The Cliffs Completes $525,000 in Golf Course Enhancements

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – In perfect time for the iconic fall season of golf, The Cliffs announced today that it has completed a three-month long renovation process, investing more than $525,000 to enhance its two most mature, award-winning championship golf courses: The Cliffs at Glassy and The Cliffs Valley.

“We are excited about the recent enhancement to The Cliffs at Glassy practice facility. For agronomic reasons this was a big step to help us manage our traffic, but the fun part is we now have a practice area that better replicates the experience to be had on the course,” stated Brian Peeples, The Cliffs’ Director of Golf. “In addition to Glassy, we created and recently opened a first-class short game area at The Cliffs Valley to provide our Members a well-rounded practice experience.”

The Cliffs at Glassy practice facility underwent a total rebuild, increasing tee space from 18,000 square feet to 31,000 square feet. Glassy’s practice facility also includes a new short game green with surrounding chipping and pitching areas to help players simulate shots on the course. A tee rebuild was also completed with new drainage irrigation and mix. New features of the facility include a green side practice bunker complex, and target greens as well as fairway bunkers in the landing area. The exposed granite in the landing areas will also simulate a look and feel similar to if the golfer was on the actual course.

A Tom Jackson-designed golf course, The Cliffs at Glassy opened in 1994 on one of the highest mountaintops in South Carolina and was immediately ranked the fourth most scenic course in the nation by Golf Digest in 1995. It features bent grass from tee to green at an elevation over 3,000 feet. The Cliffs at Glassy is continuously recognized as one of the top ten golf courses in South Carolina.

The Cliffs Valley invested $125,000 to update its practice facility, including a new short game area, a 3,000-square-foot green and two new green side practice bunker complexes. A total area re-grade was also completed to allow for rolling bump and run shots, to simulate what golfers may experience on an actual course, as well as new irrigation for the entire complex.

The first American course designed by world-renowned golf commentator Ben Wright, The Cliffs Valley provides a parkland-style layout recognized among the Best New Courses by Golf Digest.

The Glassy and Valley practice facilities are a part of The Cliffs’ nationally acclaimed golf experience, in which members enjoy seven championship courses under a single membership, complemented by a first-in-class team of golf professionals, instructors and course maintenance professionals.


About The Cliffs

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 Jack Nicklaus, two by Tom Fazio, 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, in the Best New Private Courses by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, and named as a Top 100 Best Modern Courses in America by Golfweek. 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.

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