How to Make the Most of Your Golf Membership at The Cliffs

Elevate Your Experience With A Golf Membership At The Cliffs

Ask any member at The Cliffs about their experience, and they will undoubtedly tell you that it is nothing short of extraordinary! From the breathtaking views that leave you in awe to the tight-knit community that feels like a second family, The Cliffs offers an unparalleled environment for both physical and mental well-being. 

This exceptional experience is largely attributed to its all-inclusive golf membership. With this level of membership, members have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive access to prestigious championship courses and golfing facilities –– making it an ultimate haven for golf enthusiasts!  

In this post, we explore the different aspects of our golf membership that make it such an exciting offering of life at The Cliffs, and how you can immerse yourself in a thriving community that values connection, wellness, and the pursuit of passion.

Seven Premier Golf Courses

Envision the joy of playing on seven distinct and captivating golf courses nestled within our prestigious communities. Unlike many other golf memberships where you can only play on one course, The Cliffs golf membership grants you access to seven of the best golf courses in the country

Whether you seek the thrill of a challenging mountain course or the serenity of playing alongside peaceful lakes, our collection of courses at The Cliffs ensures a delightful experience for every golfer. Designed by some of the best golfers and architects in the history of the sport, each of the golf courses accentuates the beauty of the Carolina Mountains while seamlessly blending into the natural landscape. Here is a look at each and the unique golfing experience they provide players. 

1. The Cliffs at Glassy Course 

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Nestled at the pinnacle of Glassy Mountain, this Tom Jackson-designed course offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. With its challenging layout and elevation changes, it provides a thrilling golfing experience in a truly majestic setting.

2. The Cliffs Valley Course

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Embracing the rolling foothills, The Cliffs Valley golf course showcases beautifully manicured fairways that wind through picturesque landscapes. Designed by Ben Wright, it showcases gentle slopes and strategic bunkering, making it a favorite among golfers seeking a balanced and enjoyable round.

3. The Cliffs at Mountain Park Course

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Designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings, The Cliffs at Mountain Park course offers a harmonious blend of challenging play and stunning scenery. As you navigate through forests and streams, you’ll be captivated by the serene ambiance of this Gary Player design.

4. The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Course

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Set along the shores of Lake Keowee, this Tom Fazio-designed course combines pristine fairways with breathtaking lake views. The undulating terrain, strategic water features, and meticulously crafted holes create an unforgettable golfing experience for players of all levels.

5. The Cliffs at Keowee Falls Course 

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Expertly designed by Jack Nicklaus to carve into a mountainside, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls course offers an exhilarating and scenic golfing adventure. With its dramatic elevation changes and panoramic vistas, this course provides a thrilling challenge that rewards precision and strategy.

6. The Cliffs at Keowee Springs Course

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Surrounded by beautiful woodlands and meandering streams, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs course is a delightful blend of natural beauty and enjoyable play. With its wide fairways and strategic bunkering by Tom Fazio, it offers an inviting and fun-filled golf experience.

7. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove Course

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Located within the picturesque Walnut Cove community, this course showcases meticulously groomed fairways that wind through rolling hills and verdant valleys. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, its graceful design and breathtaking views create an unforgettable golfing journey in a serene setting.

With such diverse and captivating options, golfers at The Cliffs will never tire of exploring the exceptional variety of golfing experiences available.

State-of-the-Art Practice Facilities

If you’re looking to improve your golf game, you will want to spend some time on the exceptional practice facilities. Spanning across meticulously maintained grounds, the expansive driving ranges offer golfers ample space to perfect their long shots, complemented by multiple target greens that cater to players of all skill levels. For those seeking to elevate their short game, the putting greens simulate the course conditions, offering the perfect platform to refine putting accuracy. 

Additionally, designated chipping and bunker areas provide opportunities to practice delicate shots and sand play techniques. The incorporation of cutting-edge technology, including launch monitors and swing analysis systems, further enhances the practice experience, allowing golfers to receive advanced feedback on their performance. 

Expert Coaches and Training Staff

To elevate your experience and take your golf game to new heights, our team of highly skilled coaches and trainers offers a comprehensive approach. Through in-depth analysis of your swing, putting, and overall gameplay, they identify areas for improvement and design customized training programs. Beyond the technical aspects, our team also emphasizes the mental aspect of the game, nurturing your confidence and focus on the course. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer looking to fine-tune your technique or a beginner seeking a strong foundation, our experts tailor their instruction to your individual needs.

