The Cliffs

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Golf at
Keowee Springs

The accolades started the day The Cliffs finished rolling the greens for the first time. weighed in – “One of the most versatile designs in Fazio’s award-winning repertoire.” Golfweek and Golf Digest chimed in just days later. This is one of Fazio’s best and one of two at The Cliffs, where we’re proud to have his family as members. There are three approachable loops of six holes and a set of family tees, designed to play six or 12 holes when time is tight (such as when you’ve got a date with some water skis later in the day).


    A course with the family in mind — you all have your tees, from 4,600 – 7,200 yards.

  • PAR

    72. Simple enough if you play eighteen. But handicaps are going to come into play if you’re looping six or twelve holes.


    From the front, just 106/62.9, but Fazio and our greenskeepers make things progressively more interesting at the tips… 142/75.5.


    Three loops of six holes with family tees for family-friendly play.


    Tom Fazio made a second indelible mark for The Cliffs with his course at Keowee Springs, and in so doing, took a major step in designing how the game is played.


    Among a dozen or so where Keowee Springs took high honors is an esteemed ‘Best of the Best’ from Robb Report Magazine.

The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

YOUNG AT HEART, OUR MEMBERS’ FAVORITE Keowee Springs Course Highlights

The Cliffs at Keowee Springs


    This is the largest practice facility at The Cliffs, one that includes a 6.5 acre driving range, an acre of practice tees and two short game greens with another putting green totaling over 18,000 square feet.


    The ladies golf group at Keowee Springs take to a course designed with them in mind – time constrained, or, who maybe after six are ready for lunch. They’re accepting applications. If you swing the other way, try the Mac-Daddies.


    One of the joys of a private golf club is that even the amenities have amenities. And the best offer food and beverages. And so after six holes at the Springs, you have a hankering for a little nibble. There’s The Bistro. Six holes later, whether the round has been good or bad, perhaps a beverage will improve your outlook for the last six? Or, call it a day.


    Our Golf Performance Centers helps members gain the strength, flexibility and balance they need to become their best golfing selves, and training facility at Keowee Springs is one of our best. PGA golf professionals work individually with players to assess their physical ability and build a program to help improve both the physical and mental capabilities to play better.

  • Portrait of Tom Fazio
  • Aerial view of The Cliffs at Keowee Springs
  • Portrait of Sean Kennedy

Game Changers

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  • The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

    Tom Fazio The Architect

    No living golf course designer has more credits on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses than Tom Fazio. Many in the industry consider him to be the greatest living golf architect, having designed nearly 200 courses. Fazio specializes in creating golf courses that reflect the natural beauty of their environments. But here, he designed a course with his own family in mind. “I wanted to design a course approachable to everyone. Yes, we do that all the time with length and landing areas. But here we set up the course for the time-constrained.”

  • Portrait of John Mitchell

    John Mitchell The Pro

    “The par-3 15th at Keowee Springs is memorable in its challenge as well as the signature S bunker guarding the green. Short hitters and kids can run the ball up onto the green, longer hitters can challenge the S shaped bunker and carry the green. It’s slightly uphill and measures 217 yards from the tournament tee to just 76 yards from the family tee. This hole offers everyone a chance at par.”

  • Sean Kennedy Member Perspective

    “There are golfers who live at the range. And others who barely swing a club before teeing it up. There’s a certain joy in trying to perfect different parts of the game. And as anyone knows, the wheels can come off every part of the game at any moment. Being an instructor here has enabled me the access not only to superlative facilities, but equally accomplished professionals. Instruction is always relaxed and fun and I love being able to watch students of the game gradually become the golfer I thought I they could be.”

View from the porch at Keowee Springs

Take a Seat On the Porch

From warm spring afternoons through balmy summer evenings and late into the fall, members love gathering at the Keowee Springs Bistro, a casual take on the traditional golf clubhouse, or the Porch, a hybrid retail shop, wellness boutique and watering hole.

The Bistro at Keowee Springs


A hot spot for a snack after six, lunch at 12 or a round of drinks after a round, one thing is certain: The Bistro at Keowee Springs is not the golf clubhouse of days gone by. In fact, it’s ever evolving to meet the needs of this vibrant, family-friendly community — The Bistro was renovated in 2018 to double dining room seating, add a bar and create additional outdoor seating, all offering fresh fare and Southern favorites.

The Cliffs at Keowee Springs


  • Top Residential Courses – Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide
  • Best in State – Golf Digest
  • Best New Private Golf Courses – Golf Digest
  • America’s Top 10 Golf Communities – GOLF Magazine
  • Best New Golf Courses – Golfweek
  • Top 10 Best New Private Courses – GOLF Magazine
  • Best of the Best – The Robb Report
  • South Carolina’s Top 50 Golf Courses – South Carolina Golf Ratings Panel

Real Estate

Find Your Dream Home at Keowee Springs

Buy at Keowee Springs

If you just can’t wait to call The Cliffs home, you’ll find magnificent
estates, lakefront homes and charming cottages available so you can move right in.

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Build at Keowee Springs

An idyllic home with sweeping mountain views or panoramic lakeside vistas is the promise of Keowee Springs, where you’ll find beautiful homesites and a collection of Preferred Builders to help guide you every step of the way.

The Courses Our Version of a Seven Course Menu

Each one unique, choose one and enjoy them all.

  • The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

    The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

    Asheville Course

  • The Cabin at Mountain Park

    The Cliffs Mountain Park

    Mountain Course

  • The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

    Lake Course

  • The Cliffs at Keowee Falls

    The Cliffs at Keowee Falls Golf

    Lake Course

  • Golf at The Cliffs Valley

    The Cliffs Valley

    Mountain Course

  • The Cliffs at Glassy

    Mountain Course

  • Hole #17 at Keowee Vineyards

    The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards

    Lake Course

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