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Contents FROM LEADERSHIP 5 LETTER David Sawyer and Kent Smith introduce the inaugural issue of Cliffs Living.

CHANGERS 69 GAME Members of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove are changing lives of local student athletes through mentorship.

13 GATHER Relive some of your favorite recent

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23 SPIRIT Advice from our expert guides,

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45 YONDER Discover the inspiring people and

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events around The Cliffs.

opportunities to give back, and more.

exhilarating places in and around our communities.

AL FRESCO 60 EATING From conception to completion, members were the driving force behind this project at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards.

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Wellness is more than a buzzword at The Cliffs. It’s a way of life.

Explore the latest trends and updates in home building, design, and living.

Mark your calendars for this year’s can’t miss events across The Cliffs communities.

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Breathtaking vistas, unforgettable moments, and jaw-dropping photos submitted by our members at The Cliffs.


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CLIFFS LIVING Dearest Members of The Cliffs, Lengthening days and the emergence of spring and summer have always created a vibrant energy and welcoming warmth here at The Cliffs. These are the seasons when we gather with kindred spirits, often entertaining family and friends in our homes, on the lake, and amid our beautiful mountain vistas. We have also been heating up these past few months with an incredible creative energy and passion, and we are pleased to bring this new publication to you. Introducing Cliffs Living — A Magazine With, For, and About Members at The Cliffs. This inaugural issue of Cliffs Living is truly special because it incorporates dozens upon dozens of the ideas generated by you: our members. You told us what you were most interested in, and it made for some great storytelling. You wanted to hear more about the endless recreational opportunities in and around The Cliffs, and to learn more about the charming towns and nearby cities that we call home. You were interested in the important volunteer work we’re doing as a community, as well as the individual member efforts that are making a collective impact at home and abroad. You told us you wanted to see more of the fabulous social and charitable events happening across The Cliffs clubs. But most of all, you wanted to share stories with and learn more about your fellow members. You entrusted us with your stories — a task of no small import — and when it came time to choose a name for the magazine that would hold them, we treated our decision with the same level of consideration. Again, we looked to you. Earlier this decade, a member publication bore the name Cliffs Living, and as we gathered inspiring stories that tie us together across all seven of The Cliffs communities, it became clear to us that Cliffs Living could be more than a place where we can share stories and create lifelong friendships through the written word. It could be a homecoming. The Cliffs continues to be one of America’s most sought-after locations to live, and it is members like you who make it so. As always, we offer our sincere gratitude for the opportunity to make The Cliffs more than a place to live. Welcome home. Warm regards,

DAVID SAWYER President and Managing Partner Cliffs Clubs Partners

KENT SMITH President and Managing Partner Cliffs Land Partners

Please let us keep hearing from you. To submit photos, story ideas, or feedback about Cliffs Living, email Magazine@CliffsLiving.com. We also invite you to help grow your community by sharing Cliffs Living with family and friends, and then invite them to join you as a member here.


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Cliffs Living Magazine is published two times a year by The Cliffs in partnership with Community Journals Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any material in this publication without publisher’s permission is strictly prohibited. For copies, customer service, or to distribute at a business, please inquire at Magazine@CliffsLiving.com. Advertisement herein for any product or service does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by The Cliffs or its affiliates. © 2019 by The Cliffs, all rights reserved. Obtain the Property Report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. This is not an offer where registration is required prior to any other offer being made. Void where prohibited by law. In SC, Cliffs Realty Sales SC, LLC, 635 Garden Market Dr., Travelers Rest, SC 29690, Harry V. Roser, Broker-in-Charge and in NC, Walnut Cove Realty, 158 Walnut Valley Parkway, Arden, NC 28704, David T. Bailey, Broker-in-Charge.


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They come by pontoon, paddle board and personal watercraft, and they come by the dozens. For nearly 10 years, residents of The Cliffs communities have gathered around the dock at the home of Ron and Kathy Kaufman for an afternoon of festive flotation. The Float Party, as it has come to be called, started as a casual gathering after couples golf on a Sunday afternoon in 2010, the first 14

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summer the Kaufmans called The Cliffs at Keowee Falls home. “I said, ‘Come over for cocktail hour, we’ll have food, bring your own booze, come in your bathing suit, come on your noodle,’” Kathy says of the inaugural invite. Roughly 45 new friends enjoyed the festivities that day, and a tradition was born. In subsequent years, the Kaufmans began extending an open invitation

to all members of The Cliffs communities. Last year, nearly 100 neighbors floated by over the course of the afternoon. There’s no RSVP and the Kaufmans never know quite what to expect. There’s a group of regulars, but new neighbors find their way to the dock each year. The numbers have grown, but the party has remained a low-key affair. The fun generally wraps up by early

evening, but a handful of hardcore floaters have been known to hang until well past sunset. “People just float around out there until they get so wrinkled they can’t take it anymore,” Ron says. New friendships aren’t the only bonds being forged on the water – Ron says more than one major business deal has been brokered between floats. Look forward to details about next year, and get your noodles ready.


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Wakeboarding with Abby Delgoffe June-August 2018

World champion wakeboarder and The Cliffs wakeboarding coach Abby Delgoffe returned to Lake Keowee to host three wakeboarding clinics and private sessions for members last summer. Delgoffe worked with all age- and skill-ranges to teach the necessary skills for being safe, and — more importantly — having a ton of fun on the lake during the summer. It didn’t hurt that Delgoffe put some of her own skills on display for members in quick demonstrations!

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The Cliffs Member-Member Golf Tournament June 29-30, 2018

Members paired up for The Cliffs’ annual Member-Member Tournament. Round 1 of the 2018 edition took place at The Cliffs Valley course on Friday, June 29, followed the next day by Round 2 at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards. Tournament winners were Annette Branham and Jennifer Everatt (Ladies’ Overall Champions); Rogan Pfefferkorn and David Smith (Men’s Overall Champions); and Barry Mullinax and David Murphy (Men’s Gross Champions).

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THE CLIFFS WINE + FOOD

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Secret Supper Club September 24, 2018

The Cliffs’ fifth annual WINE + FOOD festival brought gourmands together for five days of gastronomic delights and demonstrations. The festival kicked off with a secret supper club hosted by The Cliffs Chapter of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, and featured collaborations between The Cliffs’ roster of culinary talent, Director of Beverage Eric Cooperman, and Jianna’s Chef Michael Kramer.

Graham Hallward & Jim Frank

Hayley Bledsoe, Sara & Armin Oehler with Blair Knobel

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Robin & Elaine Howe with Lucas Rosin

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Casey Jo Hitt & Eric Cooperman

Dr. David & Debbie Goetz

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Contemporary Cuisine Cooking Demonstration September 26, 2018 Hosted at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, this notable culinary event featured Executive Chef Francis Turck showcasing Modernist culinary trends. The four-course menu featured Applewood Smoked Portobello Mushrooms, Orange Zest & Ginger Oil Sous Vide Grouper, Green Tea Smoked Duck, and Deconstructed Carrot Cake.

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lthough tossing round objects for sport dates to the sixth millennium BC — that’s postdinosaur, but pre-alphabet — today’s modern style of bocce is commonly attributed to Italian culture, where it was cultivated to be as much of an informal social occasion as a heated athletic event. The Cliffs Valley residents Bill Heitz and Vinnie Cialdella had something like this in mind when envisioning a bocce court in their community. Following the popularity of a bocce tournament hosted on The Cliffs Valley driving range, the pair set their sights on some prime, panoramic real estate — a rarely used set of sand volleyball courts behind the Wellness Center — and got the ball rolling with a capital campaign to raise the necessary funds. Thanks to financial contributions by Valley residents — many of whom also donated their time and labor to complete construction of the project — the dual bocce courts debuted last year with an enthusiastic kickoff tournament attended by dozens. Outfitted with amenities like a gas grill, scoreboards, benches, and other equipment, the courts have not only become the home of competitions organized through the Valley Bocce Ball Club and impromptu weekend matches between members; they’re also a hub of regular sociable activity for both longtime residents and newcomers to The Cliffs Valley community.

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WILDFLOWERS OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS WITH TIM LEE, INTERPRETIVE RANGER/NATURALIST “A native South Carolinian, Tim Lee has studied and taught as a naturalist and biologist throughout the Southeast for more than 26 years. Did you know that there are two places on the planet with the largest variety of wildflowers on earth? One is in Southeast Asia and one is right here in the Southern Appalachian Mountains!” HOW TO STOCK YOUR PANTRY FOR A FAMILY VISIT WITH TERYI YOUNGBLOOD MUSOLF, CHEF “Teryi worked at Soby’s on the Side and Soby’s before she was named Chef de Cuisine of Passerelle Bistro, another Table 301 restaurant, and helped to create the French-themed eatery. Now, she’s a culinary advisor at Cook’s Station, where she facilitates foodie fun! In this fun presentation,

she covered every eventuality of planning for visitors for the holidays.” THE MARRIAGE OF FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT WITH KATHRYN SMITH, AUTHOR “Kathryn Smith is a journalist and writer with a lifelong interest in FDR and his circle. She is the author of A Necessary War, an oral history of World War II told by living veterans and civilians, as well as The Gatekeeper, a biography of Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, FDR’s secretary.” CANCER PREVENTION AND WELLNESS WITH DR. LARRY GLUCK, MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF GHS CANCER INSTITUTE “Dr. Larry Gluck has been medical director for the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System since 2002, and his work is more than a job. It’s an extension of himself: inquisitive, analytical, a farmer’s son, a Boy Scout turned

Sherlock Holmes cancer detective. He is at the cutting edge of research and development for eradicating cancer. For instance, Dr. Gluck and his team are working to catch the very beginnings of cancer in a person’s body so it doesn’t develop into a tumor.” DEAN CAMPBELL, THE SQUIRE OF THE DARK CORNER “Dean Campbell is an author, columnist, lecturer, photographer, storyteller, and tour guide. He knows the Corner well as a native son whose maternal and paternal ancestors came to the area in 1784 and 1832. He was the first person to delineate the Dark Corner by physical boundaries, by living philosophies, by moonshining and superstition, by spirituality, and by scenic beauty. Here, he gives deep insights into this infamous mountainous region in northern Greenville County.”

