The Cliffs celebrates the opening of The Lake Club at Keowee Springs
The Lake Club at The Landing at Keowee Springs opened in mid-July—just in time to tackle the summer heat—with its two pools, racquet courts, and a wellness center. “Folks have supported us from day one with this project,” shares Kyle Caudill, General Manager at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs. “This has brought new, communal spaces to all who live nearby. We love seeing everyone enjoying the new facilities.”
The lakeside project was one of several that moved to the front burner when Southstreet Partners of Charleston and Charlotte took over in spring of 2019. Focus shifted to provide the latest in contemporary amenities to those who live here. Construction crews broke ground in May of 2022 and Caudill spent months running plans, reviewing blueprints, and securing staff. “We worked hard to bring all of the pieces together,” he reveals. “It’s been a long-time coming and it’s phenomenal.”
What truly sets the amenitiy apart is how Lake|Flato Architects’ design flows with the topography of the land and complements activities already offered at The Beach Club. “The vertical timber structure of the building and pool pavilion echo the surrounding trees and root the architecture in the native landscape,” says Associate Partner Graham Beach. “Exterior circulation and generous windows blur the distinction between indoors and out and ensure constant connection to nature.”
The Lake Club is a welcome addition to a growing Keowee Springs community; a new clubhouse is underway as well as many new residential communities including Waterscape, which neighbors The Lake Club. Built by Cliffs Builders, Waterscape was also designed by Lake|Flato with surrounding nature in mind.
“The design of all the homes emphasize their connection to the landscape and support modern family lake life,” Beach says.
“The Lake Club offers food and beverages seasonally from April until September,” explains Caudill. “We have kayak and paddle-board rentals on-site and members will have key-fob access to the Wellness Center year-round.”
THE POOLS: Specific attention to detail was put into the swimming pools, which share some deck space, but provide different functions. The smaller of the two is 600 square feet and ringed with steps and wrap-around seating, perfect for hanging out with friends. The heated, larger pool is 1,800 square feet, encompassing waist-deep water, where staff will lead aqua-aerobic classes. The larger pool includes significant deck space that is filled with chaise lounge chairs seeking sun-bathers.
RACQUET COURTS: Pickleball fans are delighted with the two courts dedicated solely to the hottest recreation craze in America. The Lake Club also has one full-size tennis court. Providing a hard-surface court was intentional, as it is the only hard court in The Lake Region, which permits winter play options, when clay courts freeze.
WELLNESS CENTER: Those preferring to workout indoors have state-of-the-art gym equipment including machines geared toward cardio and functional-strength training. Wellness Director Taylor Broadway supervises staff who provide personal training opportunities inside the 850-square-foot facility, as well as yoga on the deck outside, and water aerobics in the pool. Members have key-fob access to the Wellness Center to work out at their leisure outside of regular operating times.
The Lake Club sits as the southernmost amenity within The Cliffs communities, bringing fun and adventure closer to the backyards of so many members, including those living in The Landing. “It’s less than 10 minutes by boat and less than 15 minutes by land from the main gate of The Beach Club,” reveals Caudill. “We have such an active membership. We’ve had tremendous success at The Beach Club and we see The Lake Club as an extension of outdoor opportunities for all. It’s elevating living at The Cliffs to another level.”
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