Daufuskie Island Amenities
Two clubhouses at the Daufuskie Island Club & Resort, one at Melrose and the other at Bloody Point, present fine dining, lounges, grilles, pro shops, and dressing rooms in spaces totalling nearly 13,000 square feet of luxury. Haig Point’s clubhouse, in a restored mansion, contains men’s and women’s locker rooms, parlors for each, a pro shop, dining, a library, and an exercise room.
The Atlantic beach stretches 3.5 miles, from the 14th green at the Rees Jones-designed golf course to the southernmost tip of Daufuskie. All over the island are small establishments offering goods and services with Daufuskie’s traditional style: Marshside Mama’s serves a delicious shrimp menu; island-made arts, crafts, and other gifts and goods can be purchased at the general store or pottery emporium; or book a history tour of the island to learn about the former cotton and indigo fields. Shrimping, fishing in the many lakes, lagoons and ponds, sailing, kayaking, water skiing, or just lazing around are all typical activities here.
Although there are several homesites and fewer homes currently developed on the Oak Ridge and Webb tracts, access to the plantations' amenities can be acquired through Haig Point’s or Melrose’s membership packages. Plans for Oak Ridge will include a large nature conservatory, including walking paths, riding trails, and views of the ocean.
Haig Point and Bloody Point
Haig Point is Daufuskie’s 1100-acre private residential neighborhood, developed as an environmental conservatory under scrutiny of the International Paper Realty Corporation of South Carolina. Upscale golf greens sprawling across 27 holes, clay tennis courts, croquet, a sophisticated beach club, a riding stable, boating dock, and fitness trail make up the complex’s amenities. The clubhouse is a sprawling facility gracious in customer service as well as dining quality. Haig Point recently acquired a membership in the Audubon Society’s Cooperative Sanctuary Program, which focuses on protecting Daufuskie’s wildlife habitats. Haig Point’s private beach overlooks Calibogue Cay. The Beach Club with a heated swimming pool, the Strachan Mansion Community Center, and an equestrian center that offers riding lessons and trail rides for adults and children of all ages combine to provide fun and entertaining activities for guests and residents. A restored 1872 lighthouse converted to a Bed and Breakfast on Haig Point is available for private reservations as well.
Daufuskie Club and Resort
Daufuskie Island Club and Resort, created by combining the Melrose and Bloody Point communities, is located on the seaward side of the island, south of Haig Point. This community used to be part of a private resort, but has now become publicly accessible. Three fine-dining restaurants, a beach club, tennis courts, and a Jack Nicklaus-designed green are only a few amenities offered here. The community is also home to a top-notch equestrian center, a sportsman’s club, and the upscale Breathe Spa. With Bloody Point’s golf course in the background, this destination spa assigns an individual coordinator to each guest in order to schedule exactly what the guest(s) desire. Facials, herbal baths, body polishes, and ethnic-specific treatments, to name a few, collectively form an extra slice of peace and tranquility on an already relaxing island.
Bloody Point Plantation, so named for a 1700s battle between Native Americans and the settling British, lies on Daufuskie’s southeren tip and is part of the Daufuskie Island Club and Resort. It features over a mile of beach, an 18-hole golf course, and most notably the ritzy Breathe Spa. Bloody Point’s 1883 lighthouse is an interesting landmark: built like a normal house (unlike the typical tall, slender lighthouses), the southern Bloody Point lighthouse worked in tandem with the northern Haig Point lighthouse so that when their lights aligned, captains would know they were in the correct channel. Unfortunately, this lighthouse is now privately owned and is closed to the public.
Sandy Lane’s two 18-unit oceanfront properties spread across seven of Daufuskie’s Bloody Point acres, and also has a private swimming pool for residents and their guests. Each unit is a three-bedroom and –bathroom building near the tennis and golf facilities where members can access all other Daufuskie amenities.