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Palmetto Bluff
Bluffton, South Carolina
Palmetto Bluff, SC
This sprawling, secluded sea island sets lofty standards with
its Auberge Resorts Inn and Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.


For more than a century, "The Bluff" has been known to a privileged few as one of the wildest and most beautiful places in the Carolina Lowcountry--an area recognized as one of the most picturesque in the world. Set carefully in this pristine environment, Palmetto Bluff has been planned as a recreational preserve unlike any that have gone before it.

May River
The boardwalk to the excursion dock on the May River.

A vast, 20,000-acre retreat between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia, Palmetto Bluff is surrounded by three historic rivers and master-planned for ultra-low-density living. In just a few years the property has become a distinguished residential town and a coveted visitor destination.

River overlook
The lawn in front of the Inn overlooking the river.

Miles of uninterrupted waterways, scenic rivers and creeks surround Palmetto Bluff, ideal for boating and sport fishing. The Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course at the community’s May River Golf Club is artfully laid out on oak-studded natural terrain.


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A quiet evening on the waterways around Palmetto bluff.

Activity Centers
Palmetto Bluff’s activity centers—the Village, the neighborhoods, the Inn, the golf club, the canoe and kayak club—will all be linked through a series of historic roads, pathways and waterways. This intricate trail system will allow residents to reach their destinations by bicycle, foot, boat, horseback, golf cart or automobile.

A panorama of the Inn pool, fitness center and spa.

The Sports Campus, located in the Village, includes such amenities as tennis courts (some lighted), croquet, bocce and other lawn sports.

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, in the center of the Village, is operated by internationally renowned Auberge Resorts. Responsible for such acclaimed properties as Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, and Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Auberge is considered among the finest operators of small hotels in the world.


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The Inn
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is operated by Auberge Resort.

Spa & Boating
The Spa at Palmetto Bluff, set among serene waterways and lush gardens, offers expert massage therapy, aromatherapy, facial and body treatments–all at the high standards provided by the finest European spas.

The Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.

The initial phase of Wilson’s Landing, scheduled for completion in 2006, will provide power boat storage for boats up to 35 feet, a ship's store and a harbormaster building from which boats will be launched. A subsequent phase will include storage of canoes and kayaks along with a member swimming pool and fitness center.

The course was named to Golfweek's "America's Top 100 Modern Courses” list.

In the waters around Palmetto Bluff are large numbers of bottle-nosed dolphin, plus such sportfish as Tarpon, Red Drum, Flounder and Spotted Sea Trout. These same tidal rivers contain healthy populations of blue crabs and shrimp, and even the occasional manatee is sighted.


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Nearest Airport

  • Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, about 30 minutes away

For a Location Map, Click Here          For Driving Directions, Click Here

Awards & Honors

  • May River Course ranked No. 5 'Best Course You Can Play' in State, by Golfweek magazine, 2009
  • Ranked No. 5 on GolfCourseHome's 'Best of the Best' list, 2009
  • Ranked No. 2 on GolfCourseHome's 'Best of the Best' list, 2008
  • Named a Green Golf Community, 'Vanguard' Level,' by GolfCourseHome® Network, 2008
  • Ranked No. 2 "America's Top 100 Golf Communities, by Travel + Leisure Golf magazine, 2007
  • May River Golf Club named to the following lists:
    • “America's Top 100 Modern Courses,” by Golfweek magazine, 2006 
    • “South Carolina’s Best Public-Access Courses,” by Golfweek magazine, 2006
    • “America’s Ten Best New Public Resort Courses,” by Travel + Leisure Golf magazine, 2004
  • 2006 Charter Award from The Congress of New Urbanism for design of The Village at Palmetto Bluff—one of 17 projects worldwide to earn that honor.
  • Inn at Palmetto Bluff named a 2006 Grande Award Winner by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
  • 2005 Stewardship Award from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • Inn at Palmetto Bluff rated No. 2 resort in America by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine

Tree-lined streets and Village homes.


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Amenities: Palmetto Bluff, SC

  • Private, gated, master-planned community with 24-hour security
  • May River Golf Club
    • 18-hole, par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course
    • Double-ended, 30-tee practice range
    • Five-acre short-game practice center
    • Golf shop staffed by PGA certified professionals

May River
Looking out onto the May River.

  • May River Golf House
    • Men’s and women’s showers, day lockers
    • Shoe care service, golf club repair
  • May River Grill at the Clubhouse
  • The Inn at Palmetto Bluffs by Auberge Resorts
    • 50 waterfront cottages
    • Meeting space, River House restaurant and bar
    • Accommodations in cottages, cottage suites, village homes
    • Pine floors, vaulted ceilings
    • Wet bar with Sub-Zero refrigerator
    • Fireplace and flat-screen TV

The Inn overlooks the ruined columns of the Wilson Mansion.

  • Inn activities
    • Boating and kayaking, fishing, kids camp, history tours
    • Beach excursions, yacht charters, art classes  
  • Spa treatments
    • Customized baths, bodywork and massage, Arcona facials
    • Golfer’s therapies, Spa manicure and pedicure

The Spa.

  • Swim & Fitness Center
    • Full men's and women's locker rooms, flat screen TV
    • Elliptical trainers, treadmills, stationary bikes, strength-building machines
    • Free weights, outdoor, temperature-controlled pool, three Olympic-length lap lanes
    • Separate whirlpool and Jacuzzi, poolside food and beverage service


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Real Estate: Palmetto Bluff, SC

Palmetto Bluff residential opportunities are divided into three neighborhoods, Wilson, Headwaters and May River Forest.

May River Forest

  • 240 homesites, 1-8 acres, along the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course
  • Views of golf, May River, maritime forest, salt marshes and inland lakes
  • Homes to connect to Wilson Village & other neighborhoods through the trail system
  • Estate sized homesites with fairway, marsh and river views
    • Prices range from the mid-$300,000s to 3.9 million


  • 10 Family Compounds overlooking the upper reaches of the May River
    • Vistas across marsh and open water
  • Compounds range in size from 14 to 31 acres
  • 3-acre building envelope
    • Remainder of the property is protected under a conservation easement

West Wilson and South Wilson

  • Village community consisting of diverse housing styles and sizes, cultural opportunities
  • Art gallery, bookstore, and cafe serve residents and visitors alike
  • Additional upscale retail space planned, with upper level loft living available
  • Village homesites range from the mid-$300,000s
  • Village homes from $1 million


For More Information: Contact Darle Booher at 1-843-368-5549

Visit Darle Booher's website: www.HiltonHeadAreaLuxuryHomes.com


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Location Map, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC



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Driving directions from I-95:

  • Take Exit 8
  • Proceed east on Hwy. 278
  • Take the SR. 170 exit and make a right turn onto Hwy 170.
  • At the stop sign, make a left onto SR 46, heading towards Bluffton
  • The Palmetto Bluff entrance will be on the right  side of the road


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