Tucked away in the heart of the Lowcountry, The Ford Field & River Club beckons those seeking more than just a home, but an extraordinary way of life. Here, an intimate community joins together to craft its own legacy among storied landscapes. With a serene and perfectly situated locale, multi-generational bonds and world-class sporting club amenities, The Ford offers the picture-perfect backdrop for families and fellow members to connect with one another and experience a lifestyle unlike anywhere else.
A Legacy Built Together
Entirely under the care of the community’s membership base, The Ford’s present-day stewards continue to preserve and honor its rich history while creating exceptional opportunities for enjoyment. Because most of our members are also proud property owners here, you’ll find a deep sense of kinship and commitment within our community. It’s this sense of belonging that makes The Ford truly special. Our spaces and amenities are thoughtfully designed to be enjoyed collectively — parents can share a leisurely round of golf with their kids, grandparents can impart the art of fishing to their grandchildren by the serene private lakes, and our younger members can revel in the freedom of friendship at our pools and sports courts.
Sunny Days & Sporting Adventures
At The Ford, an active lifestyle is woven into the fabric of everyday living. Here, a meandering river, scenic trails, and lush marshlands create an ideal backdrop for year-round sporting adventures. Nestled in our private coastal community, you’ll enjoy consistently pleasant temperatures and mild winters with daytime highs in the 60s and nighttime lows in the 40s. This climate perfectly complements a diverse range of thrilling sports and activities both on land and water. Explore over a dozen on-site trails on foot, bike, or horseback, or set out on extensive protected waterways for boating, kayaking, or canoeing. Whether you’re pursuing a lifelong passion, uncovering a new talent, or simply striving for wellness, The Ford offers a vibrant array of options to answer your call to adventure.
Award-Winning Golf Without Tee Times
Upon the completion of this masterpiece, renowned golf course designer Pete Dye himself hailed it as his “Finest Southern Links.” Spanning 250 breathtaking acres, this award-winning course is meticulously crafted around serene freshwater lakes, verdant meadows, and captivating coastal vistas. What sets it apart is its welcoming atmosphere—here, there are no tee times to rush your game. Players of all ages and skill levels are free to step onto the course at their own pace, savoring the joy of an unhurried round whenever they please. Designed exclusively for the enjoyment of members, the Ford’s private course has garnered acclaim from esteemed national publications, including Golfweek, Golf Digest, and LINKS Magazine.
A Sweet Spot in the South
While members can indulge in a lifetime of on-site amenities and activities at The Ford, there are epic excursions and cultural gems waiting just beyond our gates. Just outside our gates is Richmond Hill, a charming city of over 18,000 residents that has retained its small-town allure. A short 30-minute drive northward brings you to Savannah, and just two hours away, the renowned city of Charleston awaits. For maritime escapades, residents can set sail to nearby Barrier Islands or explore the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, each just a stone’s throw from The Ford’s deepwater marina. Traveling to and from The Ford is effortless, with the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport a mere 20-minute drive north, offering direct flights to major cities.
An Idyllic Investment
In the serene enclave of The Ford, the allure of Southern living is complemented by a tax-friendly environment. Georgia’s reputation as a tax-friendly state extends gracefully to The Ford, making it an even more enticing place to call home. Here, property taxes are thoughtfully structured, allowing residents to benefit from lower tax burdens on their cherished homes. This favorable property tax landscape, coupled with a rich array of amenities and a close-knit community, enhances the appeal of The Ford as a haven where residents can savor the joys of life without the weighty monetary concerns found in other locales.
A Place in History
Completed in 1938, The Main House, a 7,000-square-foot masterpiece, stands proudly as a classic example of Greek Revival architecture. Honored with a place in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, it underwent meticulous restoration by businessman Ghaith R. Pharaon upon his acquisition of The Ford in 1981. Today, The Main House remains the cherished centerpiece of The Ford’s community, offering a welcoming space for families to gather. Inside, you’ll find a wood-paneled library, inviting rooms for hosting events and an underground tunnel. Members can even reserve one of five well-appointed private suites, including Henry and Clara Ford’s very own private quarters for special events.
If you’re interested in ownership, schedule a Discovery Visit today and explore the extraordinary lifestyle this Lowcountry retreat has to offer.