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Dataw Island Salutes Veterans

Your sacrifice can never be repaid. Happy Veterans Day!

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Dataw Island Supports Veterans

The tally is totaled and we are floored! Dataw Island members and supporters once again joined forces to raise monies for veterans foundations through various events, and we are pleased to announce that the efforts have already yielded

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Chris Fearn's Golf Marathon Supports Veterans

Playing 227 holes for Tee It Up for the Troops, Dataw's Golf Pro Chris Fearn...

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SC Gov. Henry McMaster Proclaims "Tee It Up for the Troops" Day

In recognition of our American veterans, Gov. McMaster issued an official proclamation

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Dataw Historic Foundation Celebrates Twenty Years

With nearly half of the island’s residents on the roll call, the successful funding of more than $200,000 for preservation/restoration projects has primarily been possible due to the enthusiastic and growing support of DHF members.

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2018 Mens Member Guest

Thank you to all of our guests who joined us this past weekend for three fun-filled days!! Thanks as well go to our members who hosted, all of the volunteers who organized the events, and of course staff for supporting these great efforts at Dataw Island.

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SCGA Amateur Championship Day One Wrap-up

Day one saw some amazing play and a loaded leaderboard!

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Dataw Island Drone at the SCGA Junior Am Championship

The South Carolina Golf Association shared this beautiful footage

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SCGA Praise for Dataw Island

Comments from the South Carolina Golf Association Junior Championship

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Chef Matthew Felix' Oyster Recipe, Revealed!

Recently, ideal-LIVING Magazine spoke with Executive Chef Matt Felix, and

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Oyster Reef Build with the DNR

The Dataw Conservancy partners with the SCDNR to build a living oyster reef

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ideal-LIVING Magazine names Dataw Island “The Best of the Best"

Dataw Island was honored by ideal-LIVING magazine in its third annual “Best of the Best” issue which features the Top 100 Planned Communities, which named Dataw Island one of the “Best Wellness Environments.”

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Dataw Splash! Final Results

The USTA-sanctioned Dataw Splash was an exciting weekend of fierce competition

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Dataw Featured in Executive Golfer Magazine

America's only national magazine published exclusively for private country club executive golfers

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South Carolina Golf Association Junior Championship

Dataw Island Club is pleased to welcome the SCGA!

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SPLASH into Summer Fun, June 22-24! Tennis tournament supports SOAR Special Olympics with $2000 dona

Supporting Special Olympics in Beaufort County has turned into a longstanding tradition for residents at Dataw Island. For 14 years, a handful of the Island’s residents and local supporters have sponsored Northern Beaufort County Special Olympics Tennis.

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Hilton Head Monthly feature on Dataw Island

Dataw in the news! Two-page article from Hilton Head Monthly magazine.

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Logan Homes named 2018 Best Home Builder

Logan Homes was just announced 2018 Best Home Builder by Real Estate Scorecard! Real Estate Scorecard is an ind

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Dataw Historic Foundation recognized for preservation efforts

The Dataw Historic Foundation has received a major preservation award from Historic Beaufort Foundation in recognition of its work in preserving the Sams Plantation historic site and creation of an interpretive center, both located centrally on the 867-acre community of Dataw Island.

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Dataw Members Raise $12,000+ for Cancer Center

The week-long series of Cancer Events ended with a fun-filled carnival on Dataw Island...

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Local Students Thank Dataw Members

VIDEO: BHS Students Thank Dataw Members

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Easter on Dataw Island

Cuteness alert! Click through to see photos from the Dataw Island Easter Celebration.

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Comments from College Golf Competitors

Click to hear what some of the TaylorMade Golf athletes have to say about their time at Dataw Island.

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Dataw Island Supports the Growth of Golf

Dataw Island to host TaylorMade Intercollegiate Tournament and the SC Junior Amateur, as well as Beaufort High School Golf

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Seventh Annual Resolution Run Benefits Habitat for Humanity

More than 200 Dataw residents and locals along with their canine companions braved the chilly weather Saturday morning for the “New Year, New You” Resolution Run. The 5K run/walk around beautiful Dataw Is...

