Toni LaRose-Gerken
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Sun City Hilton Head

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Del Webb Sun City Hilton Head ~ Sun City Hilton Head is by far the largest, most active community for   adults 55 and older in the Lowcountry. This expansive community, developed on 5,000 acres of woodlands and sparkling lagoons is located 13 miles west of Hilton Head Island. With close to 4,000 homes and more than 100 active clubs and groups, there’s no surprise why more than 14,000 residents call Sun City Hilton Head home.

If you’re searching for a vibrant community to fully enjoy all the perks of retirement, then Sun City is the ideal location for you. This gated, private neighborhood not only offers you an array of real estate choices to fit your style and budget, but provides all the makings of an engaging and active lifestyle. Homes range from 2 bedrooms cottages to larger, more luxurious homes such as the options available in the Riverbend community of Sun City.

The variety of activities feed your need for friends, fitness and fun. In addition to the abundance of events and amenities on site, the variety of volunteer activities in Sun City and the surrounding communities feeds your soul as well.


When you purchase a home in Sun City, you not only get a beautiful piece of property, but you gain an unlimited number of ways to stay active. The community’s three golf courses, fitness centers, indoor and outdoor pools, walking trails, sports’ park, performing arts center and arts and crafts building means you will surely find an activity that speaks to your individual interests. From photography to karaoke to ballroom dance, there is truly something for everyone in Sun City Hilton Head. The clubs and social groups offer you numerous ways to keep doing what you love, meet your neighbors or cross something off your bucket list.

You’ll find endless ways to focus on your health and well-being. The three fully equipped fitness centers, six pools, fitness classes and personal training options provide the perfect workout no matter your fitness or activity level. Sun City also boasts a top-notch softball field, volleyball court, half-basketball court, Pickleball courts and many championship-level tennis courts. Spend the afternoon telling your new friends some of your best tales over a game of horseshoes, bocce ball or croquet.

Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants or cafes located inside the Sun City gates. Then, take a relaxing walk down the provided paths or take “man’s best friend” to the Dog Park and let him burn off some of that extra energy and make a few new friends of his own.


Sun City is known for the golf experience it provides you, as a member. Sun City’s three courses are well-manicured and feature picturesque views and imaginative design. Both the Okatie Creek Golf Club and the Hidden Cypress Golf Club were designed by PGA tour professional Mark McCumber.

The 18-hole Okatie Creek Golf Course makes use of the land’s natural frameworks as it winds through bountiful Southern pines and marshes. Five sets of tees allow players of all abilities to enjoy their round of golf. The course also includes a putting green, driving range and a 10,400 square-foot clubhouse.

The Hidden Cypress course features 6,946 yards of a unique golf experience. Golfers love the beauty of the course, but also the challenge the menacing greens sometimes provide.

Sun City Hilton Head is also home to the only premier executive course in the Lowcountry. Argent Lakes Golf Course features all the benefits of an executive course but the style of a championship-caliber course.

Riverbend is an active adult community that, in addition to stunning marsh and river views ans a wonderful river view club house, provides access to all the great amenities of Sun City, including the two 18-hole golf courses, putting green and clubhouse.

Access to the Sun City Community Recreation Campus and Town Square provides indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness trails, an arts and craft center, an award-winning fitness center, tennis and bocce centers, and a social hall where over 68 different clubs meet.

Homes in Riverbend are generally larger and offer more luxurious finishes than those in Sun City