about the cliffs communities

Stretching from the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains to the stunning lakes district of the South Carolina upstate lies a stunning landscape so distinguished by its natural beauty that some of the most fascinating people in the world choose to live and play here.  In this special setting, seven luxury lifestyle communities share top wellness experts and facilities; world-class cuisine; remarkable events; breathtaking views; crystal clear lakes; and seven clubs with seven renowned golf courses. Here, “the best” is something Members can take for granted, but typically don’t.  This is The Cliffs.

Enjoying temperate climate and four distinct but mild seasons, The Cliffs communities are set on nearly a million lush acres of the most beautiful preserved land imaginable. We’re just minutes away from buzz-worthy Asheville, North Carolina and vibrant Greenville, South Carolina, but our own community calendars are literally bursting with opportunity – over 5,000 enticing events per year.  Cliffs Members enjoy a vibrant lifestyle rich in arts, culture, cuisine, outdoor recreation and social opportunities.

The Cliffs is hard to describe because mere words don’t do it justice.  It’s an extraordinary collection of exclusive but gracious communities, created to bring out the best in you, while providing you with the best of everything. This is the place where you and yours can live the life you always imagined, and celebrate that life in ways you never thought possible. Enduring friendships are forged here, passions and interests are cultivated, and living well is a way of life. At The Cliffs, the human spirit is stirred and uplifted each and every day.

the cliffs in the news

Golfweek Ranks Two Cliffs Courses in Top 100

Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide selected both The Cliffs at Mountain Park (#43) and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards (#56) for the 2015 ‘Best Residential Courses’ list, which ranks the top 100 courses in the United States.”  Read more


Links Magazine Awards The Cliffs “Best of the Best” for 2015

“The Cliffs was selected as one of LINKS Magazine’s 2015 Premiere Properties in the ‘Best of the Best’ category – the top honor among the publication’s Premiere Properties awards, which was given to only 41 communities out of the hundreds profiled in the 2015 Premier Properties Guide.”  Read more


Cliffs Home Feature: Living the Dream
Summer 2014

Tucked under the canopy of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the home of Dennis and Judie Winkleman is as warm and welcoming as the Winklemans themselves.  Read More


Champion Cyclist George Hincapie Named Director of Cycling at The Cliffs
June 11, 2014

The Cliffs has partnered with champion cyclist George Hincapie to expand its health and fitness programming to offer members exclusive access to one of the most recognized riders in the world.  Read More


Cliffs Home Feature: Turning Green Energy to Gold
Spring 2014

Cliffs at Mountain Park home designed with LEED in mind.  Read More


GOLF Magazine Names The Cliffs at Mountain Park one of the Best New Courses of 2013
January 2014

Gary Player’s well-balanced links/parkland mashup is a tribute to his design legacy.  Read More


Cliffs Home Feature: Glass Reflections
Winter 2013

A sleek, minimalist design is right at home in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove.  Read More


Golf Digest’s Best New Courses 2013
December 2013

Golf Digest’s Ron Whitten named The Cliffs at Mountain Park one of the Best New Courses of 2013.  Read More


Robb Report Feature: Back from the Edge
December 2013

It is safe to say there is nothing else like The Cliffs. The sprawling development of seven communities, each with its own golf course…  Read More


Golfweek Feature: Worth the Wait
November 8, 2013

Mountain Park’s heathland-style design shows Gary Player at the top of his game.  Read More


Houston Lifestyles & Homes Feature: The Cliffs of the Carolinas
November 2013

Where golf reigns supreme in spectacular settings…  Read More


New Gary Player-Designed Golf Course to Open at The Cliffs
August 21, 2013

The Cliffs has confirmed the September 26, 2013 opening of The Cliffs at Mountain Park Golf Course, an 18-­hole championship layout designed by nine-­time Major champion Gary Player. One of only a handful of courses opening in North America in 2013…  Read More


The Cliffs Announces Brisk Sales and Property Investments
July 17, 2013

The Cliffs, a distinctive collection of seven lifestyle communities near Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC, announced today more than $23 million in real estate sales since January 1, 2013.  Read More


Cliffs Home Feature: Privately Posh
May 2013

A luxurious two-chamber master bath takes its romantic style cues from 19th-century France. Read More


Cliffs Home Feature: A Nantucket Home, Southern Style
April 2013

When Allison and Jerry Smith and their two children moved south from Rhode Island to be near Allison’s family, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs lake home they planned to build was meant to be a primary residence.  Read More


