Living The Cliffs Seven

Mountain Park members Dawn and Aaron Anderson have made it their mission to take in all The Cliffs has to offer

Shortly after the moving truck arrived at Mountain Park in March 2023, we wasted no time discovering what our new membership at The Cliffs had to offer. 

Unlike the private clubs we came from in Phoenix and Las Vegas, The Cliffs is a unique concept because we have an all-access pass to every amenity and event at all seven clubs. As desert dwellers for the last 23 years, South Carolina has an entirely different climate and landscape for us, so we were eager to explore.

Our first event was “Rock The Cliffs” at Keowee Vineyards in April. The Equestrian Center was on our to-do list, and this was the perfect setting for this themed concert event. What a terrific way to kick off our membership.

Next on the list was “The Sportsman Trail” at Keowee Springs. We read about this new amenity in Cliffs Living magazine several months before we moved. What a great activity and skills challenge. After our wilderness pursuit, we had lunch at Keowee Springs. 

With The Cliffs’ mobile app at our fingertips, we continued to sign up for everything. We enjoyed chapel concert dinners at Glassy, barbecues and lawn games at Mountain Park, themed events at Valley, plus a few sunsets at the pavilion at Mountain Park. Having access to all the wellness centers for pickleball, tennis, and group fitness classes is a great way to meet people and try new things, as well. 

In June, we took advantage of the member home-rental program and reserved a cottage at the Keowee Vineyards Marina for a long weekend to explore the clubs within The Lake Region. We scheduled a private tour of Lake Keowee at the Keowee Springs Beach Club; our captain of the Tritoon boat provided information about the lake, while explaining all the amenities and water activities available to us. After a great day at the lake, we were ready to relax and enjoy a wood-fired pizza from the Al Fresco Kitchen at Keowee Vineyards. 

As summer carried on, we found relief from the heat and a change of scenery at Walnut Cove. Upon entering the community, we felt as if we were in a quaint European village. Lunch at The Tavern with a shopping spree at the Golf Shop is a must. 

Our decision to move to South Carolina was greatly influenced by The Cliffs. With so much to offer, we decided we are going to use our membership as it was intended to be used and do everything. A little overwhelmed at first, we decided to break it down into phases and first become familiar with all the clubs and their unique different amenities. We have met so many wonderful people, all so welcoming and friendly. 

The last nine months of exploring The Cliffs have exceeded our expectations, and we know there is still more to come. We are now ready to focus on the next phase, The Cliffs seven… GOLF.

Written by Dawn Anderson


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