Community Overview

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, the only private gated golf community in Asheville and located minutes from downtown, offers a rare combination of privacy, convenience, natural splendor and refined elegance. The community sits on 1,500 acres surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest and minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, which overlooks the community at its first lookout point.

The Walnut Cove clubhouse is characterized by rustic Old World European splendor, a favorite of the early 20th-century architects who made their home in Asheville after construction of the Vanderbilts’ Biltmore estate. Yet the community also incorporates some of the most modern styling and amenities available at The Cliffs today.


Real Estate


The Cliffs at Walnut Cove offers many homesites inviting prospective residents to design and build their custom homes, along with pre-built homes ready to move into right away. Walnut Cove features the Meadow Collection, with architecture characterized by Old World European charm and elegance, and the Millstream Collection, evoking architecture and design from England’s Arts and Crafts period. 

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Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

Opened in 2005, the Walnut Cove Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is the only championship golf course to have debuted with a PGA Tour event. The course’s front nine holes wind across open fields of former farmlands, playing across soft ridges and featuring bunkers that create multiple risk and reward opportunities. The back nine plays into native woodland vegetation, crisscrossing over and around mountain streams. The course features four sets of tees, making the rolling course terrain approachable for every skill level and offering any player a perfect fit for a memorable round. 

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704 Craggyside Lane
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
5 bed | 4/2 bath | 7000+ SQFT


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At a Glance

Community Size: 1,500 acres
Location: Asheville, NC
Average Temperatures: 82˚ (F) June-August, 48˚ (F) December-February
Average Rainfall: 3.4 inches December-February
Highest Point: 2,800 feet above sea level
Total Planned Residences: 677


The Club Village

The heart of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is the Club Village, which includes the Golf House, the Tavern and neighborhood townhomes.

Tavern Restaurant

Designed to resemble a traditional European town hall, the Club Village features the 12,000-square-foot Tavern, which offers fine and casual dining in an elegant setting. Members can choose from the grand dining hall for dinner celebrations and a pub for casual lunches. The terrace at the Tavern is popular for barbecues and live music


Wellness Center

The 18,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art wellness center features a fitness room, cardio area, functional training room including a TRUE Stretch machine, and aerobics studio. A heated indoor pool and Junior Olympic outdoor swimming pool are available for swimming laps or water fitness classes, after which members can unwind in the outdoor hot tub. The Wellness Center also features four Har-Tru clay, lighted tennis courts, personal training and consultation from our exercise physiologists and trainers, and spa services.

The DuBose House Nature Center

Built in the 1930s and occupied for four generations by the local DuBose family, the DuBose House and its 70-year-old wildflower gardens reside within the gates of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove and serve as a nature center for the community.


"It's the best of a big city without being big."  

-Donna Bailey, Walnut Cove resident & Cliffs member 

Visit Once Stay Forever

You’ll know the moment you arrive. This is the place. Make The Cliffs the launching point for you next great adventure.

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Cove Park Cottages

For owners ready to embrace an easy lifestyle, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove offers a new design: our Cove Park Cottages, elegant, English-style cottages with natural stone, stucco and cedar, wood shutters, and flagstone entries as the exterior, and wood beams and stone fireplaces inside. Each of the floorplans is 2,000-4,000 square feet and offered at affordable price points. The Cottages are located conveniently across the street from the Walnut Cove Wellness Center.


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