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Children of Deployed Military Enjoy Christmas at Dataw

Dataw Island​ "elves" hosted a Lunch with Santa and a Toy Extravaganza for the children of deployed Military units VMFA-251 and VMFA-312 enjoyed a visit from Santa. in the Carolina Room at Dataw Island. The children and accompanying adults were treated to a delicious kid-friendly complimentary lunch, then the kids got to choose from a sea of toys and sit with Santa for a family photo to complete the afternoon. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort​ Thank you to all our Dataw Island members for donating hundreds of toys, covering the cost of the lunch and putting so much time and love into making this a special event! #thegiftofgiving #military #santa #holidayfun

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Dataw Island Honors American Veterans: $55,000 raised in one week!

Through a series of Veterans Week events, Dataw Island members raised $55,000 to help veterans.

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Dataw Island Club’s Tennis Center Named One of Best in Country by USTA

The USTA has announced that the Dataw Island Club Tennis Center is one of just 12 winners in the 36th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. The Dataw Island Club Tennis Center will be honored at the Next Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL, Oct. 11-15.

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Real Estate Scorecard Bestows Dataw Island in South Carolina with 2017 Bliss Award for “Best South C

Real Estate Scorecard provides in-depth research and candid insight into the overall happiness and satisfaction of over 390 master planned communities in the Southeast. Each year, they honor the 'best' with a Bliss Award in fifteen categories including Happiest Community in America.

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Penn Center Celebrates Gullah Geechee Culture

South Carolina is filled with historical landmarks, rich cultural history and people who take great pride in its preservation. If you have a passion for the past, look no further than your backyard on St. Helena Island, where you will find the Penn Center.

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Dataw Member Earl Dietz honored with naming of a Beaufort County Library collection

The collection is named in honor of Earl Dietz, a long-time community volunteer and leader. Residing on Dataw Island until just last month before moving to be closer to family, Dietz has spent much of his last 20 years volunteering in our local schools, the library, and with myriad environmentally-focused groups.

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Dataw Island Quilts for Kids: Penn Center children to be gifted handmade works of art to snuggle wit

About ten years ago, the ladies of the Dataw Island Quilters club learned that many children who the Penn Center was serving were napping with old beach towels. Almost immediately the group got to work quilting ...

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On Course Foundation Recognizes Dataw’s Continuing Support

Dataw Island supports the healing, recovery and transition of wounded and disabled Veterans in several ways, including through fundraisers and golf therapy programs. One of these programs is the On Course Foundation, an organization that supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans through golf.

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Island happiness: Local news highlights Dataw's "Bliss Award"

Dataw Island was recently given a Bliss Award for being the Best South Carolina Community of 2017. It’s no wonder, given the attraction of the Lowcountry and all that Beaufort has to offer – gorgeous surroundings, year-round pleasant weather, a wealth of diversity, cultural attractions…and that

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Veterans and their supporters hold record-breaking event despite storm woes

Dataw Island salutes veterans each year with a full arsenal of events honoring their service, and his year’s events did not disappoint. In fact, the community rallied to hold record-breaking events this year. At time of press, an astounding $42,802.60 to support veteran's organizations had already been raised with more checks continuing to pour in – a record for this tiny private community based outside of historic Beaufort, South Carolina

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ideal-LIVING Honors Dataw Island with Three Awards

Dataw Island is pleased to announce that they will be named in several categories as “The Best of the Best” in ideal-LIVING’s Summer 2016 edition coming out this month.

