Daufuskie is a beautiful island with a very rich history, situated a stone’s throw from Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, Georgia. It is an island without a bridge and we love it that way. We have the best of both worlds, with easy access to the hustle and bustle of Hilton Head, the arts and culture of both Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, SC just a bit further; all while enjoying our private sanctuary here on Daufuskie. If you are a fan of the author Pat Conroy, he taught school on our island in the 60’s and wrote his first novel….The Water is Wide about his experiences here. That book was later made into a movie called Conrack. We have also been featured in many national publications such as Sports Illustrated, Coastal Living Magazine & Links Magazine. Haig Point has a top rated course and is described by its architect, Rees Jones as his personal favorite. It was recently rated by Golf Magazine as one of the top 50 Residential Courses in the Country! Haig Point’s Tennis Facilities have been awarded national ranking from USTA and our USTA Women’s Team has won the State Title in the past. We also have several equestrian facilities, miles of uninterrupted white sand beaches, marshes, bird sanctuaries….a true paradise. The entire island is on the Historic Register.
The island is approximately 3 x 5 at its longest and widest. Essentially there are 5 plantations on the island (Like Hilton Head the acreage is divided into areas referred to as plantations). Haig Point is the only country club community on the island offering full amenities. The other residential communities are Bloody Point, Melrose, Oakridge, Beachfield and the Historic District. Within the Historic District there are some small subdivisions which may have shared docks, wells or other small features Haig Point offers private transportation services between Hilton Head and our island. The Bloody Point course went through a multi-million dollar renovation with Davis Love and they are currently looking into a modification to their overall land planning concept, the course and amenities are for sale and are currently closed until sold. The Melrose resort has been closed, but is now under new “international” ownership and we are currently awaiting news on the plans for that resort. All island guests and residents who are not members at Haig Point utilize the services of the Beaufort County Ferry. There are also private water taxis available for small groups.
I would also suggest that you visit the Haig Point website at HAIGPOINT and take a video tour of the community. Please let them know I sent you!!! Take an interactive 3D Tour of Haig Point by Clicking Here! If you are interested in Haig Point, I can arrange a – Discovery Visit . Haig Point is a full-service country club community with 24/7 water transportation to Hilton Head Island, secure parking on Hilton Head with transportation for you, your guests and your goods from the trunk of your car to the front porch of your new home!
If things look appealing, we would love to have you come down for a visit! Please let me know what you think.
Patrick Ford – ESPN Article
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