Golf magazine Travel Editor Brian McCallen has compared the approach to the neighborhood and clubhouse at Legend Oaks Plantation to Magnolia Drive, the famed road leading to the icon of golf, Augusta National in Georgia, home of the Masters.
Reaching the neighborhood and golf course, down an avenue of 300-year-old live oak trees, will soon be a bit easier for residents and golfers, because roads leading to the historic plantation site are being widened to accommodate Summerville, South Carolina’s rapid growth to the south. Located on Highway 61, Legend Oaks Plantation is situated on land that was once a rice plantation. In addition to the award-winning Legend Oaks Golf & Tennis Club, it includes a family-friendly neighborhood.
“There are plenty of opportunities for people to meet people while living at Legend Oaks. We are one of the friendliest communities I’ve ever seen,” said Janette Chipas, president of Legend Oaks Homeowners Association. “My husband and I made friends quickly when we moved to Legend Oaks. It is such a comfortable community with a small-town feel. It’s quiet and family-oriented and is great both for young people and retirees.”
“We have full country club amenities, and the culture here is very community oriented,” said Jim Chickarello, managing partner of Legend Oaks Golf Club, explaining that Legend Oaks Gives Back, now in its third year, chooses two charities each year that benefit families in the Summerville community. “This program has been very successful because we raise the money in a family-oriented way, and we have great sponsors who want to help.”