Dataw is a private gated island just six miles east of the charming Lowcountry town of Beaufort, South Carolina, and close to Hilton Head, Savannah and Charleston. You’ll find the perfect blend of historical charm and natural beauty, along with modern amenities, and excellent real estate values.
World-class golf and tennis are just the beginning at Dataw Island. The club’s two championship golf courses and eight Har-Tru tennis courts are complemented by countless additional amenities to exercise the mind as well as the body.
As one of South Carolina’s premier golf communities, Dataw Island is home to two 18-hole golf courses: Tom Fazio’s Cotton Dike course and Arthur Hills’ Morgan River course. Both recently-renovated, and both designed to ensure a pleasurable round for golfers of all abilities. Golfers enjoy beautiful natural surroundings as they wind their way through the island and amongst tidal marshland, live oaks dating back hundreds of years and Civil War era ruins – starting and ending at our Southern-style Clubhouse.
The Dataw Island golf professionals are highly qualified and take pride in their work. All members enjoy access to the Dataw practice facilities, including the driving range and chipping and putting greens. Offerings include group and private lessons and clinics. A wide variety of tournaments are held throughout the year and are suited to include everyone from the novice to the expert golfer.
New golf members are acclimated quickly and easily through our frequently-offered Mens’ and Ladies’ Days, our very popular Dataw Island Golf Association and the Dataw Island Women’s Golf Association, plus golf clinics and events.
Dataw Island Club also features a pair of croquet lawns, perhaps the most charming place to gather on the island. These championship courts, overlooking a beautiful, iconic view of Jenkins Creek, are playable year-round. All members are invited to try your hand at croquet as part of our Sports Ambassadors program, and very affordable packages are available for the many who get hooked on the sport.
Dataw’s Community Center is home to an indoor lap pool and hot tub, open for year-round exercise and entertainment. Water aerobics are a favorite for those seeking low-impact exercise or physical rehab, and special times are designated for swimmers over 18.
If relaxation beckons in the sun, enjoy the brand new resort-style outdoor pool facility which opened in the June, 2016. The new facility is tastefully appointed with features like an upgraded heated and cooled pool, expanded children’s area, and food and beverage service.
For boaters Dataw is just three miles from the Intracoastal Waterway, boating to the Atlantic Ocean from Dataw is an enjoyable and scenic 30 minute ride – although many fishermen are content to cast a rod or to fly fish right here in the coastal waters of Dataw. Several community docks are available from which to drop a crab trap, launch a kayak or catch a sunset.
To learn more about Dataw Island please visit dataw.com.