TO FIND OUT WHAT SPEAKERS ARE BEING HOSTED AT YOUR CLUB, OR TO SUGGEST TOPICS OR GUESTS FOR FUTURE INSIGHT SERIES SYMPOSIUMS, CONTACT LINDA KILLION AT LKILLION@CLIFFSLIVING.COM. SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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s summer break looms, so does the eternal directive: “Go play outside!” And in a world dominated by screens, it’s nice to know there’s still an outlet for the type of wholesome, active play of childhood. Kids these days even have things a little bit easier: the 21stcentury recreation area is nothing like the hot, sunbaked metal slides and splintery treehouses of yesteryear. Instead, these playgrounds are built to spark the imagination and encourage endless hours of enthusiastic play. For example, the Children’s Village at The Cliffs at Glassy was built with this attention

to creativity and fun in mind. Inspired by Glassy’s youngest residents, members Jim and Suzie Grow formed a fundraising committee in 2006 dedicated to revamping the community’s modest play area with more contemporary equipment that included a brand-new swing set and a cozy, cabin-like playhouse complete with a pint-sized table and chairs. A smiling, wooden choo-choo train engine by the name of “Big Jim” joined the Children’s Village in 2008, followed closely in 2010 by a swashbuckling pirate ship ready to sail the seven seas. Slides, tunnels, and plenty of climbing apparatuses round out this

active amusement zone, ideal for children of all ages. Since 2015, The Cliffs at Glassy Homeowners’ Association has remained committed to preservation of the Children’s Village, dedicating one day each spring to the playground’s general upkeep and maintenance. Of course, The Cliffs at Glassy isn’t the only community with stimulating play areas. Kids can find plenty of imagination inspiration at The Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards playgrounds. And for those extrahot summer days, The Beach Club at Keowee Springs adds a couple of water slides to the tried-and-true pool day. SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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WELCOME TO CAMP GLASSY KIDS CAMP

VALLEY KIDS CAMP

Held annually in June, this program is organized and operated by the homeowners’ association’s Glassy Kids Camp Volunteer group. Glassy residents and their family members can sign up for one of three age levels: a themed junior camp for kids 5-9; an Adventure Circle for ages 10-13; or the Alumni Group for older participants. 2019 DATES: JUNE 23-28

Valley children and grandchildren ages 5-10 spend a week enjoying fun-filled activities — everything from tennis to zumba, music, and special programs. Parents and grandparents serve as volunteer helpers, but other Valley residents often offer their expertise and enthusiasm in a variety of ways. 2019 DATES: JULY 8-12

KAMP KEOWEE Founded in 2011 by member Char Burgner, Kamp Keowee serves Keowee Falls, Keowee Springs, and Keowee Vineyards with two programs. For kids 5-10, Kamp Keowee is highlighted by an exciting annual theme (think “Wild Wild West”). Adventure Kamp is geared toward 10-12 year-old children, offering high-octane excursions like ropes courses, zip-lining, and whitewater rafting. 2019 DATES: JULY 1-5

WALNUT COVE SUMMER CAMP The Cliffs at Walnut Cove community’s Summer Camp offers participants (ages 7 and up) unique access to Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Last July’s schedule of events featured outings to the Nantahala Outdoor Center for whitewater rafting and zip-line fun; a splashy day trip to The Cliffs at Keowee Springs Beach Club; a golf program on Walnut Cove’s world-class course; and more. 2019 DATES: JULY 8-12

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Warm-Weather Wines As temperatures warm and trees begin to bud, tastes turn from the heavy cabernet sauvignons of winter to lighter libations. Eric Cooperman, The Cliffs Director of Beverage, recommends the following trio of wines to complement the fresh flavors of spring and summer. 34

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VINOLOGY SPIRIT CLAUDE BRANGER “LE FILS DES GRAS MOUTONS” MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE, LOIRE, FRANCE, 2017 Not to be confused with the grape muscat, Muscadet is a region. It produces an outstanding white from grapes grown along the windswept western coast of France. This wine is 100% Melon de Bourgogne, a treasure in this part of the world. A bottle of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine and a bushel of oysters might be the best wine pairing of all time. If it comes from the sea, it goes with this wine. Laser-focused citrus flavors of lime, grapefruit, and star fruit marry with vibrant stony minerality, ocean spray, and a slightly effervescent bone-dry mouthfeel. The long refreshing finish goes on and on.

ABOUT ERIC COOPERMAN As Director of Beverage for The Cliffs’ seven communities, Eric Cooperman has a staggering job to do. He is responsible for creating wine events, tastings, and dinners, as well as curating wine menus, and educating the staff. And after passing his Advanced Sommelier exam — administered by the renowned Court of Master Sommeliers — last July, he is

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MAYSARA, PINOT GRIS, MCMINNVILLE, WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON, 2017

Tavel is the only region in France 100% devoted to rosé, and it produces some of the world’s best. Trinquevedel relies on sun-drenched grenache vines to provide the backbone of their enchanting floral-driven wines. Cinsault, clairette, mourvèdre, and syrah account for a smaller portion of the blend. This wine screams spring, offering gorgeous floral notes, rustic dried herbs with hints of lemon peel, cranberry, rhubarb, and minerals. Medium bodied, deliciously crisp, lifted and racy on the palate, this rosé goes perfectly with your favorite roasted chicken, grilled pork, or baked salmon dishes.

Maysara is a Demeter Biodynamic producer located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Purchased by the Momtazi family in 1996, this property is the largest family-owned vineyard site in Oregon. Tahmiene Momtazi is the winemaker, and her pinot noirs are incredible. She also possesses a marked talent for making white wines. This stunning pinot gris invokes ripe cantaloupe, juicy honeydew, justripe stone fruit, young tangerine, and toasted almonds. The wine is super-fresh, well-balanced, and easy to drink. It pairs best with light flaky fish, salads, soft cheeses, bouillabaisse, and spicy Indian food.

uniquely qualified to do it. The Court, which sets the global standard of excellence for beverage service within the hospitality industry, requires applicants to pass a series of four increasingly difficult exams (Advanced is the third level) before being awarded the coveted diploma of Master Sommelier, currently held by

To purchase these wines, contact Eric Cooperman at ECooperman@CliffsLiving.com.

only 273 people in the world. “My ultimate passion is education,” says Cooperman. “I love passing on my knowledge to the staff and spreading the passion I have for beverage.” With that thought in mind, Cooperman has begun to study for his Master Sommelier exam this summer. Applicants must send a letter of intent to even sit

for the exam, and there are only spaces for 70 people, so it’s not a given he’ll get one. And of those who take the exam, only about 5% pass. It’s a daunting goal, to be sure, but one that Cooperman is determined to achieve. As he puts it, “I’m always striving to be a better restaurateur, with that hospitality S P R I N G / Sheart.” UMMER 2019 35


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The Cliffs retail manager Danielle Walter offers her picks for activewear suited to the season. The warmth of spring and summer invite movement and activity, and it’s only natural for our bodies to follow suit. Danielle Walter, The Cliffs Retail Manager and Buyer, points us in the direction of a few new offerings tailored to active lifestyles. Seamlessly — and stylishly — go from the yoga studio or gym to weekend errands with versatile, high performance apparel designed for your life. Peter Millar Crown Sport Active and Lolë items will be available for purchase across The Cliffs this spring. For more information, contact Danielle Walter at DWalter@CliffsLiving.com.

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Trophy Case Competition brings out the best in all of us, and these members of The Cliffs have proven to be the best of us, on the court and on the green. Here are your 2018 tennis and golf club champions. From all of us at The Cliffs, we congratulate you.

Diane Jones, John Etskuri, Jane Lay & George Thomas

Valley Club Champions

CIRCLE OF CHAMPIONS THE CLIFFS TENNIS – SINGLES:

Men’s 4.0: Tom Peter Men’s 3.5: Craig Kuhlman Women’s 4.0: Laura Becker Women’s 3.5: Ting Carlson

THE CLIFFS TENNIS – DOUBLES:

Men’s 4.0: Pete Woody and Dan Hallman Men’s 3.5: Bob Dawson and Gerry Carlin Women’s 3.5: Wendy Staley and Cathy Serck Mixed: Bob Dawson and Beth Long

Bob Dawson & Gerry Carlin

Bob Young & David Benton

Laura Becker & Ting Carlson

THE CLIFFS AT GLASSY:

Men’s Gross: Joe Bunch Women’s Gross: Emily White Men’s Senior Gross: Doug Southard Women’s Senior Gross: Annette Branham Men’s Super Senior Gross: Thad Roberts Women’s Super Senior Gross: Donna Julian

THE CLIFFS AT MOUNTAIN PARK:

Men’s Gross: Matt Bettencourt Women’s Gross: Mary Hallward Member Gross: Mike Custardo Senior Gross: Mike Hinton Women’s Flight Net (Stableford): Peg Moreland Member Flight Net: Chuck Bland Senior Flight Net: Steve Berger

THE CLIFFS VALLEY:

Men’s Gross: Barry Mullinax Women’s Gross: Liz Yacovone Men’s Gross Senior: Bill Stanifer Women’s Gross Senior: Sue Seitz Men’s Gross Super Senior: Tom Duex Men’s Net: Paul Sikkelee Women’s Net: Suzy Jolley Men’s Senior Net: Tim Lyon Ladies Senior Net: Judi Coker Men’s Super Senior Net: Tom Stewart

THE CLIFFS AT KEOWEE FALLS: Men’s Gross: Jeff Holler Women’s Gross: Cathy O’Brien Men’s Net: Dave Metzger Women’s Net: Judy Petersen

Jean Ellis, Margaret Eldridge & Cindy Gates

David Goetz & Randy Bertsch

THE CLIFFS AT KEOWEE SPRINGS: Men’s Gross: John Eskuri Women’s Gross: Jane Lay Men’s Net: George Thomas Women’s Net: Diane Jones

THE CLIFFS AT KEOWEE VINEYARDS:

Men’s Gross: David Goetz Women’s Gross: Margaret Eldridge Women’s Stableford: Jean Ellis Men’s Gross Whitewater Division: Rich Statuto Men’s Net Whitewater Division: Tony Kaduk Men’s Gross Toxaway Division: David Benton Men’s Net Toxaway Division: Bob Young

Wendy Staley & Cathy Serck

THE CLIFFS AT WALNUT COVE: Men’s Gross: Van Olp Women’s Gross: Mary Mahoney Women’s Net: Karen Spacek Senior Gross: Bruce Baker Men’s Senior Net: Cary Findlay Women’s 9 Hole: Amanda Heinitsh

Tom Peter & Craig Kuhlman

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Helping Hands Cliffs Residents Outreach gives back to the community by focusing on a precious resource: Upstate children.

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eing a neighbor is easy: proximity is pretty much the only qualification. But being neighborly? That takes intentionality, effort, and care. The Cliffs is renowned for close-knit communities within the gates, and through Cliffs Residents Outreach (CRO), that sense of neighborliness extends across the region. CRO, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded by members of The Cliffs in 2007 to provide resources to equip Upstate children for future success in school and in life. Composed of four branches from The Cliffs communities of Glassy, Valley & Mountain Park, Keowee Vineyards, and Keowee Falls & Keowee Springs, members contribute their time, expertise, creativity, and financial resources across a broad range of programs. “One of the things that sets CRO apart is we are a 100% volunteer organization with no executive director,” says CRO President Julie Taylor. That means CRO runs lean, with the bulk of their funds directly benefitting children and their families. Over the 11 years CRO has been in action, the organization has raised over $3.5 million. More importantly, CRO’s programs impact over 5,700 children per year, from 4-year-olds to collegeaged young adults. “How lucky are we to have chosen The Cliffs and this beautiful part of the country to live in,” says Taylor. “Better yet, CRO is transforming lives of children outside our gates. We are making a difference in the future.”

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NUMBER CRUNCHER In 2017 and 2018 alone, the organization’s 500+ MEMBERS raised over $1.5 MILLION, and contributed over 19,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS. That means, on average, every member spent a full work week — 40 hours — helping their community. Of course, there’s no cap on how much good CRO can do. To find out how you can contribute to CRO’s good works, head to the CRO website. There, you can donate directly, as well as contact each branch to learn more about upcoming volunteer and donation opportunities. FOR MORE: CROCommunities.com

THE MORE, THE MERRIER THE 2019 BMW CHARITY PRO-AM — which will be hosted at The Cliffs Valley course between JUNE 3-9 — represents one such opportunity. CRO will be one of the beneficiaries of this philanthropic tournament, and you can help by volunteering, playing in the tournament, or simply buying tickets. FOR MORE: BMWCharityGolf.com

SERVICE PROVIDER Literacy and education is a big focus for CRO’s programming, but it doesn’t stop there. Programs take into account the overall wellbeing of each child. Here are some of the ways CRO impacts children: EDUCATION SERVICES • Back-to-school supplies • Tutoring/mentoring services • Technology, such as tablets and Chromebooks • Facility improvements • Reading programs • Continuing education for teachers

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Lake Living At Its Finest Folded within South Carolina’s Oconee and Pickens counties, the trio of lake communities at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards offer idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And just outside these gates, there’s even more bucolic small-town charm to be discovered. All you need is a map and a mind for adventure.

