The Cliffs Mountain Park - 2018 Best Golf Community of the Year

What is it about the Masters at Augusta National that attracts the largest viewing golf audience? Is it headliners such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth who already play in the golf championships? Maybe yes, maybe no. We surmise it’s the incredible scenic beauty and the way Augusta was designed that draws the attention. A remarkable golf course designed almost 100 years ago by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. One par 72 golf course.

Yes in the world of golf, in the south, there’s no question The Cliffs golf courses in the Carolinas are every bit as beautiful and fascinating as Augusta National. And they have not one, but seven of the greatest nationally-acclaimed courses spread among seven private mountain and lake club communities, with all of them bundled as one for members’ pure bliss.

Each of the seven golf courses provide a different set of challenges and scenic beauty. There’s a mountaintop masterpiece at 3,200 feet, picturesque greens set between vineyards and a sparkling lake, an inviting links course by Gary Player… and that’s just scratching the surface of these incredible communities sprawling from the shores of Lake Keowee near Clemson, South Carolina to Greenville and across the border to Asheville, North Carolina.

Here’s a quick overview of what makes The Cliffs golf courses unique:

  • The Cliffs at Glassy - Signature mountaintop 13th hole with 50-mile views

  • The Cliffs at Mountain Park - Walkable links with hidden cart path and 15 acres of bunkering

  • The Cliffs Valley - Parkland-style nestled in a lush valley

  • The Cliffs at Keowee Falls - Considered the most challenging course in the collection

  • The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards - Eight picturesque holes on the shores of Lake Keowee

  • The Cliffs at Keowee Springs - Three sets of six-hole loops designed for players of all levels

  • The Cliffs at Walnut Cove - Situated just below the Blue Ridge Parkway in a scenic valley

The Cliffs’ golf course designers read like a “Who’s Who” list in golf — including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Tom Jackson, Ben Wright and Gary Player. The Cliffs continues to attract the finest in talent and expertise, from PGA golf professionals to award-winning culinary chefs.

Several of the most prestigious tournaments in the Southeast are held at The Cliffs along with a number of member-sponsored fundraising events. The most noteworthy include the BMW Charity Pro-Am, PGA Tour player Bill Haas’ Charity Invitational and the NCAA Clemson Invitational.

Knowing golf is a continuously evolving skill, and The Cliffs has on hand state-of-the-art technology. The Golfing Machine (TGM), Morad, Stack and Tilt and particularly the FlightScope™, a Doppler radar, are used by The Cliffs’ golf pros to measure just about everything there is to know about the club and ball and their interaction. The Cliffs at Keowee Springs has been recognized among the Best Golf Practice Facilities in America, one that includes a 6.5 acre driving range, an acre of practice tees and two short game greens with another putting green totaling over 18,000 square feet. No matter what the golfer’s age, pros at each community are there to make it as fun and memorable as possible.

With seven communities and seven golf courses, that means seven fabulous clubhouses with dining experiences. From the grandeur of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove’s European-style clubhouse or the 20,000 square foot dazzling masterpiece at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards to the cozy and new rustic-style Cabin appointed in modern copper and timbers at The Cliffs at Mountain Park, each atmosphere invokes a perfect finish after a day on the links. Each is the place to catch up with friends and compare scorecards and stories.

The Cliffs leaves no stone unturned when it comes to providing exceptional amenities and superior golf to their members. It’s the entire lifestyle experience that rises above the rest and defines them as this year’s Bliss Award winner for Best Golf Community of the Year.

Give your family, children and grandchildren the gift of golf. Call ​864.249.4503 to discover golf and life at The Cliffs.


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