Shipyard

If one word could be used to describe Shipyard, it would be diversified.  The Shipyard lifestyle exists in a setting of ancient live oaks, tropical palms, and towering pines. Covering about 800 acres, this residential and resort community offers first-class living for those who choose to visit and those who choose to reside in this beautiful community. Recreational facilities include championship golf and tennis, trails for biking and walking, a first-class resort, a health spa, and most importantly, a white sandy beach.

Residents enjoy the Shipyard lifestyle, small enough to get to know the neighbors, and diverse enough with commercial operations, timeshares, villas, and private residences. 

There are four commercial entities within Shipyard which include the Sonesta Resort, Shipyard Golf, Van der Meer Tennis, and Hilton Head Health.

Shipyard Golf

The beauty of Shipyard’s twenty-seven holes of golf is legendary.

Players enjoy a course nestled within a gorgeous natural setting of moss-draped live oaks, Carolina pines, and towering magnolias.

 Whether you’re looking to improve your golf skills, or need to warm up before embarking on one of the three challenging courses, the Shipyard Golf Club practice facility will suit your needs.  

The facility includes a driving range, a putting area, and a newly renovated short game area. PGA Professional instructors are on hand for private lessons, group lessons, camps, and clinics for golfers of all skill levels. 

  • Clipper Course – with plenty of sand and water hazards, the Clipper course may be the most difficult of the courses.
  • Galleon Course – these are the original nine holes that meander through the live oaks and towering pines.
  • Brigantine Course – These are gorgeous water hazard-filled holes where you can almost be sure of running into an alligator or two.

Enjoy the clubhouse where you can browse a unique collection of apparel, jewelry, and accessories. 

Dine at the Brickyard Pub, the ideal location to enjoy some of your favorite pub items and meet up with friends and family. Happy Hour is on the porch or in the pub. If you prefer the outdoors and views of the majestic setting while enjoying Happy Hour or dining, sit on the comfortable covered patio. 

Sonesta Resort

A spectacular oceanfront resort and spa is located in Shipyard.  With its stunning views and lush landscapes, the award-winning Sonesta Resort is a premier destination getaway for gatherings or business.

Guests enjoy walking along the beach and strolling through tropical gardens.  There are multiple restaurants for dining, a lovely swimming pool, and a spa for plenty of pampering.  From here you may enjoy golf, tennis, kayaking, shopping, bike riding, and exploring the natural wonders of the island.

Hilton Head Health

Inside the gates is a top-ranked all-inclusive weight loss and wellness resort. For those looking for more than a vacation, the wellness programs offered may be the perfect fit. This wellness retreat will teach you to live well, enjoy top fitness classes, wellness education, and gourmet healthy meals. For over forty years, this world-renowned resort has helped thousands of guests lose weight and find lasting wellness through nutrition workshops,  gourmet cuisine, and a rejuvenating spa. 

Van der Meer Tennis

For over 40 years, Van Der Meer Tennis has been teaching thousands of tennis players of all ability levels.  Legendary coach and “teacher of teachers,” Dennis Van der Meer was the founder and president of the Van Der Meer Tennis University and the Professional Tennis Registry. 

Whether you are brand new to tennis or are playing on the tour, Van de Meer will provide you with the best tennis experience of your life.  The international staff has all been personally trained through their Total Tennis University course to give you the best tennis instruction in the world.  You’ll be sure to have plenty of fun while working hard.

Van der Meer offers:

Visit Van der Meer or go online to find out more about each unique program and the one best suited for your needs and skill level.

 Adult Tennis Programs with a variety of tennis clinics and daily programs for adults of all ability levels.

Junior Summer Camps for juniors aged 12 and up.

Junior Quickstart Tennis is offered for adults of all ability levels.

Junior Tennis Academy is for adults of all ability levels.

Senior Tennis Programs are clinics and daily programs for adults of all ability levels.

Tennis Teaching Courses are clinics and daily programs for adults of all ability levels.

Whether you come for a while or forever, you will enjoy your time in Shipyard and meet the great community of friends that enjoy this beautiful piece of Hilton Head Island.