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DEVILS FORK STATE PARK Grab your rod and reel. This 622-acre reserve at the edge of Sumter National Forest and Lake Jocassee is known for its abundance of rainbow trout.

ELKMONT TRADING COMPANY Even if you’re no Daniel Boone, you can still look the part with quality apparel, footwear, fishing gear, backpacks, and hiking equipment from this independent outfitter.

STUMPHOUSE TUNNEL PARK & ISSAQUEENA FALLS Treat yourself to this historic landmark’s 1,617 feet of tunnel, which cuts a scenic path towards the stunning cascades of Issaqueena Falls.

RAM CAT ALLEY Wander downtown Seneca’s main thoroughfare in search of unique treasures — and a fantastic meal — from locally operated merchants and restaurants.

OCONEE HERITAGE CENTER Learn a little more about the area’s rich heritage through the museum’s collection of cultural and interactive exhibits on railroads, agriculture, and industry.

BLUE RIDGE ARTS CENTER Seneca’s old church structure (built in 1882) also happens to be home to this volunteer run arts center. A gallery, classroom studio, and art library provide plenty of ways to enjoy art — whether or not you’re blessed with an artistic bone in your body.

LAKE JOCASSEE For a change in scenery from the shimmering waters of Lake Keowee, take a dip in 300 feet of refreshingly crisp, clear water, kept cool year-round by rivers flowing in from the surrounding mountains.

Six Mile THE SCOOP Think you’ve got what it takes to conquer the Six Mile High Sundae? Drop by this familyowned ice cream shop to find out! THE HAPPY BERRY Grocery store, shmocery store. The best kind of blueberries, figs, blackberries, grapes, muscadines, and persimmons come straight from the vine.

THE ESSO CLUB From vintage memorabilia on the walls, to a menu loaded with classic favorites like calabash chicken tenders and sauced-up barbecue sandwiches, the authentic old-school sports bar has been the locals’ go-to spot since 1933. SOUTH CAROLINA BOTANICAL GARDENS Dedicate at least a few hours to exploring the garden’s diverse collection of spaces that includes gardens dedicated to butterflies, wildlife habitats, perennials, camellias, and other flora. Learn more about this local oasis in “Garden Treasures” on p49.

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We weren’t all born with a green thumb, but through an assortment of stimulating educational programs and distinctive outdoor experiences, the Children’s Garden plants seeds for a true garden of knowledge!

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Mimicking the world of Beatrix Potter’s rascally little bunny, this storybook space boasts bright bursts of greenery, wildflowers, and a mini garden shed.

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Digging into the relationship between plants and people, this garden teaches kids the organic uses of common plants in various cultures — think medicines, dyes, edibles, and fibers.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT GARDEN Learn how to plant, grow, harvest, and prepare your own seasonal, nutritional vegetables with the Junior Gardener program.

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curiouser (and curiouser) Wonderland through Alice’s looking glass. Willy Wonka’s mischievous-yet-fantastical chocolate factory. The magic of Oz. Under the guidance of Director Patrick McMillan — a renowned naturalist who often leads hikes and nature tours for members of The Cliffs — the Children’s Garden at the South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson has transformed into a similarly fanciful escape from the ordinary. From its whimsical statues and colorful floral patterns, to the playful designs of its eclectic smaller gardens-

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Depending upon the time of year, garden visitors are treated to a diverse collection of seasonal flora and fauna: flowering camellias and structural treetops in winter; seed-bearing ephemerals that herald the beginning of spring; summertime swarms of butterflies, birds, and lush ferns; fall’s changing foliage, asters, and wildflower blooms. With a number of new installations taking root, the garden’s physical elements are also in perennial transition. Recent developments include renovations to the McBride Duck Pond Aquatic Garden and Gazebo, and plans are

within-a-garden, this unique slice of the 295-acre green space at nearby Clemson University gives guests of all ages the opportunity to experience one-of-a-kind environmental encounters that inspire the imagination and foster a lifelong devotion to the natural world. To plan your family’s visit, or to support the continued growth of the Children’s Garden, please contact the South Carolina Botanical Garden at 864.656.3405.

in place for the Children’s Garden Treehouse, a winding pathway that climbs 25 feet into the leafy tree canopy above. The Susan K. Barr Pollinator Garden has also opened, providing a thoughtfully landscaped area that invites children to interact with the bee and butterfly populations native to our region. Cliffs resident David Barr — who, along with his late wife Susan, had developed a treasured friendship with McMillan — chose to remember Susan through this garden. “It was an easy decision for me to honor my wife by making a donation to the Children’s Garden,” he says.

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Write of Way When she isn’t jetting around the country to spend time with her six grandchildren, you can find Denise Holmberg behind her desk working on her trilogy of novels.

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enise Holmberg and her husband, Keith, are enjoying retirement at The Cliffs Valley. We caught up with Denise to learn more about how she is taking advantage of this season of life to pursue her passion for writing. TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND AND HOW YOU CAME TO THE CLIFFS? We followed friends, Dave and Jeanie Hoover, to The Cliffs a dozen years ago and vacationed here for ten of those. Two years ago, we made it our primary residence. I’m a retired flight attendant from American Airlines and began my career at O’Hare International Airport. I met my husband, Keith, in Chicago. We spent the majority of our married life in the Chicagoland area, but have also lived in Tulsa and Hong Kong. HOW DID YOUR WRITING LIFE BEGIN? I’ve been scribbling yarns since I learned my ABCs. I think storytellers are born to it. It’s in our DNA. I’m compelled to tell stories, to entertain, or to capture something important with words. Retirement brought less distractions and gave me time to write. And I feel extremely blessed to live at The Cliffs where my quiet “writing cave” looks out on the peaceful beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. WHAT HAS YOUR WRITING PASSION LOOKED LIKE AT DIFFERENT TIMES THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE? I’ve been writing my entire life. Usually things for newsletters and church bulletins, but I also wrote poems and children’s stories for my kids when they were young. A little over ten years ago, a story came to me that I wanted to tell in a novel. I wrote it down and realized I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t know the craft. So, I spent the next five plus years focused on studying how to write. I completed a master craftsman course, attended a writing residency, and worked with three published authors as mentors: Jerry Jenkins, DiAnn Mills, and Eva Marie Everson. The biggest change was taking it seriously, developing the art, and finishing the projects I started. HOW DO YOU STRUCTURE YOUR WRITING TIME? Writing is something I do every day, even if it is just a few sentences, or research, or developing characters. You have to keep your head in the project or it becomes really difficult to figure out where you were and what you were thinking. My most creative time is first thing in the morning and I reserve that for whatever project I’m currently working on. It’s a sign of a productive day if I never get out of my pajamas.

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WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION? I’m in the camp of believing that stories find us. That has been true in my life. And if you study under Jerry Jenkins (the New York Times bestselling author of the Left Behind series), you are taught that writing is your job. And you show up for work. When I worked for American Airlines, I couldn’t say, “I’ve got flight attendant’s block today,” and call off a trip. It’s the same approach with writing. If the inspiration isn’t coming, there is always editing, research, or something else to do for your story. DO YOU ENJOY THE PROCESS OF WRITING ITSELF, OR HAVING WRITTEN? I think all writers love having written. But there is something compulsive that brings us back to the keyboard and into the process again. It can be a lonely life because you have to work, well, alone. And it is very hard work — the hardest thing I’ve ever done sans childbirth. But when a story comes to you, the excitement is palpable. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER ASPIRING WRITERS? Take the time to learn the craft and be a lifelong learner. And read! Great writers are avid readers. But most importantly, keep your butt in the chair. Get your story down, the entire muddled chunk of it. Just move it out of your head and onto the paper. Then go back and edit, edit, edit.


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COOK A GREAT STEAK: TIPS FROM THE CLIFFS EXECUTIVE CHEF FRANCIS TURCK ❱❱ Bring whole cuts of beef up to room temperature, which allows connective tissue to soften before cooking. ❱❱ Don’t season with salt until you’re ready to place meat onto heat. ❱❱ Use coarse-ground sea salt and fresh-ground pepper to complement natural flavors of premium beef. ❱❱ Let it rest. Take 5 or 6 minutes to let the meat rest off the grill, allowing it to reabsorb its natural juices.

❱❱ A medium to medium-rare steak (of average thickness) cooks over charcoal for 8 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other. ❱❱ Even the worst cook will have a hard time ruining a thick steak. Purchase a steak 1.5-2 inches thick and use a meat thermometer.

now-how. That’s what you gain by befriending a butcher and Marty Caron is an exceptional one. Premium proteins are his passion. He managed meat and seafood departments for Publix for 28 years (helping them expand in two states) before opening Hooked Meat & Seafood Market in Greenville, but as a teen he apprenticed at an independent butcher shop in Connecticut hoping one day to own a place like it. “All these years I learned and planned. I didn’t want to open a chop shop or a franchise. I dreamed about stocking quality meats, the cuts we’d do, and the fresh seafood we could offer. The variety and the gourmet items also excited me,” says Marty. He opened Hooked Market in 2017 with his eldest daughter, Heather Waters. The 1,800 square foot market is beautifully clean with banks of new equipment cradling Black Angus beef, heritage pork, housemade sausage, and wild domestic seafood. Spend a bit of time with Marty and Heather and you’ll catch them “dusting the ice.” It’s the practice of top dressing cases with flake ice to keep fish at an ideal state. They pamper their offerings and it shows; cases are emptied, drained, and cleaned each night and are immaculate because of it. “We’re artists at heart,” says Heather. “We like to make things look beautiful. That way, you’ll want to try it.”

Service is key and Marty’s favorite part of each day is butchering directly from the 32-degree walk-in. “I love it when a customer points to a steak and says, ‘I wish it was this thick,’ showing me between two fingers. I go straight to the cooler and pull out a whole rib of beef or a tenderloin and hand cut exactly what they describe.” The duo has been known to make custom sausage while a customer waits (it takes 20 minutes if all the ingredients are in house), or to print out recipes on demand. Both are avid cooks because they simply can’t get away from food. “You have to know how to handle your product and pass that onto your customer,” says Heather. “We love the ‘backyard barbecue champions,’ as we call them. They want new ideas and different things to try all the time.” The newest offering is a braided (yes, braided) fresh pork belly ready for the smoker or grill. They skin it, then slice not-quite-through, and braid and tie it using a beef needle. There’s Kobe wagyu beef available too, and crown roast from Allegiance Pork and duck breast, live lobsters, Carolina shrimp, wild salmon, mako shark, king crab legs, and even fresh rabbit. Semi-prepared foods at Hooked Market are a gem for the home entertainer. There’s a dozen types of sausage made on site, seven types of burger patties, a half dozen kabob options, stuffed chicken breasts, twice baked potatoes, dips aplenty, and more.