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Pool Reflections: Evolution of the Dataw Island Pool

Since the late 1980’s Dataw Island has had a wonderful pool and concession stand overlooking Jenkins Creek. It was a pool area that members and locals alike enjoyed immensely. I swam and ate there as a child myself, growing up in Beaufort. Like all things, time and the elements took their toll, and a full renovation was in order. It was time for a change and luckily,

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10 Don’t-Miss Beaufort Experiences

What’s on YOUR bucket list? While there are a zillion things to do and see in Beaufort, here are ten Beaufort experiences you just don’t want to miss. 1. Spend the Day at Hunting Island Beach Hunting Island is South Carolina’s single most popular state park attracting more than a million visitors a year, as well as a vast array of land and marine wildlife. A pictur

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The Mating Game: Spring arrives with the courtship of the great egret

The weather is starting to heat up in Beaufort and so is the birding at the Cypress Wetlands boardwalk in Port Royal. The Great Egret males have just started arriving to claim their nesting area and start the building process; they will be followed shortly by the females. Both sexes will be dressed in their nuptial plumage, the beautiful ornamental feathers that they were hunted nearly to extinction for in the late 1800’s.

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Dataw's Cotton Dike Course Ranks in South Carolina's 50 Best Courses

Every two years, a panel of industry, media and golfing professionals, representing a diverse range of occupations, handicaps and backgrounds travel all over South Carolina identifying the best of the 474 golf courses. Rankings are derived from a number of factors including: - Routing – How the course flows from hole to hole in harmony with existing topography. - Variety – Degree to which the course demands a full range of shot requirements. - Strategy – How design features test course management. - Equity – The course’s capacity to reward good shots and penalize poor ones. - Memorability – The distinctiveness of the golf course and its individual holes. - Aesthetics – The degree to which scenery and surrounds lend to the enjoyment. - Experience – Incorporates all elements of the course: practice areas, clubhouse and more. The objective of the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel is to promote excellence in SC golf course design and operations through competitive rankings, education and public advocacy. The Panel serves as an ambassador for golf in South Carolina by striving to stimulate and facilitate the promotion and marketing of outstanding golf courses, resorts and real estate developments. To obtain a rating, Dataw Island was required to solicit 15 panel members to come out and play both the Cotton Dike and Morgan River courses – a deliberate process that has taken nearly two years to complete. “We reached out to the SC Golf Course Ratings Panel in 2014 and have been working ever since to try and achieve a ranking,” Ted Bartlett, Dataw Island General Manager said. Dataw Island’s Cotton Dike course is a recently renovated Tom Fazio design that has hosted the 2015 CGA Senior Amateur, the 2015 South Carolina Open and is slated to host the 2016 South Carolina Open this year, along with many other amateur and professional events. The course is lushly appointed with Live Oak trees, impeccable landscaping and stunning marsh views that give it a uniquely LowCountry feel. “Dataw was pleased to make the list at number 50 and looks forward to the chance to improve our ranking going forward,” Bartlett said. “Now that we have achieved a rating for Cotton Dike our hope is that we will be able to receive a rating for Morgan River as well.”

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What is Masters Tennis and What the HECK is Pickleball?

Masters Tennis may sounds like it would be reserved for seasoned champions (like the Master’s Tennis Tournament is for Roger Federer) but in reality it is almost the opposite. Masters Tennis is a new spin on the tennis game, using lower compression balls (which move slower) on a modified, smaller court (so there is less ground to cover). In other words, there is less court to cover and the ball speed is easier to keep up with. It first gained popularity in Florida and has quickly been migrating North.

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Selling Your Home Today - Seven Secrets for Selling Faster and Better

If you are contemplating putting your home on the market this spring, here are a few tips to help with your planning. Selling Secret #7: Price and market your home correctly. Interview Realtors and listen carefully to what they say. Check their price recommendation with other comparable properties in the area, to make sure that your house is being priced appropriately; if it is too high, other Realtors may hesitate to show it. Generally speaking, listings are at their hottest during the initial months on the market so you want to be priced correctly from the start. Also ask what your Realtor’s plan will be for marketing your home: Will they place it in the Multiple Listing Service right away or not? Will they try to generate traffic by running ads and other techniques? Is your Realtor accessible? Do they encourage other Realtors to show their listings (and vice versa) to give your home the maximum exposure possible?

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