From the moment you enter Belfair through the Avenue of Oaks, you are aware of the care that has been taken in preserving the natural beauty of the land. An artful blending of residential living with world-class golf, Belfair lies in a setting of coastal splendor.
Essential to both the quality and the celebration of life at Belfair are the facilities that have been created for community living. Big slices of leisure time typically are spent around the clubhouse, set on an elegant site overlooking the tidal marshlands of Colleton River, and flanked by the charming club cottages, it evokes a sense of comfort and familiarity.
Belfair’s brilliant master plan, including the graceful flow of the golf holes, provides access to its extraordinary natural environment and abundance of wildlife for present and future generations. The concepts of harmony and space are also paramount to the community, allowing wildlife to cohabit with peopleenriching life for all who share in the wonders of Belfair.
One of Belfair’s many wonders is Hidden Lake, a stunning, fresh-water lake inhabited by more than 300 species of song birds and classified as one of the most significant wading bird rookeries in South Carolina. Belfair wildlife includes blue herons, snow egrets, wild turkeys, fox squirrels, deer, red foxes, red-tailed hawks, ospreys, bald eagles, and spectacular painted buntings.
Belfair sets the standard for Lowcountry living with a casual elegance all its own. Owned and operated by the property owners and financially stable, Belfair offers residents a wide variety of residential settings and homes. Throughout the community there is a sense of welcome that defines the term neighborhood.
Ranging in price from $120,000 to $700,000 Belfair homesites provide a variety of settings and views, including coastal marshlands and the Colleton River, golf course, lakes and quiet wooded sites. Ranging in price from $539,000 to $2.5 million, Belfair homes are generally spacious and light, and home designs vary from Charleston-style to historic Colonial.
Golf enthusiasts know that nearly every golf course has a signature hole. This hole represents the finest elements of the course in beauty, challenge and design. It essentially defines and embodies the soul of the course. So it is with Belfair among private golf club communities.
Originally a working Plantation established in 1811, Belfair has modeled its modern development on the excellence and care taken by its original owners, thereby honoring both its history and natural beauty.
Belfair presents the best elements of community design, lifestyle and convenience. It is a signature community, setting a standard of excellence to which all others aspire.
The heartbeat of Belfair is golf. Two superb Tom Fazio courses, two beautiful environments and two world-class golf courses offer variety, challenge and enjoyment for golfers of all skill levels. Fazio’s remarkable work at Belfair confirms his reputation as the leader in golf course design, and both the East and West courses have garnered national recognition and rave reviews by golf writers across the country.
The West Course is a lesson in subtlety and creativity in the art of landscape design. The first 12 holes flow along pristine fresh-water lakes and beautiful forests of magnificent live oaks, cedars and tall pines, while the last 6 holes feature panoramic views of the marshlands and deep water of the Colleton River.
In contrast, the East Course is more open and features boldly contoured fairways and greensites and bentgrass putting surfaces. In addition, elevated tees and greens provide the golfer with many dramatic risk-reward shots and the views are long and when the wind freshens it offers an additional degree of challenge. On the East Course the views are longtraversing fairways, lakes, coastal grasses, and once again, tidal marshlands serve as the backdrops of the finishing holes.
The other crown jewel of Belfair golf is its 29-acre Practice & Learning Center which features expansive teeing areas and a variety of practice greens where members can hone all their short-game skills. In addition, an indoor-outdoor practice and swing analysis center where you can practice in any weather.
From Savannah, GA follow 1-95 north to Highway 278 east.
From Charleston, SC follow 1-95 south to Highway 278 east.
Year Opened: 1995
Private Gated, 24-7 Security
731 Homes and Homesites.
770 Memberships. Equity Membership included in the purchase price of homes and homesites.
Golf Architect: Tom Fazio
36 Holes of Golf
25,250 Sq. Ft, Clubhouse which includes a Golf Shop, two Dining Rooms and Locker Rooms
Amenities: Belfair’s Family Activity Center accommodates virtually every aspect of an active lifestyle, including a clay court tennis club, junior Olympic outdoor pool, indoor pool, fitness center with aerobics room, and softball, soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball facilities, along with nature and biking trails. In addition, Belfair residents have direct access to Belfair Towne Village for shopping, dining, supermarkets, banks, medical offices and more.
“Best Residential Courses” (2007): West No. 63, East No. 72
“America’s Best 100 Residential Courses, 2005”
Hilton Head Island, SC
Hospitals: Excellent Medical Centers in near-by Ridgeland, Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, (SC) and Savannah, GA
Schools: Outstanding Public and Private SchoolsBeaufort County, SC.
Airports: MajorSavannah / Hilton Head International, LocalHilton Head Island Airport
Shopping: Numerous strip malls and shopping outlets in Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort, SC as well as two large malls in Savannah, GA