Colleton River Club

Bluffton Private

Colleton River Club is one of South Carolina’s most prestigious golf communities. Member-owned and operated, it is situated on more than 1,500 acres with a low density of only 705 homesites, offering a variety of marsh, golf course, river, and forest views. The towering live oaks, Lowcountry marshes, tidal creeks, and lakes create a truly unbelievable natural landscape, enhanced further by the magnificent views created by the Colleton and Chechessee Rivers as they flow into Port Royal Sound. Both the Nicklaus and the Dye layouts are ranked among Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Greatest Courses in the U.S.”

60 Colleton River Dr. Bluffton, S.C. 29910


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The Courses at Colleton River Club

The Nick and The Dye

Awards and accolades

  • Selected as “Club of the Year,” by the South Carolina Golf Association, 2010
  • Named a Platinum Club of America by Club Leaders Forum, 2009
  • Ranked No. 13 in the “Top 15 Residential Communities” by Club Leaders Forum, 2009
  • Platinum Club of America designation, 2006-2009
  • Reader’s Choice Award – No. 15 in the “Top 50 Best Private Courses,” Golf World Magazine, 2009
  • Top 50 Courses in South Carolina: Dye and Nicklaus Courses, South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel, 2008
  • Ranked in “Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in America,” by Golfweek magazine, 2006, 2007
  • Named one of “America’s Top 100 Golf Communities,” by Travel+Leisure Golf magazine, 2006

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The Nicklaus Course

Architect: Jack Nicklaus Built: 1992

Recognized as the “Best New Private Course in America” in 1993 by Golf Digest, a “Top 100” course by Golf Magazine, “Top 100 Residential Golf Course” by GolfWeek, and as the “Best New Remodel” by Golf Digest, the Nicklaus course delivers a formidable yet rewarding golf experience and offers a scenic set of finishing holes. Nicklaus has used his prestigious talents to create 18 visually spectacular golf holes with traditional approaches, while placing a premium on strategy and shot-making. The Nicklaus course is as visually stunning as it is challenging. “Colleton River reminds me of Cypress Point. It has as many elements as any golf course on the East Coast,” says Nicklaus. Legendary tour pro and fellow golf course architect Greg Norman says that Colleton River is the best effort in the Golden Bear’s entire design portfolio. The Nicklaus Course at Colleton River strikes an exceptional balance between challenge and playability. Nicklaus tempts golfers throughout, providing glimpses of the marsh on the front nine before finishing the round in dramatic fashion exposed to the winds and scenic vistas provided by the Colleton River. In 2017 the Nicklaus Course underwent a remarkable restoration unearthing its original classic Lowcountry beauty. The Nicklaus Course is a par-72 layout that measures 7,400 yards from the back tees, with multiple sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels.

My greatest pleasure in creating this golf course at Colleton River is the enjoyment it will bring its members long beyond my golf career and my lifetime,” says Nicklaus. “I consider it one of my finest accomplishments.”

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The Dye Course

Architect: Pete Dye Built: 1998

This stunning links-type course plays through dense Lowcountry forest as well as open scenic wetlands, offering unobstructed views of Port Royal Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. The Pete Dye Course at Colleton River is quite different from the Nicklaus Course, featuring small undulating greens that are well protected by pot bunkers. The only course of its kind in the southeast, the Dye Course plays host to major tournaments like the South Carolina Amateur, U.S. Amateur Qualifier, U.S. Open Qualifier and the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Tournament. With a mix of challenge and beauty, it is no wonder that Academy Award-winner Robert Redford chose the Dye Course to film pivotal and iconic scenes of his movie, “The Legend of Bagger Vance.” The course was restored in 2016 and is now more spectacular than ever. The Dye Course is a par-72 layout measuring 7,171 yards from the back tees, including the par-4 18th hole measuring 490 yards from the championship tees.

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Colleton River Club Initiation Fee: $90,000

Full Membership: $28,385 annually

Limited Lifesyle Membership: $19,104 Annually

*Rates and Fees Subject to Change*

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The Community

Colleton River Club offers fine and casual dining in two magnificent clubhouses. In addition, a golf learning academy, member library, art classes, a community dock and even a social community for dogs help create an active environment where there is always something going on. 

Residents can indulge in a world of exceptional amenities, including:

  • Round-the-Clock Security: Provided by a staffed guardhouse for peace of mind.
  • Par-3 Golf Course: Evokes the spirit of the iconic Augusta National.
  • Practice Range Facilities: Equipped with target greens for skill enhancement.
  • Jack Nicklaus Clubhouse: A breathtaking 30,000-square-foot facility offering panoramic vistas of the Nicklaus course and Colleton River.
  • Pete Dye Clubhouse: Sophisticated charm with amenities including a golf shop, locker rooms, lounge, mixed grill, library, and formal dining room.
  • Stan Smith-designed Tennis Center: Boasts 5 Har-Tru courts, pro shop, and pavilion.
  • Fitness Center: 6,000-square-foot facility with cutting-edge cardio theater and Technogym equipment.
  • Fitness Classes and Free Weights: Tailored to meet diverse active lifestyles.
  • Day Spa: Offers relaxation and revitalization services.
  • Junior Olympic Swimming Pool: Includes a 25-meter pool and children’s area.
  • Halfway Café: Offers casual dining, coffee, and delightful pastries.
  • Conference and Tennis Center: Adaptable meeting rooms for various group sizes and corporate retreats.
  • Waterfront Access: Through the community deepwater dock, connecting to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean.
  • Walking and Biking Trails: Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and enjoy nature.

Colleton River Discovery Package

  • The Colleton River Club Discovery Package offers a comprehensive three-day, two-night experience for qualified buyers interested in the exclusive Colleton River Member lifestyle.
  • Participants have the opportunity to stay in a charming Colleton River Cottage and enjoy rounds of golf on both the renowned Jack Nicklaus Course and the prestigious Pete Dye Course.
  • Each day includes lunch at either the Nicklaus Clubhouse, Halfway Café, or the Dye Clubhouse.
  • Access to premium amenities such as the pool, tennis club, fitness facilities, and the par-3 course is included.
  • A thorough club and property tour will be personally conducted by the Membership Director to provide valuable insights for those considering property ownership within Colleton River.

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Real Estate

  • Colleton River Club presents a variety of remarkable real estate options, each offering a unique lifestyle experience.
  • Choices include waterfront homes with deep-water docks along the Colleton River, residences near serene natural lagoons, homes overlooking pristine golf courses, and properties with views of the dynamic river and salt marshes.
  • For added convenience, several multi-unit cottages are available for members and their guests.
  • Wooded homesites feature exquisite single-family homes with diverse architectural styles that harmonize with the natural beauty of the surrounding land.

Recent Sales at Colleton River

One-year sales average: $965K-$5.5M

 (Updated 9.17.2023)

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