Haig Point is a private 1,040-acre community on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. Commonly referred to just as Haig Point, it is legally known as The Haig Point Club and Community Association, Inc. Founded in 1986 by International Paper, it has been owned by its members since 2001, and member-operated since 2009.
Geography: Haig Point is located on the northeast end of Daufuskie Island. The island is one of the southernmost sea islands in South Carolina with both Hilton Head Island (to the northeast) and Savannah, GA (to the southwest) only a short distance away. Daufuskie Island is not attached to the mainland and can only be reached by boat.
To the east lies Calibogue Sound and Hilton Head Island, to the south is the Daufuskie Island Resort at Melrose and the Atlantic Ocean, to the west there is the mainland and finally, to the north lies the Intracoastal Waterway and Bull Island.
Haig Point and all of Daufuskie Island experiences large tides that can swallow and reveal large portions of the beach and vast tidal marsh.
Haig Point has also preserved many of the oyster beds that line the Atlantic side of the island.
Golf: Haig Point was ranked as one of the top 100 private golf course communities in the country by Links in the mid-2000s. Haig Point’s Rees Jones Signature Course, designed by Rees Jones in 1986 and renovated by the “Open Doctor” in 2007, has been ranked in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” and in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses in the World”.
Boat Service: Haig Point has its own private ferry company that transports its members, their guests, and employees to and from Daufuskie and Hilton Head Island. The Embarkation Center on Hilton Head serves as both a ferry terminal and parking lot, as no cars are allowed in Haig Point – members and guests travel via golf cart or bicycle.