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BROKEN OAK ORGANICS AND CREEKSIDE FARM Nestled between The Cliffs at Mountain Park and The Cliffs Valley, Broken Oak Organics at The Cliffs is a 10-acre certified organic farm that supplies fruits and vegetables to eateries around The Cliffs as well as other local restaurants. Creekside Farm, on the other hand, can be found at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove and has two organic gardens with more than 300 varieties of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers, as well as free-range chicken eggs and a grass-fed beef operation. Learn more about how these farms fit with The Cliffs vision of wellbeing in “Live Your Best Life” on p76.

GREENBRIER FARMS This Easley-area farmstead offers community-supported agriculture (CSA) portions that are worth waiting for. The vegetable share — which has certified, organic vegetables and occasional items like pesto, salsa, homemade stocks, and breads ­— takes advantage of the Upstate’s long summer and temperate fall. With the added benefit of drop points in Pickens, downtown Greenville, and Woodruff Road, it’s easy to get your fair share of fall fresh farm goods. 864.855.9782; greenbrierfarms.com

GREENVILLE SATURDAY MARKET Between the beginning of May and the end of October, Main Street in downtown Greenville transforms into

a bustling market full of seasonal produce and local crafts. Entering its 16th season, the Saturday Market now boasts over 70 vendors, with all food grown or produced within 100 miles of Greenville. Admission free; saturdaymarketlive.com

CLEMSON AREA FOOD EXCHANGE The Clemson Area Food Exchange (CAFE) is an online marketplace of locally grown and produced food. Open online weekly between 9 p.m. Fridays and noon Mondays, this virtual farmers market is accessible even for the most novice shopper. Everything is grown, raised, or produced within a 50-mile radius. A modest membership fee applies after an initial guest order. Convenient pickups for Lake Keowee residents are available in Anderson, Clemson, Seneca, Easley, and Pickens. Prices vary, annual membership fee $20; 864.372.9004; clemsonareafoodexchange.com

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA FARMERS MARKET

Greenville Saturday Market

With 194 stalls for farmers and vendors spread across a 36-acre complex, why bother going anywhere but the WNC Farmers Market? This market is the largest in the Asheville area, and it’s filled with a huge range of seasonal bounty all year-round. Even better? It’s just a 9-mile drive up NC-191 from The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. Admission and parking free; ncagr.gov/markets/ facilities/markets/asheville, (828) 253-1691 SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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Ready to Ride The Cliffs Riders brings cycling enthusiasts together.

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cycling is growing in popularity. Director of Cycling George Hincapie, along with The Cliffs Cycling Guides and fellow Tour de France legends Bobby Julich and Christian Vande Velde, bring even more excitement and knowledge to the community. “Those are some big names, and they are really fun to ride with,” Bierbaum says. While some group members are more hardcore, others just enjoy a long day out on the mountains. And if people aren’t interested in the longer Saturday ride — or if they aren’t quite ready — The Cliffs Rider Paul Schaefer leads shorter rides for beginners on Fridays. Other riding opportunities have included charitable events like Wheels for Meals and the Ride to Remember, as well as bike tours along the Tuscan Coast and California wine country. While The Cliffs Riders may have different reasons for riding and different skill levels, all benefit from the spectacular scenery, vigorous exercise, fresh air, and, most of all, the camaraderie. “It’s a very close-knit group,” Bierbaum says. “You can solve a lot of the world’s problems when you’re riding.”

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verlooking a landscaped lawn and the 18th hole of The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards course, the Al Fresco Kitchen, with its wood-fired pizza oven, is the new favorite hangout at the clubhouse. The remarkable thing about it is that, from conception to completion, club members were the driving force behind the project. It all started with an innocent question. In 2016, members of the ladies’ group NADA (Not Actually Doing Anything) met for lunch. During the meal, one of the ladies raised her hand and asked Francis Turck, the Executive Chef for Keowee Vineyards, what he would like to have at the club that he didn’t already have. “I admit, we were all thinking he was going to say something along the lines of a special knife, or a pot, or a pan,” says Char Burgner, a longtime Keowee Vineyards member who is known for her local fundraising efforts. To the group’s surprise, the chef’s immediate response was “a wood-fired pizza oven.” Everyone laughed, until someone piped up and volunteered Char to do a fundraiser. “And I thought, sure, what can a pizza oven cost?” Burgner recalls.


“WE COOK WHOLE TROUT STUFFED WITH FRESH V E G E TA B L E S . E V E N R O A S T E D V E G E TA B L E S TA K E O N T H E F L AV O R O F THE OAK WOOD, WHICH P E R M E AT E S T H E F O O D WITH AN ELEGANCE OF F L AV O R . W E A L S O D O OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER, CLAMS CASINO, AND LAMB CHOPS, AND THE WAY T H E Y C O M E O U T I S JUST INCREDIBLE.” — EXECUTIVE CHEF FRANCIS TURCK

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As it turns out quite a lot, especially if the pizza oven is hand-crafted in Italy. So Burgner got together with Gary and Anne Christensen and they decided to forge ahead with the pizza oven plan as a voluntary, member-driven project. The next step was to meet with The Cliffs management. At that meeting, Chef Francis flashed a photograph of his dream outdoor kitchen. No simple setup, the kitchen in the picture laid out a full bar, a wood-fired pizza oven, a power burner, and a gas grill. “We felt it would be a fun place for people to enjoy for years to come,” says Burgner. “So we went ahead with it, always saying that this is strictly volunteer.” Three couples formed a committee: Char and Jim Burgner were in charge of PR and fundraising events; Gary and Anne Christensen took on the research and planning; and Scott and Fran Hughes managed the Fund-a-Brick program. Through this successful fundraising effort, members could purchase personalized bricks to line the floor of the Al Fresco Kitchen and the patio as permanent recognition of their support. For their part, the Burgners

planned a series of fundraisers, including a Western-themed barbecue and line dance, a moonlight concert, a casino night at the clubhouse, and a Margaritaville boat party on Lake Keowee. Overall, members raised more than $130,000 for the project. Such a member-driven initiative is unique.“It’s so unusual for members to take their own money and fund something like this,” says Jim Killion, General Manager of The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards. “It’s absolutely emblematic of how members feel about Chef Francis.” The Al Fresco Kitchen, which was designed and built by Carolina Outdoor Kitchens in Asheville and Harmony Timberworks in Boone, took about a year to complete once the funds were in place. Opened in April 2018, the kitchen features a 14-seat granite-topped bar where you can watch the chefs in action, a gas power burner, and a 60-inch grill with a heating capacity of 900 degrees. The literal centerpiece is the Acunto wood-fired oven from Naples, Italy, which was generously donated. It’s the Ferrari of pizza ovens, with interior brick made of lava rocks from Mt. Vesuvius. Once the oven was installed in December 2017, members invited a Catholic priest to come and bless it. They even named the oven “San Francesco” after the club’s beloved chef. Chef Francis and his staff produce mouthwatering Neapolitan-style thin-crust pies from the oven in 90 seconds, using flour and other ingredients imported from Italy, as well as vegetables from local farms. Why so fast? Once fired up (which takes three hours), the base of the oven runs around 850 degrees, and the dome reaches 1,100 degrees.


“THE KITCHEN HAS BROUGHT A WHOLE NEW ENERGY TO THE V I N E YA R D S . W E AT H E R - P E R M I T T I N G , IT’S THE PLACE TO BE.” — EXECUTIVE CHEF FRANCIS TURCK

While members love the ever-changing lineup of pizzas and creative toppings, the oven does much more than just cook pizza. “We cook whole trout stuffed with fresh vegetables,” says the chef. “Even roasted vegetables take on the flavor of the oak wood, which permeates the food with an elegance of flavor. We also do oysters Rockefeller, clams casino, and lamb chops, and the way they come out is just incredible.” The chef and his staff are also experimenting with baking bread in the wood-fired oven. Money that continues to come in from the Fund-a-Brick effort allows the club to further upgrade the venue. Recently added were an outdoor TV and remote-controlled blinds to block the sun behind the kitchen. Open for dinner on Friday and Sunday evenings, the new venue also hosts private parties, from golf gatherings to birthday bashes. Everyone agrees the Al Fresco Kitchen has helped bring the community together. “It’s a whole new landscape for our cooks,” says Chef Francis. “Instead of the interior kitchen where we only get to see the members when we go into the dining room, now we’re cooking outside in front of the members and it’s really fortified our friendships with them.” “It’s a magnet for attracting people and a great positive in so many ways for the entire lake community,” echoes Char Burgner. “And we could not have done this without the total commitment of The Cliffs. They supported and worked with us every step of the way.” In fact, the Al Fresco Kitchen has been such a huge hit that the club plans to extend the patio and add more seating. “The kitchen has brought a whole new energy to the Vineyards,” crows Chef Francis. “Weatherpermitting, it’s the place to be.”

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T O C E L E B R AT E T H E A L F R E S C O K I T C H E N ’ S P I Z Z A O V E N C E N T E R P I E C E , EXECUTIVE CHEF FRANCIS TURCK OFFERS THE FOLLOWING RECIPE F O R T H E P E R F E C T P I Z Z A M A R G H E R I TA .

Napoletana Style Pizza Dough Recipe

San Marzano Tomato Pizza Sauce

INGREDIENTS, BY WEIGHT:

MAKES ENOUGH FOR 4-6 PIZZAS

• 500 g Caputo 00 flour

• Napoletana Style pizza dough

• 325 g purified lukewarm water

• 1 can (28 oz) crushed San Marzano tomatoes

• 10 g kosher salt

• 1 tsp salt

• 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

• 3 g active dry yeast

• ¼ tsp coarsely ground black pepper

• 1½ lbs buffalo mozzarella, thinly sliced

• 1 tsp dried basil (optional), or 2 tbsp minced fresh basil

• 30 large basil leaves, torn into pieces

1. Cooking by weight is highly recommended. To get the exact hydration (water-to-flour ratio) and dough ball size you want, Chef Francis suggests using a digital scale. 2. Add the yeast to the lukewarm water and let sit for 5 minutes. Combine the dissolved yeast and the remainder of the ingredients into stand mixing bowl fitted with a dough hook. Mix the dough in a stand mixer and mix it slowly for two minutes, faster for 5 minutes, then slow again for 2 minutes. 3. Cover the dough and let it rise for 1.52 hours, or until double in size. Punch it down and push out the air bubbles. Form the dough into a large ball, then cut it into six 141-gram (5 oz) pieces. To make your pizza balls, shape each piece of dough into a ball. Gently roll your dough into a ball, then stretch the top of the ball down and around the rest of the ball, until the outer layer wraps around the other side. Pinch the two ends together to make a smooth ball with a tight outer skin. 4. Set your ball seam-side down where it can rest. Dust your pizza balls with flour and store them under a damp towel in a proofing tray or under plastic wrap. This will prevent the outside of the ball from drying out and creating a crust or becoming difficult to work with. Your pizza balls will need to rest for about an hour to become soft and elastic so they can be easily stretched into pizza crust. If you won’t need your dough for more than an hour, refrigerate it until you are ready.

