bike rentals to explore Hilton Head’s 50 miles of paved bike trails, a cruise from Shelter Cove Marina to see Hilton Head’s friendliest mammal, the dolphin, and two hours of tennis court time daily.

Golfers can hit the greens on one of three award-winning courses at the resort and book special fall golf packages that combine private instruction, tee times and accommodations, such as the Golf Stay & Play Package, starting at $116/per person per night. The Group Golf Getaway is ideal for friends and family of 12 or more and includes three nights of accommodations, three rounds of golf, as well as discounts on all resort activities and pro shop purchases. Rates start at $489 per person for the three-night package.

Tennis lovers will find plenty of tennis tournaments on the fall schedule at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, named the Top Tennis Resort in the Carolinas by Tennis Magazine. They include the Banana Open Challenge October 4-6, the USTA On-Campus Fall Invitational October 11-13, the USTA South Carolina Combo Adult and 55 & Over Championship October 17-21, and the Annual Wild Wing Café Nutty Buddy Tennis Classic November 1-3.

There are also many ways to save by combining tennis instruction with accommodations and other resort activities. The Tennis Stay & Play package includes three nights of accommodations, two one-hour clinics, three-day bike rentals, and two hours of tennis court time daily. Rates start at $131/per person per day. The Extreme Tennis Getaway offers even more intense tennis instruction with three one-hour private lessons per player, two tennis clinics each, seven nights of accommodations and seven-day bike rentals, along with the two hours of court time daily.

Families enjoying extended fall breaks from school can take advantage of several packages, including the Sun ‘N Fun Island Escape and the Ultimate Family Package. The packages start with a minimum three nights of accommodations and include bike rentals, kayak rentals, spa services, golf and more starting at $59 per person per night.

Fishing in the resort’s 11-mile lagoon is outstanding during the fall when the red fish are spawning. The resort has stocked the lagoon with more than 6000 red fish, and there’s even a 60-plus pound red fish spotted in the lagoon that has been nicknamed “Elvis”. Fishing is catch-and-release, and fishing charters are available through Hilton Head Outfitters, located within the resort.

The resort also offers a variety of month-long fall membership and unlimited play packages. The Monthly Golf Membership provides guests with a 30-day golf pass for all three championship golf courses, along with discounts at the golf pro shops, golf grills and more. Hilton Head Outfitters offers month-long bike passes starting at $59.99, as well as weekly passes for kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. The Monthly Stay & Sports Membership puts everything together by offering 30-days of accommodations, 30 days of unlimited golf, 30 days of bike rentals, two two-hour kayak rentals and two hours of tennis court time daily. Rates start at $1406/per person per month.

For more information about Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort or any fall packages or offers, please call 877-567-6513 or visit http://www.palmettodunes.com.

About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by three 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, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island’s largest deep-water marina, located right across from Palmetto Dunes, features waterfront shopping and dining and 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 http://www.palmettodunes.com.

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 843-851-3554 or visit http://www.greenwoodcr.com/.

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