Callawassie Island Club

Beaufort Private

Callawassie Island is an exclusive, private club that features 27 holes of championship golf, meticulously designed by Tom Fazio. Unique in its design, all 3 nine hole courses take you on a loop from the first tee back to the Pro shop providing for seamless “mixing of 9’s” for its members. Each nine encompasses a diverse range of landscapes, including tidal marshes, gracefully draped oaks, and pristine waterways, resulting in an experience that is both visually stunning and strategically challenging. The courses wind through a variety of landscapes, offering panoramic views of tidal marshes, picturesque oak trees, and tranquil waterways, while the club’s commitment to preserving the island’s natural beauty remains evident throughout.

176 Callawassie Dr.  Callawassie Island, S.C. 29909

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The Courses at Callawassie

The Dogwood / The Magnolia / The Palmetto

Architect: Tom Fazio Built: 1988

Players will find that all aspects of the game will be tested on the interesting mix of holes on the Dogwood Course. Surrounded by the natural beauty of scenic marsh vistas and home to many of the islands birds and animals, the Dogwood is a great 9 to warm your putting stroke on. With well protected, elevated greens, some having severe drop offs, dialing in your speed early is critical.  At 3,518 yards, the Magnolia Course is the longest of Callawassie Island’s three nines and places a heavy premium on accurate approach shots. In order to successfully navigate the Magnolia, players will need to get the most out of every skill they’ve brought to the course that day. The Good news: Long accurate drives, calculated second shots, and precision play on the par 3s is all it takes to tackle the Magnolia. Piece of cake, right?  Well-positioned ponds present a challenge on seven holes of the 3,443-yard Palmetto nine. Conservative course management, precise positioning, and a deft putting stroke will reward players on this excellent stretch of nine holes.

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The Community

  • Residents of Callawassie Island, whether recent retirees, young professionals, or second-home owners, share a common interest in community wellbeing.
  • The island's private, welcoming, and relaxed setting fosters strong connections between residents and the surrounding landscape.
  • More than 50 active clubs cater to various interests including golfing, paddling, tennis, fishing, gardening, and more, encouraging socialization through island-wide events and activities.
  • Callawassie Island offers more than just golfing; it's a secluded haven seamlessly integrated with lush landscapes, inviting leisurely strolls, panoramic views, trail exploration, birdwatching, and wildlife observation.
  • Four community docks provide leased slips, kayak launches, and access to fishing, crabbing, and shrimping.
  • The River Club features a family swimming pool, year-round indoor/outdoor dining, and waterfront views of the Colleton River.
  • Island parks, ponds, and recreation areas offer opportunities for nature appreciation, scenic views, and exploration of historical sites.
  • Residents have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, mind-body studio, physical therapy, personal training, massage therapy, and indoor cycling facilities.
  • Callawassie Island is certified as a National Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation and a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
  • Over 200 homes are certified as Backyard Habitats, reflecting the community's dedication to preserving the island's ecology and wildlife.

Callawassie Island

Initiation Fee $50,000

Unlimited Golf for an additional $395 per month or Pay-as-you-Play golf for $95 per round.

**All Rates Subject to Change**

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Real Estate

  • The gated waterfront golf community on Callawassie Island comprises approximately 500 single-family homes and townhomes, nestled alongside the ruins of an old sugar mill.
  • Residential properties on Callawassie Island showcase a variety of architectural styles, from elegant single-family homes to charming cottages, all designed to harmonize with the island's natural beauty.
  • Homes often feature classic Southern architectural elements like expansive porches, stately columns, and large windows, inviting natural light and breezes into living spaces.
  • Developed mainly in the 1980s and 1990s, the community boasts a spectacular golf course, two clubhouses, six tennis courts, two swimming pools, two restaurants, fishing and shrimping docks, and more.
  • Residents enjoy access to 33 lagoons, three parks, a butterfly garden, and three rookeries. Canoeing and kayaking in the tranquil waters of the Sound are popular activities, while the River Club dock offers deepwater access.
  • Villas and cottages qualify for short-term rentals, ideal for second homes or investment properties. The Club Cottage section captures the traditional Lowcountry look, with three cottage plans available for quick move-in.
  • The Villas in Heron Walk are independent properties sharing a common side wall, also eligible for short-term rentals, catering to those seeking second homes or investments.
  • Callawassie Island offers a serene lifestyle for nature enthusiasts, with stunning landscapes, premier amenities, and easy access to urban centers, making it an ideal home destination.

Callawassie Island POA Fees: $2,621 annually plus $1,108 monthly operating dues and capital contribution.

Dock Lease based on availability: $3,900

Membership in the Heron Walk Association at $540 per quarter is required.

Recent Sales

One-year Sales Range: $540K to $1.675M
(updated 9.23.2023)

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Callawassie Island Discovery Package

Get a taste of Callawassie Island living during a 3-day/2-night stay in one of the on-island Cottages or Villas. You will enjoy unlimited access to all of the amenities, including the fitness center, two swimming pools, newly renovated Clubhouse and River Club, and more. Play on one of six Har-Tru tennis courts or one of the three pristine golf courses, and even receive a tennis or golf lesson from one of the on-site Pros. However you may choose to spend your time, you'll live like a local, indulge in fine dining, and unwind like you've been meaning to for years.

Though you are encouraged  to explore the island at your own pace, there are several guided tours and activities to make your visit a truly unforgettable experience. With the help of a Participant Ambassador, you can get a feel for the community as they accompany you on your activities and fill you in on everything Callawassie Island has to offer.

Book your Callawassie Island Adventure here

or call 404-399-8993

Activities available during your stay:

  • Golf or tennis lesson with one of the Pros
  • Workout session with a personal trainer
  • Walking tour of the island with a Certified Master Naturalist
  • Guided kayak excursion from the Paddler's Dock
  • Boat tour of the Colleton River
  • Walking tour of nearby Historic Beaufort
  • $50 credit to dine at the Clubhouse or River Club
  • Bicycle to explore the island on your own
  • Massage at the Fitness Center Therapy Room