Running along the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Asheville, North Carolina and Greenville, South Carolina are an extraordinary collection of private golf and residential communities called The Cliffs. It’s the Carolinas at their bestthe mountains, the valleys, the forests, the meadows and the lake. Residents are surrounded by the beauty of nature, embraced by community and blessed with mild winters and cool summers.
The Cliffs at High Carolina, the first course in America designed by Tiger Woods, is the eighth course in the NC, SC, GA mountain group, and like the others is accessible under one membership.
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, which celebrated its grand opening in April 2005, features a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course situated in lush rolling meadowlands nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains, providing a natural amphitheater of spectacular scenery. The property is bordered by Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway, located minutes from the heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina, honored as one of the best places to live in the U.S.
The Cliffs Valley is located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina and includes an 18-hole golf course opened in 1995. It was designed in a parkland setting by renowned golf commentator, historian and designer Ben Wright. The property features panoramic mountains and lush valleys and is bordered by thousands of acres protected by The Nature Conservancy.
The Cliffs at Keowee is a collection of three lakeside neighborhoods the Vineyards, the Falls, and the Springsbordering the shores of pristine Lake Keowee.
The Cliffs at Glassy, boasting 75-mile views, is South Carolina’s only mountaintop community.
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Our Signature Builder Program, featuring pre-approved home plans and information on the top builders at The Cliffs, provides support services before and during the construction of your home. Whether you would like to live by the water, on the mountain, or near the city, the perfect home or is waiting for you at The Cliffs Communities.
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If we preserve the land and treat it with integrity, success will follow.
Jim Anthony, Founder
Golf at The Cliffs Communities is a year-round experience with four incredible courses in four distinctive settings. The four courses were designed by Jack Nicklaus (at Walnut Cove), Tom Fazio (at Keowee Vineyards), Ben Wright (at The Valley) and Tom Jackson (at Glassy), and two more by Nicklaus and Fazio, are planned.
The Cliffs at Glassy course opened in 1992 and was named the “Fourth Most Beautiful Course In the U.S.” by Golf Digest. Located atop a 3,000-foot plateau, views from the mountain course are absolutely breathtaking. The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards in Sunset, S.C. a Fazio masterpiece, features eight holes directly on the lake, five with spectacular mountain views, and five running adjacent to state park forests. Golf Digest ranked the course “7th Best Private Course In the U.S.”
Airport: Both Asheville Regional Airport and Greenville / Spartanburg International Airport are within an hours drive, making travel convenient and hassle-free.
Year Opened: 1992
Private / Secure
5 Properties Located at the Base of the Blue Ridge Mountains
NC / SC / GA
Golf Architects: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Ben Wright, Tom Jackson
144 Holes of Golf
Amenities: Membership at one of The Cliffs Communities includes full access to any of the amenities within all four communities, including Wellness Centers, Equestrian facilities, Marinas, Clubhouses, Nature Centers, tennis, kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking and biking trails and more.
“Top 50 Best New Courses” (2006): Walnut Cove No. 23
Tom Jackson Course (Glassy) “Fourth Most Beautiful Golf Courses in America”
Tom Fazio Course (Keowee)
“Top 10 New Private Courses”
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