With its rugged landscape, world class amenities, and flair for luxury living, Bluffton boasts a number of private golf communities. While every neighborhood maintains a reputation for exclusivity, they each have a different take on a high-quality lifestyle. From nature lovers to social butterflies and everything in between, you’re sure to find a community that suits your preferences.
A drive down a breathtaking lane of moss-covered live oaks greets you upon arrival to Belfair. Spread across 1,100 acres of land, the community is marked by Lowcountry beauty and charm, and is known for offering a lively lifestyle in a natural setting with modern amenities. Residents enjoy easy access to nearby Bluffton restaurants as well as a supermarket and boutique shops in the Belfair Towne Village. Between the array of fitness classes, educational lectures, and entertainment events taking place year-round, the community’s social calendar is vibrant.
Belfair has two golf courses, the East Course and West Course, both designed by Tom Fazio. The Learning Center is rated one of the top 50 practice ranges in the country, pairing advanced technology with top-of-the-line instruction. Members of Belfair also have access to other clubs in the Troon Privé portfolio at a special rate, with over 170 locations across the nation. The amenities of the area include a resort-style pool, fitness center, tennis courts, golf shop, and a full-service clubhouse.
This sprawling Belfair home showcases the stunning architecture of the area and is under contract. Accompanied by a back patio overlooking Hidden Lake, this property combines the best of the Lowcountry character. Overall, this community is characterized by the pursuit of a balanced lifestyle. Residents enjoy exclusive access to both indoor and outdoor activities and events, all while maintaining a relaxed outlook on life.
Luxury meets a family feel at Berkeley Hall. This community has something for everyone, no matter their age, hobbies, or preferred pace of life. Berkeley Hall is known for being one of the lowest density private golf clubs in the Southeast, with exclusive and spacious home lots. The area’s River Park is a community highlight, located on the Okatie River where fishing, boating, and other water activities are an integral part of life. The Berkeley Hall Greenway consists of 10 miles of nature trails, ending at the River Park.
Berkeley Hall is home to two Tom Fazio courses, the North Course and the South Course. Both landscapes are uninterrupted in comparison to other Lowcountry courses – low density with no homes on the interior of each course. Homes are only located on the periphery of the courses, what Tom Fazio calls Core Golf. Fazio called it a “walk in the park rather than a drive through a subdivision.” A 35,000 square foot clubhouse offers event spaces, a covered veranda, a pro shop, and a full-service spa.
The North Course at Berkeley Hall consistently graces the lists of best courses in the Lowcountry, positioning this neighborhood as a haven for those who are dedicated to the game – whether in sport or pleasure. This newly listed home exemplifies the community’s style of home, complete with views of the lagoon and golf course. The layout of the community provides a retreat from the hustle and bustle, and the amenities in and around Berkeley Hall offer easy access to a variety of entertainment options.
Located on a peninsula bordered by the Colleton River, this community grants its residents privacy and sweeping views of the Lowcountry marsh. The epitome of coastal living, the neighborhood is known for its combination of tranquility and vibrancy.
The Colleton River golf scene is noteworthy for having courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. There’s also a short game area for those looking to fine tune their skills. Two clubhouses offer luxurious spaces to relax, dine, and socialize. Members enjoy an expansive driving range and a new Learning Center to enhance their skills.
Residents enjoy seven miles of waterfront property, where opportunities abound for recreation. The community dock is an essential part of this neighborhood, serving as a meeting point in true Lowcountry fashion. Kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, and boating are among the preferred water activities here, and sitting and relaxing by the water’s edge is always a good idea! There’s never been a better time to start browsing current listings in Colleton River.
While nature is beautifully integrated into each of these Lowcountry communities, the great outdoors are especially emphasized in Oldfield. This community is one of eight in the United States to achieve the Audubon Sustainable Community designation. Here the Lowcountry environment is protected, respected, and celebrated. From 10 miles of nature trails to a wildflower garden with four beehives, residents can immerse themselves in nature’s serenity.
Oldfield’s Equestrian Center is a top-notch facility for both riders and boarders. The iconic red barn welcomes visitors of all ages and skill levels, and children can participate in equestrian camps throughout the summer months to learn new skills and have fun.
As for golf, the Oldfield Course was designed by Greg Norman and is a standout among Lowcountry golf courses. This well-maintained course provides a challenge amid the marshy landscape, with moss-covered oak trees adding to the ambiance – and even serving as an obstacle on a couple of holes!
This impressive estate combines the indoors with the outdoors seamlessly, a common trait of homes in the area. Oldfield’s connection to nature is a major highlight of this community. Those who share a love for the earth and a passion for sustainability will thrive in this environmentally-friendly neighborhood.
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Life in the Lowcountry is known for being well-rounded, characterized by luxury living in a beautiful environment that beckons residents outdoors. Private golf courses with exclusive amenities and lively social calendars are a signature of the best gated communities in Bluffton.
Bluffton is home to a variety of thriving communities, each with a unique personality – just like you! We’d love to get to know you and help you find your dream home. If you’re ready to flourish in the Lowcountry, begin your search on our website, give us a call at 843-757-7712, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.