The island’s 880 acres are surrounded by the Callawassie Creek and the Little Chechessee, Okatie, and Colleton Rivers. Callawassie Island hosts more than 50 clubs.
Callawassie Island, located between Beaufort, SC and Savannah, welcomes residents and visitors via a half mile causeway. The island’s 880 acres are surrounded by the Callawassie Creek and the Little Chechessee, Okatie, and Colleton Rivers. With 717 homes and home sites, owners have access to 33 lagoons, three parks, a butterfly garden, and three rookeries. In addition, the community hosts more than 50 clubs.
The Island’s rich history dates back to the early 17th century. It was then that the Yemassee Indians gave Callawassie Island its name, which means “calm waters.” Later, James Hamilton, a legislator and general, built Callawassie Island’s historic Sugar Mill Ruins. Over the centuries, the island evolved from an indigo plantation to a southern playground for the nation’s elite. In 1981, Callawassie Island began a modern identity and grew into the private community that flourishes today.
Convenient to Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Bluffton, and Savannah, Callawassie Island residents enjoy an idyllic lifestyle filled with natural and cultural attractions. The Callawassie Island Club Membership, not mandatory, offers access to the Club’s dining and meeting facilities, fitness center, tennis center, pools, community docks, and golf practice facilities.
Other amenities include:
27-hole Tom Fazio golf course
Golf practice facility and pro shop
A fitness center
Six Har-Tru tennis courts and a tennis pro shop
Kayak launch docks
Callawassie Island and River Club Clubhouses
Three community fishing/crabbing docks
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