There is little risk in verbalizing the obvious and stating that Colleton River is not only one of the more beautiful communities in the South Carolina Lowcountry but competes positively for that title from coast to coast.

satellite image of colleton river, bluffton, scA Peninsula

One of the more unique features of Colleton River is a gift of nature and the evolution of the landscape of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

The Colleton River community is located on a peninsula and therefore is surrounded on three sides by water.

With the Colleton and Chechessee Rivers to the north and west, and the historically-significant Port Royal Sound that flows to the Atlantic to the east, its natural topography gives the community a rare foundation of beauty and features on which it developed a truly extraordinary community.

As this article on this exceptional development unfolds the brilliant utilization of this fifteen-hundred acres of land will become obvious.


Although we will cover several of the amenities of Colleton River over the next pages it would be bizarre to begin with any of the attributes other than golf.

With a line-up of facilities that bring wonder to the eyes of any golfer, much less the poor linksman shivering in the snow on some forlorn northern course, it would take some extraordinary community to give The Colleton River Club competition.

With two award award-winning signature eighteen-hole golf courses by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye the residents enjoy the best of the world’s most talented course designers.

The Jack Nicklaus Course

Jack Nicklaus clubhouse in colleton river, bluffton, scBuilt in 1992 this course, considered by many, including Jack Nicklaus, as one of the finest in the country.

The course is the epitome of Southern charm and beauty, yet it is definitely challenging, integrating a careful balance between challenge and playability.

While incorporating towering oak trees, marshes and tidal creeks throughout the course landscape, much attention is placed on strategy and shot-making.

These exceptional links sport a thirty-thousand square foot clubhouse for the residents to retreat to at the end of a day’s playing.

Want a different experience tomorrow? Visit Colleton River’s other golfers’ challenge…

The Pete Dye Course

pet dye clubhouse, colleton river, bluffton, scComplementing its sister course, the Pete Dye Course has become a well-deserved favorite of amateurs, professionals and golf publications over the twenty years since its opening. Opened in 1998, the course is ranked by Golf Digest as one of the Top 10 courses in the United States.

True to its nature as links-type course, golfers will enjoy unobstructed views of Port Royal Sound and the Atlantic Ocean from over half of the holes. Challenges met along the way are mostly present as small, undulating greens that are well-protected by pot bunkers.

At the end of eighteen holes on the dream course, the golfer, winner or not, can enjoy the waning hours of the day in the Pete Dye course’s own twenty-thousand square foot clubhouse.

colleton river kayaking - bluffton, scGolf at Colleton River is always a superb experience and never boring.

But golf is only one of a bottomless amenity menu available to the residents and their guests. There is an activity to satisfy all tastes and all levels of athleticism.

But golf is only one of a bottomless amenity menu available to the residents and their guests. There is an activity to satisfy all tastes and all levels of athleticism.


To an adventure that here in the South Carolina Lowcountry can produce some of the most exciting times, most beautiful visual events and memories that will remain with residents and their guests forever. And if you combine fishing it might even include dinner.boating in colleton river, bluffton, sc


I will conclude this article with a pastime that at Colleton River can be labeled both spectacular and serene simultaneously.

Experiencing Nature

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If you'd like to about learn more about Colleton River, please contact us online or call 1-843-785-9500 to get in touch with a qualified Bluffton-area real estate professional.

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