The Cliffs

Who We Are


The Cliffs is a collection of seven private luxury residential mountain and lake club communities encompassing more than 20,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. One membership at The Cliffs grants access to an unparalleled suite of amenities, including seven clubs, seven nationally acclaimed golf courses, seven wellness centers, boating and water sports, a Beach Club, full-service marina, paddle sports, cycling, tennis, an equestrian center, miles of hiking trails, more than a dozen dining and private event venues, an organic farm and more than 2,000 year-round programs and social activities to create timeless experiences. The unique setting of The Cliffs — seven clubs nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, from the shores of Lake Keowee near Clemson to northern Greenville, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina — offers members and residents four mild and inviting seasons for year-round enjoyment.

A storied past

A Confident Path Ahead

Founded in 1991, The Cliffs master-planned communities grew rapidly through the 1990s and 2000s, opening golf courses by world-renowned names such as Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Jackson and Ben Wright and selling hundreds of homesites across seven communities. Accolades over the years have recognized The Cliffs as home to 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 February 2019, The Cliffs was acquired by South Street Partners, a private equity real estate investment firm with over $1 billion of assets under management.

Executive Leadership team of South Street Partners
An Esteemed investor and a proven operator

South Street Partners

South Street Partners is a private equity real estate investment firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina, specializing in the development and management of luxury residential private club communities. Founded in 2009, South Street has deployed $320 million of equity across residential and commercial properties and has over $1 billion of assets under management. South Street acts as a principal investment platform as well as an operating partner and co-investor for institutional partners interested in special situations, opportunistic, and value-added real estate investments in the Southeastern United States as well as select continental US and international markets.