The Cliffs Courses Earn “Best in State” in South Carolina

The Cliffs, a collection of seven private luxury mountain and lake communities, is included in Golf Digest’s 2017-2018 “Best in State” rankings. The publication honored 4 of the Communities’ courses, three of which are in South Carolina. Set within the scenic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, each Cliffs course is member-friendly yet challenging plus uniquely designed to complement its landscape and environment.

The Cliffs at Mountain Park, a Gary Player Signature design folds delicately into the topography of the land around it and features a walking terrain with 14 holes along the North Saluda River. Located in Travelers Rest, near Greenville, the course plays on diamond zoysia fairways and MiniVerde, ultra dwarf bermuda greens with 13 acres of bunkering. Five sets of tees ranging from 5200 to 7200 yards makes the layout suitable for all players. The ‘Joust’ is the name for the four challenging finishing holes.

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards is a Tom Fazio design that reflects the natural beauty of the surrounding environment with eight holes overlooking Lake Keowee and five showcasing unparalleled views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located near Sunset, S.C. the 7006 yard course touts bermuda fairways and greens, running smooth and quick. Check out #17 with its peninsula green jutting out into Lake Keowee.

The Cliffs at Keowee Falls was designed by Jack Nicklaus and stretches across mountainous terrain with numerous elevation changes, tree lined fairways, streams, ponds and lengthy par 3’s on 160 acres of beauty. Named for Falls Creek which winds its way through 7 holes, the 7,171 yard masterpiece is near Salem, S.C., with bermuda fairways and greens. The Falls on # 18 actually drop into Lake Keowee there.

“It is an honor to have our courses acknowledged as “Best in State” by Golf Digest,” says David Sawyer,
President of the Cliffs Clubs. ” Our team is committed to providing our members with a well-rounded luxury lifestyle that focuses on wellness and we are thrilled to receive continued recognition for our spectacular and diverse golf program.”

In addition to the seven unique golf experiences, The Cliffs provides a comprehensive suite of amenities including six wellness centers, beach club, marina, tennis, an equestrian center, hiking trails, vineyards, organic farming and more than 4,000 year-round programs and social activities to create timeless experiences. LPGA player Austin Ernst is a brand ambassador for the Cliffs Communities.

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