Named for the vineyards of native muscadine grapes that wind through the community, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards blends mountain vistas with lakeside living. Here, we reserved the picturesque views of Lake Keowee for our community to enjoy, building our 18-hole Tom Fazio golf course, park, trails and restaurant along the picturesque lakefront.
The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards is a gateway to a life lived on the water, with a marina that serves as a center for boating and watersports. With miles of hiking trails, dozens of nearby state parks and an on-site equestrian center, you’ll love spending long days exploring the nook and crannies of the natural wonderland that surrounds you.
The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards features more than 250 custom-built homes and available homesites, tucked into peaceful coves with views of the lake and nearby parks and mountains.
With eight holes overlooking Lake Keowee and five showcasing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this magnificent course takes full advantage of one of the most beautiful pieces of land found in the world. Golfers navigate scenic tree-lined fairways, lush ravines and watery coves. The course features Bermuda grass tees and fairways, with Champion ultra-dwarf Bermuda greens.
"The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards has it all: majestic mountains, unspoiled woodlands, spectacular golf,
the splendor of Lake Keowee and a community of amazingly friendly, down-to-earth people. What’s not to love?”
-Kris Lilienthal, Keowee Vineyards resident & Cliffs member
|Community Size:||2,400 acres|
|Location:||Sunset, SC, on the northeast corner of Lake Keowee and close to Lake Jocassee; 37 miles from Greenville and 15 miles from Clemson|
|Average Temperatures:||86˚ (F) June-August, 50˚ (F) December-February|
|Average Rainfall:||11.2 inches June-August, 4.1 inches December-February|
|Total Planned Lots:||634|
The splendid, 20,000-square-foot The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Clubhouse gives members so many perches from which to take in the awesome views. A lovely back porch overlooks the 18th green, the perfect setting for a post-round, pre-dinner cocktail beside the fire pit or an al fresco meal. The view continues into the dining room, its windows allowing diners to enjoy the changing colors of the sky beside a roaring fire as evening settles. The clubhouse also features conference rooms, a bar lounge and private event spaces.
Hop in your boat and motor over to our rustic Lakehouse Restaurant for casual, scenic, waterfront dining. Social events take place here throughout the year, giving groups a place to gather, talk and laugh with views of Lake Keowee as their backdrop.
The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Wellness Center brings health and fitness lakeside. The 10,000-square-foot facility offers a fitness room overlooking Lake Keowee, with strength training equipment, TRUE Stretch machine, Smith machine and cable strength training station, plus cardio and group exercise rooms and programs. Whatever your fitness level, the SwimEx low-impact therapy pool is a favorite for laps and sports conditioning. Tennis lovers can play into the lovely South Carolina evenings on our lighted tennis courts. Members can also access spa services and wellness consulting such as personal training, lifestyle, sports performance and more.
At the northern tip of Lake Keowee is the full-service Keowee Vineyards Marina, which features more than 175 wet slips and boat bays, dry dock boat storage, as well as a ship store, market and swimming pool overlooking the lake. In addition, the Marina offers boat, pontoon, Jet Ski and kayak rentals to explore the lake’s 18,500 acres of scenic beauty.
Whether you’re a horse owner or horseback riding enthusiast, the Equestrian Center at Keowee Vineyards offers facilities and programs that allow members to enjoy access to more than 200 miles of scenic riding trails through Jocassee Gorge State Park — named by National Geographic Explorer as one of the top 50 "last great places on earth." Your journey starts with the cool, shady trails right within Keowee Vineyards.
The McKinney Chapel is a neighbor to The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, on Cleo Chapman Road near the Wellness Center. The chapel is affiliated with Grace United Methodist Church (Pickens, SC) and offers an ecumenical service on the fourth Sunday of each month, as well as occasional services on major holidays.