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The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards hugs the shoreline of picture perfect Lake Keowee with the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains just beyond the shores.  The unparalleled beauty of this mountain-lake area draws its residents into a wide range of activities from boating and fishing to hiking and golf.
The community is ideally situated to take advantage of activities on the lake, in the mountains, in Asheville, Greenville and Clemson.  All of these charming towns are within an hour from The Vineyards.   If you are a bit more adventuresome, Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC are 2.5 hours away.   But once you are here, you may not want to leave!  The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Club offers an extensive array of amenities that add to the enjoyment of living here.   A few of them are highlighted below.
The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Golf Course
From The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards golf course one can enjoy a challenging round of golf while taking in some of the most beautiful views of the lake and Blue Ridge mountains together!  With eight holes overlooking Lake Keowee, the Tom Fazio designed course takes full advantage of its beautiful surroundings.  The signature 17th hole, pictured at left, plays across the water to a peninsula green. Tees range from 4,103 - 7,006 yards and are tucked into coves, along ravines, and even along vineyards. 
The Vineyards golf course, one of the Seven Cliffs golf courses, has earned many accolades among them:
  • “Top 200 Residential Courses 2023, #63 - Golfweek’s Best of 2023 
  • "Best Modern Courses since 1960", #174 - Golfweek 2022 
  • "Best in State" by Golf Digest: Ranked inside the top 10, 2001-'07. Ranked inside the top 15, 2013-'14, 2017-'18. Ranked inside the top 20, 2015-'16. Ranked inside the top 25, 2009, 2011-'12, 2019-'24.  2023-'24 ranking: 21st in Courses in South Carolina 
Members enjoy Seven Golf Courses with One Membership.  To learn more about the Cliffs Club, amenities and properties CLICK HERE.
Stunning Whitewater Falls
Waterfalls, waterfalls and waterfalls.....
Beautiful Jocassee Gorges and Lake Jocassee
National Geographic says that the Jocassee Gorges area is home to the 9th out of, “50 of the World's Last Great Places: Destinations of a Lifetime.”  On the cover of their special edition, they described perfectly  why we have CONSTANTLY beautiful, clean, clear mountain water in Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee. National Geographic's 4 page article is titled, “Jocassee Gorges: an intense concentration of waterfalls.”  Inside our community or right outside our gates are some spectacular waterfalls, hikes and nature.  Here are a few examples:
  • Stunning Whitewater Falls (at left).  The entire Whitewater Falls chain - six different waterfalls along the North and South Carolina border - is the highest series of falls in eastern North America. The Lower Whitewater Falls comprises a dramatic 200-foot drop. A moderate one-hour, two-mile hike along the Foothills Trail and a spur trail takes you to a spectacular overlook.
  • McKinney Falls is within the gates of our beautiful Falls North community, accessible by following one of our lovely community trails. 
McKinney Falls
McKinney Falls in Fall!
  • Twin Falls is a gorgeous 100 foot waterfall, or rather twin waterfalls, and at times even more!  It is a 10 minute drive from the Keowee Vineyards Main Gate, followed by a 10 minute hike along the river.  Accessible and beautiful all year long, here is a video of the falls in January:

Twin Falls in January

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Marina
The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Marina features over 200 wet slips and boat bays, a ship's store and a crystal clear free form swimming pool and outdoor pavilion.  One doesn't have to own a boat to enjoy boating:  the Marina offers members boat, jet ski and kayak rentals for exploring Lake Keowee.  With gas pumps at the dock and at the store, boaters can conveniently fill up before heading out.  
The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Equestrian Center
The Equestrian Center at Keowee Vineyards provides full boarding services, lush green pastures, a riding arena and training pen. Basically, everything an equine would expect.   Trail Rides?  The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards has them in abundance.  Surrounded by endless state parkland, horse lovers can enjoy rides along 200 miles of trails through Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area adjacent to the community.  It is no wonder that the Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards received a 2018 Bliss Award for Best Equestrian Community.
The stable is conveniently located inside the gates of the community and offers its 4-legged inhabitants and 2-legged owners top notch features like:
  • 12’ x 12' matted stalls with automatic watering system
  • Daily stall cleaning and turnout
  • Fly buster system
  • Pastures with three board fencing
  • Temperature controlled tack room
  • Kitchen with washer and dryer
  • Two wash racks with hot and cold water
  • Beautiful lounge area
  • 270’ x 125’ arena with full set of show jumps
The Equestrian Center isn't just for horse owners, but also serves the broader community.  Families of all ages can participate in trail rides, ghost stories and hay rides at Halloween, a Kentucky Derby party and Saddle and Sip events followed by wine & hors d’oeuvres. 
Are you ready for some football?
Fancy Some College Football?
Clemson, SC is the quintessential college town!  A large public university founded in 1889, it is located near the southern end of Lake Keowee and about a 30 minute drive from The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards.  Whether you are looking to add a degree or simply add to your enjoyment, Clemson "brings it"!  
Home to the 2019 and 2016 NCAA Football champions, Clemson offers a "game day experience" in their “Death Valley” stadium on par with the best football experiences in the country.   And if you like other college sports, you won't be disappointed in your Clemson Tiger options:   basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, tennis and many others.
Visit Greenville
Greenville, SC...Best Place to Visit For Good Reason(s)!
Greenville, SC is THAT Greenville, the one everyone is talking about.  Some of the accolades showered on Greenville include Conde Nast Traveler in their 2023 "Top 5 Best Small Cities in the US". Reader's Digest 2023 "Nicest Cities in the US"; Travel + Leisure included in its "50 Best Places (In The World) to Travel in 2018" and "Best Riverwalks in the USA" 2023 by TimeOut.  Our residents enjoy its broad array of restaurants, shopping, theater, concerts and remarkable Reedy Falls Park.
Asheville, NC... From A (Arts) to Z (Ziplines) 
Asheville, NC has earned a well-deserved reputation for its arts, restaurants, music scene, craft beer. and outdoor activities (rafting, ziplines, hiking...)  Long known for The Biltmore Estate, Cliffs residents enjoy the estate year-round.  It offers acres and acres of estate grounds and gardens to explore, changing exhibits in the estate mansion, a winery and several restaurant and inn options.
Biltmore Estate:
Crafts and Art in Downtown Asheville: