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 in the country and is described by its architect, Rees Jones as his personal favorite. Haig Point’s Tennis Facilities just were awarded national ranking from USTA and our USTA Women’s Team has won the State Title. The Bloody Point course just went through a multi-million dollar renovation with Davis Love. We also have several equestrian facilities, miles of uninterrupted white sand beaches, marshes, and 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). Three of those plantations are club communities; Bloody Point, Melrose and Haig Point. Haig Point is the only private club community; Bloody Point and Melrose are hybrid communities which are also open to the public. There is also Oakridge, The Historic District and the Webb Tract. Haig Point offers private transportation services between Hilton Head and our island. Bloody Point members enjoy service to Savannah. Both Bloody Point and Melrose are under new ownership in the past several years.
You can visit the Haig Point website at HAIG POINT and take a video tour of the community. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose take a video tour! You can also go to Bloody Point’s web site at www.bloody-point.com and read about all of the wonderful new things happening there. Find out about Melrose at their web site, www.melroseonthebeach.com
If things look appealing, we would love to have you come down for a visit! Please let me know what you think.
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