Southeast Discovery Notes Greenville, SC Master-Planned Community's Success

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Greenville, South Carolina Area Golf Community Continues to Make Ongoing Improvements to Amenities Package

Cherokee Valley Golf Near Greenville, SC

Real estate ownership in this community is very affordable compared to other amenitized golf communities in the area, which gives Cherokee Valley great appeal to buyers looking for a quality place to relocate and financial practicality at the same time.

In contrast to other master-planned communities who chose to scale back on commitments to property owners when the economy began to unravel in 2008, master-planned golf community Cherokee Valley, located near the Blue Ridge Mountains 20 minutes north of Greenville, SC, has continued to make significant investments into improving its golf course and amenities package, both during the downturn and beyond.

“Cherokee Valley has hit a sweet spot among today’s buyers,” said Marian Schaffer, Principal and Founder of Southeast Discovery, a company that helps buyers actively looking for a retirement or second home in the Southeast find the right area and community to call home. “Cherokee Valley is the closest master-planned community to downtown Greenville that offers mountain views. The development also offers a well-designed golf course along with other completed amenities. Real estate ownership in this community is very affordable compared to other amenitized golf communities in the area, which gives Cherokee Valley great appeal with today’s buyers – buyers looking for a quality place to relocate to and financial practicality at the same time.”

After getting a financial commitment from owner principal Harry S. Patten in 2009, ground was broken for a 4,000-square-foot Wellness Center with lighted clay tennis courts, an array of exercise equipment and free weights, steam rooms, men's and women's lockers, a kiddies' pool, and a free-form resort style outdoor pool with center lap lanes. Despite these and other improvements, Cherokee Valley remains affordable with reasonable fees and golf membership dues. Total home prices range from $280,000 to $500,000+.

Cherokee Valley ownership recently hired Brown Golf Management (BGM) to manage the Cherokee Valley Golf Course. BGM's president is John A. Brown Jr., whose career spans more than 35 years. BGM, a golf course acquisition, management, and consulting company, oversees a total of 387 golf course holes on 18 clubs in six states.

Cherokee Valley's 18-hole, 6,586-yard par 72 course was designed by P.B. Dye, the son of famed golf course architect Pete Dye, and is a mix of challenge and beauty, with dramatic elevation changes, views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Champion Bermuda greens, and a waterfall on its signature 5th hole.

Cherokee Valley Golf Club is a magnet for its practice facility as well as its golf course. The facility includes chipping areas, practice sand bunkers, and a 300-plus yard driving range with six large target greens. The indoor Cherokee Valley Golf Academy, with PGA-certified staff, offers private instruction and programs that include state-of-the-art video analysis for every level of golfer, from those new to golf to those with low handicaps. At this time, Brown golf offers many perks to resident members, including free cart rentals, complementary range balls, prop shop discounts and more.

Cherokee Valley’s recently renovated clubhouse provides Southern flair along with a huge fireplace, and its large main dining room hosts theme nights, holiday dinners and other social events. The most unique aspect of Cherokee Valley's amenities are its cottage homes, each beautifully appointed featuring four separate bed-and-bath suites that are available for rent. These cottages are perfect for “Stay and Play” weekends and special occasions such as reunions, weddings and graduations.

“Cherokee Valley is a great option for today’s buyer who wants to be near Greenville, SC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in an amenitized development, and those who want to build a custom home all within a reasonable budget of under $500,000,” said Schaffer. “Residents at Cherokee Valley are minutes from daily conveniences, and have offsite amenities such as hiking, biking and continuing education courses through Furman University’s Osher Lifelong Living Institute program, a beautiful university which is less than 10 minutes away.”

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