Located along the border of North and South Carolina, The Cliffs is seven exceptional luxury private club communities, three on sparkling Lake Keowee, three in the mountains near Greenville, South Carolina and one nearby to Asheville, North Carolina. They’re close to one another and to colorful small towns and thriving cities. Our communities are home to seven nationally-ranked courses, seven Wellness Centers and more than a dozen dining venues, an Equestrian Center, Beach Club and marina, even an organic farm. And best of all, are welcoming people like you — active and inspiring.
Founded in 1991 by local real estate developer Jim Anthony, our master-planned communities grew rapidly through the 1990s and 2000s, opening golf courses by world-renowned names such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Jackson, Ben Wright and Gary Player, and selling hundreds of homesites across seven communities. Accolades over the years have recognized The Cliffs as the some of the Best Residential Courses by Golfweek, among the Best Golf Communities to Live in North America by Golf Magazine, and the Happiest Community in America by Real Estate Scorecard, among many others.
In December 2013, The Cliffs was acquired by Arendale Holdings, a premier, diversified real estate investment and development company with more than 40 years of experience in developing residential, commercial, resort and golf course projects.
Arendale is the sole owner and manager of The Cliffs, owning nearly 70% of the platted home sites and another 4,600 acres of future development “within the gates” of The Cliffs’ seven communities.
Arendale and its affiliated entities have a 40-year history of successful development projects, including residential, commercial, hospitality, resort, and golf course developments, notably including Clear Creek Tahoe, Currahee Club in Georgia and the Colorado Golf Club (site of the 2013 Solheim Cup). The company and its affiliated entities are invested in more than 25 real estate partnerships and club operations in six states.
Arendale’s primary investor, Reinet Investments, S.C.A. is a publicly traded organization listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange with global holdings valued at $5.3 billion. Reinet brands include Baume & Mercier, Montblanc, Piaget, Peter Millar and Van Cleef & Arpels, to name a few.