Hilton Head Island Communities:

Hilton Head Plantation

Hilton Head Plantation is the Island’s second largest community. The community is quietly residential, and encompasses 4,000 wooded acres of land at the northern end of the Island. Recreational facilities include four separate equity golf clubs, tennis courts, a beach park, pools, stables and a full service marina. Bounded on two sides by Port Royal Sound and Skull Creek, its breathtaking sunsets and water views are unsurpassed.

Well planned and meticulously maintained, this friendly and socially oriented community of predominantly full-sized and patio home sites is designed to accommodate approximately four thousand families.

Indigo Run

Indigo Run is a private residential and golf community located directly across Highway 278 from Hilton Head Plantation. The community encompasses 1,712 acres and at maturity will include 1200 to 1400 residences. Homesites in Indigo Run overlook the golf courses, lagoons or the marshes of Broad Creek. The Golden Bear Golf Course, designed by Golden Bear Design Associates, a Jack Nicklaus company, includes a clubhouse with casual grill and pro shop. The Golf Club at Indigo Run is a members-only signature golf course and includes a clubhouse and a full array of recreational amenities. In addition to the golf courses and clubhouse, Indigo Run amenities include swimming pools, tennis courts, hiking trials and playgrounds for children.

Indigo Run is a Melrose Development and a CCA (Club Corp. or America) golf operation.


Leamington is located in Palmetto Dunes Resort and is a very exclusive private community within a gated resort. It features 450 single family homes / homesites, along with the new Oceanfront Townhomes at South Shore. Leamington is private and is designated as a "non rental" area that does not allow short-term vacation rentals. It features two guard gated entries (one on Hwy 278, and one within the south area of Palmetto Dunes). Owners enjoy a private beach access club, the Arthur Hills Golf Course, a beautiful lagoon side pool, 11 miles of lagoons to boat on (non-power boats only, a recreation area, and the Lighthouse Park area.

Owners can use their own golf carts to go to the beach club. Leamington is the only private beach and golf community on Hilton Head Island.

Long Cove Club

One of the most coveted places to live on Hilton Head is Long Cove, a private community noted for having the #1 ranked golf course in the state. The Pete Dye designed course is also considered to be among the top 20 courses in the U.S.

Beyond the community’s gate lie some of the most beautiful homes on the island, some of which overlook the expansive waters of Broad Creek. There are 573 homes within Long Cove Club and over 610 acres. Long Cove Club amenities include golfing, tennis and boating.

Amid the towering pines and canopy-like live oaks, the stately Clubhouse stands on a knoll at the end of a magnolia and azalea-lined drive. Inside, members enjoy a fine-dining facility, grille, locker rooms, lounge, and card rooms, along with a well-equipped and expertly-staffed pro shop. From the terraces and covered verandas of the Clubhouse, one has a magnificent panoramic view of the 18th green, the first tee and fairway and the treacherous dog-legged 9th hole & green.

Palmetto Dunes

Palmetto Dunes Resort is considered by many to be the most beautiful resort & residential community on Hilton Head Island. The east side is bounded by three miles of Atlantic Ocean and the west is bounded by Shelter Cove Harbour, a marina village of fashionable villas, shops and restaurants. It shares a lagoon system with Leamington and boasts excellent tennis facilities and terrific beach access. Property owners & guests enjoy private access to 3 miles of white sandy beach.

The community also features three award winning golf courses, 25 tennis courts, the Island’s deepest yacht basin & marina, a 10 mile river-like lagoon system, six miles of bike paths, a new cultural arts center, two world renowned hotels and their amenities, 21 restaurants, a shopping mall, private residential areas, and much more.

Just a few of the favorite activities here include golf, tennis, sunbathing, swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, biking, exploring, children’s activities, concerts, cultural workshops, dining and dancing. With the Island’s most convenient mid-island location, Palmetto Dunes truly offers something for everyone.

Palmetto Hall Plantation

Palmetto Hall Plantation is one of the newest Hilton Head Island communities that is both beautiful and affordable. It is a unique residential community that features two distinctly different, yet challenging, championship Palmetto Palms golf courses designed by world renowned architects Arthur Hills and Robert Cupp. With generously sized golf-oriented home sites, Palmetto Hall is a place to experience the warmth of a real neighborhood with the pleasures of a friendly country club lifestyle.

