Good Morning! As winter continues to tighten its grip, it is easy to let one’s mind drift to the carefree images of island living and warm sandy beaches, swimming, boating and more.
Thus, today we present the best of island living at communities stretching from the Caribbean to the South to the famed summer isle of Martha’s Vineyard to the North. See below for details and let the daydreaming–and planning–begin!–David Lott, Founder/Publisher
GCH Network Newsletter
Communities On the Water & the Golf Course
Vol. 16, No. 1,084 February 16, 2016 Circ. 15,000
Golf & WaterView Communities for Island Living
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FLORIDA ISLAND COMMUNITIES
The Islands of River Wilderness, Parrish
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> The Islands of River Wilderness, Parrish FL is a private waterfront community on a 225-acre secluded Gulf Coast island. It features premier waterfront homes and homesites, most with private docks, affording views of harbors, lakes, preserves and the Manatee River.
Residents have the option to join the exclusive Golf & Country Club. Additional amenities include tennis courts, a fitness center, a large swimming pool and an elegant restaurant. Overlooking the Manatee River, the Island Club is ideal for waterfront gatherings and includes boat docks for guests. Send me more information about The Islands of River Wilderness!
Sailfish Point, Stuart
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> Sailfish Point, Stuart FL is a 532-acre sea island community offering privacy, security and premium amenities surrounded by ocean and inlets. Residents live in waterfront estate homes and intimate oceanfront condos, golf-view villas and townhomes with private docks. No other Florida community offers access from a private marina to open water in five minutes.
The Indian River, the Atlantic and the Inlet all await. Stretching along ocean and river and graced by a 60,000-sf clubhouse, the community’s Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course sets a tone of sporting excellence. Send me more information about Sailfish Point!
GEORGIA ISLAND COMMUNITIES
The Landings at Skidaway Island
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> The Landings is a vibrant community set on Skidaway Island, less than 10 miles south of historic Savannah, GA. The community is run by its debt-free homeowners association and features more than 100 resident social clubs. Resident facilities in this gated community include two deep-water marinas, 40 miles of walking/biking trails, playgrounds, library, community garden, dog park and more.
The club amenities consist of six championship golf courses, 34 tennis courts, five pools (two indoor), four dining clubhouses and an impressive fitness and wellness center with spa services. Send me more information about The Landings at Skidaway Island!
SOUTH CAROLINA ISLAND COMMUNITIES
Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island
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> Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island SC is a private, gated community on 4,000 acres at the north end of Hilton Head Island. Convenient to shopping and dining, the community offers beaches, boating and four championship golf courses.
Sheltered between Port Royal Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway, it has two miles of sandy beaches on Port Royal Sound plus a marina with boat docks. Residents enjoy six miles of biking and jogging trails, a central recreational facility, a four-star restaurant, a community swimming pool, common gardening area and 12 tennis courts. Send me more information about Hilton Head Plantation!
Daniel Island, Charleston
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> Daniel Island, Charleston SC, located within the city of Charleston, offers 23 miles of rivers and creeks, a variety of traditional neighborhoods, a private country club with golf courses by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones, parks, shops, restaurants, schools, churches and more.
Surrounded by winding rivers and creeks and stunning saltwater marsh vistas, this 4,000-acre community is a place where people live, work, learn and play. Charleston was named both the “Top City in North America” and the “Top International Travel Destination” in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. Send me more information about Daniel Island!
Callawassie Island, Callawassie Island
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> Callawassie Island, SC is a private, gated island community offering 27 holes of Tom Fazio golf and a full complement of amenities. Its centerpiece is a 26,000-sf Lowcountry style clubhouse with casual and formal dining areas. This complex includes a pool overlooking the marsh, with the golf practice area, pro shop, tennis center, and fitness center nearby.
The River Club provides a casual gathering place for friends and neighbors. River Club docks offer community boat tie-ups and slips, as well as deep-water access to the Colleton River and Port Royal Sound. Send me more information about Callawassie Island!
Haig Point Club, Daufuskie Island
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> Haig Point Club, Daufuskie Island SC is a serene and nature–loving community on Daufuskie Island, between Hilton Head and Savannah, reachable only by private ferry. Residents and guests drive electric golf carts to the points of interest in and around the community, which is surrounded by Calibogue Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
Amenities include a Rees Jones Signature golf course, a tennis center, an equestrian center, plus two fine restaurants and a community park. The Fitness Center is outfitted with excellent resistance exercise and aerobic equipment, and an outdoor lap pool. Send me more information about Haig Point Club!
MASSACHUSETTS ISLAND COMMUNITIES
Mink Meadows Golf Club, Martha’s Vineyard
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> Mink Meadows Golf Club, Martha’s Vineyard MA is a semi-private golf club on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It is open year round and features rolling terrain with ocean views. Sheltered by trees and setbacks off the fairways are 60 homes whose residents form the Mink Meadows Homeowners Association, closely allied with the golf club.
The major benefit of membership is the beach stretching along the north shore of the island. There is usually a handful of homes for sale in Mink Meadows, priced from $550,000 to $3 million-plus. Send me more information about Mink Meadows Golf Club!
CARIBBEAN ISLAND COMMUNITIES
Casa del Lago, Dominican Republic
> More community information: Casa del Lago, Dominican Republic
> Casa del Lago, Dominican Republic is a gated, master-planned Caribbean golf and resort community minutes away from white sandy beaches and the Guavaberry Beach Club, and convenient to shopping, dining and nightlife in the city of Santo Domingo.
Casa del Lago features nine residential units with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. These luxury residences have large open terraces and views of lakes and fairways on the recently renovated Gary Player Signature Golf Course. Purchase of property in Casa del Lago includes membership to Guavaberry Golf and Country Club. Send me more information about Casa del Lago!