Good Morning! Carolina Living is the focus of today’s issue as much of the Mid-Atlantic and New England face a major snow event. What better time to be thinking about lazying about in the Lowcountry where fishing, crabbing, hiking, kayaking, boating and, of course, golf are all popular pastimes?
This is the first of several issues focusing on Carolina Living. For today, think about kicking back with the Lowcountry life and the eight world-class communities presented below.–David Lott, Founder/Publisher
GCH Network Newsletter
Communities On the Water & the Golf Course
Vol. 16, No. 1,077 January 22, 2016 Circ. 15,000
Carolina Living, Part 1 / Lowcountry Communities
* Callawassie Island, Callawassie Island
* Colleton River Plantation, Bluffton
* Hampton Lake, Bluffton
* Hilton Head Plantation, Bluffton
* Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton
* Haig Point Club, Daufuskie Island
* Moss Creek Plantation, Bluffton
* Oldfield, Okatie
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CALLAWASSIE ISLAND, Callawassie Island
Callawassie Island SC: Homes overlook Colleton River.
> Callawassie Island, SC is a private, gated island community in the heart of the Lowcountry, overlooking the beautiful Colleton River and laced with tidal rivers, creeks, and freshwater ponds. The community’s River Club provides a casual gathering place, with its family swimming pool, sundeck and fire pit area outside. Send me more information about Callawassie Island!
Its docks offer community boat tie-ups and slips, as well as deep-water access to the Colleton River and Port Royal Sound. The Sugar Mill Ruins dock and the Paddler’s Point dock offer easy creek access to residents with smaller boats or kayaks.
In designing the 27-hole Callawassie Island golf course, Tom Fazio chose a routing that meanders intimately along the river and salt marshes. Callawassie is ideally located—near Hilton Head Island–yet a world apart from its crowds, noise and traffic. For convenience and charm, Beaufort is only 15 minutes away and historic Savannah only 30. Send me more information about Callawassie Island!
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COLLETON RIVER PLANTATION, Bluffton
Colleton River Plantation, SC: Golf, nature preserve.
> Colleton River Plantation, Bluffton SC is a strictly private, gated country club community only two miles from Hilton Head Island’s bridge. Surrounded by the Colleton and Chechessee rivers and Lowcountry saltwater marshes, the 1,500-acre community offers the lowest density of any in the Hilton Head area. Send me more information about Colleton River Plantation!
It enjoys more than a mile of deepwater on the Colleton River and is surrounded by the 1,700-acre South Carolina Nature Preserve, which is never to be developed.
Colleton River Plantation, SC: Easy water access.
Colleton River Plantation offers a community dock with access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean, plus an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, an 18-hole Pete Dye Signature golf course, an “Augusta National-type” par-3 golf course and a large practice complex. It is also home to a Stan Smith-designed tennis center. Send me more information about Colleton River Plantation!
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HAMPTON LAKE, Bluffton
Hampton Lake, SC: 900 acres w/ pool, spa, boat slips.
> Hampton Lake, Bluffton SC is a 900-acre lake community minutes from Hilton Head, Savannah and Beaufort. It overlooks a 165-acre freshwater lake with 15 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by a 340-acre nature preserve. Residents gather at the Lakeside Amenity Village, built of reclaimed barn-board paneling and warmed by two grand stone fireplaces. Send me more information about Hampton Lake!
Its spacious Lakeview Room is home to events of all kinds, and its decks and porches overlook the lake. Other amenities include the Spa and Fitness Central, the Tower Bar, waterfront Backwater Bill’s restaurant and the Adventure Lagoon pool complex.
Hampton Lake, SC: Depart from Doc’s for great fishing.
Residents launch boats from Doc’s Boathouse and visit The Outpost campsite across the lake, which is stocked with a wide variety of fish species. Great golf is a cart ride away via a special cart path to Hampton Hall next door, which features a private Pete Dye course that is available to Hampton Hall residents. Send me more information about Hampton Lake!
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HILTON HEAD PLANTATION, Bluffton
Hilton Head Plantation, SC: Four golf courses, boating, more.
> Hilton Head Plantation, Bluffton SC is a private gated community on the north end of Hilton Head Island, a location convenient to shopping, dining, golf and many other standout amenities. More than 4,000 acres surrounded by Port Royal Sound and the Intracoastal waterway contribute to the superior lifestyle and diversification in views and price points. Send me more information about Hilton Head Plantation!
