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The site of Wachesaw Plantation Club has a rich history.  Long before Europeans settled and began the business of growing indigo and rice, Native Americans lived in villages along the area’s waterways and marshes. Wildlife was abundant and the tide-driven rivers and creeks made travel easy. 

Age-old burial mounds discovered in the 1930’s revealed pottery shards, tools, jewelry and skeletal remains. Thanks to an extensive archaeological survey in the early 1980s, this exclusive community’s past is celebrated as one of the most thoroughly researched plantations in the South.  Many of the old artifacts can now be found within Wachesaw Plantation Club’s Clubhouse.  

For more than two centuries, the site of Wachesaw Plantation Club and it’s community was very productive land. Situated on a high bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, the accessibility to the river’s deep waters made it an ideal landing for people and supplies entering and leaving the area. For that reason—and many others—the Plantation boasts an especially rich history.

Hundreds of years later, it is difficult not to be inspired by sheer beauty that still characterizes Wachesaw. Visionary planning, an unrivaled setting and an extraordinary suite of amenities have established Wachesaw Plantation as a sanctuary of grace and sophistication.  When you enter the gates of Wachesaw Plantation, you will immediately be inspired by the live oaks draped in Spanish moss and the beauty of the landscape within this now residential community.  

Wachesaw Plantation Club, which was founded in 1985 as the premier private country club on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, was part of the visionary planning of Wachesaw Plantation’s developer, Olan Mills, and his team.  It was 1986 when the Tom Fazio designed golf course opened to Members, with the Clubhouse opening shortly thereafter.  The original Kimbels restaurant, an old hunting cabin that was purchased and moved by a dentist down river, was replaced with what is now known as Kimbels in 1993.  Kimbels is perched on the Bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and the 18th green of the golf course.  Today you will find historical markers within Wachesaw Plantation to honor the rich history of the land, as well as a monument on the Bluff honoring Olan and Butch Mills.