Welcome to Dataw Island
Historical charm. Natural beauty.
Dataw Island’s centuries-old live oaks draped in Spanish moss will captivate your senses and amaze your guests as you enjoy golfing on our two recently-renovated courses, playing tennis, croquet, bocce, boating, and just living the relaxed yet active coastal lifestyle.
Dataw is a private gated island just six miles east of the charming Lowcountry town of Beaufort, SC, and close to Hilton Head, Savannah and Charleston. You’ll find the perfect blend of history and modern amenities, along with excellent real estate values.
Whether your idea of paradise comprises social activities, clubs, sports, wellness, history, nature, art, and voluntarism or gathering with friends for a sweet tea, Dataw Island charms all who visit with her genteel Southern charm and open, welcoming atmosphere.
Dataw Island has been recognized with these prestigious honors:
Members' happiness quotient was recognized with the Bliss Award for the "Best South Carolina Community" (given by Real Estate Scorecard); the Tennis Center was recognized a top four "Outstanding Tennis Facility in the U.S." by the USTA; ideal-LIVING recognized Dataw for "Best Health and Wellness," our stellar water views, "“Best Kayaking,” “Best Island Community,” and “Best Gardens,” and, the community was named "Best Community/Neighborhood," "Best Golf Course," "Best Golf Instruction," "Best Tennis Facilities and Instruction," and "Best Wedding Location" in the Beaufort Gazette Reader's Choice Poll as well as being named a “Top Retirement Community” by TopRetirementCommunities. We've also been honored to host the Carolinas PGA "South Carolina Open," the SCGA "Senior Amateur," "Junior Championship," and the "Amateur Championship," " and the "TaylorMade/Adidas Intercollegiate," as well as the USTA event "Dataw Splash." Hilton Head Monthly magazine named Dataw a “Top 25 Golf Community,” Golf Course Home Network named us “Top 20 Golf Community in America – Top Community to Follow Your Passion: Charitable Giving,” we're a “#1 Best Community in South Carolina” (Best Retirement Destinations), and Travel + Leisure Magazine has named Dataw “One of the top 100 Private Golf Communities in America.”
But don't just take our word for it! We invite you to come and Experience Dataw for yourself, where historic charm meets natural beauty...for extraordinary living!