Cliffs Home Feature: Sublime Seclusion
April 2013

Couple’s quest for privacy yields stunning Lake Keowee retreat.  Read More


Cliffs Home Feature: A Dash of Sizzle
April 2013

One hears a great deal about creativity in the kitchen, but, generally speaking, that refers to culinary delights. It’s not entirely the case in the home of Bob and Julie Levine, set high on the hillside in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. Read More


Cliffs Home Feature: Soothing Patina
March 2013

United by a silvery palette, traditional decorative features from Italy, England, and France sparkle amid modern industrial elements at this South Carolina weekend retreat. Read More


The Cliffs Announces Strong Sales and New Property Investments
February 6, 2013

The Cliffs, a distinctive collection of seven lifestyle communities in the heart of the Carolinas, announced more than $80 million in real estate transactions during 2012 and plans for ongoing investment in new amenities over the next decade.  Read More


The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Named One of Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses
November 2, 2012

Seven championship golf courses. One membership. That’s the beauty of life at The Cliffs. And there is no shortage of breathtaking views and peaceful, natural retreats among The Cliffs’ 20,000 acres nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Western Carolinas. Members can choose from three distinct lifestyles — the lake, the mountains and Asheville.  Read More


Back from the Brink
November 2, 2012

New investors bring cash and hope to financially troubled communities.  Read More


New Owners Bring Cliffs Back from the Abyss
September 14, 2012

Under new ownership, the exclusive Cliffs Communities is back in business with vigor following a financial collapse and bankruptcy that halted development and limited lifestyle amenities for the homeowners.  Read More


Gary Player Design Announces Fall 2013 Opening of the Golf Course at The Cliffs at Mountain Park
September 6, 2012

Gary Player Design and The Cliffs are pleased to announce that The Cliffs at Mountain Park Golf Course is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013. One of only a few golf courses currently under construction in North America and the seventh golf course in The Cliffs Communities, the Gary Player-­designed golf course is part of the 5,000-­acre Mountain Park private residential community on the southernmost edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Read More


The Cliffs Emerges From Bankruptcy
August 27, 2012

The Cliffs Communities, a distinctive lifestyle community in the heart of the Carolinas, is proud to announce today that the entities known as The Cliffs Club and Hospitality Group, Inc., have emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings under the ownership of Silver Sun Partners, LLC.  Read More



The Cliffs at Keowee Falls Clubhouse
770 South Cherry Laurel Way  |  Salem, SC 29676

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Clubhouse
824 Clubhouse Drive   |  Sunset, SC 29685

The Cliffs at Keowee Springs Turnhouse
141 Springs Cove Way  |  Six Mile, SC 29682

The Cliffs at Glassy Clubhouse
200 Fire Pink Way  |  Landrum, SC 29356

The Cliffs Valley Clubhouse
250 Knightsridge Road  |  Travelers Rest, SC 29690

The Cliffs at Mountain Park
3850 Highway 11  |  Travelers Rest, SC 29690

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove Clubhouse
40 Club Village Way  |  Arden, NC 28704

the cliffs’ lake communities

This is land that invites exploration and exudes tranquility. Fed by hundreds of clear-spring streams, waterfalls and creeks, and framed by the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Keowee provides 18,000 acres of purity not found in any other body of water east of the Mississippi. Our three lake communities – The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards – are uniquely connected by boat and offer ideal lakeside living in harmony with the area’s natural balance and beauty.


the cliffs’ mountain communities

Gary Player calls this area “The Switzerland of America.” Its rolling hills, kaleidoscope of colors and mild temperatures intrigued him enough to not only build his first Cliffs golf course here, but to move The Player Group’s North American headquarters and build a family residence here as well. Our three mountain communities – The Cliffs at Mountain Park, The Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Glassy – are encircled by thousands of acres of protected forests, offer similar, yet distinctly unique elevations and personalities, and are a short 20-minute drive from Greenville, South Carolina, where a vibrant downtown area features shopping, dining and a focus on fine arts.


the cliffs’ asheville community

You wouldn’t know that Asheville, North Carolina, one of the South’s most vibrant towns (Relocate-America ranks it #1 of “Top 100 Places to Live” in America, and National Geographic Adventure named it “#1 Adventure Town in America”) is just outside our gates because Pisgah National Forest stands sentinel on all sides, giving members an enjoyable “illusion of seclusion.” Bordered by “America’s Favorite Drive,” the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove enjoys a scenic and privileged access to Asheville’s award-winning downtown.


Since its inception in 2007, love of children and giving back remains the very foundation of the Cliffs Residents Outreach (CRO) 501(c)3 organization.

Its mission is simple: providing resources to regional children that promote lifelong success. Its message and focus is clear: Kids First!

Learn more about the CRO and how to get involved.