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Golfweek Ranks Cliffs Courses Among Best in the US

Nov 09, 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, The Cliffs’ courses have been named among the very best in the US by Golfweek.

Golfweek this week released its annual list of the Best Residential Courses in the country and four Cliffs courses—The Cliffs at Mountain Park, Keowee Vineyards, Walnut Cove and Glassy—made the cut! Read the article and get to know the award-winning, nationally-ranked courses below…

The Cliffs at Mountain Park
Coming in at number 41 on Golfweek’s list of the top residential courses in the country is Gary Player’s masterpiece at The Cliffs at Mountain Park.

The course, which debuted in 2013, is the latest addition to The Cliffs’ repertoire of seven nationally-ranked championship courses and is a links-style masterpiece that zig-zags along the banks of the North Saluda River and folds delicately into the natural topography of the land. Native grasses and landscaping also define this delightful course—representative of Player’s dedication to conservation. It presents quite the challenge with 13 acres of bunkering throughout and The Joust, an exciting Par 5-3-4-5 finish.

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards
The Tom Fazio-designed course at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards landed at 51 on Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses list. With eight holes directly on the shores of shimmering Lake Keowee—and five offering splendid views of the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond—this picturesque course offers breathtaking views and exhilarating play.

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
Also making the list was the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. This course features nine holes winding across open fields of former farmlands, with the back nine playing into native woodland vegetation, crisscrossing over and around mountain streams—it was also recognized by the PGA Tour as the only championship golf course to debut in tournament-ready conditions.

The Cliffs at Glassy
South Carolina’s only mountaintop golf course, the Glassy Golf Course sits 3,000 feet above sea level, with majestic 50-mile views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The course has been ranked fourth most scenic in the nation by Golf Digest, behind Cypress Point, Pebble Beach and Augusta National — and when you arrive at our signature 13th hole with miraculous views, you’ll see why Golfweek raters ranked it among the best residential courses in the country.

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