FEATURED GOLF AND PRIVATE CLUB COMMUNITIES
The Cliffs at Mountain Park
By Scott Kauffman
This luxurious private golf community continues to thrive less than two years after its official opening. For instance, The Cliffs at Mountain Park was honored with its most impressive accolade to date last year when it made Golfweek’s coveted Best 100 Modern Courses in America.
Golfweek’s team of raters, many of whom played the course in the fall of 2014, placed the Gary Player Signature designed private course at No. 100 in the list the magazine released today. This is the first time any of The Cliffs’ seven championship golf courses have broken through the Top 100 – the very best golf courses in America, no matter private or public, opened since 1960. Golfweek also recognized The Cliffs at Mountain Park as No. 43 and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards No. 56 among the Top 100 Residential Courses of 2015.
“For such a new course, we are blown away and truly honored for The Cliffs at Mountain Park to be in such esteemed company,” stated Brian Peeples, The Cliffs’ Director of Golf. “We take great pride in keeping our courses in pristine condition for our membership and their guests, but the validation of outside professionals on the quality of the golf experience here really is significant for all of us.”
I recently visited the Cliffs at Mountain Park and stayed in one of the new attached townhouse villas with my family. As it relates to golf, Mountain Park and other Cliffs courses at Keowee Vineyards (Tom Fazio design) and Walnut Cove (Jack Nicklaus) are simply spectacular.
“The scenery and topography, not to mention the warm and friendly hospitality at the rustic Mountain Park “clubhouse,” make the Cliffs a must visit,” according to Kauffman.
The Cliffs at Mountain Park is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Gary Player. Opened in 2013, it is The Cliffs’ newest of seven courses and is set along the banks of the North Saluda River, accentuating the ridgelines of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Both GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest recognized The Cliffs at Mountain Park as a Best New Private Course upon its debut.
The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards is one of The Cliffs’ three lakeside courses. Designed by Tom Fazio and named No. 7 among Best Private Courses by Golf Digest, it features eight holes directly on Lake Keowee and stunning mountain views.
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, one of two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses at The Cliffs, plays through the rolling fields and woodland vegetation just outside Asheville, North Carolina. Upon its opening in 2005, it was recognized by the PGA Tour as the only championship golf course to debut in tournament-ready condition.
The Cliffs is a collection of seven premier, private residential golf club communities located between Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC. Members of The Cliffs have access and privileges to all seven of The Cliffs’ clubs. The golf experience at The Cliffs includes seven award-winning, championship 18-hole golf courses, including two by Tom Fazio, two by Jack Nicklaus, and one each by Gary Player, Ben Wright and Tom Jackson. The Cliffs’ golf courses have been honored in the Top 100 in America by Golfweek, among the “Best of the Best” of America’s Premier Properties by LINKS, and in the Best New Private Courses by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. To learn more about The Cliffs’ golf experience, visit or watch this brief video. Homes at The Cliffs range in price from $500,000 to $4 million+; homesites, from $150,000. Contact The Cliffs at 866.411.5771 or to arrange a Discovery Tour.