Who developed Haig Point?
International Paper developed Haig Point, an 1100 acre Low Country paradise. Ownership was transferred to the members in 2001.
How is Haig Point managed?
The entire community, including the 27-hole Rees Jones Signature golf course, is managed under the direction of a member-elected seven person Board of Directors.
What makes Haig Point so unique?
Similar to a small rural town, Haig Point’s island location is the common denominator that has allowed it to mature into a caring community with basic, old-fashioned values. It has a private ferry system, an efficient valet program, a professional facilities maintenance department and world-class amenities. Because member automobiles are not allowed within the community, Haig Point’s roadways are truly child, grandchild and pet-safe and it is the only island golf community in the southeast that will never be crowded because it will never be accessible by a bridge.
What about grocery shopping?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions and members who live at Haig Point will tell you it’s not difficult, just different! While our general store stocks staples and will order special products upon request, most members shop the excellent stores located on Hilton Head. However, if the need occurs, most major supermarkets accept telephone requests and will deliver your groceries to the Embarkation Center. From there our valet service takes over and the next thing you know your order appears on your doorstep.
Is transportation a problem?
Haig Point members consider the Ferry a significant asset. It provides all members an opportunity to meet new members and socialize with existing friends. It also provides a relaxing transition from the hustle and bustle of Hilton Head. After you have dropped your belongings at the Embarkation Center, parked your automobile within the private, gated parking area and boarded the ferry, your personal golf cart becomes your main mode of transportation
How many people reside at Haig Point?
Approximately 100 families are full time residents and another 60 spend half the year at Haig Point. There are 270 homes within the development that have been completed or are currently under construction.
How is it to build a home at Haig Point?
Although, it does cost a little more to build on Haig Point, due to the lack of a bridge, we have several builders on Haig Point that are a very efficient at building homes on the island. Haig Point’s comparable property values help compensate for the extra construction costs. Building materials, major supplies and moving vans are barged to the island from the mainland.
What about the Fire Department, EMS and other services?
The island has a modern, fully manned fire department, EMS, ambulance and paramedic services and three locations for helicopter landings if medical evacuation is necessary. Haig Point has its own waste treatment plant and high quality water flows from the Florida aquifer. Also, South Carolina Electric and Gas provides electricity and Hargray the high-speed Internet and telephone operations.
Do members have boat-docking facilities?
Haig Point has a large community dock on the Intracoastal Waterway for interim docking and mooring, while the Freeport Marina, just a short distance from Haig Point, provides dry stack storage.
Is there a beach?
Haig Point has a private Beach Club that overlooks the Calibogue Cay and a pristine white sand beach begins at a point adjacent to the 14th green and extends 3.5 miles to the southern tip of Daufuskie Island.
Are there other developments on Daufuskie Island?
Yes, Melrose & Bloody Point are other communities that reside on Daufuskie. Much of the charm of Daufuskie Island has been preserved in the Historic District where the 100+-year-old First African Baptist Church is located. The modern schoolhouse provides pre-K through 8 teaching facilities and a recently renovated Museum contains many ancient artifacts and treasured memorabilia.
What about the wildlife?
Every effort has been made to protect and enhance the environment. More than 160 species of birds have been identified by the Audubon Society, Wood Duck boxes border the 75 acres of ponds and lagoons and Osprey nests abound in the towering pines. Whether you prefer fly fishing or spinning, the lakes are stocked with Bass and Bream and you’ll never tire of watching the dolphin play as you stroll the seacoast lined beach road.