Nearly 180 acres of unlimited possibilities! This is a prime development opportunity, golf course and beach resort, or the perfect private estate to get away from it all. Beautiful, secluded ocean access with over a mile of pristine beach within walking distance. Accessible only by public ferry, private boat, or helicopter, this one-of-a-kind property is incredibly unique and situated on the beautiful and secluded Daufuskie Island nestled between two major tourist destinations of Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC - each with millions of visitors year. Existing 125-foot boat dock, Clubhouse, 7 room inn, beachfront pool and bar lot, golf cart barn, golf course maintenance area, and much more. Approval for development, use as a golf course and resort, or a private family compound.
A proposed boutique hotel is approved for 60 rooms in addition to the 7 rooms in the Osprey Cottage and up to 25,000 square feet of commercial real estate, open spaces with linear park, leisure trails, boardwalk, fishing docks with overlook, a ferry landing, nature center and local food production farm and a vineyard.
Timeshare units are not allowed. This plan proposes a relaxed village‐like setting drawing from Daufuskie Island’s unique qualities and characteristics while offering an alternative to conventional golf oriented amenity communities and resorts across the region. This plan supports the development of a viable and successful community with an emphasis on creating an alternative destination that builds on active, nature based recreation and protection and sustainment of the property’s cultural and natural resources.
The developer/investor may develop up to a 3 story distinctive boutique hotel on an island with traditional architectural styles and interiors. It can be a premier hideaway for those seeking privacy and classic luxury. Guests can enjoy their stay in secluded, inviting and grand guestrooms which would offer spectacular ocean views and other lush green areas. The adjacent golf course can be upgraded to enhance the value of the entire island, making it a golfer’s paradise. Other open parcels can also be used for developing sea side dining restaurant area, ocean front meeting, conference and function space and destination wedding spot. The development could resemble existing resorts of the Golden Isles of Georgia including The Cloister, Sea Island; The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club and The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort.
Bloody Point Golf Club has a brand-new dock, located off the 17th green of the golf course. Constructed in 2012 along the Mungen Creek, it boasts 250 feet of floating dock space and a spacious covered area. Often, visitors to the dock are greeted with the sight of playful dolphins. With breathtaking vistas of the Bloody Point Golf Course and the Mungen Creek, this dock offers the shortest travel time from Savannah, Georgia, to Daufuskie Island.
Bloody Point is credited with having the most pristine beaches on Daufuskie Island.
Offering miles of unobstructed views of neighboring Harbour Town, Tybee Island, and Hilton Head, the vistas from Daufuskie's southernmost point have no rival. Open expanses of sand provide the perfect retreat for those looking to find natural serenity - or a few beautiful seashells. The sunset views from the Bloody Point Beach are one of a kind.
Bloody Point’s beaches are home to petrified driftwood, as well as a variety of wildlife and endangered species, including nesting sea turtles and seabirds. Lovers of history will enjoy perusing sands that continue to yield artifacts from past battles, Native American habitations, and colonial settlements.
Revel in refreshing ocean breezes and the sound of gently crashing waves at Bloody Point Golf Club's beachfront pool facility. Just a minute's walk from the Clubhouse and seconds from the ocean, this exclusive pool experience provides serene seclusion.
Bloody Point Golf Club boasts two completely refinished tennis courts, complete with Har-Tru clay surface. Verandas on the Clubhouse and the Osprey Cottage permit views of the tennis courts, which are centrally located across from the pool and beach access.
Located at the heart of the Bloody Point Golf Club & Resort, the completely renovated Osprey Cottage is a seven room inn that boasts spacious accommodations and spectacular views of the 18th hole.
The Osprey Cottage is situated steps from miles of pristine beach, the oceanfront pool, tennis courts, and more. Each guest room has its own entrance from the wrap-around Carolina porch.
Guests also have access to a common Activity Room, complete with lounge seating, a 55” high definition flat-screen TV and Blu-Ray/DVD Player, a billiard table, a selection of books, board games, and more.
Bloody Point was originally part of the land settled by European colonists in the late 1600s and early 1700s. In the year 1715, it was the site of a series of skirmishes between the Yemassee Indians and the settlers on Daufuskie Island. Various theories exist about the catalyst for this encounter, but most sources agree that the Spanish encouraged raids by Yemassee Indians and other tribes in order to inhibit English settlement so close to their Florida territory. Evidence also suggests that the Yemassee Indians were frustrated because of unfair trades with European settlers.