Award-Winning Clubhouses

Created to complement the golf courses themselves, each clubhouse at The Cliffs has a unique look and feel that transports members from rustic mountain cabins to grand European lodges. The clubhouses at The Cliffs are the perfect place for members to gather after a round with friends while appreciating the views of the magnificent mountains in the background.

Fine Dining Venues

Our culinary experience at The Cliffs allows members to dine on a variety of cuisines, from traditional Southern comfort food to nouvelle cuisine art. The dishes served by our team of expert chefs have been perfectly crafted using only the freshest seasonal produce from local farmers and artisans found in the area. 

And who can forget the wine? Our group of a dozen expert sommeliers is always available to provide their expertise on what to drink with your expertly prepared entrees. They are constantly adding new selections to our collection, making it possible for you to try a variety of the finest wines available. 

Luxury Wellness Centers

Physical activity is a fundamental part of life at The Cliffs and our state-of-the-art wellness centers provide members with innovative ways to stay healthy. These facilities include cardio and strength training equipment, movement studios, plus spinning and aerobic rooms. Throughout the wellness centers, our trainers, instructors, and program directors are always around to lend a helping hand and ensure safety while using the equipment and working out.  

For those looking for a lower-impact sport, we have numerous pools, both indoors and outdoors, where members can swim laps or participate in water aerobics classes throughout the year. In addition, there are sports courts for both tennis and pickleball, offering even more ways to stay active

The Beach Club and Marina Facilities

Located in The Lake Region at The Cliffs is The Beach Club, perfect for members who love to spend time cooling off on the water. At The Beach Club, members and their families can enjoy the winding water slides, as well as a grille and bar area. From here, members can also engage with our Outdoor Pursuits team, who can help you plan your next watersports adventure on the lake. 

If you are interested in learning more about our Watersports Program at The Cliffs, click here. Nestled along the shores of beautiful Lake Keowee, and just a short walk from The Beach Club is our Surf Shop. Here members can find kayaks and paddleboards to take out to explore hidden coves and waterfalls around the lake. 

Our full-service marina facilities provide members with a private area to dock their boats, as well as a fuel dock, ship store, and dry storage area. No matter how you like to enjoy lake living, we have everything you need here at The Cliffs! 

The Lake Club

Located at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs is The Lake Club –– one of the latest additions to our luxury venues. Here, lake living is magnified with multiple swimming pools, a wellness center, and food & beverage counter. So, whether you seek a refreshing dip in the pools, a rejuvenating wellness experience, or a serene yoga session amidst nature’s beauty, The Lake Club offers a perfect blend of tranquility and recreation for members. 

Countless Private Social Clubs

Enrich your social life and get more involved with your favorite hobbies by joining a few of the social clubs at The Cliffs. From wine to books, whiskey to cycling, your day will be filled with all of your favorite simple pleasures while developing life-long friendships. If you aren’t able to find the club you’re looking for, we can help you start it yourself! But, with hundreds to choose from, chances are you’ll discover more than what you can fit into your schedule. 

Endless Outdoor Recreation

Within the gates of our communities are numerous outdoor activities that make it easy to enjoy the natural environment that surrounds you. Members can explore miles of private hiking and walking trails that wind through the private grounds, ensuring a personal and authentic mountain experience. This can be hard to come by in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, given the large crowds that flock to the area to appreciate their beauty. Our communities also have private parks and pavilions, perfect for gathering with friends and family for picnics or potlucks. These mountain activities are just another part of the amazing experience that comes with a club membership.

How to Become a Golf Member

Becoming a member at The Cliffs only requires one thing: purchasing a qualifying property at one of our seven luxury communities. After finding the home of your dreams at The Cliffs, you can choose between our two levels of membership and begin to enjoy the many exciting events and activities taking place throughout the year. 

Find Your Dream Home at The Cliffs

If you are ready to start your search for your new home at The Cliffs, we recommend that you take a look at the available homesites, estates, cottages, and townhomes online. As you browse the numerous properties, you will be able to narrow down your choices to the exact views and features you are wanting in your home. 

Our Real Estate Sales Team is also available to discuss any questions you may have about the custom building and home buying process, as well as The Cliffs golf membership in more detail. 

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

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