Dataw Island Club

Beaufort Private

Dataw Island, situated just 15 minutes from historic downtown Beaufort, is a private golf, tennis, and boating community offering an abundance of amenities. It features golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, a full-service marina, a tennis center, a community center with fitness and massage facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, four dining establishments, croquet lawns, bocce courts, and more. The community has garnered numerous awards and recognitions, including SCGA’s Club of the Year, USTA’s Outstanding Tennis Facility, and listings in various publications like Hilton Head Monthly Magazine and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.

121 Dataw Dr. Beaufort, S.C. 29920

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The Courses at Dataw Island

Cotton Dike and Morgan River

Cotton Dike

Architect: Tom Fazio
Built: 1995

Cotton Dike, Dataw Island’s first golf course, was designed by Tom Fazio and is set amidst terrain shaped by historic dikes used for cotton fields during the plantation era. The 18 holes require strategic thinking and precision, offering golfers a rewarding experience with diverse challenges. Approximately half of the course borders the marsh and Jenkins Creek, providing a captivating blend of Lowcountry natural beauty and Fazio’s meticulous design. In 2011, the Cotton Dike course underwent a comprehensive renovation, reclaiming its status as one of the Lowcountry’s premier courses.

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Morgan River

Architect: Arthur Hills
Built: 1993

The Arthur Hills Morgan River Signature Course offers a unique golfing experience characterized by strategic excellence and the Scottish flair that is a hallmark of Arthur Hills’ designs. Players journey through the shade of majestic oaks while navigating water hazards that captivate both novices and seasoned pros alike. The course features an aqua-shaping technique that allows aquatic plants to flourish in the ponds, attracting wildlife to the course.  Both Cotton Dike and Morgan River promise a golfing experience that engages players’ imaginations while offering various options for different skill levels. The golf clubhouse, spanning 40,000 square feet, offers breathtaking views of saltwater marshes and bottlenose dolphins. Fine and casual dining options, a cozy bar with a fireplace, a grand ballroom, and an open outdoor veranda complete the clubhouse, making it the heart of the community.

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Dataw Island Club

The Community

  • Dataw Island residents, affectionately known as Datawites, form a vibrant and altruistic community.
  • Acts of charity abound, with member-based non-profit organizations like the Dataw Conservancy and the Dataw Historic Foundation, alongside various charitable groups and events.
  • The community pays tribute to veterans every Veterans Day with a grand ceremonial parade, a golf tournament, and fundraising breakfasts and lunches, raising $130,000 to date.
  • Datawites actively engage in community service locally, participating in activities such as building Habitat for Humanity houses, environmental clean-up efforts, and monitoring sea turtle activity on the beach.
  • On the island itself, members organize charity runs, maintain a butterfly garden, and host fundraisers and awareness campaigns, such as the Dataw Splash USTA tennis event in June, which supports the Special Olympics.
  • New members are welcomed with open arms and paired with ambassadors to introduce them to the island's offerings.
  • The community offers a plethora of sports groups and fitness opportunities, including over 20 "clubs within a club" centered around shared interests like cards, boating, and art.
  • Dataw features eight Har-Tru tennis courts, four pickleball courts overlooking Jenkins Creek, and a resort-style pool overlooking the marsh.
  • Dataw's croquet courts attract players of all levels and host various regional croquet events.
  • The Dataw Island Community Center offers indoor and outdoor pools, an aerobic studio, circuit-training machines, free weights, state-of-the-art cardio equipment, personal trainers, and physical therapy services.
  • For boating enthusiasts, Dataw's private deepwater marina provides wet slips, dry storage, fuel, showers, and a full-service boatyard.
  • The Dataw Island Yacht Club hosts regattas, kayak tours, sailing adventures, and the Commodore’s Ball.
  • Dataw Island is home to top-notch schools, making it an attractive option for families.
  • Whether one is an avid golfer, tennis enthusiast, water lover, fitness fanatic, or simply seeking a vibrant community, Dataw Island offers an extraordinary destination with picturesque landscapes, rich amenities, and a strong sense of camaraderie.

Dataw Island

Initiation Fee $39,500

Monthly Dues $460

Food and Beverage Minimums: 

Single Membership: $830 Annually

 Family Membership: $1380 Annually

**All Rates Subject to Change**

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Dataw Island Club

Real Estate

  • Dataw Island offers approximately 800 homes already built, with more in development, providing a range of housing options.
  • Prospective buyers can choose from affordable lots, patio homes, upscale cottages, and meticulously crafted single-family homes.
  • Available options include vacant lots and a diverse array of single-family homes, patio homes, and low-maintenance villas.
  • Each property offers picturesque water or golf course vistas, blending top-tier craftsmanship with premium interior finishes and design features.
  • Dataw Island boasts pristine and customizable new-construction home sites, ideal for enjoying breathtaking sunrises and surrounded by historic Spanish moss-covered oaks.
  • Lots are available for those looking to start building their dream coastal home.
  • Whether seeking a coastal haven for relocation, retirement, or a second home, Dataw Island offers an idyllic option to consider.

Dataw Island POA Fees: $3,422 Annually

Recent Sales

One-year Sales Range: $363K to $950K 

Updated 9/16/24

The Experience Dataw Package

To fully immerse yourself in the essence of Dataw Island, opt for the Experience Dataw package. This comprehensive tour package offers:

Unlimited access to play golf on both championship courses

Unlimited use of the Har-Tru tennis courts

A complimentary meal at The Pub, Dataw's esteemed dining establishment

Full access to the Fitness Center, featuring a well-equipped gym, yoga studio, and indoor lap pool

Guided exploration of the island via golf cart or along the five miles of scenic walking trails, with additional nature trails available in the maritime forest preserve at Oak Island

Introduction to a Member Ambassador to enhance your experience and provide valuable insights.

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