about us

about the cliffs communities

Set firmly in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, reaching north to Asheville, North Carolina, and south to Greenville, South Carolina, nature has entrusted all of us with one of her most prize possessions. From breathtaking mountain vistas to crystal clear lake waters to thriving communities rich in arts, culture and cuisine, you’ll discover nearly a million preserved acres teeming with promise and possibilities. With its temperate climate and four distinct seasons, this extraordinary landscape stands at the heart of the Southeast’s most spectacular region. This is a place distinguished by its natural beauty and enriched by human presence. And this is where you will find The Cliffs.

To put into words what The Cliffs is really all about is to try to capture the smells of spring, the sound of laughter across a still mountain lake or the cool of a mountain breeze. The Cliffs is all of these things and so much more – an extraordinary collection of 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. Where enduring friendships are forged, passions and interests are cultivated, living well is a way of life and the human spirit is stirred and uplifted each and every day.

 

in the news

the cliffs in the news

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

 

 

locations

locations

The Cliffs at Keowee Falls Clubhouse
770 South Cherry Laurel Way  |  Salem, SC 29676
864-944-2010
fallsconcierge@cliffsclubs.com

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Clubhouse
824 Clubhouse Drive   |  Sunset, SC 29685
864-868-7000
vineyardsconcierge@cliffsclubs.com

The Cliffs at Keowee Springs Turnhouse
141 Springs Cove Way  |  Six Mile, SC 29682
864-868-0422
sturnhouse@cliffsclubs.com

The Cliffs at Glassy Clubhouse
200 Fire Pink Way  |  Landrum, SC 29356
864-895-0222
glassyconcierge@cliffsclubs.com

The Cliffs Valley Clubhouse
250 Knightsridge Road  |  Travelers Rest, SC 29690
864-660-1100
valleyconcierge@cliffsclubs.com

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
828-687-1738
wcconcierge@cliffsclubs.com

 

lake region

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.

 

 

mountain region

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.

 

 

asheville region

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.

 

 

cliffs residents outreach

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.