Long Cove Club

Hilton Head Island Private

Experience the essence of exclusivity, luxury, and unparalleled living at the Long Cove Club. Despite being one of Hilton Head’s smaller private communities, it offers an unmatched range of amenities. From the Pete Dye-designed golf course to the top-notch boating and tennis facilities, Long Cove Club embodies the epitome of opulent living.

399 Long Cove Dr. Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

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The Course

Architect: Pete Dye
Built: 1981

The crown jewel of Long Cove Club is its 18-hole private golf course, masterfully designed by acclaimed architect Pete Dye. This renowned course has earned recognition as one of the top golf courses in America for its exceptional design and excellence, as acknowledged by Golf Digest. It has been ranked as South Carolina’s number-one course. The course's national and international acclaim becomes evident from the moment players step onto its fairways. Its beauty, reminiscent of Scotland with wetlands, marshes, oak trees draped in Spanish moss, stands of pine, love grass, and long rough, creates an unparalleled golfing experience. The course demands strategic tee shots on the par 4s and par 5s, making it a true shot maker’s course.

Long Cove initially had its routing designed by Frank Duane and Arnold Palmer in the early 1970s. Pete Dye was initially offered the opportunity but declined as he was focused on constructing TPC Sawgrass at the time. However, after completing Sawgrass, Dye was convinced to undertake the construction of Long Cove. With his prior experience working in nearby Harbour Town, Dye aimed to create something distinct. He incorporated unique features such as knobs, mounds, framing berms, and generously sized greens. Additionally, two holes were strategically placed along the Colleton River. Dye’s construction crew included several talented individuals who would later become renowned golf architects, including Bobby Weed, Tom Doak, David Savic, Ron Farris, Scott Pool, and Pete’s son, P.B.

In 2018, Bobby Weed, known for his work on Olde Farm, was selected to restore Dye’s original design, which had become overgrown. As a result, golfers can once again enjoy the opportunity to employ running shots on 16 of the 18 greens. As Hilton Head Island's most sought-after private golf course, Long Cove Golf Course caters to golfers of all levels. Cleverly designed tee boxes ensure that every player, regardless of skill, will have an unbelievable playing experience. Seamlessly fitting the natural terrain, this course is a testament to meticulous craftsmanship dedicated solely to the love of the game.

Long Cove Club accolades:

#17 Top 200 Residential Golf Courses in the U.S. (Golfweek, 2023)
#63 America’s Best Top 100 Modern Golf Courses (Golfweek, 2023)
#188 in America’s Second 100 Greatest Golf Courses (Golf Digest, 2023)
#4 in Best Private Courses in South Carolina (Golfweek state-by-state rankings, 2023)

If you were to poll 100 lifelong, golf-obsessed locals on what is “the best” course in the area, I’d imagine Long Cove would receive its fair share of #1 votes, falling just short of Harbour Town for the title. For my money, it’s not even a fair fight as Long Cove in my eyes, is the finest golf course in the area.

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The Community

  • Long Cove Club fosters a palpable sense of community, encouraging lasting friendships and a strong sense of belonging among residents.
  • The warm and welcoming atmosphere facilitates connection, socialization, and engagement in a variety of events and activities, from cocktail parties and wine tastings to holiday celebrations and golf tournaments.
  • Conveniently located on Hilton Head Island, Long Cove Club provides easy access to the island’s renowned amenities and attractions, including pristine beaches, world-class restaurants, upscale shopping, and cultural experiences.
  • Long Cove Club offers extraordinary facilities, including eight private clay courts at the Racquet Club for tennis enthusiasts and a private marina on Broad Creek providing boat docks and slips free of charge for property owners.
  • The clubhouse, designed in an antebellum style, overlooks the golf course and features a tastefully appointed dining room, lounge, pro shop, locker rooms, terraces, and porches, with swimming facilities also available.
  • Beyond golf, Long Cove Club provides a range of amenities enriching the lives of its members, including indulgent dining experiences, private event spaces, recreational activities, and access to the deep-water marina for boating, fishing, and water sports.
  • The tennis facilities, nature trails, and scenic surroundings invite residents to embrace an active lifestyle amidst the island’s natural beauty.
  • Life at Long Cove Club revolves around the water, with a state-of-the-art marina offering boat and kayak slips free of charge for members, along with kayaks available for use.

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Initiation Fee $50,000

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Exquisite Real Estate

  • Homes within the gated community of Long Cove boast captivating views of Broad Creek, marshes, lagoons, woodlands, and the golf course.
  • Long Cove comprises 569 full-size, single-family homes ranging from 2,500 square feet to 7,000 square feet, meticulously approved by a strict architectural review board.
  • Architectural styles vary, but the prevailing theme is the traditional Lowcountry design blending seamlessly with Hilton Head Island’s natural landscape.
  • Most residences offer stunning vistas of lagoons, marshes, the golf course, or picturesque Broad Creek.
  • Long Cove operates on a “club” concept, where membership is automatically granted with each property purchase, and all members contribute to the same assessment fee, providing equal access to amenities regardless of property values or residency status.
  • Overlooking the scenic shoreline of Broad Creek, Long Cove boasts some of the most desirable real estate on Hilton Head Island, nestled within a lush maritime forest adorned with native flora.
  • The community’s prime location offers easy access to the island’s best beaches, dining establishments, entertainment options, shopping centers, professional services, schools, and medical facilities.
  • Long Cove appeals to both young, active families and empty nesters, with approximately 70% of residents residing in the community full-time, fostering a true sense of neighborhood and community spirit.
  • With its exceptional golf course, luxurious amenities, and strong sense of community, Long Cove Club offers an unparalleled lifestyle for its members, where cherished memories are created and the true essence of coastal living is embraced.
  • Long Cove Club POA Fees: $17,434 Annually


Recent Sales in Long Cove

One-year Sales Range: $800K to $3M

 (Updated 9/12/2023)

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