Par-fect alternate to the cart at Palmetto Dunes

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Think back to your youth, when riding a bike was a favorite pastime after school, during the summer or both.

There were no iPads, YouTube and social media to bide the time – no way. We were outside … on our Mongooses or Huffys … reenacting the chase scene from “E.T.”

Fast-forward to today, and much of our outdoor play occurs on the golf course. And perhaps hopping on our 10-speed and pedaling with our kids (or grandkids) through the park.

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Leave it to the fine folks at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island to present an exceptional amenity that combines our passion for cycling and golf.

Palmetto Dunes – long considered one of the top places for golf and relaxation at one of the country’s premier destinations – offers The Golf Bike for use on all its three courses. Like our old BMX, The Golf Bike allows golfers to pedal their way around the Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio and Arthur Hills layouts while their clubs sit comfortably on the back.

The Golf Bike moves just as fast as a standard cart, and gives golfers some cardio and leg exercise while enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

It’s only fitting that both Palmetto Dunes and Hilton Head Island would offer this to guests. Palmetto Dunes – the first East Coast resort to get The Golf Bike – is one of the largest golf complexes on the island, with the three 18-hole courses and five miles of path. Hilton Head Island, often lauded for its outdoor activities – boasts 50 miles of bike paths throughout the island.

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Photo courtesy of @TheGolfBike

The Golf Bike was a hit at the PGA Merchandise Show, and should be in high demand at Palmetto Dunes. The resort has nine Golf Bikes among its cart fleet, and can be reserved by calling any one of the three Palmetto Dunes pro shops.

Streamers, playing cards on the spokes, and an alien riding the handlebars in a milk crate are optional.

For more information, or to reserve The Golf Bike on your next visit to Palmetto Dunes, visit www.palmettodunes.com.