Beaufort, South Carolina

Dataw Island

Community Information

$400,000 - $2,000,000
$15,000 - $500,000

Dataw Island
Once the site of a prosperous 18th-century plantation, this beautiful 870-acre property in the Sea Islands region of coastal South Carolina has been transformed into an exclusive golf, tennis, and boating community that blends the privacy and seclusion of gated living with an impressive selection of country club amenities.

Property owners gain privileged access to clubs and amenities too numerous to list. Topping the list are two private 18-hole golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, a full-service tennis club, pickleball, croquet, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, a grand clubhouse and a deep-water marina with access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.

A limited number of lots are available for purchase, or buyers can choose from an extensive selection of new and existing, finely crafted single-family homes, patio homes and low-maintenance villas. All properties feature water or golf course views, and every home combines high-quality craftsmanship with the finest interior fittings and design elements.

The community is just six miles from the historic seaport of Beaufort, SC. Dataw is convenient to shops, restaurants, beaches and transportation, yet it's immersed in a timeless world of lush salt marshes, tall pines, ancient oak trees and historic plantation house ruins that evoke the rich history of this island getaway. Request More Information now!
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  • Acreage

    870 acres (348 hectares)

  • Gatehouse

    Features secure gated entry with security professionals on duty around the clock.

  • Club Structure

    Dataw Island offers membership opportunities to residents and non-residents. Country Club membership opportunities with special incentives are available to non-property owners.

  • Golf

    Dataw Island offers the experience of a world class club, with two 18-hole courses that both rank in the top 50 in the state, complete practice facilities, a full-service pro shop and a professionally managed program of lessons, clinics and tournaments. Tom Fazio’s Cotton Dike course and Arthur Hills’ Morgan River course ensure challenges for golfers of all abilities, with dramatic vistas of the surrounding tidal marshes, mature live oaks and the sweeping Morgan River. Introductory golf memberships available.

  • Clubhouse

    At 41,000 square feet, the clubhouse provides an elegant setting for social and recreational activities, with sophisticated dining, a casual pub and abundant space for social gatherings and special events.

  • Tennis

    The club features eight impeccably maintained Har-Tru courts, four of which are lighted for nighttime play. The club's tennis center houses a well-stocked pro shop, and the staff of full-time tennis professionals organizes a robust program of lessons and clinics, mixers, round robins, pro exhibitions and other special events. Recently named an "Outstanding Facility" by the USTA.

  • Marina

    The Dataw Island Marina is a full service marina offering deep-water slips, dry storage and a ship's store. Dataw is three miles from the Intracoastal Waterway and about 30 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Fitness

    Dataw Island's community/fitness center houses a spacious workout room with quality weight training and aerobic equipment, plus a heated indoor lap pool, a whirlpool/spa, a multipurpose activity room and a bright exercise studio with cushioned flooring. Staff provide personal training and an active schedule of exercise classes including yoga, Pilates and aerobics.

  • Croquet

    Two regulation croquet lawns are located adjacent to the golf clubhouse, providing an atmospheric setting for players at all skill levels. The Croquet Club of Dataw Island was formed in 1994 and is a member of the U.S. Croquet Association.

  • Recreation

    Enhancing the development's extensive recreational facilities are more than 30 member-sponsored clubs that vary from hiking and gardening to a popular yacht club. These clubs contribute to Dataw Island's active lifestyle and strong sense of community. Members are also active in 70+ local civic groups and organizations. Dataw Island’s ponds are stocked, and several community docks are available for fishing on the property, while the surrounding waterways and ocean offer kayaking and some of the finest sport fishing on the Eastern Seaboard.

  • Swimming

    In addition to the year-round indoor pool at the fitness center, club members have access to a brand new resort-style pool with a snack bar.

  • Area Attractions

    The South Carolina Lowcountry is world famous for its lush coastal wetlands, unspoiled Atlantic beaches and bucolic way of life. Dataw Island is six miles from the historic seaport of Beaufort and 15 minutes from the beach, and 40 miles from the renowned beaches and golf at Hilton Head Island. Savannah and Charleston are close enough for easy day trips, and the area is accessible via scheduled air service to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport or Charleston International Airport.

  • Healthcare

    Beaufort Memorial Hospital, located about 15 minutes from the development, provides a full range of modern medical services, including a 24-hour level 3 emergency department.

  • "Best in Value Golf Community"

    -Links Magazine

  • "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary"

    -The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses

  • Homes For Sale

    Priced from $400,000 to $2 million, including new homes and resales

  • Villas For Sale

    Priced from $400,000 to $500,000

  • Lots For Sale

    Priced from $15,000 to $500,000

  • Disclaimer: Prices subject to change. Offer void where prohibited by law.

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Dataw Island

121 Dataw Drive

Beaufort, South Carolina 29920

32.4340414 -80.5794021

Community News

USTA “Dataw Splash!” Tennis Tournament
Beaufort, SC --- The United States Tennis Association Dataw Splash! was held this weekend across three area tennis courts: Fripp Island, Spring Island, and the host site, Dataw Island. [ read more ]

Dataw Island Honors First Responders
Multiple fire trucks, ambulances and sheriff vehicles visited Dataw Island Thursday, but not for an emergency situation... Dataw was serving them an annual complimentary luncheon and golf outing in appreciation for their dedication to serving the Beaufort community! [ read more ]

Charleston Surges to CAA Men’s Golf Title with Record Performance
SAINT HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (April 23, 2024) – The Charleston men’s golf team won its seventh CAA title in 10 opportunities by closing out a tournament-record 35-under performance at the Cotton Dike Course on Dataw Island, just outside historic Beaufort, SC. [ read more ]

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Dataw Island is way more than we expected!

Dave and Mary H. - Verified Resident (Since 2011)

We visited Dataw Island in Aug.2011 and made an offer on our first home here in 20 minutes. In two months we purchased a larger home. We have been embraced by Dataw residents and are happily active in the Yacht Club, Visual Arts Club and Island Friends. It's the most beautiful island in the lowcountry.