Palmetto Bluff


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Palmetto Bluff is a vibrant residential and recreational preserve with salt marshes, unspoiled rivers, and the sounds and scents of nature.  Here is where you will experience the joys of the Lowcountry in its ultimate form.

Defined by three historic rivers, and set amid 20,000 acres, Palmetto Bluff is secluded in the purest sense. That is one of the reasons this land remains so pristine today. The adventures you have here will become the legacies that will last through the generations to come.

Life at Palmetto Bluff

You will be sure to find the perfect home of your dreams at Palmetto Bluff where real estate offerings are as diverse as the land itself.  New experiences await you at every turn. On the land or on the water, there is an ever-evolving variety of activities, food, arts and culture, and wellness activities along with unforgettable moments that create cherished memories.

The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy

The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy was founded in 2003 with a mission of protecting the maritime forest and tidal creeks that define the geography of Palmetto Bluff. Residents and guests are invited to participate in classes, lectures and field trips to learn about the wild species living on the land and their importance for wildlife and people.

The Sporting Life

If you love serenity, a nature walk through the River Road Preserve may be just what you need.  If you’re in the mood for excitement, test your skills at the Shooting Club or try catching a largemouth bass.There is no better place to have fun than on the waters, and in the marshlands and woods of the Lowcountry. Hunting and shooting sports have been a long standing tradition.  An elevated and covered five-stand station, plus a wobble deck field, makes a total of 14 shooting sites.

Explore the Land and Water

Palmetto Bluff’s trail system provides a great opportunity to explore and discover the 20,000 acres.  Ride a bike, a horse or simply hike the trails throughout the property .  And don’t forget to explore the water trails by kayak or canoe and go for a swim in the majestic May River.

Racquet Sports

Enjoy two croquet lawns on the property at Wilson Lawn and Racquet Club – Palmetto Bluff’s recreational hub. Along with the lawns the club facility includes eight Har-Tru tennis courts, six pickleball courts, two bocce courts, four courtside shelters and a well-equipped pro shop and pavilion.


The magnificent Jack Nicklaus Signature Course weaves along the banks of the beautiful May River. You’ll find beauty in all directions on every hole of the perfectly maintained course.


Palmetto Bluff offers numerous easy to keep you fit; modern fitness centers, a movement studio, heated Horizon lap pools and an award-winning day spa.  

Arts and Culture

Palmetto Bluff’s monthly Artist in Residence program invites artisans to stay on the ground for a week to lead workshops and host gallery chats. This curated collection of personalities brings the spirit and culture of the Lowcountry to the Bluff each and every day.

Palmetto Bluff’s Diverse Eateries

Buffalo’s, Fore &  Aft, the Canteen, Cole’s, the May River Grill, RT’s Market, Octagon, and the Canoe Club are some of the popular dining spots for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  And don’t forget Melt for Southern ice cream flavors, shakes and cookies.  You’ll find this impossible to resist.


Moreland Forest

Located within walking distance to the amenities of Moreland Village, and strategically designed to take advantage of preserved wetlands and the Inland Waterway, Moreland Forest is the perfect home base for your new residence. Residents will be able to travel between Moreland Forest, River Road, and Wilson Village, all without ever stepping foot in a car. With a range of lot sizes, many with approved dock easements along the Waterway, there are a variety of homesites available to fit your needs. Just moments from your front door, you may enjoy first-class amenities, regionally-inspired Southern cuisine, the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, the Canteen, Lake Bales, and an ancient maritime forest. 

Moreland Village

Moreland Village feels a little rural and informal because of its setting in the original field previously reserved for dove hunting. Engaging with the outdoors and nature is the Moreland lifestyle, and the architecture reflects this. Details include exposed rafter tails, lower sloped roofs, larger expanses of glass, steel windows and doors, and lots of porches.

Wilson Village

The architecture in Wilson Village embodies the spirit of Palmetto Bluff. It is the original village and captures the vision of relaxed, unbundled, comfortable, authentically detailed designs – all blended in amongst the trees. Wilson Village offers a wide range of experiences, river access, and activities, a gourmet market, and signature shops and restaurants all open to the public and within easy walking distance of the Village Green.

River Road Neighborhood

An extension of Wilson Village, the River Road neighborhood continues the established character of Wilson Village while also being adjacent to the 120-acre River Road Preserve.  The more classic details give the architecture a slightly more formal feel in this neighborhood.  Known as the Garden District of Palmetto Bluff, the River Road neighborhood was designed to incorporate community green spaces, staying true to the Lowcountry landscape and integrating the natural environment. River Road is home to a community garden, Cove Park, and the Lodge, a members-only amenity with a fitness center, a playground, a dog park, a lounge area, and a zero-entry pool along the banks of the waterway.

Colleton River

Known to the natives as the “land between two rivers” and a place of abundant fishing and wildlife, Colleton River is a place nestled in the heart of the Lowcountry and loved for its natural setting. It has a rich history of pirates and sailors and is a place where part of the Revolutionary War took place and a great Civil War battle was fought. The Lowcountry marshes and moss-draped Live Oaks make a quiet home for an extraordinary life.  Here is a place that both soothes the soul and bursts with energy. There is a balance between privacy and a vibrant social, golf, and sporting life.  Located just minutes from restaurants and shopping, there is easy access to the best of the Lowcountry.

Amenities Soon to Come

The Colleton River Club Members have approved an enhanced amenities package which will include the renovation and addition of a new Fitness Complex, 8 pickleball courts, 4 bocce courts, 6 new tennis courts, as well as renovations and additions to all levels of the Dye Clubhouse.  It will be completed by the end of 2023.

Golf – Renowned Signature Courses

The quality of the Colleton River Club courses is matched only by their beauty.  Renowned designers, Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye, bring Colleton River Members 36 masterfully planned holes amidst breathtaking views.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center features state-of-the-art equipment and over 3,000 square feet of workout space.  A wide variety of classes ensure that Members never get bored and can find the level of exercise they prefer.  In addition, the club offers physical therapy on-site.

Aquatics Complex

The Junior Olympic pool is heated in cooler months and cooled in the steamy summer months and is perfect for lap swimming and fitness classes.  


Freshwater ponds throughout the peninsula are good for catfish, bass, and pike fishing.  From trout to tarpon, saltwater fishing is abundant and yours for the taking.  


Members enjoy the Stan Smith tennis complex.


The Dye Clubhouse and the Nicklaus Clubhouse both offer great dining options to meet your desires.  A Men’s Grill serves traditional lunch favorites in a casual atmosphere. The Halfway Cate is a Member favorite.  Enjoy coffee and muffins at this neighborhood breakfast counter. And if you are planning a party, catering and home entertaining are popular throughout Colleton River.

Something for Everyone

Colleton River offers member-driven maritime programs for everything from kayaking to fishing and the sunset sport of the cocktail cruise.  The birding club provides both outdoor excursions and indoor educational opportunities.  Walking and cycling groups form around neighborhoods and are wonderful opportunities for new members to make friends.


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