At Spring Island, a 3,000-acre maritime forest surrounded by 3,500 acres of pristine marshland has been transformed into an extraordinary gated community that preserves a rare slice of American wilderness for the exclusive enjoyment of fewer than 400 families. Situated on South Carolina's lush Lowcountry coastline, the community enjoys a location near Beaufort, SC, midway between Charleston and Savannah, GA and a short drive from Hilton Head Island.
The centerpiece of this development is a private Arnold Palmer-designed golf course that is widely viewed as one of the finest residential courses in the country. The community also maintains an impeccable 30-acre equestrian facility with 35 miles of riding trails, private tennis and fitness facilities, community boat docks; 33 freshwater and saltwater fishing lakes and a 1,200-acre nature preserve and wildlife education center.
Homesites range in size from cottage lots to estate lots of two acres overlooking marsh and rivers, to expansive 10-acre homesites secluded among giant live oaks and towering loblolly pines. Designed to blend with their natural surroundings, Spring Island homes have set an architectural standard for Lowcountry islands, creating a supreme sense of tranquility just half an hour from Hilton Head and 45 minutes from downtown Savannah. Send me information now!
Acreage: 3,000 acres (1,200 hectares)
Gatehouse: 24-hour manned and controlled access.
Club Structure: Equity, member-owned club with a choice of golf and social membership plans.
Golf: The Old Tabby Links course at Spring Island features an Arnold Palmer design, with the front nine winding through a 150-year-old oak forest and the back nine bordering scenic pastures and marshland. Only about 9,000 rounds are played annually, so the greens, fairways and practice facilities are never crowded.
Clubhouse: The development features two clubhouses; each with its own private dining facilities.
Tennis: Spring Island offers four Har-Tru clay courts and a full schedule of tennis instruction, community tennis and interclub play.
Equestrian: The 30-acre equestrian center at Spring Island includes a 24-stall barn surrounded by 15 grass paddocks, two riding rings (one for hunters and jumpers and one for pleasure and beginning riders) and 35 miles of scenic riding trails.
Recreation: Other on-site recreational pursuits range from volleyball and croquet to hiking, biking, kayaking and wildlife viewing in a 1,200-acre nature reserve. The Spring Island Nature Center, staffed by four full-time naturalists, offers guided nature walks and other educational activities for residents and for grade school students from surrounding communities.
Boating: Spring Island residents have access to private docks and a community boat ramp, with kayaking equipment available on-site. Surrounding waterways provide easy passage to Port Royal Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
Swimming: A private community swimming pool is located adjacent to the fitness center and tennis courts.
Sports Complex: Features a fitness center with two training rooms, locker facilities and private treatment rooms, plus a heated lap pool, a zero-entry family pool, children’s tree house and a screened pavilion called the “Summer House”. The Sports Complex is also home to the Outfitter Center which provides equipment for kayaking, sporting clays, biking, fishing, boating, baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis and croquet.
Hunting and Fishing: Although hunting is no longer permitted within the development, residents have access to a privately managed hunting club located at the 2,600-acre Pleasant Hill Plantation, about 45 minutes from Spring Island. Anglers can enjoy world-class fishing opportunities year-round, from local lakes, creeks and rivers to big game fishing on the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
Dining and Shopping: Residents may enjoy the convenience of clubhouse dining without leaving the development. Additional shopping and dining options are located at Hilton Head, Savannah and other nearby communities.
Health Care: Emergency care and other medical services are available at the Hilton Head Regional Medical Center and the Coastal Carolina Medical Center in nearby Hardeeville. Several major regional hospitals are located about 30 miles away in Savannah, Georgia.
Location: Spring Island is located 90 minutes south of Charleston, midway between Hilton Head Island and the coastal village of Beaufort. Historic Savannah and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport are less than 45 minutes away.
Lots For Sale: Available lots range from approximately a third of an acre to 10 acres or more, priced from $150,000 to $1.1 million.
Homes For Sale: Spring Island offers a selection of cottages and single-family homes priced from $450,000 to $4.5 million.
From the moment we drove over the causeway in 2010, my husband and I were convinced that this place called Spring Island would be our future home. Although approximate to the cities of Beaufort, Savannah and Charleston, the magic for us lies in the privacy of this peaceful island retreat. Its beauty is breathtaking! Living in this paradise for the past year not only didn't disappoint but it surpassed our high expectations!
Spring Island attracts members from various geographic areas. The fact that it is able to cater to the varied interests of all its members was another outstanding feature that made this island community so unique. No one activity overshadows another; all are given equal respect. The Island's professional staff is both encouraging and supportive in assisting residents in reaching their personal goals. Although my husband's main focus is on improving his golfing skills and mine is on equestrian endeavors, others find their passion on the tennis courts, fishing, boating, sporting clays or on the croquet course. If art is your venue, the art program here is unsurpassed.
A commonality among residents is the love of nature and we all take our stewardship of protecting both the animals and plantings of this wonderful nature preserve seriously. Although we enjoy an active lifestyle, we islanders also place a high value on maintaining our privacy. We love the fact that most of the homes are not visible from the main roads but nestled behind nature curtains.
My husband and I feel so blessed to awaken each day in this incredibly magical environment, for Spring Island is truly our piece of heaven on earth.
From the moment we drove over the causeway in 2010, my husband and I were convinced that this place called Spring Island would be our future home. Although approximate to the cities of Beaufort, Savannah and Charleston, the magic for us lies in the privacy of this peaceful island retreat. Its beauty is breathtaking! Living in this paradise for ...
Spring Island's Old Tabby Links Named Renovation of the Year Spring Island, SC (May 29, 2013) – Old Tabby Links golf course in the South Carolina community of Spring Island has earned Golf Inc.’s Renovation of the Year honors. The restoration of Old Tabby overwhelmingly succeeded in “refreshing” the original design by restoring the natural character of the course and heightening the strategic interest of each hole.
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