"Port Royal Plantation is the only completely residential sound and oceanfront gated community on the island," says Jay. "It has a wonderful Beach Club area, replete with a pool that sits right smack on the Atlantic."
Adjacent to the Beach House is an Olympic-sized swimming pool. A pathway leads directly down to the beach for those interested in sunning or swimming in the ocean.
Realtor Ruth Parris of THE OCEAN BROKER has been a Port Royal Plantation resident and property owner for over 25 years. After over 33 years as a top producing realtor, she has sold more Port Royal Plantation properties than any other agent.
"It's very quiet, unspoiled and tropical, just like the Island I moved to in 1980," says Ruth adding, "It's the best kept secret on the Island."
The more than 1000-acres that make up Port Royal Plantation include three miles of pristine beach front property. While the beach is an attractive amenity, Jay advises buyers not to overlook the other amenities that make the community a popular home buying destination.
"[Port Royal Plantation] has a host of other amenities including tennis, arboretum, world class golf and the adjoining Westin Hotel," says Jay. "The clubhouse hosts numerous social events and functions for landowners and their guests."
Port Royal Plantation is gated and manned with 24-hour security to ensure the privacy of the residents. Popular activities include walking, biking, golf and tennis. The Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club is equipped with 16 courts with grass, clay and hard court surfaces. There are also two croquet courts at the Club.
Over the past year, the Clubhouse has been refurbished with nearly 7000 square feet of veranda and 15,000 square feet of indoor space that includes rooms for private functions and a bar and grill.
For some, choosing to live in Port Royal Plantation was a decision based solely on the game of golf. The Plantation is home to three unique private courses that continue to challenge even the most seasoned player.
The Barony was the first of the three to open. This course features 6,530 yards of golf from the longest tees. It was designed by George W. Cobb and opened in 1963. In the 1950s and 1960s, Cobb worked as a design consultant for Bobby Jones, Jr.'s Augusta National Golf Club. Just three years before opening the Barony, he and Augusta National Club Chairman Clifford Roberts designed the 9-hole Par 3 course which today hosts the annual 9-hole Par 3 Tournament just prior to the Masters.
The Barony is a great example of Cobb's designs with generous fairways and a challenging layout. Robber's Row was also designed by Cobb and opened in 1967, but was redesigned in 1994 by Pete Dye. It offers 6,642 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 and is well-known for its scenic Lowcountry beauty surrounded by magnolias and live oaks.
The third course, Planter's Row was designed by Willard Byrd in 1984. It features 6,520 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 and is the location of the Hilton Head Seniors International Golf Tournament. The course is characterized by tree-lined fairways and rolling greens that require a skilled golfer's touch and strategy.
Imagine living in a community surrounded by the beauty of the Lowcountry with premier golf and tennis. Add to that the beach and the call of the ocean.
"From the moment you turn off 278 and enter the new entranceway, Port Royal Plantation just sparkles. Heavily treed with live oaks, the community has a calm and uncrowded feel all its own," says Jay.
Interested in experiencing paradise? Contact one of our trusted Realtors for a private showing.
Contact Ruth Parris with THE OCEAN BROKER at (843)785-7215, by cell at (843) 290-5300or by email at RuthParris@TheOceanBroker.com
Contact Jay & Corinne Clancy with RE/MAX Island Realty, Inc. at (843) 785-5252 or by email at email@example.com.
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