Belfair is a 1,100-acre private golf club community located five miles from Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina. The community is just three years old; it’s of great natural beauty and outstanding amenities. It has two championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio as well as it’s own Belfair Towne Village commercial area.
Just off the bridge from Hilton Head is the private 1,500-acre residential county club community known as Colleton River, with 7.5 miles of saltwater marsh frontage and over a mile of deep water on Colleton River. The community is bordered by a 1,200-acre South Carolina Nature Preserve, the deepwater Colleton River and vast tidal marshes. Colleton River has three golf courses, a Jack Nicklaus Signature course (18 hole), a Pete Dye course (18 course) and a 9-hole Augusta National type par 3 course. If you’re into top-rated golf and upscale living, Colleton River should be considered.
Berkeley Hall is the areas newest private upscale community located 7 miles from Hilton Head Island. Two Tom Fazio courses are scheduled with the first to open in the Spring of 2001. The community consists of 860 acres with a 25,000 square foot clubhouse, activity center and health club with lap pool spa. Berkeley Hall also offers an outdoor pool and tennis courts. There are a limited number of marsh, golf, lagoon, lake and deep water view lots available. There will also be guest cottages built for investors.
Island West offers gated country club living with all the amenities in a traditional neighborhood setting 10 miles west of Hilton Head Island. Surrounded by golf and 261 wooded home sites, Island West offers moderate priced homes by D. R. Horton. A special arrangement with Island West Golf Club offers homeowners preferred membership packages to the public Fuzzy Zoeller Signature Golf Course.
Buckwalter Plantation is located 8 miles from Hilton Head Island and offers 2 developments. The Farm at Buckwalter is a neighborhood- oriented community of both affordable townhomes and single family homes. This community is located near schools, recreation and shopping. The other community is Woodbridge. This 300 acre family community has a neighborhood pool, clubhouse and 13 acre park.
Eagle’s Pointe is a 366 acre planned community in Bluffton created around the public Davis Love III golf course. This community offers an attractive recreation center with swimming pool, tennis courts and cookout/party area. A variety of Centex homes (3 and 4 Bedroom) range in size from 1,490 to 2,579 square feet.
The Crescent is Centex Homes newest Bluffton area golf community, less than 4 miles from the Hilton Head Island bridge. In addition to the public Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and club house, the planned 540 acre community has a private recreation center with swimming pool, tennis courts and open air pavilion. The community has 3 neighborhoods to choose from with over 400 homes planned.
Moss Creek Plantation is the mainland gated community nearest to the Hilton Head Island bridge. With over 800 homesites and a few condominiums, the development has 2 private golf courses and clubhouse. Many believe the ambiance is similar to Sea Pines with many live oak trees with dangling Spanish Moss. Moss Creek has a private community swimming pool overlooking the plantation’s marina and there are miles of walking/bike trails within the development. Also available is the tennis center. Owners may separately join the golf or tennis clubs or they can pay daily fees.
SUN CITY HILTON HEAD
Located 17 miles from Hilton Head is Sun City. It is an age restricted adult community developed by Del Webb Corp. The community is centered around a state-of-the-art recreation campus plus 20 acre lake for fishing. There are two 18 hole golf courses. This gated community opened in 1995 at as of 2001, nearly 3,600 residents now call the 5600 acre community home.
Rose Hill is one of the first off Island planned communities. The plantation is divided in half. One side of the plantation features golf and wooded view homesites around the 27 hole golf course that is open to the public. The other site offers estate size homesites of an acre or more. Amenities within the gate community are golf, tennis and equestrian center and polo field. Several homes on the estate side of the plantation have their own private stables.