Indigo Run Real Estate - Hilton Head Island, SC

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The plantation is named for the area’s once-primary crop, indigo, which was developed by botanist/plantation wife Eliza Lucas—later known as Eliza Pinckney.

Security Features:

Indigo Run is equipped with manned security gates and patrolling officers.

Indigo Run History:

  Indigo Run Plantation was designed with Hilton Head Plantation in mind, but as a more affordable version of plantation living. In 1985, developer Bobby Ginn used mortgages on Indigo Run property to finance an $84 million purchase from the Hilton Head Company and Vacation Resorts. Developer Richard Covelli fought and won approval from Beaufort County to begin Indigo Run, against arguments that the community would cause increased traffic on William Hilton Parkway. Ginn went bankrupt within a year and had to sell Indigo Run to Philip Schwab, who in turn also defaulted. The property landed in the hands of a federal trust corporation established by Congress to manage and resell such projects of failed Savings & Loans agencies. In August of 1991, Indigo Run was finally sold to Melrose Corporation for $24.8 million. (Stretching 1,712 acres, Indigo Run was the largest remaining undeveloped tract on Hilton Head Island, and the original 244 lots were a mess of overgrown forest). Melrose Corporation opened sales again only five months after the purchase, and had 308 lots sold by mid-1994; such a surprising interest in Indigo Run property after six years of inactivity can be attributed in part to the community’s close proximity to shopping and schools.


Golf: Two premier golf courses have been developed here in the recent past; the Golden Bear course in 1993 and the Golf Club at Indigo Run in 1996. The first was designed by Jack Nicklaus' company, Golden Bear Design Associates, and contains a clubhouse, golf shop, and grille. The second, the Golf Club, is a members-only private course, where property owners may or may not opt for membership, with its own clubhouse and other recreational activities. 385 residents may enjoy membership at this course.

Community Fun:

Indigo Run’s recreation center is Sunningdale Park, which contains a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and a children’s playground. Ownership in the community allows all privileges of use for the park, and for Golden Bear golf course. Amenities: Indigo Run’s recreation center is named Sunningdale Park and contains a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, walking trails, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and a playground. Ownership in the community allows access to all privileges including the park and the Golden Bear golf course.

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