The Cliffs

Inviting and Rugged

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Golf at
Mountain Park

There are waves of native grasses and dramatic mounding, endless seas of sand, a river running through it, two bloodhounds and a rustic, timbered clubhouse – are there adjectives for this kind of golf? The newest addition to The Cliffs’ seven incredible offerings was named one of GOLF Magazine’s Best New Modern Courses the moment the reviewers could tee it up. This is perhaps the most unique, intriguing, rewarding, beautiful, natural and authentic golf experiences on Earth. It is a singular work that has come to define Gary Player’s passion for conservation, and a spectacular experience where one simply runs out of adjectives.


    A friendly front tee yardage of 5,019 stretches out to over 7,213 yards from the tips. Did we mention the sand? Thirteen acres worth.

  • PAR

    With 14 of the course’s 18 holes playing along and sometimes over a meandering river, a few extra balls are in order as one navigates the par 72 track.


    Slope starts at 109, forgiving given the level nature of the routing, but the tips range up to 136. Rating ranges from 62.5-74.5.


    One reason for a rating near the top of Golfweek’s Top 100 Best Modern Courses is that the enlightened design makes cart paths virtually invisible.


    Gary Player, the most traveled player and designer in history. This is one of his very best, created with Diamond Zoysia fairways and greens of MiniVerde™ Ultra Dwarf Bermuda.


    Mountain Park is perennially on the top of everyone’s list.

The Cliffs at Mountain Park golf course

ONE OF A KIND Mountain Park Course Highlights

The Cliffs at Mountain Park golf course


    The design offices of Gary Player overlooked the fields that would one day be the course at Mountain Park. Here, Jeff Lawrence, senior course designer, brought his and Gary’s shared vision to life. Jeff is an accomplished architect, with a career that has included design work for Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio and across the U.S., in Mexico and Italy.


    The Joust is an exciting Par 5-3-4-5 finish to the Mountain Park golf course, inspired by architect and golf legend Gary Player. It offers an individual risk-and-reward challenge to the golfer who chooses to accept it. Aiming for a reachable par 4 and with well-executed shots, brave players can experience an exhilarating finish to their game.


    If everything is just a bit unique at Mountain Park it is the range that tops the list. There is a two-sided teeing green. Acres for chipping and putting. And because golf is about targets, an array of welded barrels and farm equipment have been fashioned and placed around the range to receive the well-placed wedge or mid-iron. A dollar says you can’t put one in.


    If there is a single word for Mountain Park it is authentic. Or maybe it’s rustic. Or honest. All describe the hydration, food and sundries that await behind the rolling barn doors of the turn shack, where a signature is the only currency accepted.

  • The Cliffs at Mountain Park golf course

Game Changers

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  • Portrait of Gary Player

    Gary Player The Architect

    Recognized around the world as the Black Knight, Gary Player has won 165 tournaments over a five-decade career. He aims for excellence equally in course design, with a passion for fitness and perfection. Mountain Park, perhaps the most walkable of The Cliffs’ seven courses is a place where members have embraced Gary’s fitness mantra. Gary Player Design has created more than 300 courses across five continents, eco-centric and playable by all.

  • Portrait of Mike Williams

    Mike Williams The Pro

    Every hole on this course is absolutely unique, notably so the 7th – just 120 yards from the championship tee. Gary Player placed a premium on hitting this green in regulation, so a well-struck tee shot is a must. Left or behind the green may appear safe, but a very tough pitch or chip from well below the green awaits. Short and right of the green is protected by bunkers and the Saluda River. How much fun can you have on such a short hole?

  • Father and son fishing off the dock at Lake Keowee

    Paul Schweibinz Member Perspective

    “We had the rare opportunity to work with Gary Player some 20 years ago. Then and now, he is inspiring. So we were anxious to see a course ranked by both GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest as one of their “Best New Courses.” The immediate impression is how a flat valley could appear so undulating, how cart paths were made to disappear, and how grasses, sand and a river can play host to eighteen completely different holes. It is absolute magic and I love it.”

Welcome to The Clubhouse

For an easygoing afternoon or evening in rustic, casual surroundings, The Cabin has become a fast member favorite. Like the course, which is filled with handcrafted tee markers and wooden benches, the Cabin’s rustic looks lend it a rough and tumble feel. Just beneath the surface, there’s a well-appointed retail shop, where you can find just about anything under the sun.


  • 25 Best Golf Communities to Live in North America – Golf Magazine
  • Top 100 Best Modern Courses in America – Golfweek, 2015
  • Best of the Best Golf Communities – LINKS Premier Properties Guide, 2015
  • Top 100 Best Residential Courses – Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide
  • No. 2 Best New Courses – GOLF Magazine
  • Best New Courses 2013 – Golf Digest
  • South Carolina’s Top 50 Golf Courses – South Carolina Golf Ratings Panel



After a round it is but three quick steps up the hewn wooden stairway to the long bar in the Cabin at Mountain Park. One could ask, is there a warmer, cozier, friendlier place to lift a glass and share a meal than here? We’d suggest not as the camaraderie is infectious, spilling from the bar to the seats on the wide veranda. And if there is a surprise here it’s the cuisine — inspired, contemporary and fresh — featuring produce fresh from Broken Oak Organic Farm at The Cliffs, but a mile away.

Real Estate

Find Your Dream Home at Mountain Park

Buy at Mountain Park

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

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Build at Mountain Park

An idyllic home with sweeping mountain views or overlooking the golf course from your breakfast table is the promise of Mountain Park, 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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