14 Private Social Clubs at The Cliffs

Discover The Private Social Clubs at The Cliffs 

From the moment you set foot on any of the golf courses, wellness centers, or clubhouses at The Cliffs, you are received with open arms and a warm spirit of Southern hospitality. The sense of community you will find at The Cliffs is unlike any other. One of the ways we have been able to create a tight-knit community is through our diverse social clubs. These groups make it easy to connect with other members who share similar interests. With many private social clubs to choose from, there’s no question you’ll find a special connection at The Cliffs. 

Discover some examples of private social clubs you can become a part of when you decide to call The Cliffs home. 

1. Arts Club

The Arts Club at The Cliffs is a vibrant and dynamic community that celebrates creativity in all its forms. This club provides a haven for members with a passion for the arts, whether it be painting, sculpting, photography, writing, or any other artistic expression. The club hosts regular workshops, classes, and events led by experienced artists and instructors, encouraging members to expand their skills and explore new artistic techniques. Moreover, the Arts Club plays an active role in supporting cultural events and initiatives within The Cliffs community, contributing to a rich and diverse cultural landscape. 

2. Book Clubs

The only thing that makes curling up on your sofa and reading a good book better is having someone to share your thoughts with once you finish. When you join one of our many book clubs at The Cliffs, you will not only discover new pieces of literature to enjoy, but you will gain valuable new perspectives from other members as well. These club meetings are a great way to share opinions and ideas about what was read, all while developing new friendships along the way.

3. Bridge Clubs

At The Cliffs, our bridge club brings together enthusiasts of all skill levels in a vibrant and inviting community. Regular sessions, tournaments, and social gatherings cultivate a supportive and engaging atmosphere, fostering camaraderie and friendly competition among players, enriching the lifestyle at The Cliffs. Members not only sharpen their strategic skills but also forge lasting connections with like-minded individuals who share their passion for this classic card game.

4. Poker Club

The Poker Club at The Cliffs offers a fun environment for poker enthusiasts to indulge in their favorite card game. Regular poker nights, tournaments, and social events provide ample opportunities for players to showcase their skills, form lasting connections, and enjoy the thrill of the game.

5. Gardening Clubs

Join a gardening club to connect with other members who share a love for all things green, whether you have a green thumb or not. Our gardening clubs will teach you everything you need to know to keep your mountain garden flourishing or to simply keep your indoor plant alive. Together you can share all of your favorite flowers and plants, learn how to care for them, and appreciate the magnificent cycles of nature.

6. Scotch Clubs

After a competitive round of golf or a long day at the office, who wouldn’t want to meet for a pour of scotch with their friends? Our Scotch Clubs gather to taste new bottles of Scotch, discuss their complex flavors, and enjoy each other’s company.    

7. Wine Club

If wine is your drink of choice, we recommend joining our exclusive Wine Club. From exploring the native muscadine grapes in the vineyards at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards to learning the basics of proper wine tasting, our wine experience has it all. Together, you will discover extraordinary wines from around the world and discuss your thoughts on their rich, opulent flavors.

At The Cliffs, we understand the importance of a good wine pairing and have hired a team of a dozen sommeliers to share their knowledge and expertise with our members. They are responsible for adding new wines to our collection, so be sure to ask them for their expert opinion the next time you’re at dinner.

If you can’t find a social club that fits your interests, we can help you start one yourself!  Simply contact us and our staff will assist you through the process. 

8. Yoga Clubs

Yoga has gained popularity in recent years for its many calming and restorative health benefits. From controlled breathing to improved concentration, it helps your mind and body form a deeper connection through meditation and other exercises.

Our yoga clubs make it possible to practice yoga in the fresh mountain air, surrounded by the natural splendor of the Carolina mountains. Guided by our experienced staff, you and other members will meditate and flow, while improving your balance, coordination, and overall well-being.

