DeBordieu Colony is an oceanfront community located just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina that features private golf and tennis, saltwater creek access to the ocean, a manned security gate, and luxury homes and villas surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife and nature preserves.
About an hour north of Charleston, DeBordieu is a special place where nature is as protected as it is breathtaking and where a very private lifestyle of comfort, leisure and good taste flourishes.
People who find DeBordieu are the same people who find themselves attracted to Kiawah, Hilton Head, and Wild Dunes, but choose DeBordieu not because it has more than those wonderful places….. but less.
Less people. Less traffic. Less stress.
As you enter the private security gates and catch views here and there of DeBordieu’s 2700 awe-inspiring acres, you’ll quickly realize that DeBordieu is in a league of its own.
Uncrowded and very peaceful, this exclusive, low-key coastal hide-away is a place where generations of families enjoy the perfect blend of splendid isolation and unmatched social and recreational amenities. It is, indeed, the very best of Carolina living.
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You could travel around the world and never see more spectacular beaches than here at DeBordieu. Wide and welcoming, they are shell-covered and stretch for miles. And no matter the season, they never seem crowded.
But the ocean is only the beginning. All around you are freshwater lagoons and ponds, meandering tidal creeks, acres of golden marshlands, fish-filled channels and lush maritime forests. In fact, DeBordieu is surrounded by undisturbed forests and wildlife preserves including 600 acres given to Clemson University for the study and protection of this unique habitat. And within DeBordieu, less than half of its 2,700 acres are zoned for homesites and villas. So it’s never a surprise to catch all sorts of wildlife roaming freely throughout the community.
With all these incredible waterfront settings, our residents can immerse themselves in a multitude of related activities. There’s the ten-acre Beach Club complex that’s always the center of fun and relaxation. The community boat landing and docks are loved by boaters. And everything from fishing, shrimping, crabbing and oystering to swimming, sailing and kayaking offers unforgettable escapes from the pressures of everyday life.
DeBordieu begins at the sea and flows inland along freshwater creeks, wetlands and tidal creeks.
No matter how you slice it, golf is a favorite pastime at DeBordieu. That’s due in large measure to the extraordinary design of the DeBordieu Club course by Pete and P.B. Dye. It has received countless awards, ranks among the top layouts in the state, and if you love golf, it will lure you back day after day. The Club is the private domain of members and their guests, so you can play almost any time you like. And after a leisurely round, you can head back to the comfortable surroundings of our stunning Georgian-style Clubhouse.
The food and entertainment are as varied and appealing as everything else at DeBordieu. Members can experience Lowcountry cuisine at its best in the oceanfront Beach Club, enjoy live musical entertainment at the Blue Heron Beach Grill, or relax at our Oceanside pool and gazebo bar. If you love tennis, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to enjoy a game than the Tennis Center’s eight Har-Tru courts – many of which are lighted for night play. And our walking and bike paths provide endless opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors at DeBordieu year round.
DeBordieu is truly a world apart, yet our secluded setting is only minutes away from some of the most appealing cities and attractions in the South.
The charming communities of Pawleys Island and Georgetown provide all the necessities of life and a great deal of enjoyment besides. Romantic Charleston, with its exceptional assortment of restaurants, shopping, historic sites and cultural events, is just an hour south of DeBordieu’s gate. And exciting Myrtle Beach, about 45 minutes north of us, also offers its own amazing array of dining establishments and shopping, nightlife, live entertainment theaters, and more than 100 championship golf courses.
A Collection Of Communities Create The Diversity Of DeBordieu Colony
As with any community, DeBordieu is a collection of neighborhoods. Each is unique and residents live among others with similar interests and tastes. The ocean front and island communities are comprised of homes directly on or very near the Atlantic. Their wonderful views are only rivaled by their architecture. When you visit DeBordieu, the abundance of marshes and creeks leading into North Inlet and the ocean beyond becomes evident. The residents of the marsh and creek communities call these beautiful areas home, and many even have private docks.
Pete Dye knew the fairways of his private course would one day be lined by our golf course community, so he made sure it was as beautiful as it was challenging. The coastal forests of DeBordieu have for millennia nurtured life and provided sanctuary to native wildlife. Little has changed, so forest and lake community residents can enjoy the same in their very own backyard.