From sparkling lakeside courses to mountaintop links, no private club experience in America can quite match The Cliffs’ incredible seven course repertoire… but don’t take our word for it. Read why everyone—from designers and golf legends to the most respected names in golf and lifestyle media—agrees The Cliffs’ collection of courses just can’t be beat.
- One of the 25 Best Golf Communities in North America – GOLF Magazine
Citing members’ access to seven spectacular courses across the Carolinas, GOLF MAGAZINE NAMED THE CLIFFS ONE OF NORTH AMERICA’S 25 BEST GOLF COMMUNITIES IN 2016. But it takes more than just spectacular courses to land in GOLF’s list of Best Places to Live; luxury amenities, programming and the community’s natural environment are all taken into consideration. Golf Magazine also praised The Cliffs’ lakefront lifestyle on Lake Keowee as well as the variety of experiences offered to members at our mountain and lake properties.
- The Cliffs at Glassy, Fourth Most Scenic Course in the Nation – Golf Digest
South Carolina’s only mountaintop golf course, THE GLASSY GOLF COURSE sits 3,000 feet above sea level, with majestic 50-mile views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, and shortly after its debut, was ranked fourth most scenic in the nation by Golf Digest, behind only Cypress Point, Pebble Beach and Augusta National. When you arrive at the signature 13th hole with miraculous views, you’ll see why.
- The Most Picturesque Hole in All of South Carolina – Tom Fazio
Located on Lake Keowee, THE CLIFFS AT KEOWEE VINEYARDS offers the finest in mountain-lake living, including a Tom Fazio championship course with eight of its 18 holes played along the lake. Tom Fazio himself noted that the 17th—pictured above—“may be the most picturesque in all of South Carolina.”
- One of America’s Top 100 Golf Communities – Travel + Leisure
Golf media aren’t the only ones in on our little secret—Travel + Leisure recognized all seven Cliffs communities among the best golf communities in the nation in 2014, highlighting our diverse collection of golf courses, as well as the luxury amenities available in our clubhouses, wellness centers and more.
- Walnut Cove, The Only Championship Golf Course to Debut in Tournament-Ready Conditions – PGA Tour
THE JACK NICKLAUS SIGNATURE COURSE AT WALNUT COVE debuted with a PGA Tour-sanctioned event and the PGA Tour recognizing this memorable course—the front nine wind across open fields and former farmlands, as the back nine crisscross over and around mountain streams and fields of wildflowers—as the only championship course to debut in tournament-ready conditions.
- Keowee Springs, One of the Most Versatile Designs in Fazio’s Repertoire –WorldGolf.com
The Tom Fazio-designed course at THE CLIFFS AT KEOWEE SPRINGS offers a challenging and rewarding experience for golfers of all ages and skill levels. It incorporates three approachable loops of six holes and a set of family tees, designed to play six or 12 holes, each set converging at the Carolina Smokehouse, where you’ll enjoy finger lickin’ good, authentic Carolina BBQ.
- Mountain Park, One of the Best Modern Courses in America – Golfweek
THE GARY PLAYER SIGNATURE COURSE AT THE CLIFFS AT MOUNTAIN PARK is unlike any other course in our collection—it boasts a walkable, links-style design that folds delicately into the topography and natural vegetation of the land around it. However, its gentle, conservation-minded design undoubtedly presents a challenge with 13 acres of bunkering and The Joust, an exciting Par 5-3-4-5 finish, which earned Mountain Park a spot on Golfweek’s list of the Best Modern Courses in America.