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New Gary Player-Designed Course to Open at The Cliffs at Mountain Park
The Cliffs at Mountain Park Golf Course, an 18-hole layout designed by nine-time major champion Gary Player, will make its debut September 26. The venue in Greenville, S.C., is one of only a handful of new courses opening in North America this year.
The 14th Hole at Mountain Park
(Photo by Steven McBride)
The course is the latest amenity at The Cliffs at Mountain Park, a residential enclave tucked into a wooded valley alongside the North Saluda River in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Cliffs invested $7.5 million to complete the course. The project also includes the Mountain Park Golf Cabin and a multi-purpose facility designed for both cart storage and as a venue for informal events.
"Our purpose with Mountain Park was to create a golf experience that offers a wide range of playing scenarios unique to The Cliffs' compendium of world-class courses," said Scott Ferrell, president of Gary Player Design. "Members and guests will see an environmentally friendly landscape, with native grasses incorporated to create a links feel. Players of all skill levels will have a wonderful array of shot options, particularly around the greens."
The course is highlighted by two water features: a 12-acre lake that runs along holes 11 and 12, and the North Saluda River, which enters play on eight holes. The 7,218-yard layout offers variety in the form of wide fairways, native landscaping, large and gently contoured greens, and generous collection areas.
No. 6 at The Cliffs at Mountain Park
(Photo by Steven McBride)
Bordered by tall trees, the course boasts short distances between the greens and tees, making it very walkable.
"The Cliffs provides one of the most extensive golf offerings in the country and the Mountain Park Golf Course is the perfect complement to our diverse portfolio of championship courses," said Brian Peeples, director of golf for The Cliffs Clubs.
Mountain Park joins six golf courses at other Cliffs Communities - as well as clubhouses, wellness centers, hiking trails, tennis courts, an equestrian center, beach club, marina and a selection of restaurants - that attract members from across the United States.
The seven communities include The Cliffs at Mountain Park, The Cliffs Valley, The Cliffs at Glassy, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards and The Cliffs at Walnut Cove.
A single membership at The Cliffs provides access to the amenities at all seven communities. For more information, visit www.CliffsCommunities.com or call 866-411-5771.