Callawassie Island

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Callawassie Island is located at the crossroads between Beaufort, Savannah, and Hilton Head Island.  It’s just minutes from I-95 and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Charleston and Jacksonville are within two hours, and Atlanta is about four hours away.  This private gated island community offers its members world-class golf, top-notch tennis, and a thriving community amid the picturesque natural surroundings of tidal marshes and lush coastal flora. The natural protection of an island assures peace of mind. Cross the causeway to a quiet, serene, and secure paradise, with an active lifestyle and focus on nature, to some of the finest waterfront views in SC, and the east coast.

In pre-colonial times, numerous Indian cultures occupied Callawassie Island for 5,000 years and left their mark in archeologic remains, shell middens, and an Indian burial mound. .  In the early 17th century, the Yemassee Indians gave Callawassie Island its name and occupied the Lowcountry until their expulsion by the English. Subsequently, Callawassie Island’s connections to Lowcountry commerce and South Carolina politics helped define America’s coastal culture.  It is very likely that James Hamilton, a legislator and general, constructed a sugar mill during the plantation era.  Although sugar cane did not prosper in this area of the South, ruins of this tabby structure can be found on Callawassie today. The island evolved over the centuries from a thriving indigo plantation to a southern playground for the nation’s industrial elite.  Acquired by Chaffin & Light in 1981, Callawassie established its modern identity as a serene residential community featuring signature amenities and a vibrant civic rhythm among its inhabitants. 

Kayak around the island from our community docks. Or, join the Kayaking Club on one of their numerous outings taken throughout the year, exploring the ever-changing salt marshes and rivers.  Community docks are available at our River Club and at the Sugar Mill Ruins. Property owners may tie their boats up for several days at the River Club Dock, which has deep water access to the Inter-coastal Waterway and Ocean. Callawassie Island property owners have access to secure storage for trailered boats just outside the island's security gate. Some of the world's best inshore fishing abounds in our surrounding tidal rivers, creeks, and ponds.  Residents shrimp and crab right off the community docks.  Fishing can also be done there as well as in the numerous fresh water ponds around the island. Deep-sea fishing is accessible from the adjoining Colleton River through Port Royal Sound.  

Rated among the top courses in South Carolina, the Callawassie Island Golf Course offers challenges for every skill level.  Three distinct courses provide variety and assure availability throughout the year. 

Play tennis on one of Callawassie Island’s six Har-Tru tennis courts, read a book poolside, or a have a sunset wine gathering in the River Club’s gazebo.  The Callawassie clubhouse offers 26,000 square feet of space for meeting, dancing, or dining . Work off those extra calories in the fitness center or take a long stroll along our miles of scenic pathways.  At Callawassie, you're always in the right place. 

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