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Haig Point Gets a New CEO

by | Mar 11, 2024 | NEWS

A respected hospitality professional, Don Hunter knows Haig Point Club, is renowned as a get-away destination. He also understands that its easy pace and relaxing beach ambience are reflected in its amenities and luxury homes and cottages and produce an attractive Lowcountry (Daufuskie Island, S.C.) place to live.

Hunter, with three decades in the club management/service industry earmarked by remarkable success through change and innovation at numerous high-profile facilities, is the
new Chief Executive Officer at Haig Point Club, where he will lead the club through its next series of steps in its strategic plan.

“Haig Point is enthusiastic about adding Don Hunter to our staff as Chief Executive Officer,” said club President Tom Donohoe. “Don’s understanding of the dynamics of the work of a club and his track record of success made him the ideal person to lead us through the implementation of our detailed strategic plan. His vision matches ours.”

Haig Point has invested $1 million in club and community facility improvements for 2024, which include significant renovations to its iconic Strachan Mansion, roof replacements at key facilities, and new furniture throughout several venues. In addition, the club has invested $5.25 million to replace more than five miles of interior roadways over the next three years.

“Our vision for the future of Haig Point is driven by forward-thinking initiatives to upgrade the magnificence of our property and its facilities,” Donohoe said. “We are excited about the beginnings of our progress and anticipate we’ll enhance our ability to attract people to the island lifestyle on Daufuskie.”

Donohoe added that new docks, piers, and floating docks (on Daufuskie and Hilton Head Islands) and a renovation to its signature Rees Jones golf course are other critical future investments.

Hunter joins Haig Point after five energetic years at The Country Club of North Carolina (2019-2024) where the club expanded its membership rolls by 41% and increased food and beverage income by 161% because of strategic facility planning, critical staff additions and hosting high-profile golf competitions. He also turned the club’s East Lake real estate parcels into an enviable and profitable enterprise. Hunter ushered CCNC through an unprecedented period of growth and assured that the club was a vibrant and cooperative part of the community in America’s home of golf in Pinehurst, N.C.

“I am eternally grateful to club president Tom Donohoe, the Board and Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace for having the confidence in my ability to enhance and expand on the quality of the Haig Point staff and facilities with the same passion and energy that I’ve loved to do throughout my career,” Hunter said. “I strongly believe in all the amenities that Haig Point and Daufuskie Island offer, the most prominent is the serenity of Lowcountry island life. Together, we’ll strive to make Haig Point a home of dreams.”

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