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Winding River is tucked among the oaks and pines along the banks of the Lockwood Folly River in coastal, southeast North Carolina. Winding River is a special community for all ages. Boasting a very active, but relaxed lifestyle could be the perfect place for you to call home. Many options are available to new owners including single-family homes, condos and townhomes as well as custom building sites for you to build your dream home. And today’s prices are very reasonable with re-sale homes available from the mid $200,000s and numerous homesites available for less than $50,000. In addition, builders have sharpened their pencils and brand new homes can be built on your homesite at very reasonable prices.

The community is conveniently located close to Southport, NC and about mid-way between the historic, coastal city of Wilmington, NC and the golf and tourist mecca of Myrtle Beach, SC. Modern airports in both Wilmington and Myrtle Beach make it easy to take that vacation or family visit trip.

The community offers many amenities to appeal to various interests including a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Masters champion Fred Couples. The course was the first Audubon Certified golf course in the state of North Carolina. With five sets of tees, the course offers a challenge for both beginners and low handicappers.

One of the most desired amenities in Winding River is the ocean-front beach house on nearby Holden Beach. The beach house has a very nice swimming pool, showers, and indoor restrooms. The community also provides opportunities for tennis, Bocce ball, swimming, fitness workouts and walking its many trails and paths. Winding River 2 marinas, one on the Lockwood Folly River with a Riverhouse with a bar-b-que and picnic area and one on the Intracoastal Waterway as well as a secluded boat and RV storage area within the community.

Winding River is a very active community for its residents with a wealth of clubs and groups spanning the spectrum of activities. The community clubhouse provides the perfect venue for group activities including numerous social events throughout the year.

The community is independent of any developer and has its own Board of Directors elected by the property owners. In addition, property owners fill the positions on all of the standing committees such as social, finance, beach house and others. The community has a professional management company which handles the day-to-day operation of the community. Winding River as a community is solvent, financially stable and adding to its reserve fund each year. For the amenities that it offers owners, it is the best value in Brunswick County.

If the coastal Carolina area is in your plans for the next phase of your life, then Winding River should be on your “must visit” list. Call us today to arrange for one of our expert agents to introduce you to Winding River Plantation.

A Natural Choice on the NC Coast

The Winding River community near Southport, NC is all about harmony with nature. It is set among the marshlands, tidal estuaries and maritime forest - some of the most stunning real estate of the coastal south, and features first-class amenities that earned it recognition as one of most desirable places to relocate or retire to by national publications.

Own a home in Winding River, and you will have access to a relaxed, environmentally aware community with it's nature preserve, beach-side and river-side clubhouses, walking trails, fitness center, tennis courts and swimming pools. Meet your neighbors for a bar-b-cue at Winding River's private beach club on Holden Beach. Watch sunsets from River House, the community center on the Lockwood Folly River. Take off for a day of fishing from the private marina, or simply enjoy nature' beauty along the many miles of walking and biking trails.

Front and center at Winding River is the Carolina National Golf Club, the 27-hole Fred Couples Audubon-DSC_0899.jpgcertified course designed to blend with the ancient hardwood trees, salt marshes and gentle terrain. Golfers of all levels will find a challenge in Carolina National's three distinctive nines, or hone their putting and driving skills at the course's greens and driving range. Need a change of pace? Nearby is the port city of Wilmington NC and dozens of Myrtle Beach golf courses.

Bordered by the Lockwood Folly River, homes in Winding River range from custom low-country with golf course views, secluded wooded settings, to luxury waterfront homes on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Property Essentials

There are Resale homes and building lots of different sizes and views.  There is a Property Association with a reasonable fee that includes maintenance of the common areas, open spaces, the River Park, with boat launch area and the Private Beach Club on Holden Beach. Included is the Property-Owners Clubhouse, Pool, and Fitness.  There is an Architectural review board to insure high standards for building and to oversee landscape plans.  Utilities are underground and there is concrete curbing and street lights, along with gates to aid with security.

Attractions and Activities


Private Oceanfront Beach Club with pool and clubhouse 9 miles or 15 minutes away. The Carolina National Golf Club featuring a superb 27 hole course designed by Fred Couples – his first Carolina course. The Property Owners-Only (9000sf) Clubhouse has multiple meeting rooms and a Caterers Kitchen. Outside grills and picnic tables are near the large pool and close to tennis courts. There is a separate Fitness facility.

River_House_2.jpg The River Park in the community on the Lockwood Folly River features a River House with a lending library. The River Park includes access to the river via a ramp for your boat, and short term docking. Take your boat out to the Intracoastal Waterway and ocean. There is boat dockage near the Beach Club also. Enjoy inshore fishing for trout, red drum, and flounder. Crabbing, shrimping and clamming are abundant in the tidal creeks and the Lockwood Folly River. Prize catches are to be had inshore or in the nearby gulf-stream; catch marlin, sailfish, king and spanish mackerel, wahoo, bluefish and more. This area is a favorite for boaters and fishermen alike. There are walking, jogging and biking trails throughout the community and numerous Clubs and Groups that have formed over the years for the homeowners to enjoy.

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