Rose Hill Plantation

Lowcountry lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty and upscale amenities.

Welcome to Rose Hill Plantation

Lowcountry lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty and upscale amenities

Located in the greater Bluffton area in Beaufort County, South Carolina, you will find the private equestrian and golf neighborhood of Rose Hill Plantation. Tucked away amidst lush natural beauty, Rose Hill Plantation epitomizes Lowcountry Southern estate living. Gorgeous magnolia trees, majestic oaks, vast expanses of open green space, and numerous marshes and lagoons make this a true haven for local wildlife.

With approximately 996 home sites, Rose Hill Plantation prides itself on well-appointed homes of various sizes with several lifestyle options from which to choose. Large home sites with spectacular views of the marsh waterfront, estates with panoramic vistas of the Colleton River, and charming patio home communities provide a variety of luxury living selections. Additionally, this gated community is staffed by security specialists and offers peace of mind around the clock.

In addition to the stunning architecture and majestic Spanish moss-draped live oaks, Rose Hill Plantation sits on about 2,000 acres and boasts upscale amenities you can enjoy daily. Acres of parkland and green space provide ample opportunities to take advantage of the outdoors. An 18-hole public golf course, tennis and pickleball courts, fishing dock, kayak racks, miles of greenbelt riding trails, three swimming pools, and more are easily accessible for residents.

What to Love

  • Stay overnight at the Mansion at Rose Hill 
  • Conveniently located near Hilton Head, Savannah, and Beaufort
  • Gated entrances with security guards 24/7
  • Elevated amenities reflecting a Lowcountry luxury lifestyle
  • Fun, relaxed, and welcoming community
  • Numerous property styles are available

Local Lifestyle

The Mansion at Rose Hill best epitomizes life on the Rose Hill Plantation. Dating back to about 1858, this Gothic Revival mansion evokes antebellum South Carolina with acres of marshes, mossy oaks, magnolias, and pecan trees. Guests can access the guarded entrance and enjoy the private pool, outdoor grill and smoker, and rocking chairs on the oversized front porch. Meanwhile, the interior is furnished with antique decor, a library, and plenty of entertainment, including smart TVs.

One of the highlights of Rose Hill Plantation is the opportunity to take advantage of upscale amenities for residents of all ages. Plan a foursome for golf, play a game of tennis, or relax poolside with a cool drink and an entertaining book. For horse lovers, head to the equestrian center and explore approximately 50 acres of fenced land, including a polo field.

Rose Hill also offers several aquatic amenities, including a dock with deep water access for kayaking, fishing, and crabbing. The grounds contain three pools, one of which is conveniently located next to a children’s playground. After a full day of water fun, members can head to Oak Terrace, the club’s excellent restaurant.

You will find a multitude of high-end amenities available in downtown Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head. Here you can experience delectable fine dining, unique boutique shopping, and exclusive entertainment and cultural experiences. For a relaxing morning, stroll the local farmers’ market and sip a specialty coffee while enjoying a fresh, handmade pastry.

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

At Rose Hill Plantation, you will experience the best Lowcountry lifestyle. Residents adore a selection of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Head to the Oak Terrace Restaurant at Rose Hill for a delightful steak or seafood dinner with all the fixings. Plentiful seating, both inside and outside, provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Make plans with friends to meet at Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen. Their daily farm-to-table menu includes authentic Southern comfort food using only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy the hanging baskets and colorful blooms decorating this quaint country cottage.

When you want to experience a relaxing lunch featuring a quality menu, head to Old South Restaurant. Here you can relax on their covered patio while sipping a crisp glass of white wine and enjoying a light lunch.

Spend the day at Buckwalter Place for a large selection of dining and shopping options. Grab a bite to eat at one of their many restaurants, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, or check out the latest event at their state-of-the-art entertainment facility.

Things to Do

Designed by legendary architect Gene Hamm, Rose Hill Golf Club features stunning scenery interspersed along 18 championship holes. The five sets of tees dictate course lengths between 5,137 yards and 6,961 yards. PGA-caliber instruction is offered at the full-size practice range and short game area. Golf at Rose Hill Plantation is a great value, whether you opt for a membership or daily fees.

In addition to an excellent golf course, Rose Hill residents enjoy first-class tennis and equestrian facilities. The independently-owned Tennis Club was named the private tennis facility of the year by Tennis Industry Magazine in 2014. Players of all skill and experience levels can take swings on clay or hard courts. On the north side of the grounds, the 50-acre Equestrian Center includes 35 boarding stalls, a large riding arena, and public boarding services.

Head to the Polo for Charity at Rose Hill Equestrian Center, LLC event for an afternoon of tailgating, polo, and fun for all ages. Enjoy watching polo matches while enjoying fun picnic fare. This event occurs twice yearly, so mark your calendar for all the festivities.

Be sure to go to the Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site for a delightful tour encompassing the historic and well-preserved plantation home and the well-manicured grounds. Explore the original brick kitchen and then hike the trails leading to the Tyger River.
Buckwalter Farmer’s Market offers local produce, including organic, handmade artisan goods, prepared foods, flowers, baked goods, and more. Gather supplies for a gourmet dinner at home or pick something up from the market to enjoy later.

Are you looking for a unique, Southern-inspired festival? Head to the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival to try an oyster shot at this annual event. Stroll through the displayed art while sampling local fare fresh from the water.

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