With 525 home sites on 750 acres, Palmetto Hall has one of the lowest ratio of homes to golf holes on Hilton Head Island. Palmetto Hall offers variety, value and challenging golf in what is known as the best private golf club community on Hilton Head Island.

Port Royal Plantation

This Hilton Head beachfront community is an older, established development that is considered a historic location. Port Royal Plantation is a 1000 acre private beach-front community limited to single family homes and was the second Island community to be developed (in 1968). Its three plus miles of wide sandy beach round the curve from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean to Port Royal Sound.

At the gates of this tranquil community are resort facilities that include the Port Royal Golf and Racquet Club, a championship croquet court, a five star racquet club and a beautiful Southern Clubhouse. The Westin Resort calls Port Royal Plantation its oceanfront home, offering fine dining and superb health club facilities.

Sea Pines Plantation

Sea Pines Resort is the original Hilton Head Island resort that started it all (created in 1958). Sea Pines was the first community developed on Hilton Head. It encompasses over 5,000 acres within the plantation and includes a nature preserve. It is a self-contained resort and residential community offering real estate opportunities in a variety of settings. From country club style neighborhoods to beach oriented areas to the hustle & bustle of Harbour Town, Sea Pines has a little bit of everything.

Sea Pines features four 18-hole golf courses, including Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the Verizon Heritage Classic), 28 tennis courts at the Sea Pines Racquet Club (former site of the Family Circle Magazine Cup), two marina villages, a 600-acre forest preserve and five miles limited access beach.

Additional Sea Pines amenities include:

- Lighthouse
- Shopping
- Yachting
- Restaurants
- Hiking/walking trails

Shipyard Plantation

Shipyard is a combination of residential areas and a resort. Shipyard is situated on just over 800 acres on the Atlantic Ocean side of Hilton Head. Shipyard features 27 holes of golf, a 24-court racquet and tennis club and a pleasant stretch of limited access beach. In addition to single family homes, Shipyard is primarily geared towards vacation oriented villas (250 total). Additional amenities include bike paths, jogging trails, fishing and swimming.. The Crown Plaza Hotel is located within the plantation’s gate.

Spanish Wells

For those who treasure waterfront privacy and tranquility, Spanish Wells Plantation is the answer. Exquisite, peaceful and private are all accurate descriptions of Spanish Wells. Spanish Wells is an upscale, private development that is surrounded by the waters of Calibogue Sound, Broad Creek and the Intercoastal Waterway. A peninsula of large and spacious single-family homes, Spanish Wells home sites range from 1/2 acre to two acres in size. Views include deep water, golf and private wooded settings.

The Spanish Wells peninsula features some of the most beautiful homes on the island along with fabulous views of Broad Creek, the open waters of the Calibogue Sound and the Intercostal Waterway. The 350-acre community has a semi-private nine-hole golf course, a private pool complex and natural, water-surrounded views.

Wexford Plantation

Wexford Plantation is an exclusive, private yachting and golf community offering an elegant lifestyle. Wexford is one of the higher-priced developments on Hilton Head. Many of Wexford’s impressive residences are built along the edges of the lock-controlled deep-water harbor and charming canals that wind through Wexford’s 500 very private acres. Activities center around Wexford’s luxurious clubhouse and yacht basin.

Amenities include golf, yachting, croquet and fun social activities. For pure luxury you can’t beat Wexford.

Windmill Harbour is a 172 acre private residential community on the north end of Hilton Head Island containing 500 homes. It is located immediately after the J. Wilton Graves Bridge onto Hilton Head. Windmill Harbour is situated on the right, adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Calibogue Sound.

This community on the Inter-costal Waterway offers beautiful views of the Inter-costal and saltwater marshes. It is also the home of the South Carolina Yacht Club. The primary focal point of Windmill Harbour is a 15-acre inland harbor - twice the size of Harbour Town. The sports center at Windmill Harbour offers four clay tennis courts, saunas, Jacuzzi, dressing rooms, a pro shop and 25 meter swimming pool. Jogging and bike trails also wind throughout the community. Windmill Harbour has something for everyone.