St. James Plantation Community
St. James Plantation Lifestyle
Life is never boring in St. James with enough amenities to make each day a new adventure. A coastal playground awaits you with golf courses, walking trails, tennis courts, an active marina, and numerous restaurants so you can finish the day with some good food and a glass of wine. Here is a look at some of the best amenities waiting for you in St. James.
St. James features four impressive golf courses where residents can tee off year round on 81 holes. You will also find a driving range, practice greens, and well stocked pro shops complete with friendly golf pros to help you improve your swing. Best of all, one membership gives you complete access to all four championship courses designed by golf legends like Nicklaus Design, P.B. Dye, Hale Irwin, and Tim From small gatherings to formal evening galas, the club is the place to be when you want to get to know the St. James community. Four clubhouses provide endless opportunities to mingle with old friends and catch up on the latest community news.
The Reserve Club is a resident favorite with a beautiful wine room and a luxurious screened dining porch. After a morning of golf, you can grab lunch at the Grille while Bartender John mixes up your favorite drink to help you unwind. Over at the Founders Club, you will enjoy views of meandering marshes and the well-kept fairways. If you love tennis, this will be your home away from home with a busy schedule of lessons, matches, and tournaments to enjoy. The Members Club is another fun place to unwind with an indoor pool, sauna, and steam rooms. Get in a yoga class at the Athletic Club next door and then swing through the Clubhouse to have a drink with your friends. The Players Club is another favorite among St. James families with an elegant take on outdoor dining with views of the 18th hole. Stop by the fully stocked pro shop to grab gear for your next round of golf or head out to the croquet lawn and spend the evening playing a favorite game with friends.
Explore the Great Outdoors St. James offers some of the most beautiful views on the east coast. Whether you’re riding bicycles with the grandkids or stopping by the marina to watch the sunset over the water, there’s always something to do outdoors. With over 36 miles of biking and walking trails, you can spend time exploring shady sidewalks, wooded boardwalks, and vast marshes. If you love being out on the water, visit Waterway Park where you can fish or enjoy a picnic by the water. Head to the marina to access your boat and then head down the ICW for a day of fishing and relaxation in the sun. Fitness is a way of life in St. James and the community is well equipped with amenities to help you lead an active lifestyle. There are multiple fitness centers, saunas, and steam rooms to explore. Play a round of tennis, head out to the golf course, or take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pools. Finish off the day with a yoga class and a relaxing massage and then come back tomorrow and do it all over again.
All of these amenities and more are just part of the St. James way of life. The Marina is one of the best parts of living in St. James. Located right on the Intracoastal Waterway, the marina offers 155 wet slips and dry stack storage for 320 boats. The marina offers full service so you never have to worry about fueling up, cleaning your boat, or moving it in and out of storage. The friendly staff handles The Marina is also home to the Harbor side Marketplace where you can grab a few groceries, buy a nice bottle of wine to go with dinner, or get fresh meat and cheese at the deli counter. Of course, you probably won’t be cooking very often thanks to Tommy Thompson’s Grille and Tiki Bar. This waterfront restaurant offers some of the best food in Southport. Enjoy a basket of fried pickles, a bowl of creamy crab dip, or Tommy’s famous Mahi sandwich complete with sweet potato fries. Residents of St. James enjoy a private beach club just minutes away on Oak Island.
This exclusive members only area gives you access to the beach without worrying about tourists. There’s a picnic area, private parking, showers, and even an oceanfront gazebo where you can cool off in the shade. As a resident of St. James, you will enjoy all-year access to this private beach club with incredible views and St. James offers an active social scene with regular events ranging from casual get togethers to formal charity galas. There are dozens of social clubs to enjoy andactivity clubs that focus on a variety of hobbies and interests. From scrapbooking to quilting to bridge or billiards, you can find new friends who share your hobbies and spend time doing what you love.