During one battle between the colonists and the Yemassee Indians, Bloody Point earned its name, as the southernmost point of Daufuskie Island ran red with blood. The local tribes ultimately lost their Daufuskie land, and after the Revolutionary War, the plantation era on Daufuskie Island began. Daufuskie was the site for twelve farming plantations, whose production of sea island cotton made them highly profitable.
After the Civil War and the eradication of slavery, oystering became the main industry for Daufuskie Island residents. When pollution from the Savannah river wiped out the oyster industry, the population on Daufuskie ultimately dwindled to mere dozens of remaining local residents. In 1951, the oyster beds were closed.
As the years went by, Daufuskie reached its modern era. In 1953, electricity came to the island, and in 1972, telephones were installed. In the 1980s, Daufuskie Island came to be regarded as having potential for residential oceanfront communities.
Melrose and Bloody Point were purchased and began to be developed. They ultimately became the sites for two championship golf courses and resorts. The Bloody Point Golf Course was originally designed in 1991 by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. In 2008, the Daufuskie Island Resort went into bankruptcy and the Bloody Point Golf Course fell into disrepair.
In 2011, Brian McCarthy, an entrepreneur florist magnate from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and long-time Daufuskie property owner, bought the Bloody Point Golf Club. Restoration of the golf course began in 2012 with a renovation by the Love Golf Design.
Most notably, he has constructed a new dock off the 17th green of the course and has purchased several boats for the Savannah-based water taxi service. Also, he has converted the original Breathe Spa into the seven-bedroom Osprey Cottage.
The Bloody Point site benefits from a unique beachfront location between Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC. Daufuskie Island is comprised of approximately 5,000 acres and boasts nearly 11 miles of ocean and Intracoastal Waterway frontage. It is accessible only by boat or passenger ferry and golf carts serve as the main mode of transportation on the island. The unique location and lack of bridge access have allowed the island to serve as an alternative to more developed destinations nearby. Additionally, there are several other locational benefits to consider:
Beach Access from Savannah – Although Savannah is considered a coastal location, there is no direct beach access. For residents and visitors, the closest beach access from downtown is 20 miles to the east at Tybee Island. In partnership with the Westin Savannah Harbor, Bloody Point offers the only access to Daufuskie Island from Savannah by passenger ferry, providing access to less crowded and less commercialized beaches for Westin Guests and others at the Beach Club.
Ferry Access from Hilton Head – Until recently, there was limited public ferry access to Daufuskie Island from Hilton Head Island. In June of 2016 this changed with a new public ferry service provider offering service from Broad Creek Marina on Hilton Head Island to Freeport Marina on Daufuskie Island. This has created much more traffic to the island and should prove to make the island’s businesses viable for the long term.
Local Tourism – Savannah hosts more than 13 million annual visitors accounting for more than $2.5 billion in annual spending. Hilton Head Island hosts more than 2.5 million annual visitors who spend more than $1 billion each year. With Daufuskie Island being sandwiched in between these two already visible tourist destinations, Bloody Point is well positioned to capture significant attention with adequate marketing.
Note: Course has not been in operation since 2018. Would need to be brought back to life. Bloody Point Golf Club is an 18‐Hole championship golf course that underwent a complete renovation in 2012 under the supervision of Love Golf Design and Davis Love III. The course features spectacular waterfront views of Savannah, Georgia and sunset vistas unlike anywhere else on the island. Marshland and lagoon views round out this visually stunning course while preserving much of the natural environment of the island. Bloody Point Golf Club also has a full‐service Practice Facility. The range at Bloody Point is over 300 yards long and 150 yards wide. The Practice Facility also offers over an acre dedicated to the short game, including a sand bunker.
Island Opportunity for Full‐Service Hotel Development
Approved to Build 60‐Room Hotel on Beach‐Side Real Estate
Additional Development Approvals for 125 Dwelling Units on a Maximum of 75 Building Sites
Excellent Hideaway Location Between Savannah, GA and Hilton Head, SC
Last Operated 18‐Hole Golf Course, Restaurant and Seven Room Inn and Westin Savannah Harbor Beach Club
Additional Development Options include Sea-Side Restaurant Area, Ocean-Front Meeting, Conference and Function Space, Destination Wedding Locale and Spa
After a successful rezoning application in 2016, the site is now approved for the construction of a 60‐unit hotel, up to 125 dwelling units on a maximum of 75 building sites and 25,000 square feet of commercial space. With its unique location between Savannah, GA and Hilton Head, SC, and the lack of beach access in Savannah, this site lends itself perfectly to be an extension of a mainland hotel that affords beach access and golf or, a standalone boutique hotel capable of hosting beach weddings along with family and corporate getaways. At current, there is no venue on the island that meets the demand for these functions.
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