Tennis and boating are also favorite pastimes for plantation residents, with Skull Creek Marina just minutes away. Diverse activities and amenities combined with low annual fees make this community especially attractive to second-home owners and primary residents alike.
Although Hilton Head Plantation has approximately 10,000 residents, the community is divided into neighborhoods, which provide great basis for socializing and building lasting friendships. Within the gates of the plantation are four golf courses, offering a full range of membership options and the best in country club living. Send me more information about Hilton Head Plantation!
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PALMETTO BLUFF, Bluffton
Palmetto Bluff, SC: Golf, boating, vast natural environment.
> Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton SC is a vast, 20,000-acre retreat between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia, distinguished by miles of uninterrupted waterways, scenic rivers and creeks that are ideal for boating and sport fishing. Palmetto Bluff’s activity centers—the Village, the neighborhoods, the Inn, the golf club, the canoe and kayak club—are linked through a series of historic roads, pathways and waterways. Send me more information about Palmetto Bluff!
In the waters around Palmetto Bluff are large numbers of bottle-nosed dolphin, plus varieties of game fish. These same tidal rivers contain healthy populations of blue crabs and shrimp and even the occasional manatee.
The Sports Campus, located in the Village, includes such amenities as tennis courts, croquet, bocce and other lawn sports. The community’s Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course is laid out on oak-studded natural terrain. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, in the center of the Village, is operated by internationally renowned Montage Resorts. Send me more information about Palmetto Bluff!
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HAIG POINT CLUB, Daufuskie Island
Haig Point Club, SC: Miles of beachfront, private access.
> Haig Point Club, Daufuskie Island SC is a serene and nature-loving community on Daufuskie Island, just off the coast between Hilton Head and Savannah, GA. Without a causeway connecting it to the mainland, Daufuskie is accessible only by a private ferry system originating from Hilton Head. It’s the ultimate private getaway. Send me more information about Haig Point Club!
With 3.5 miles of pristine beachfront, Daufuskie is surrounded by the waters of the Calibogue Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
Haig Point Club, SC: Waterfront golf, equestrian, more.
The community is home to a Rees Jones Signature golf course, featuring spectacular waterfront holes, and a nine-hole short course. The Haig Point Tennis Center features six Har-Tru courts. Other amenities at Haig Point include an equestrian center, two restaurants and a community park. Haig Point has a community dock where members and guests may tie up for the day, rent a kayak or fish. Send me more information about Haig Point Club!
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MOSS CREEK PLANTATION, Hilton Head Island
Moss Creek Plantation, SC: 1,000 acres w/ nature preserves.
> Moss Creek, Hilton Head Island SC is a private, master-planned community covering 1,000 acres just minutes from the bridge that leads to world-famous Hilton Head Island. Property owners each own a share of Moss Creek’s enviable amenities. Send me more information about Moss Creek!
The long list begins with two superb golf courses, seven tennis courts and 14,000-sf clubhouse. Water and nature provide much activity opportunities with two nature preserves, casual waterfront pavilion, a marshfront pool, boat storage facility and miles of trails.
The community’s private marina accommodates 75 wet slips and 125 dry slips, along with three kayak racks and water and electricity at docksides. From the marina it’s an easy ride to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Moss Creek Plantation, SC: 2 18-hole courses.
Golf at Moss Creek is a testament to the early greatness of Tom Fazio, who designed the entire Devils Elbow complex–both the South and North 18-hole courses. The Moss Creek Community Pool complex features a 4,200-square-foot beach-entry pool, a 16-foot kiddie pool, a fine lap pool, with comfort facilities and a snack bar for convenience. Send me more information about Moss Creek!
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Oldfield, SC: Overlooking Okatie River.
> Oldfield, Okatie SC is a private, gated golf and riverfront community that overlooks a spectacular horseshoe bend in the Okatie River deep in the Lowcountry. Its 800 acres overflow with magnificent moss-draped live oaks and dramatic marsh vistas. Send me more information about Oldfield!
Activity on the water is a part of everyday life here. At the Outfitters Center, the Oldfield River Pro leads residents in sea kayaking, shrimping, canoeing and fly-fishing. Community docks, boat storage and concierge boat service in and out make the boating experience fun and carefree.
Oldfield’s Equestrian Center is a top-notch boarding and horse care facility. In addition, there are a variety of summer equestrian camps for young riders from 4 to 7 and eight and up.
Oldfield offers a Greg Norman golf course that winds across broad savannas of broomgrass and palmetto up to the marshes of the Okatie River. The 13,000-sf clubhouse is an active spot for dining, events and fitness. Send me more information about Oldfield!