Skidaway Island – The Landings and More
Skidaway Island – The Landings and More
Skidaway is the last in the chain of Georgia’s Golden Isles. Surrounded by miles of ecologically vibrant salt marsh, a network of winding tidal creeks, rivers, Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Skidaway is a pristine island of magnificent moss-draped oak trees, palms, and pines which enhance the sheer beauty of nature at its best. Approximately 12 miles southeast of downtown Savannah, three exclusive communities are located on Skidaway Island, The Landings, South Harbor and Modena. Also on the island is “The Village” a commercial area with a library, gas station, post office, grocery store, banks, investment brokers, dentist and many unique stores.
The Landings, is one of Savannah's premier planned golf communities. The Landings, as a winner of the Urban Land Institute's prestigious Award for Excellence, has been recognized as one of the nation's best residential communities. A private gated residential community built in a naturally beautiful setting, with outstanding recreational facilities, The Landings offers many custom homes and amenities blended tastefully in a natural ecosystem. Membership to the social clubs, golf, tennis and boating, within the community are tiered. Club members enjoy six golf courses, by top designers (Arnold Palmer, Arthur Hills, Willard Byrd and Tom Fazio), Landings Harbor Marina at the north end and Delegal Creek Marina on the south, provide all residents with easy access to the water. The Oakridge Fitness Center currently features Cybex strength training equipment, free weights and Precor cardiovascular equipment, an aerobics studio, physical therapy, indoor lap pool, outdoor adult pool and hot tub, locker areas with steam rooms, babysitting room and tennis courts. In 2010 two large multi-purpose/group fitness rooms, a Pilate’s studio, spinning studio, expanded free weight and machine areas, expanded cardio machine areas, a private physical therapy department and therapy pool, core and stretching areas, a juice bar, lounge area and more will have been completed. Pool facilities offer different atmospheres for our diverse membership. The Oakridge Fitness Center’s indoor pool is home to wellness programs, including water classes, lap swimming and aquatic rehabilitation. The Marshwood Pool offers a relaxed adult environment featuring a cabana bar and food service. Franklin Creek Pool offers family-oriented activities, a water slide, pool parties, summer camp programs, a swim team and a full service snack bar.
Members can also take advantage of year-round Youth Activities program to provide creative and recreational activities for members and their families. Additionally, a recently expanded Youth Room, located at Franklin Creek, is a state of the art facility uniquely tailored to youth activities.
Franklin Creek Tennis Center is the Headquarters of the tennis program at The Landings Club. This facility houses 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, 2 Hard Surface Courts and supports the majority of member play. There is a tennis pro-shop, Cafe and a Center Court with stadium seating for 500.
Marshwood Tennis Center is home to 8 Har-Tru Courts as well as 2 Platform Tennis Courts.
Oakridge Fitness Center has 4 Har-Tru courts
The Plantation, Oakridge, Deer Creek and Marshwood Clubhouses offer a pleasant variety of dining experiences and entertainment opportunities. Each of the four Clubhouses displays a distinctive architectural style and atmosphere and all provide the highest standards of quality in food and service.
All residents enjoy 22 miles of trails and golf cart paths plus access to the Observation Tower. Athletic facilities include practice soccer field, softball diamond, PAR exercise course, playground, shuffleboard, basketball court, restrooms, night lighting and picnic tables and for a small fee, access to the dog park.
Owned and operated by its property owners, The Landings community was created by The Branigar Organization, a Union Camp Corporation subsidiary and established an outstanding reputation for environmental sensitivity and uncompromising quality.
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A private gated community situated at the confluence of the Skidaway and the Wilmington Rivers. Modena is a separate island at the north end of Skidaway Island with 55 Acres of lovely trees, magnificent marsh, creek and deep water views. This island was first inhabited in 1734. “Modena Plantation” remained a working plantation until the mid 19th century. Modena consists of 50 estate-sized home sites, most with deep water and/or marsh views.
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Located on the south end of Skidaway Island, South Harbor is only minutes away from Historic Savannah. Water access and water view lots are available as well as private islands overlooking the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Heavily wooded half-acre lots are also available. A boater’s paradise, many homes in this gated community have designed 25-40 foot boat slips on the Intracoastal Waterway. Amenities include a deep water community dock, boat hoist, boat storage yard, swimming pool, tennis court and playground.
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