General Interest Blog Posts

Pickleball Revolution: What is Pickleball?

August 15th, 2018

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Some people think that pickleball is a game for “old people” or for people “who can’t play tennis anymore.” I’ve heard tennis friends disparagingly describe it as “not a real sport.” I understand these sentiments, being a fully addicted “tennisholic” for most of my… Read More…

Getting to Hilton Head Island

August 8th, 2018

By Grace Barkley   Paradise doesn’t have to be so far away. There are many options for getting to Hilton Head Island by car, plane and train.   If you are close enough to drive, Hilton Head is easily accessible by I-95’s South Carolina Exit 8. You’ll head down 278 through Bluffton passing a multitude… Read More…

A Spanish Mackerel Adventure

August 8th, 2018

Article and photo by Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Casting a line for these roaming marauders offers unforgettable summer excitement. “I’ll be on Hilton Head next week and would like to charter you to do a little fishing,” Doyle Evans said in his thick Oklahoma drawl. Doyle and I had become friends years before, but… Read More…

Pairing the Right Wine with Oysters

July 27th, 2018

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery What you need to know to create the perfect pairings. Exploring oysters on the half shell has become just as adventurous as sampling wines. Thanks to advances in oyster farming and the growing popularity of raw bars, oyster tasting has advanced to the point of being akin to wine tasting…. Read More…

Pickleball vs. Tennis: Debunking the Pickleball Myth

July 20th, 2018

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort For years, active tennis players have viewed pickleball as unworthy. The most common objection heard from this group is that pickleball will ruin their venerable tennis game. Let’s debunk this myth by focusing on three pickleball skill sets that will, in fact, enhance your… Read More…

The Battle of a lifetime

July 13th, 2018

An adventure off the coast of Hilton Head Island offers anglers the ultimate fish story. We were having fun at the nearshore reef, catching bluefish, summer trout and blackfish on light tackle when, all of a sudden, the small Fin Nor spinning reel– started screaming as line rapidly disappeared off the spool. It didn’t take… Read More…

10 Fun Things That Happen Daily at Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy

July 6th, 2018

By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Today, more than 40 people from ages 3 to 95 will take golf instruction at Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. They will experience: 1. Golfers of every skill level will enjoy the exhilaration of the ball rocketing off the clubface and flying straight to the target. 2. An 80-year-old… Read More…

Gulf Stream Magic

June 10th, 2018

Cobalt blue offshore waters offer exceptional fishing opportunities. From the very first time I gazed on the deep blue water of the Gulf Stream, I was in total awe. The richness and clarity of the cobalt blue was amazing, compared to the green and often muddy estuarine waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. This marine environment… Read More…

How to Have a Fabulous Fourth on the Water

May 24th, 2018

As June draws to a close, one of the most exciting days of the Hilton Head calendar draws near—July 4th! Not only is it the best party of the year, it is also the pinnacle of our summer season; a reminder that there are only four more months of fun in the sun left before the… Read More…

Red Drum Resurgence

May 8th, 2018

Bull Reds make a strong run in local waters this month. By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Twenty-five feet below the surface, a marauding school of bull reds swept the sandy bottom in search of prey. Honing in on the smell of fresh-cut mullet, a large bull inhaled the chunk and, upon feeling the bite… Read More…