Port Royal Real Estate


Port Royal Plantation is the only private oceanside, planned residential community on Hilton Head Island designed solely for residents and their guest’s enjoyment. Port Royal residents have access to some of the island’s quietest beaches without the intrusion of commercial development, hotels, timeshares or weekly rentals inside the gates. Port Royal Plantation also affords numerous amenities including three championship golf courses, and a top-flight tennis club, as well as trails for walking and biking. Situated on what is commonly referred to as “mid-Island” on some of Hilton Head’s highest ground, the 1,024-acre area is rich in natural beauty with canopies of moss-laden oak trees, palms and lush tropical plantings throughout. Port Royal Plantation affords residents nearly every Lowcountry vista imaginable including fresh water lagoons, saltwater estuaries, Port Royal Sound, wide beautiful beaches on the Atlantic and emerald green golf courses.

Current Port Royal Listings

There are approximately 970 homesites in Port Royal Plantation. Homesites range in size from 1/4 acre to well over an acre. Diversity in styles range from beach-side bungalows built in the early days of the Island, golf view family homes up to newly built palatial oceanfront estates.

The gatehouse is staffed with 24 hour security with frequent daily patrolling of the entire Plantation by the security staff. There are no community transfer fees and golf club membership is not required for property purchases in Port Royal Plantation. Annual Property Owner Dues are among the most reasonable on the Island. While membership to the golf club is not mandatory for home ownership,

Port Royal Plantation residents are encouraged to join and enjoy the camaraderie of the club membership. The club offers several membership plans tailored to the resident’s needs, whether a full time resident or second home owner.

Miles of paved leisure trails wind throughout the community, and a  well-marked arboretum is centrally located for nature lovers.

Beach House

Port Royal Plantation features private beach access from the Beach House as well as 19 different beachwalk paths within the Plantation. Three miles of pristine shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean and Port Royal Sound is available exclusively to residents and their guests. The Port Royal Beach House and adjacent Olympic sized swimming pool and kiddie’s pool overlook the Port Royal Sound. There is also a well-appointed playground on site.


Three challenging golf courses are nestled within the community along with a centrally located gracious southern style clubhouse. Port Royal is a renowned golfer’s paradise offering 54 holes on three courses. These include The Barony, designed by George W. Cobb in the early 1960’s, and one of the first courses on the Island. Planter’s Row was designed by Willard C. Byrd and built in 1984. The third course, Robbers Row was designed in 1967 by both George W. Cobb and Willard C. Byrd, and was redesigned in 1994 by world famous architect Pete Dye. In addition to the golf courses, the golf club amenities include a driving range, putting green and croquet green.


Four tennis courts, two of which are lit, are available for all residents and their guests. The Racquet Club has 10 HarTru clay courts and 4 Nova hard courts for member and public play, with stadium seating and lights for night matches.

Club Dining

The clubhouse restaurant and bar are also open daily to the public for lunch, snacks, and bar service. The 14,000 square foot antebellum mansion-style Clubhouse hosts a wide variety of social events every month for both sports and social members.

In addition to world class golf, tennis and croquet, Port Royal Plantation residents enjoy a number of community-wide social events and several specific interest clubs including bridge, art classes, and community gardening, as well as “Wine and Dine”.

Port Royal Plantation is also rich with history and boasts two major Civil War sites, Fort Walker and Fort Sherman, and the site of the Spanish American War Steam Gun. All locations are well marked along with the history of the sites.


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