An aerial view shows progress on infrastructure at the Hilton Head National Luxury RV Resort on Bluffton Parkway. COURTESY HILTON HEAD NATIONAL LUXURY RV RESORT

The much-anticipated Hilton Head National Luxury RV Resort is nearing completion and management expects to be hosting their first guests by late summer or early fall.

The new recreation vehicle resort is located alongside Bluffton Parkway, approximately one mile from the bridges to Hilton Head Island. It encompasses 97 acres and will feature 340 rental-only RV lots.

Bill Palmer, president of Scratch Golf LLC, which owns the RV resort as well as the adjacent 18-hole championship Hilton Head National Golf Course, said the RV resort will be “like a country club at an RV park.” Guests will have access to a private clubhouse featuring an adult-only concierge lounge, restaurants, a private bar and fitness center, along with a deluxe arcade, and a large gathering area complete with outdoor fireplaces and TVs.

Other resort amenities include an 8,500-square-foot beach-entry pool with a lazy river, plus an adult-only pool with a hot tub, sports courts, a playground, and a dog park and wash.

“We expect our RV resort will be among the top-rated RV parks in the South because of the quality of our facilities and amenities along with our ideal location between Hilton Head Island and the attractions and shopping opportunities of Bluffton,” said Palmer.

Privacy and highest quality security will be among the key features of the resort, Palmer said. But, he said, “The adjacency of a premier, championship level golf course will be the amenity that distinguishes Hilton Head National RV Resort from all others.”

Established in 1989, the Par 71 Hilton Head National Golf Club has been ranked for more than 30 years as among the very best courses in South Carolina. Hall of Fame pro Gary Player and course architecture award winner Bobby Weed each used their distinctive design philosophy in its layout.

Guests at the new RV resort will have access to wireless internet, cable, laundry, shower facilities, walking trails and golf carts.

“We put a lot of study into what amenities to offer,” said Palmer, “and as a result we are incorporating many of the best features top flight RV owners seem to prefer.”

The park will be accessed from Bluffton Parkway. Paved roads will run throughout the park. And, as the resort matures, there will be generous landscaping, including live oaks and other large specimen trees.

For more information, visit or find it on Facebook at HHNRVResort. Reservations will begin being taken this month.

Longtime Lowcountry resident Edward Thomas is a veteran freelance writer.