On the forefront of combining opulence with convenience, Hilton Head National RV Resort meets a surging demand for proximity to both nature and luxurious resort-style amenities. Thomas & Hutton worked with Bill Palmer of Scratch Golf Company on transforming a portion of the Hilton Head National Golf Club into Hilton Head National RV Resort. The scenic 60-acre resort features over 300 RV pads, an 8,500-square-foot pool and lazy river, and a parking area.
T&H provided civil design, master pump station design, off-site force main design, nationwide wetland permit assistance, permitting, and construction services for the adaptive reuse of the site. The original Hilton Head National golf course had 27 holes of golf. Part of the golf course was lost due to right-of-way acquisition and sat vacant for many years. Scratch Golf sought to repurpose portions of the property lost from the right-of-way acquisition to create Hilton Head National RV Resort.
The repurposing of the unused golf property posed several challenges, namely promoting positive drainage on the site. Thomas & Hutton designed a storm system that incorporated the existing ponds on the property, doubling as an additional amenity for patrons. A leisure trail was incorporated near the ponds to facilitate travel to amenities and provides an additional recreational opportunity.
Navigating within the tree covers and existing golf corridors called for an efficient project layout. Trees were protected to provide privacy buffers for an environment conducive to RVing. By carefully grading the site, Thomas & Hutton’s design team created a distinctive campground with extensive tree cover that would otherwise have taken years for the trees to mature.