Coosaw Point

Dataw Island

Welcome To Dataw Island

Discover Dataw Island, one of the nation’s best coastal residential golf communities. With two championship courses, one by Tom Fazio and one by Arthur Hills, plus an expanded clubhouse and new fitness center-there’s more to see here than ever before. Dataw’s Cotton Dike and Morgan River golf courses combine dense tree canopies and stunning views over the surrounding waterways with breathtaking play for all level of golfers. Located near Fortune magazine’s retirement haven of historic Beaufort, South Carolina, Dataw Island is one of the premier golf communities on the East Coast, which also features top-notch tennis facilities, an expanded private clubhouse and state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools and the very popular Dataw Marina, all on a private island.

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About Dataw Island

Dataw Island, located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, is a tranquil, private island community known for its breathtaking natural beauty, rich historical heritage, and luxurious amenities. Nestled between Hilton Head Island and Charleston, this gated community offers a serene retreat with lush maritime forests, pristine salt marshes, and scenic waterfront views. Historically significant, the island features well-preserved ruins of the 19th-century Sams Plantation, adding a unique historical charm. Residents enjoy an active lifestyle with access to two championship golf courses, a full-service marina, state-of-the-art tennis courts, and a vibrant clubhouse. With its strong commitment to environmental stewardship and a variety of social clubs and activities, Dataw Island presents an idyllic blend of nature, history, and modern comfort.

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  • 2 championship golf courses by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills
  • 8 Har-Tru tennis courts
  • 16,000 square-foot fitness and community center
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • 1,600 sq ft Tennis Center with 8 Har-Tru Court
  • 2 championship croquet courts
  • Full Service deepwater marina, 83 wet slips and 300 dry stacks
  • 24-hour security, gated community
  • Clubhouse with 25,000 sqft of dining, proshop and more
  • Located on an 870 private island with lush surrounding
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FAQ

Where is Dataw Island located?

Dataw Island is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, near the historic town of Beaufort. This private residential island is approximately 6 miles east of downtown Beaufort, nestled between the Morgan River and Jenkins Creek. Its proximity to Beaufort provides easy access to the town's rich history, architecture, and cultural offerings, while still offering the seclusion and beauty of island living. Dataw Island is also fairly close to other South Carolina Sea Islands, offering additional recreational and scenic opportunities.

What Kind Of Amenities Are Available At Dataw Island?

Dawtaw Island offers:

  • 2 championship golf courses by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills
  • 8 Har-Tru tennis courts
  • 16,000 square-foot fitness and community center
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • 1,600 sq ft Tennis Center with 8 Har-Tru Court
  • 2 championship croquet courts
  • Full Service deepwater marina, 83 wet slips and 300 dry stacks
  • 24-hour security, gated community
  • Clubhouse with 25,000 sqft of dining, proshop and more
  • Located on an 870 private island with lush surroundings
Are there fees for the Homeowners Association?

Dataw Island Owners Association Dues: $1120.50 per quarter
Improved Property: $5460/year (billed monthly) $455 per month
Unimproved Property: $2900/year (billed semi-annually) (If you rent, reside, or own additional improved property in Beaufort County, Improved Property dues & fees apply.)
Multi-generational members may be added for $82/month each

Are there additional fees?

Initiation Fees
$39,500 - Improved Property
$18,500 - Unimproved Property and $21,000 upon completion or purchase of a home

What do property taxes look like in Beaufort County?

The Beaufort County assessor places an appraised value on real estate based on comparable sales, conditions, etc. This appraised value is multiplied by a factor of 4% for residents and 6% for non-residents and corporations to obtain the assessed value. The assessed value is multiplied by Fripp Island district’s millage rate to calculate property taxes. 2023 millage rate for Fripp Island is .261 for non residents and .13540 for full time residents. Example: A property assessed at $500,000 for a full-time resident would equate to $2708.00 ($500,000 x .04 x .13540). Non- Resident @ .06 x .261 would equate to $7830. Certain areas of Fripp will also be assessed approx.. $500 annually for recently constructed sewer vacuum pump facilities.

How much is homeowner's insurance for Coosaw Point?

Hazard/Wind & Hail $1000 per $100,000 of structure value
Flood Pending Biggert-Waters Act – TBD
(see NFIP – National Flood Insurance Program for upcoming rate changes to all flood areas nationwide.)
www.floodsmart.gov
www.fema.gov/national-flood- insurance-program

What are typical prices for utilities in Dataw Island?


Electric: $200 per month
Water & Sewer: $80 per month
Cable TV/Satellite: TBD
Trash Service (Waste Management) $185 per month