9. Hiking Clubs

At The Cliffs, our hiking clubs offer a remarkable opportunity for members to immerse themselves in the breathtaking natural beauty of the region. With a variety of well-maintained trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains that cater to all skill levels, hikers can explore picturesque landscapes, lush forests, and stunning vistas while forging meaningful connections with fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Led by experienced guides, these hiking excursions provide not only physical exercise but also a chance to learn about the local flora, fauna, and rich ecological heritage of The Cliffs. Emphasizing a love for nature, these clubs create a welcoming environment where members can bond over shared experiences, discover new trails, and create lasting memories amidst the wonders of the great outdoors.

Related: Top 11 Hiking Trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains

10. Equestrian Club

This premier club offers a haven for horse enthusiasts, where they can embrace the joy of riding and forge a deep connection with these majestic creatures. With state-of-the-art facilities and expert trainers, the Equestrian Club provides a range of programs catering to riders of all skill levels, from beginners seeking to master the basics to seasoned equestrians aiming to refine their techniques and participate in thrilling competitions. Whether it’s a leisurely trail ride through breathtaking vistas or intensive training sessions in well-equipped arenas, the Equestrian Club at The Cliffs promises an exceptional experience that celebrates the enduring spirit of equestrianism.

11. Cycling Clubs

Whether you are a road cyclist or prefer the thrill of rugged mountain trails, the Carolina mountains are every avid cyclist’s dream. When you become a member of one of our cycling clubs, you not only go on group rides but meet with experts for skill clinics, cycling discussions, and more. Led by 17-time Tour de France finisher, George Hincapie, you will explore endless miles of trails both within our gates and out.

12. Tennis and Pickleball Clubs

The Cliffs is home to an active and vibrant tennis and pickleball club that caters to players of all levels and interests. The active tennis club at The Cliffs welcomes players of all levels, fostering a close-knit community. With opportunities for competitive mixed doubles matches and discussions on the latest tennis news, members can bond over their shared passion. Diverse court options, including hardcourts and Har-Tru clay courts, cater to players seeking a well-rounded experience.

For those seeking a unique racket sport experience, The Cliffs offers an equally exhilarating and rapidly growing game—pickleball. With 17 courts and a friendly community, members can enjoy spirited matches and embrace the fun-filled nature of pickleball, making new friends and staying active within The Cliffs community.

13. Golf Clubs

Golfing at The Cliffs is a world-class experience –– and to live it to the fullest, you may consider joining a golf club to connect with other golf enthusiasts. These clubs like to get together to hone their skills at our practice facilities or play a casual 18-holes. They may even compete in some of the member golf tournaments held throughout the year. 

With seven distinct golf courses to choose from, The Cliffs offers an unparalleled golfing experience that caters to players of all skill levels. Each course is meticulously designed to blend seamlessly with the breathtaking landscapes, providing not only challenging play but also stunning views that make every round a memorable journey. 

14. Volunteer Groups

In addition to the wonderful clubs, there are also a handful of volunteer and outreach groups that are actively involved in the community. Our endorsed philanthropy group at The Cliffs is Cliffs Residents Outreach (CRO). Founded in 2007, CRO is a 501(c), nonprofit corporation that aims to provide kids in Upstate South Carolina with the resources they need to succeed. Through mentorship programs and donations, our five chapters in South Carolina are able to make a positive impact in the community and in the lives of many. 

Become a Member of The Cliffs Community

Private social clubs are just one of the many amenities that are available to those who call The Cliffs home. If you want to experience the luxurious mountain lifestyle offered at our seven private communities in the Carolinas, we invite you to search an online catalog. 

Here you can find the perfect homesite to build your dream mountain home –– or, if you’re looking for a turnkey home, you will find available estates, cottages, and townhomes. Once purchased, you will be granted the opportunity to purchase a club membership and begin to experience the wonder of life as a member at The Cliffs. \

If you would like to learn more about embarking on your new journey at The Cliffs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable Real Estate Team Members. They are ready to provide you with valuable insights and information to help you begin your life at The Cliffs.

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This post was originally published in August 2020 and rewritten in August 2023.

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