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• 1 tsp dried oregano (optional), or 1 tbsp minced fresh oregano • 1 tbsp granulated garlic powder (sandy, not the fine powder), or 5 cloves of fresh garlic, minced or crushed • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. The flavors of the herbs and garlic will intensify when the pizza is baked, so resist the urge to increase the amount. Do not cook this sauce — the tomatoes are already cooked when they go in the can, and they will cook again on the pizza. This sauce will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator.

Perfect Pizza Margherita

• San Marzano Tomato Pizza Sauce

1. Set pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 500°F, allowing at least 45 minutes for the stone to heat. 2. On a lightly floured surface, stretch one ball of dough into 10-12-inch round and transfer to a floured pizza peel, adding flour where the dough sticks. 3. Spread ¼ cup of tomato sauce over the dough to within 1 inch of the edge. 4. Spread 4 oz of cheese over the pizza, drizzle with 1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil, and slide the pizza onto the stone. 5. Bake until the bottom is charred and the cheese is melted, or about 8 minutes. 6. Scatter 5 torn leaves of basil on top and serve. Repeat with remaining dough and toppings.


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GAME CHANGERS The Leaders for Leaders mentoring program pairs members of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove with local student athletes.


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here are an endless number of success stories woven throughout The Cliffs communities, and for the past several years a growing number of student athletes at the University of North Carolina Asheville have benefited from the life lessons, professional wisdom, and career guidance the members at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove bring to the table. The idea of a mentoring relationship between Walnut Cove and UNC Asheville first came up several years ago, when representatives from The Cliffs and the university met to brainstorm ways to build synergy between the two. Walnut Cove member Donna Bailey was at that meeting, as was Janet Cone, director of athletics for the university. Nothing “Our vision is came of the discussion right away, but the champions in two would meet again a few years later, when Bailey pitched in to help develop a athletics, leaders women’s golf team at UNC Asheville, and in life. It takes subsequently joined the Bulldog Athletic someone like Donna Association board of directors. “I remembered this meeting, so I went to open doors and to Janet and said, ‘Remember when this connect people. The was discussed? That’s what I want to do,’” Bailey says. “Janet is great to work with first 10 mentors at because if she likes your idea and you Walnut Cove really want to run with it, she’ll let you.” made this happen.” Cone says she and Bailey share a passion for developing future leaders, — Janet Cone which made their partnership an instant success. “One of the university’s core priorities is leadership,” Cone says. “Our vision is champions in athletics, leaders in life. It takes someone like Donna to open doors and connect people. The first 10 mentors at Walnut Cove really made this happen.”

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Walnut Cove Member Bob May


“Student athletes had such a positive experience that they went back to their respective teams and talked about it. The next time we opened it up, we had a flood of students interested.” — Rebecca Nelms The program, dubbed Leaders for Leaders, launched in the spring semester of 2015 with 10 mentors, five from The Cliffs at Walnut Cove and five from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. Cone tapped her assistant athletic director, Rebecca Nelms, to run things on the university end. With a mere 85 days left in the academic year, the pilot program was open to only seniors. Rebecca Etheridge was a senior that year, completing her Bachelor of Arts degree while running track and cross country and working as a photographer for the UNC Asheville athletic department. That part-time job led to an opportunity to shoot the wedding of one of her fellow athletes, and ultimately to Etheridge launching her photography business while still in school. When the mentoring program came her way, Etheridge saw it as an opportunity to shore up her business owner acumen. “I was coming from the photography and art side of things, but at 22, knew very little about the business and legal side,” she says. Etheridge was matched with Koni Findlay, a former CPA who had owned and run several highly profitable businesses. “We would meet to talk about sales, setting up the legal structure, suggestions for bookkeepers, things like that,” Etheridge says. “The biggest thing I took away from all our conversations was advice on setting up as an LLC, protecting my assets, and really running the business as a business.” The relationship also proved to be beneficial from a networking standpoint, as Findlay has been able to refer Etheridge to other members at The Cliffs. Etheridge is paying her mentoring experience forward, teaching an afterschool dark room program at Asheville Middle School that focuses on inexpensive ways to enjoy the art of photography. “The [Leaders for Leaders] program was a good reminder for me, even as I’m getting my business off the ground, to still help other people,” she says. With the pilot year proven a success, the program expanded to juniors and sophomores in its second year and has continued to grow by leaps and bounds. This year — the program’s fourth full year of operation — Leaders for Leaders has 73 of UNC Asheville’s 230 student athletes matched with mentors. “Student athletes had such a positive experience that they went back to their respective teams and talked about it,” says Nelms. “The next time we opened it up, we had a flood of students interested.”

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Jacob Fink

“Every so often, we would sit down and have lessons on jet propulsion and jet engines, and we talked a lot about what to expect as a civilian employee of the military.” – Bob May

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Donna Bailey stayed busy seeking out and recruiting mentors for all those eager young minds. She met Bob May when her husband, Dave Bailey — a real estate sales manager for The Cliffs — assisted him and his wife with the purchase of their Walnut Cove home. The couples got to know each other well, and when Nelms made Bailey aware of a student athlete majoring in engineering who might benefit from a mentor, May’s 37 years working as a civilian engineer for the Air Force immediately came to mind. “In my background with the Air Force, mentoring is important for senior executives, so I had some experience,” May says. “I told Donna I didn’t know anything about track, but I could talk to him about what it’s like to work as an engineer and life in general, and she said, ‘That’s exactly what we want.’” May was matched with Jacob Fink, another track and cross-country athlete who was entering his fourth year of study. The two worked together over the next two years, meeting regularly for lunch and the occasional dinner. As Fink neared graduation, the frequency of their meetings increased, particularly after he decided to pursue and ultimately accept a job with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Cherry Point, NC. As a matter of coincidence, he was selected for the power and propulsion department, which just so happens to be May’s area of expertise. “He was really open to helping me learn,” Fink says. “Every so often, we would sit down and have lessons on jet propulsion and jet engines, and we also talked a lot about what to expect as a civilian employee of the military.” Nelms says the attitude with which students approach the mentoring relationship is vital to its success, and for that reason it was important to the athletic department that this program be completely voluntary. In fact, students must apply to be in the program. “We want them to realize it’s a commitment,” Nelms says. Commitment to the program has paid dividends not only to the student athletes, but to their mentors and the university as a whole.


“It’s a great recruiting tool because it shows we as an athletic department are truly focused on the student athlete.” — Janet Cone “When we sit down with parents and talk about our mentoring program, they sit up and listen,” Cone says. “It’s a great recruiting tool because it shows we as an athletic department are truly focused on the student athlete.” Fink says May continues to be helpful even after graduation. Before he was to receive his first real world paycheck, the two sat down to discuss budgeting, planning for the future, and how best to take advantage of the benefits available to military employees. “We matched perfectly. It was almost too good to be true,” May says. “I’m very proud of what he’s done.”

ONE ON ONE The impact of Leaders for Leaders can’t be summarized just by numbers, but it doesn’t hurt to try. Since the program’s inception, 136 total students have been involved. Of those students, 63 have since graduated. Currently, 73 mentors teach, advise, and support 73 students. There are currently 10 members of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove involved in the program, but it’s certainly not limited to that community. Current Walnut Cove participants: • DAVE BAILEY

• BOB MAY

• DONNA BAILEY

• KATHY SNYDER

• SHERRY BALES

• KAREN SPACEK

• MICHELLE BALLARD

• MELBA TRACEY

• SUNNY MATHEWS

• MIKE TRACEY

For more information on how to get involved, contact: • REBECCA NELMS, UNC Asheville’s Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Success: rnelms@unca.edu • DONNA BAILEY: donnabailey50@gmail.com

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EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES TAKE WELLNESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

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hen people come home to The Cliffs, they are ready to maximize their enjoyment of life. What they sometimes find is that making the most of their leisure time requires something they may not have focused on previously: wellbeing. “Our members have been successful. They have accomplished a lot in life, and now they are at the point where they can enjoy their best life, and they want to enjoy it as long as they can,” says David Sawyer, managing partner and president of The Cliffs Clubs. “We have a lot of people who have lost weight, gotten in shape, improved their golf game dramatically, improved their ability to enjoy the outdoors with their families, and more. Our wellbeing program is about empowering our members to live long, happy, healthy lives.” Wellbeing — it’s a word that runs the risk of sounding like self-help speak. However, at The Cliffs, it most assuredly is not. Instead, it’s a term that describes an overarching, holistic philosophy that takes into account all the many facets of health. It’s not just diet and exercise, nor is it just social and cultural engagement. It’s all of those things — and more — that ultimately factor into quality of life.


David Sawyer, President of The Cliffs Clubs

“OUR WELLBEING PROGRAM IS ABOUT EMPOWERING OUR MEMBERS TO LIVE LONG, HAPPY, HEALTHY LIVES.” — DAVID SAWYER

CULINARY CREATIONS The Cliffs Wellbeing Program — available at all restaurants across The Cliffs communities — is designed to offer healthy options for members while having minimal impact on the environment. While menus still contain indulgent items that some members love, it also offers plenty of options for those following vegetarian, Whole30, ketogenic, paleo, and other dietary plans. Approved Wellbeing ingredients include: • Grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. • Organic, free-range chicken. • Sustainable, wild-caught, or responsibly farmed seafood (approved by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Best Choices program). • Healthy fats, such as avocado oil, coconut oil or ghee. • Locally sourced and organic vegetables whenever possible. The Wellbeing menu items have none of the following:

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• Grains

• Dairy

• Legumes

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The Cliffs has embraced the wellbeing mindset since its founding in 1991. In the ensuing decades, as The Cliffs expanded to seven communities, the focus on wellness also expanded, with nutrition, physical activity, relaxation, access to nature, and social connections working together to create the ultimate lifestyle customized to each resident’s goals and desires.

EAT WELL TO LIVE WELL The Cliffs Wellbeing program, launched in late 2018, represents a fresh approach to eating well. The program offers a thorough list of menu item guidelines designed to help residents consume healthy, fresh, whole foods and avoid processed foods and those ingredients considered less healthy. The parameters apply to Chef’s Daily Wellbeing features offered each day across all restaurants. Though the program is fairly new, the Wellbeing feature is already the most popular entree at The Cliffs Valley, with 30% of diners choosing the Wellbeing lunch option. Each restaurant across The Cliffs’ seven properties is focusing on delivering delicious, beautifully presented cuisine that also suits the

way various members want to eat, whether that’s following a ketogenic, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, or other diet. “We don’t ever want anyone to feel any judgement or have any kind of guilty relationship with food,” Sawyer says. “We want everyone to enjoy food.” Offering dishes that serve different dietary parameters is just another way to help members stay healthy and find exactly what they want. Yoga instructor Joan Craig was part of a committee that helped develop the Wellbeing program parameters, and did extensive research into sustainable and ethical sourcing.“It came from a place of being good for the environment and good for our health,” she says.“It’s about doing the right thing, and that’s not common in the restaurant industry.” In addition to sustainably and ethically sourced food, the Wellbeing program places an emphasis on locally grown ingredients — and it doesn’t get more local than the organically grown fruits and vegetables at the five-acre Broken Oak Organic Farm, nestled between The Cliffs at Mountain Park and The Cliffs Valley, or Creekside Farm, a 60-acre parcel alongside The Cliffs at Walnut Cove.


