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St. James Plantation Affordable price points, an affinity for nature, a deepwater marina, and a new beach club help this community continue to set the standard for sales in the Carolinas

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itting as it does near the confluence

style pool. These are in addition to a full list of

of the Intracoastal Waterway, Cape

amenities already completed and being enjoyed

Fear River, and the Atlantic Ocean, it

by members.

is only natural that water plays a big role at St. James Plantation.

Whether setting sail from the community’s deepwa-

ter marina, watching the sun set from the private beach club, or enjoying the Intracoastal views from St. James’s Waterway Park, both the salt and fresh water bring sparkle to nearly every aspect of community life. The gated residential community with four Audubon-certified golf courses is marking its 20th anniversary in 2011 and they have plenty to celebrate. With more than 4,000 property owners and 5,000 acres, St. James has been the number one selling community in the Coastal Carolinas since 1991. Already in 2011, they have opened $6.5 million in amenities, including a new clubhouse on the Nicklaus Design course and the Seaside Club with a resort-

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ABOVE: The 534-yard 7th at the Reserve Club BELOW: The private beach club sits on a rare south-facing beach.


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ABOVE AND RIGHT: The new 24,000-squarefoot clubhouse at the Reserve BELOW: Woodlands Park—the gathering place for community concerts.

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St. James By The Sea on nearby Oak Island, just 10 minutes away, adds a whole new way to enjoy the ocean and the outdoors. Complete with an oceanfront gazebo, boardwalk, picnic area, and showers, the private beach club is located on a rare south-facing

turesque village, with its ancient oaks and antebellum

beach that catches both sunrises and sunsets.

homes, feels as if it was created by Norman Rockwell’s

It is easy to understand why the developers, all na-

brushstrokes. Full of art galleries, antique shops, and

tive North Carolinians, fell in love with this lush,

great restaurants, it lends ambience and adds another

wooded property. In addition to being the meeting

layer of activity for St. James residents. The golf

place for three important waterways, it is located close

Mecca of Myrtle Beach is about an hour south; the

to the historic fishing village of Southport. This pic-

historic port city of Wilmington is a half hour north.

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The elegant 24,000-square-foot Reserve clubhouse overlooking the Nicklaus Design course opened Memorial Day Weekend and is the community’s fourth clubhouse. The Reserve features private dining

and has its own town council, mayor, fire station, and

areas, an intimate wine room with oak barrels and its

EMS services.

own “Reserve” collection, a large dining room, and a screened dining porch.

There are a number of ways to make the Carolinas’ top-selling community your home, including single-

All the golf courses and clubhouses at St. James are

family homes, patio homes, condominiums and town-

managed by Troon Privé, the leading

homes. Woodlands Park, the commu-

management company for premier

nity’s newest neighborhood, features

golf clubs, ensuring members the very best in service and conditions. The home of the new clubhouse, The Reserve course, was named “The Best New Course in North Carolina”

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4006 St. James Drive Southport, N.C. 28461 800.245.3871 GolfStJames.com

when it opened in 2006. Each of the four courses has its own clubhouse and each is an Audubon Certified Cooperative Sanctuary.

braces its natural surroundings. There are more than 15 miles of walking

FOUNDERS PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 7,016 YEAR FOUNDED: 1991 ARCHITECT: P.B. Dye

MEMBERS PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,887 YEAR FOUNDED: 1996 ARCHITECT: Hale Irwin

PLAYERS

atre, and a reflection garden for resi-

PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 6,940 YEAR FOUNDED: 1997 ARCHITECT: Tim Cate

is very active with more than 250

serves, is built around a big lake and park. Presently their Showcase of open for tours. While Woodlands Park is close to the ocean, the Seaside neighborhood new Seaside Club. This neighborhood offers spacious living and low maintenance homes at affordable price For all its accomplishments and accolades, residents at this upscale but down-to-earth community seem to take the most pride in being an ac-

members and multiple courts. There

RESERVE

are also two separate state-of-the-art

PAR: 72 YARDAGE: 7,212 YEAR FOUNDED: 2006 ARCHITECT: Nicklaus Design

door pools, while a full-service marina on the Intracoastal serves as the launching point for boating adventures. St. James is distinctive in other ways, too. In 1999 the community was officially incorporated as a town

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with acres of beautiful nature pre-

points, starting in the $280,000s.

ture preserves, an outdoor amphithe-

fitness centers with indoor and out-

custom homes. The neighborhood,

is just steps from the beach and the

and biking trails, 500-plus acres of na-

dents to enjoy. The tennis association

homesites for those wishing to build

Homes, a row of model homes, is

The Audubon certification is very important to a community that em-

ABOVE LEFT: The Atlantic Ocean is just five miles away from the full-service marina. ABOVE: The Seaside Club, with a resort-style pool, is a quick drive from the main gate.

tive, close-knit place where neighbors connect easily with each other. During this 20th anniversary year, St. James’ three-day/two-night Plantation Preview Package, with

golf and VIP access to all the amenities included, is a great way to get to know this community’s unique coastal lifestyle.

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The Reserve’s 219-yard 13th

ST. JAMES PLANTATION 4006 St. James Drive Southport, N.C. 28461 800.245.3871 GolfStJames.com

St James Plantation in Links Living Fall 2011  

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