Golf News for Friday, February 7, 2014 | Travel

South Carolina's Palmetto Dunes announces Blue & Greens package

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Good news for New Yorkers and Bostonians looking to escape this winter's especially brutal weather: Beginning Feb. 13, JetBlue Airways begins flying into the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport from both Boston Logan and JFK. A new package from Hilton Head Island's Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, named to Travel + Leisure's list of World's Best Family Resorts 2013, combines JetBlue's competitive fares with the best golf on the resort's three championship golf courses, including one oceanfront.

The Blue & Greens package gives guests a nonrefundable $200 gift card good for any flight with JetBlue, 3 or more nights in a 2-bedroom vacation villa at Palmetto Dunes, two rounds of golf on any of the resort's three award-winning golf courses, two hours of tennis court time daily at Tennis Magazine's No. 1 tennis facility in the Carolinas, three days of bike rentals for biking the island's 50 miles of paved bike paths, as well as preferred rates and priority access to all resort activities and amenities.

Pricing for the package starts at $180 per person per night based on availability for a minimum of three nights of accommodations, a 20% savings off of regular resort rates. All taxes and fees are included. To book the package or for more information, please call 877-567-6513 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.

"There's no doubt that the country has had it with winter, and with the addition of JetBlue to the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, it just got a lot easier to fly to the island," says Karen Kozemchak, director of marketing for the resort. "We wanted to welcome Bostonians and New Yorkers to our beautiful island and introduce them to the resort's wealth of activities with this fun package that highlights our amazing golf. Plus, they can expect average highs in the mild 60's throughout February."

A top golfing vacation destination in South Carolina, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers three courses - the oceanfront 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 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.

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 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. Named to the top 25 World's Best Family Getaways by Travel + Leisure in 2013, 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 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., Greenwood has carried on a 30+ year development tradition with communities such as Beresford Hall in Charleston, S.C., and The Reserve at Lake Keowee near Greenville, S.C. Greenwood's mission has always been to create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives. These communities, along with 39 Greenwood-built properties, are Greenwood's real estate legacy in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit www.GreenwoodCR.com.

Contacts:
Martin Armes (919-608-7260) & Brad King (336-306-9219), PR@MarketingGolf.com