Broken Oak Organics supplies fresh produce for several of The Cliffs’ restaurants as well as eateries around the Upstate, and members can happily help themselves to the farm’s bounties each week. At Creekside Farm, Walnut Cove residents can pick up vegetables through the community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, visit with miniature donkeys Pedro and Darla, or just pick a perfect green pepper to add to dinner that night. Bob Turner, a Walnut Cove resident who owns Creekside Farm, says the point is to connect and build a community around food. More than 60 families are currently participating in the CSA program, while many more attend farm-to-table dinners at the Education Center, a little red school house on the farm.

“ T H E FA R M B E C OM E S THE CENTERPIECE O F AC T I V I T Y I N T H E N E I G H B O R H O O D. I T CONNECTS PEOPLE TO T H E AG RA R I A N L I F E ST Y L E . ” — BOB TURNER

Creekside Farm at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove


Joan Craig, Yoga Instructor Abby Delgoffe, Wakeboarding Coach

Vance Ferrigno, Exercise Physiologist


It was built in 1920 and now features a full commercial kitchen to host dinners, cooking classes, and more. The way Turner sees it, this concept of returning to your roots is growing in popularity and is a new way to help residents live better, healthier lives. “The farm becomes the centerpiece of activity in the neighborhood,” he says. “It connects people to the agrarian lifestyle.”

ALIVE WITH ACTIVITY In support of integrated wellness, The Cliffs properties go far beyond diet and nutrition to help residents build healthier and more fulfilling lives. Physical fitness, outdoor activities, and social connections keep the communities buzzing, and a highly trained, caring staff is available to work with members no matter their fitness level, skill, interests, or age. “We call it lowering your body age,” Sawyer says. “You have your actual age, and then based on factors like BMI, weight, and blood work, we can find what your body’s age is.” Many members begin with their body age 10 or more years older than their actual age, but a customized program can reverse that and open up new worlds of possibility. Vance Ferrigno, The Cliffs’ Exercise Physiologist, has worked with everyone from grandparents who want to be able to get down on the floor and play with their grandchildren — and get back up — to golfers who want to improve their game by boosting their strength. “Functional training is about integrating what the body does naturally,” he says. Sometimes that includes addressing weight loss, nutrition, or inflammation due to poor dietary choices. He and his team often work with members who may have had major or minor surgeries and are looking to get back on their feet and back to the activities they love. The Cliffs golf courses and the amenity-packed wellness facilities are ideal places to get fit, but residents have plenty of opportunities to take up other pursuits. One popular option — even among older residents or those with joint issues — is wakeboarding. Sawyer said he’s been told multiple times by members that wakeboarding was easier on the body than golf, and with the fourth-ranked wakeboarder in the world, Abby Delgoffe, offering several weekend-long clinics each year, residents often surprise themselves with their wakeboarding skills.

George Hincapie, Director of Cycling

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Biking has been a popular pursuit in the area for decades, and residents are in good hands with The Cliffs’ Director of Cycling George Hincapie, National Road Race Champion and Tour de France legend. Olympic silver medalist Bobby Julich and Christian Vande Velde, another Tour de France stage winner, round out a high-powered trio of cycling guides. And while tackling mountains with top cyclists is certainly appealing, The Cliffs recognizes that many residents aren’t quite ready for that, so Ferrigno’s team makes sure to keep its focus squarely on beginners. Ferrigno often works with beginners who want to gain cycling confidence.“People can start with a ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail with Vance, then take on some of the nearby mountains and ultimately train to do a ride with George, Christian, or Bobby,” Sawyer says. Every month, the clubs offer road cycling and mountain biking events that bring together residents of all ages, abilities, and interest levels.

“ N O M AT T E R W H E R E S OM E B O DY I S , O R H OW F I T T H E Y A R E , O R W H AT E V E R H E A LT H I S S U E T H E Y H AV E FAC E D, W E H AV E T H E R E S O U R C E S TO G E T T H E M B AC K TO T H E T H I N G S T H E Y LOV E . ” — VANCE FERRIGNO

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Anna Claire Richardson (right), Outdoor Adventure Supervisor


The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Equestrian Center

Recent work with a member reminded Ferrigno how focusing on fitness and overall wellness can transform a person’s life. After surgery, complications, and a coma, one of his clients could barely get out of her wheelchair. He began by having her stand up and do simple dance moves. Through his coaching and her hard work, she went on to became one of the fittest members at the club. “Now you see her running through the facility, jumping into the pool,” Ferrigno said. It’s seeing members achieve a happier life that brings so much fulfillment to The Cliffs staff. “We just gave her the tools so she understood how to take care of her body,” he says. “No matter where somebody is, or how fit they are, or whatever health issue they have faced, we have the resources to get them back to the things they love.” Or, as Ferrigno has seen hundreds of times, help them achieve the wellness they need to explore new passions that otherwise would have gone undiscovered.

THE DETAILS THE CLIFFS COMMUNITIES OFFER NO SHORTAGE OF ACTIVE PURSUITS. • CYCLING: road cycling, mountain biking, regular group rides, cycling clubs, and events. • EQUESTRIAN: Equestrian Center at Keowee Vineyards; 200 miles of riding trails in the Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area. • FISHING: The French Broad River, the North Saluda, and numerous nearby rivers, streams, and lakes offer thrilling fly fishing; or cast a line on the clear waters of Lake Keowee. • HIKING AND EXPLORATION: Table Rock, Devil’s Fork, Keowee-Toxaway, Paris Mountain State Park, Pisgah National Forest;

more than 70 stunning waterfall hikes within an hour of The Cliffs properties, in addition to dozens of miles of trails within The Cliffs communities. • LAKE LIFE: 300 miles of shoreline at Lake Keowee with a full-service marina. Keep your boat at one of the slips, rent from the fleet, or get into the water by paddleboarding, kayaking, or wakeboarding. • TENNIS: 22 courts; 16 Har-Tru clay courts; 18 lit for nighttime play. • YOGA: indoor classes in a variety of styles as well as yoga on stand-up paddleboards, on an island, or in other idyllic locations.

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Rinse & Repeat Outdoor showers provide a sprite addition to any home at The Cliffs – from the backyard to the master suite and beyond.

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utdoor showers make perfect sense by the lake or pool, but today’s homeowners are also adding them to backyards across The Cliffs for a post-gardening rinse, a post-activity cool down, a pet wash, or simply to create a luxurious, spa-like experience in their own backyard. Home builders and designers are seeing an uptick in the number of homeowners looking to design an outdoor shower, and a well-planned one can make a backyard stand out, whether it’s a simple do-ityourself project or a professionally designed outdoor oasis. Exposed showers often will feature a large rain head, and there are many styles to choose from. Top brands include Outdoor Shower Co. and Jaclo. Outdoor shower kits are also available online at a variety of price points, but we recommend working with a member of The Cliffs Preferred Builder Program and their partners to make sure the fixtures will work for your home. Homeowners must also consider location and available plumbing and whether they want an outdoor shower exposed in an open space or within an enclosure. A plumber is another helpful resource, as adding to the garden hose line only allows for cold water — not exactly the relaxing, soothing shower many are seeking. To cut cost on a heated shower, keeping it as close to the home as possible can often allow tapping into existing water lines. Homeowners should look for ways to blend an outdoor shower into the environment, such as shower-friendly landscaping and permeable pavers, which are designed to manage water runoff and can help give the shower a hideaway appeal. As part of the trend toward indoor-outdoor living, design professionals have noticed increasing interest in al fresco showers with an emphasis on aesthetics. Creating a shower space that blends in with the environment means natural stone is the material preferred by most, according to designers and builders. Materials like teak, slate, travertine, concrete, and limestone, as well as heavy-duty fixtures of chrome or rubbed bronze are among the most recommended materials for an outdoor shower. But any customized project should fit with its surroundings and its intended usage. So, while lakeside showers and dressing rooms are common, some homeowners simply want the option of showering outdoors without all the bells and whistles. With ample room and privacy in many homes across The Cliffs, just off the master suite is a popular spot to place an outdoor shower. Having great views from this room of the house is an added bonus to an outdoor shower option. With excellent weather the majority of the year, an outdoor shower provides both form and function to the home. 88

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PROJECT KNOW HOW • Outdoor shower fixtures must be winterized at the end of the season to prevent freezing. • Consult with a plumber or builder to ensure you have proper drainage in your chosen location. • Consider materials underfoot carefully. Instead of tile that might crack with cold weather, choose permeable pavers, or artificial turf. • Think about how you want to use the shower. Hosing off sand and dirt? Cleaning fishing gear? Bathing pets? Add the features that suit your plans such as a foot shower, hand shower, hooks, a slatted mat, or outdoor speakers. • Make sure the space is well ventilated to reduce mold and mildew.


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Best of Both Worlds Members of The Cliffs need not compromise between urban excitement or natural retreats.

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alance. Between city life and country life. Bustling buzz and beautiful bounty. Mimi and Tom Greene have found both. Members of The Cliffs at Keowee Springs since 2006, they moved from Chicago because of the connection they felt to this area, and they’ve felt at home ever since. One of the amenities they love about their location is how close it is to downtown Greenville. “I love that it only takes us 40 minutes to get from the quiet, peaceful beauty of Lake Keowee to downtown

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Greenville,” explains Mimi. “Being downtown is important for me being from a big city. It’s the best of two worlds, and we fully take advantage of both.” When Mimi and Tom aren’t volunteering and advocating for children in Pickens County, they spend two to three days per week in downtown Greenville enjoying what the city life has to offer. Some of the activities they savor include shopping locally in boutiques on Main Street and dining out at the city’s walkable restaurants. They’re also season ticket holders


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at the Peace Center, so seeing shows and live music have become an addition to their downtown routine that they look forward to when they’re in town. North Carolina’s charming mountain towns — Cashiers, Highlands, Hendersonville, and Asheville — are also only a short drive away, and they add to the balance of everything The Cliffs has to offer. Mimi and Tom appreciate that they get to experience both escape and immersion, whichever direction they choose to drive. But of course, in addition to exploring what’s around them, Mimi and Tom choose to live at The Cliffs because of the connection they’ve made to the land and the communities here. Tom is an avid golfer so the sprawling course at

Keowee Springs has become his backyard. “It’s tough to stay inside with so much natural beauty pulling us to the lakes, mountains, our great golf courses, or even the back porch for an evening drink,” he says. Beyond the natural splendor, their neighbors have made an enormous impact on them. “The three lake communities are special places with interesting folks from all over the country and beyond,” says Tom. Through monthly dinners, events, and everyday experiences, Mimi and Tom have had ample opportunity to meet and nurture friendships. “We’ve made some great friends,” says Mimi. “It’s so nice because everyone has come from somewhere else, to come here.”

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IN GREENVILLE 1. Stroll along Main Street, Liberty Bridge, and Falls Park on the Reedy. 2. Catch a show at the Peace Center, Centre Stage, or the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. 3. Walk or ride the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. 4. Watch the Greenville Drive baseball team play at Fluor Field in the West End. 5. Take in the sights, tastes, and sounds of Greenville’s street festivals: Artisphere and Fall for Greenville. 6. Play at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Greenville Zoo, Cleveland Park, or the Greenville Downtown Airport’s Runway Park. 7. Hike, bike, or paddle at Paris Mountain State Park. 8. Visit the Upcountry History Museum or the Greenville County Museum of Art. 9. Venture into science and animals at the Roper Mountain Science Center or Greenville Zoo.

