Wexford Plantation opened in 1982, the same year as Long Cove Club. Possibly the most exclusive site on the island, these 525 acres of golf and residences are located on the south end of Hilton Head. Marathon Oil built Wexford using the Governor’s Mansion in Williamsburg, The Congressional Club in Washington, and the Cloisters in Sea Island as influences. Evidence of the grandiose intent lies in the Georgian marble entrance foyer and the Tiffany glass skylights inside the plantation’s multi-million dollar clubhouse; another clue to the community’s elaborate nature is in the 24-carat gold lettered street signs, copper-domed street lamps, and the intricate hand-laid stone bridges. Unique to Wexford is the 37.5-acre harbour on Broad Creek containing 130 slips for resident use, not to mention the boat slips adjacent to estate homes for private docking.
Unique to Wexford is the 37.5-acre harbour on Broad Creek containing 130 slips for resident use, not to mention the boat slips adjacent to estate homes used for private docking. The tide-free lock system provides access to Broad Creek 24/7; this one-of-a-kind system offers almost four miles of concrete partition and keeps the 37.5 acre harbour at least eight feet deep at all times (that's about 100 million gallons of water) to ensure the security of the enclosed boats. Each boat may be up to 70 feet long with up to 19-foot beams. One of these lots, if available, may be acquired at the marina where a full-time staff works 'round the clock to ensure entry or exit from the lock system takes no more than 10 minutes.
The 18-hole private golf course, designed by Willard Byrd, is the annual qualifying site for the PGA Tour’s Heritage Classic, which is held later at Sea Pines. On average, less than 50 rounds are played per day, and a Head Pro with three assistant Pros are available for service. Members and children under 21 play for free, but watch out for the 72 sand traps—Wexford is not only a private course, but a creative one.
Six clay Har-Tru courts, two of them lighted, possess views of the harbour and/or golf course. A Head Pro and assistant Pro are on site to help to-be players, offering group or private lessons.