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Two key features gaining popularity in new construction homes are elevators and glass wall door systems. The Cliffs client is typically interested in a home that allows aging in place. The elevator, for an average added cost of $25,000, has been an increasingly popular feature in our homes. Another dynamic feature we are incorporating into more and more homes are glass wall door systems. These systems can operate in different ways but all result in opening up key interior and exterior spaces and blending the two areas into one seamless living space. It’s also a way for home owners to maximize views and access to the scenic views afforded them in The Cliffs communities.

We are seeing a trend toward the “mountain contemporary” aesthetic, which is gaining traction across the country as well as in The Cliffs communities. This aesthetic translates to larger windows and low-profile sashes, as well as expansive views and natural light from large, plate-glass and transom windows.

High-end attention to detail denotes The Cliffs standard. Outdoor living spaces — including covered and uncovered pools, spools, or spas — are often desired, and we always include a screened porch as a primary living space and a design feature, capturing the views in close proximity to the primary living areas. Other design details that are consistently popular are vaulted ceilings but with greater detail, as well as tongue and groove planking and beams that are less rustic and more traditional. And even though open floor plans are still popular, people are hiding the “messy kitchen” elements in a working pantry they can close off.

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Standing-seam metal roofs, environmentally friendly, lowmaintenance Hardie siding, and factory pre-finished hardwood flooring for scratch prevention are also popular. Inline basement dehumidifiers and porcelain or luxury vinyl flooring also illustrate a demand for highend aesthetics paired with lowmaintenance materials.

MATTHEW VOGT, PRESIDENT

Two of our most commonly requested design elements are maintenance-free materials and ample opportunities for indoor-outdoor living – with a sleeping porch being the most popular accessory! The Cliffs residents Paul and Pat Jones are a great example of how we partner with residents and architects to create and execute a unique, beautiful vision for the home. In conjunction with Tom Markalunas of the Markalunas Architecture Group, we created an exceptional home for them.

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BRUCE PASQUARELLA, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

In terms of technology, The Cliffs clientele seek better lighting in their homes. This means functionality, quantity, quality, and efficiency. We have used Savant Lighting in many of our homes, which allows homeowners control with the use of a single app from wherever they are located. The app can schedule lights to turn on and off at certain times and it even helps save energy by turning off the lights in an empty room.

Virtual reality in custom home building is a technology gaining enormous popularity with our clients. Our clients have started requesting realistic, virtual models of their dream home before breaking ground. We use the advanced 3D-modeling technology to review and adjust design, site layout, and even confirm real photo views of the property through the virtual model. Clients love it because it helps minimize change orders and takes away the fear of the unknown from the design and building process.

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t took months of planning and renovations to transform a casual restaurant into the new Bistro at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs. Working with award-winning interiors firm Feltus Hawkins Design, The Cliffs team sought to create a warm, welcoming space that would elevate the club and offer members a unique dining experience. The idea was simple: a restaurant that was relaxed yet elegant; contemporary yet natural; intimate yet expansive. But the core concept and theme came down to one word — fun.

“Nature plays a big part of it with the wood and greenery. We wanted to bring that in to create a space that was modern and contemporary, but with a twist. It’s what we call ‘rustic modern.’” — MARJORIE FELTUS HAWKINS

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“David had a big vision,” says Marjorie Feltus Hawkins of her firm’s discussions with David Sawyer, President and Managing Partner of The Cliffs Clubs. “Our job was to pull that vision out, break it down, then build it up again. From David’s vision we got to the common denominator of ‘fun.’” Feltus Hawkins Design then studied all seven of The Cliffs communities as well as Greenville, Asheville, and the surrounding area. “We also talked to The Cliffs’ management team about the club’s members and what kinds of activities they enjoy,” says Feltus Hawkins. “The team had a lot of input and we married that with our design.” Utilizing the natural beauty of the area was an important part of the overall design. “Nature plays a big part of it with the wood and the greenery,” says Feltus Hawkins. “We wanted to bring that in to create a space that was modern and contemporary, but with a twist. It’s what we call ‘rustic modern.’” The finished result is a soothing space with a soft color palette accented with a wood paneled ceiling, a highbacked upholstered banquet, and rustic beams. It’s a space that reflects the vision of the club as well as what Feltus Hawkins describes as the “soul of Keowee Springs.”

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zaleas. Along with front porch swings and ice-cold glasses of sweet tea, the flowering shrub is the essence of Southern charm. And these blooming beauties are as bountiful as they are brilliant in all the growing zones The Cliffs communities occupy. Native azaleas are among the most plentiful and appealing, and once established, these deciduous shrubs tend to thrive better than their evergreen Asian cousins, according to Miller Putnam and Bill Sharpton, both avid gardeners and members of the South Carolina Native Plant Society. “People think of azaleas as an understory bush and they do fine in shade, but natives can do really well in sun, too,” says Putnam. “You should water them the first two to three years, but after that you don’t have to do much unless there’s a drought.” Asian azaleas are evergreen with small leaves and a mounded form. They offer a variety of flower shapes and colors, but the blooms are not fragrant. Some Asian varieties bloom a second time in the fall, but because they retain their foliage, Asian varieties can sometimes need winter protection. Sharpton helped start the South Carolina Native Plant Society in 1995. Not ready to dive He likes that native azaleas attract headlong into gardening? hummingbirds and points out their fourDip your toes in with the season appeal; big buds in winter, bright organic community garden at flowers and fragrance in spring and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, summer, nice leaf color in fall. started by members Mary “A big benefit of native azaleas is Steele and Carol Frese. that so many of them have wonderful Or join Susie Kaufman at fragrance,” he says. His favorite? The The Cliffs Valley, where a team Florida azalea, a beautiful, fragrant variety of volunteers help her nurture that blooms orange to yellow beginning a butterfly garden. in April and lasting through May. Other fragrant varieties include Piedmont, To reserve a row at Plumleaf, and Pinxter, but the popular The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyard Flame azalea, known for its vivid red and community garden, orange coloring, is fragrance-free. contact Mary Steele: Despite the hardy nature of native steelemary1@bellsouth.net azaleas, Sharpton cautions gardeners not To volunteer at The Cliffs Valley to plant them too deep. “They don’t have butterfly garden, contact deep roots. Plant them high so that they Susie Kaufman: 864.836.6149 just sit there and look at you.”

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NOT JUST A BUILDER — A PA R T N E R Being local and experienced with building in The Cliffs, each of our Preferred Builders is on call to help property owners assess lots at the earliest stages to ensure each home is deliberately designed to take advantage of breathtaking views and blissful breezes while striking the perfect balance of sun and shade. Our Preferred Builders also work tirelessly to maintain open lines of communication from the beginning of the design and development phase until the day you receive your keys — and beyond. In fact, The Cliffs Preferred Builders provide a comprehensive two-year builder’s warranty above and beyond the industry standard oneyear warranty.


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Some people stray away from building homes because they’re uncertain or they’ve had a bad experience. We’ve gone to great lengths to over-deliver on every front. We’ve done the due diligence and quality assurance to offer a highly qualified short list of lawyers, bankers, architects and preferred builders — so our buyers can confidently and quickly move ahead. Kent Smith President & Managing Partner, Cliffs Land Partners

Our new home was designed, constructed and delivered ahead of schedule and in well under one year. Over the years we had built additions to our home in Haverford, renovated bathrooms and added patios. The process to complete our new home was easier than every one of those projects. Upon delivery there were very few punch list items and the house was as close to 100% as it possibly could have been, and we are as happy as we can be. Mark & Meredith Dornenburg Homeowners at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs


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W E L C OM E BUILD WITH THE BEST Building at The Cliffs should be nearly as rewarding of an experience as living here. To that end, we’ve assembled and thoroughly vetted the finest builders in the region to form The Cliffs Preferred Builder Program. By choosing to build your home in The Cliffs with one of our Preferred Builders, you can be confident the firm you choose to work with has the experience and commitment necessary to understand and execute your unique vision.

NOT JUST A BUILDER — A PA R T N E R Being local and experienced with building in The Cliffs, each of our Preferred Builders is on call to help property owners assess lots at the earliest stages to ensure each home is deliberately designed to take advantage of breathtaking views and blissful breezes while striking the perfect balance of sun and shade. Our Preferred Builders also work tirelessly to maintain open lines of communication from the beginning of the design and development phase until the day you receive your keys — and beyond. In fact, The Cliffs Preferred Builders provide a comprehensive two-year builder’s warranty above and beyond the industry standard oneyear warranty.


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Some people stray away from building homes because they’re uncertain or they’ve had a bad experience. We’ve gone to great lengths to over-deliver on every front. We’ve done the due diligence and quality assurance to offer a highly qualified short list of lawyers, bankers, architects and preferred builders — so our buyers can confidently and quickly move ahead. Kent Smith President & Managing Partner, Cliffs Land Partners

Our new home was designed, constructed and delivered ahead of schedule and in well under one year. Over the years we had built additions to our home in Haverford, renovated bathrooms and added patios. The process to complete our new home was easier than every one of those projects. Upon delivery there were very few punch list items and the house was as close to 100% as it possibly could have been, and we are as happy as we can be. Mark & Meredith Dornenburg Homeowners at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs


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Save the Dates! Mark your calendars for these fun-filled upcoming events taking place across The Cliffs communities this spring and summer.

EASTER | APRIL 19-21

MARCH MARCH 1 • MEMBER CHEF NIGHT Walnut Cove MARCH 5 • BOURBON STREET CASINO NIGHT Mountain Park MARCH 16 • PUB CRAWL Walnut Cove • ST. PATRICK’S DAY TOURNAMENTS Keowee Falls, Mountain Park, Glassy

APRIL APRIL 2 • TRIVIA NIGHT Mountain Park

Partake in Easter festivities across The Cliffs, starting with Good Friday on the 19th. In particular, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards is hosting an Easter Egg Extravaganza, plus there’s a hike to Looking Glass Rock. On the 20th, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards hosts their own Easter Egg Hunt at the Equestrian Center. The weekend wraps up with Easter Brunch at all clubs on Sunday, April 21. APRIL 3-7 • CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Keowee Falls APRIL 11 • THE CLIFFS LADIES’ PLAYAROUND Keowee Vineyards APRIL 15-18 • MEMBER GOLF TRIP TO PEBBLE BEACH APRIL 20 • JUNIOR GOLF GALA Keowee Vineyards APRIL 27-28 • THE FAZIO MEMBERMEMBER TOURNAMENT Keowee Springs

APRIL 28 • PROGRESSIVE DINNER ON THE GOLF COURSE Keowee Vineyards

• KENTUCKY DERBY PARTIES Keowee Falls & Keowee Vineyards MAY 7 • THE CLIFFS LADIES’ PLAYAROUND Keowee Springs MAY 10

• ANNUAL SPAGHETTI OPEN Keowee Falls

• NINE & DINE NEW MEMBER MIXER Walnut Cove

MAY

MAY 15-18

MAY 1-4 • 9TH ANNUAL KEOWEE INVITATIONAL

• 27TH ANNUAL BLACK BEAR INVITATIONAL Glassy

MAY 3 • SPRING GRAND WINE TASTING Walnut Cove MAY 4 • CINCO DE MAYO DINNERS Glassy, Mountain Park & Valley

MAY 17-19 • BEN WRIGHT MEMBER-MEMBER Valley MAY 24-27 • MEMORIAL DAY All Clubs

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AGENDA MAY 25 • BEACH CLUB KICKOFF PARTY Keowee Springs MAY 31-JUNE 1 • THE CLIFFS AT KEOWEE VINEYARDS MEMBER-MEMBER

JUNE JUNE 7 • BACK TO SUMMER PARTY Mountain Park

CA N ’ T -M I S S EV E N T S APRIL 25 & JUNE 24

RIDE WITH BOBBY JULICH Bobby Julich — The Cliffs cycling guide, time trial specialist, and third place finisher in 1998 Tour de France — is leading two rides this spring and summer. Take advantage of either — or both — to work on your fitness, improve your skills and confidence, and spend time with a world-class competitor and cyclist. (Learn more about cycling opportunities at The Cliffs on page 56.)

• BONNIE & CLYDE VI TOURNAMENT Keowee Springs

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JUNE 14 • WCMA CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Walnut Cove

Matriarchs take the spotlight as all clubs host Mother’s Day Brunch. But if sitting down for a meal isn’t your preferred method of celebration, there’s always the Mother’s Day Hike at John Rock Loop in Pisgah National Forest.

JUNE 16 • FATHER’S DAY All Clubs JUNE 20-22 • ANNUAL MEN’S BLUE RIDGE CLASSIC Walnut Cove JUNE 21-22 • THE CLIFFS AT MOUNTAIN PARK MEMBER-MEMBER JUNE 21-23 • MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Valley JUNE 28-29 • THE CLIFFS MEMBER-MEMBER Walnut Cove & Keowee Falls

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WAKEBOARDING CLINIC WITH ABBY DELGOFFE Abby Delgoffe, a summer favorite at The Cliffs (not to mention a preternatural talent on the water) returns to lead two weekends’ worth of wakeboarding clinics at the Beach Club at Keowee Springs. The fourthranked professional wakeboarder will lead private and group sessions during each weekend, which means ample opportunity to improve skills behind a boat. (Learn more about wellness opportunities at The Cliffs on page 78.) JULY 4

INDEPENDENCE DAY Commemorate the birth of our nation with Independence Day events across all clubs, including the Dirty Dozen Tournament at Keowee Springs. But before the fireworks kick off, head out onto the water with an Independence Day Kayak Tour (July 4 & 6) starting from the Beach Club at Keowee Springs.

AUG. 29 • LOBSTER NIGHT & SEASIDE FARE Glassy AUG. 30 • CHEF’S SERIES Walnut Cove AUG. 31 • BEACH CLUB SEND OFF PARTY Keowee Springs

AUGUST 29

RIDE WITH CHRISTIAN VANDE VELDE With two top 10 finishes in the Tour de France and a first place win in the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Christian Vande Velde is yet another living legend among The Cliffs’ cycling guides. Join him — and likeminded members of The Cliffs — for a late summer ride. (Learn more about cycling opportunities at The Cliffs on page 56.)

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MULTIPLE DATE EVENTS WINE DINNERS AT THE CLIFFS VALLEY The spring and summer seasons bring three wine dinners to The Cliffs Valley. That means three opportunities to sample selections from top notch wine purveyors, each paired with gastronomic delights from the culinary team. Foodie, gourmand, oenophile — whatever title you ascribe to, these wine dinners are a worthy showcase. March 23 | April 27 | July 20

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS With seven award-winning courses, there’s no better place than The Cliffs for participating in some friendly competition with your peers. The dates for individual club championships this summer are: • May 18-19: The Cliffs at Keowee Springs Club Championship • July 12-13: The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Club Championship • Aug. 17-18: The Cliffs at Glassy Ladies’ Club Championship • Aug. 24-25: The Cliffs at Glassy Men’s Club Championship • Aug. 24-25: The Cliffs at Walnut Cove Club Championship • Sept. 13-15: The Cliffs at Keowe Falls Club Championship • Oct. 18-19: The Cliffs at Mountain Park Club Championship

KIDS CAMPS It’s that time of year. All across The Cliffs, children get the opportunity to partake in the summer tradition of going to camp. (Learn more about kids camps at The Cliffs on page 33.) The dates for camp and camp activities are: • June 23-28: Sunday Supper Kid’s Camp Kick-off & The Cliffs at Glassy Kid’s Camp • July 1-5: Kamp Keowee (Keowee Springs, Keowee Vineyards & Keowee Falls) • July 8-12: The Cliffs at Walnut Cove Kids Camp & Valley Kids Camp

SEPTEMBER SEPT. 1-2 • LABOR DAY KAYAK TOUR SEPT. 2 • LABOR DAY BOCCE TOURNAMENT Valley • LABOR DAY COOKOUTS All Clubs SEPT. 3 • MEMBER CHEF NIGHT Mountain Park SEPT. 5-7 • 12TH ANNUAL LADIES FAIRWAY CLASSIC Glassy SEPT. 7-8 • THE CLIFFS AT WALNUT COVE MEMBER CLASSIC SEPT. 11-14 • MEN’S DARK CORNER CLASSIC Valley SEPT. 13 • MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT Mountain Park SEPT. 18-21 • 20TH ANNUAL KEOWEE CLASSIC MEN’S INVITATIONAL Keowee Vineyards SEPT. 19-21 • THE LINKS MEN’S INVITATIONAL Mountain Park SEPT. 19 • MOUNTAIN BIKING AT DUPONT FOREST SEPT. 24 • COOKING WITH CHEF KEVIN Mountain Park

OCT. 3 • SHUCKING ON THE LAWN Glassy • HINCAPIE GRAN FONDO TRAINING RIDE

NOV. 26 • THANKSGIVING HIKE TO YELLOW BRANCH FALLS

OCT. 4 • FALL GRAND WINE TASTING Walnut Cove

• THANKSGIVING All Clubs

OCT. 6 • WALNUT COVE COUPLES CHAMPIONSHIP OCT. 9 • CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS TOURNAMENT Glassy

NOV. 27-29

NOV. 29 • BLACK FRIDAY Keowee Springs & Keowee Falls NOV. 29-30 • ANNUAL SHOP, DINE & WINE Glassy

DECEMBER

OCT. 10-12

DEC. 6

• RENEGADE MEN’S INVITATIONAL Keowee Springs

• HOLIDAY COCKTAIL SOCIAL & CANDY CANE SALE Keowee Springs

OCT. 12 • ANNUAL OYSTERFEST Walnut Cove OCT. 17 • OKTOBERFEST Valley OCT. 19 • 2ND ANNUAL FALL OYSTER ROAST & FARMER’S MARKET Mountain Park OCT. 23-26 • KEOWEE COUPLES’ INVITATIONAL OCT. 25-31 • HALLOWEEN All Clubs

NOVEMBER

OCTOBER

• FALL FEAST & FOLKTALES The Cliffs at Mountain Park

OCT. 2-4 • KEOWEE LADIES’ INVITATIONAL

• TURKEY SHOOTOUT PRO-AM Valley

OCT. 3-5 • LADIES’ CRYSTAL CLASSIC Valley

SEPT. 28-29 • THE CLIFFS AT KEOWEE FALLS MEMBER-MEMBER

OCT. 2 • WCLGA LADIES’ FALL GOLF & LUNCHEON Walnut Cove

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NOV. 10 • AL FRESCO OYSTER ROAST Keowee Vineyards • VETERAN’S DINNER Keowee Falls

DEC. 7 • FESTIVE FLOTILLA FOLLY Keowee Vineyards • CHRISTMAS GALA Walnut Cove DEC. 8 • HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & CANDY CANE SALE Keowee Vineyards DEC. 10 • YULETIDE FAMILY DINNER Mountain Park DEC. 11 • HOLIDAY CONCERT Valley DEC. 20 • CHRISTMAS HIKE TO LITTLE AND BIG BRADLEY FALLS DEC. 21 • CANDLELIGHT DINNER Glassy • CHRISTMAS WINE DINNER Keowee Vineyards DEC. 31 • NEW YEAR’S EVE All Clubs

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mong The Cliffs staff there is a common purpose: Inspire happiness. Listen carefully, and you just may hear team members repeating this mantra from the golf course to the wellness center, in the dining room and beyond, across all seven communities. This goal of going above and beyond to deliver special moments of delight is one that Lisa Wiznitzer, manager of The Cliffs Lifestyle Concierge Service, takes seriously. A new program unveiled to members of The Cliffs in 2018, Lisa had the opportunity to build the Lifestyle Concierge Service from the ground up. The Cliffs Lifestyle Concierge Service takes care of all those tasks you have to do — cooking, cleaning, landscaping, shopping, errand running, trip planning, boat renting, and more — so you can focus on all the things you want to do. While the program was launched just last year, members’ feedback has already been overwhelmingly positive.

During a recent stay, our rental car broke down and we were unable to figure out a way to transport one of our guests to the airport. With the clock ticking, we started to panic! We decided as a last resort to try The Cliffs Lifestyle Concierge number.

Lisa Wiznitzer answered and told us she would try and get ahold of a driver in the area. After about 15 minutes she called to say that she was unable to procure a driver so she would herself take our guest to the airport! I guess we should not be surprised by, yet again, the kind friendliness of absolutely everyone we meet within The Cliffs communities but Lisa truly really went above and beyond!

This tireless dedication to inspiring happiness comes as no surprise to those who know Lisa. As she likes to say, ‘Just ask, and consider it done.’ – Mary Erwin, a new member of The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

The Cliffs Lifestyle Concierge Services are provided at a rate of $60 per hour, plus the cost of the requested service or associated expenses — such as the cost of groceries, dry cleaning, or a boat rental. BOOKING & INFO > THE CLIFFS LIFESTYLE CONCIERGE SERVICES LISA WIZNITZER – 864.947.3427 OR LIFESTYLECONCIERGE@CLIFFSLIVING.COM SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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REAL ESTATE & MEMBERSHIP SALES Real Estate Sales................................................864.249.4379 Lake Keowee Region....................................866.411.5769 Mountain Region...........................................866.411.5773 Asheville Region............................................828.684.5151 Membership........................................................864.371.1003 Club & Membership Accounting..........................864.371.1075

THE CLIFFS AT GLASSY Gatehouse..........................................................864.895.0205 Clubhouse..........................................................864.895.0222 Golf Shop...........................................................864.663.8114 Wellness Center..................................................864.660.1155

THE CLIFFS AT MOUNTAIN PARK Gatehouse..........................................................864.836.2260 Cabin..................................................................864.516.1766 Golf Shop...........................................................864.660.1133 Wellness Center..................................................864.516.1684

THE CLIFFS AT KEOWEE FALLS Gatehouse..........................................................864.944.7657 Clubhouse..........................................................864.944.2010 Golf Shop...........................................................864.944.8721 Wellness Center..................................................864.916.6120

THE CLIFFS VALLEY Gatehouse..........................................................864.836.4411 Clubhouse..........................................................864.660.1100 Golf Shop...........................................................864.836.4653 Wellness Center..................................................864.660.1180

THE CLIFFS AT KEOWEE SPRINGS Gatehouse..........................................................864.868.3547 Bistro .................................................................864.372.3108 Golf Shop & Fitness Studio.................................864.372.3102 Beach Club.........................................................864.372.3106

THE CLIFFS AT KEOWEE VINEYARDS Gatehouse..........................................................864.868.5022 Clubhouse..........................................................864.868.7000 Golf Shop...........................................................864.868.4444 Equestrian Center...............................................864.868.9969 Marina & Pool.....................................................864.868.7772 Wellness Center..................................................864.868.8300

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