LINKS Magazine Names The Cliffs Among 2015 "Premier Properties", Honored among "Best of the Best" Category

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Luxury club The Cliffs adds another honor to its roster, being tapped as "Best of the Best" among LINKS Magazine Premier Properties in America. Besides the obvious (seven award-winning, championship golf courses), LINKS notes The Cliffs' growing emphasis beyond golf, on lifestyle amenities like health and fitness and food and wine experiences as top reasons it should be on everyone's real estate short list.

Hole 14 at The Cliffs at Mountain Park, the newest of The Cliffs' seven championship golf courses designed by Gary Player

Eight years ago, 60 percent of our target buyers listed golf as the main reason for choosing where to buy a second home. Today, 52 percent of our buyers list health and wellness as a top priority.

The Cliffs has been selected as one of LINKS Magazine’s 2015 Premier Properties in “The Best of the Best” category – the top honor among the publication’s Premier Properties awards. This much anticipated issue of LINKS Magazine is the most comprehensive annual guide to the best golf communities in the world. The distinction of “The Best of the Best” was given only to 41 communities out of the hundreds profiled in the 2015 Premier Properties Guide.

To be selected a Premier Property, a community must have first-class amenities not just for the golfer, but for the entire vertical family. To rank as “Best of the Best”, properties must provide truly unique experiences and lasting memories in addition to a host of top-of-the-line amenities. Historically, golf was considered to be the most important activity a community could offer; now, however, it is one of the many amenities a buyer is looking for.

This trend rings true at The Cliffs: “Eight years ago, 60 percent of our target buyers listed golf as the main reason for choosing where to buy a second home,” says David Sawyer, Managing Partner of Cliffs Clubs. “Today, 52 percent of our buyers list health and wellness as a top priority.”

In addition to its seven championship golf courses, The Cliffs has gained Premier Property status by placing an emphasis on growing amenities, programming and experiences related to health, fitness, recreation, culinary and wine experiences. Most recently, The Cliffs has invested both in amenity development and its team of experts. The Cliffs Wellness Managers recently graduated from the Gray Institute as GIFT Fellows, one of the most elite training programs in America, expanded wine culture by investing in sommelier education and new wine programs, opened its seventh golf course – an 18-hole award-winning Gary Player Signature design at The Cliffs at Mountain Park –the Mountain Park Cabin, a modern take on the traditional clubhouse. Additionally, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course underwent a $450,000 enhancement and upgrade project. A single club-rich membership provides access to the exclusive amenities and services across all seven communities.

About The Cliffs
The Cliffs is a collection of seven premier private, luxury mountain and lake communities located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the western Carolinas, between two of the nation’s top award-winning cities for quality of life – Greenville, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina – and Clemson, Furman, and North Carolina-Asheville Universities. Through one membership, Cliffs members enjoy access to amenities at all seven communities including seven championship golf courses, five wellness centers, 21 restaurant and private event venues, clubhouses, marinas, beach club, tennis complexes, equestrian center, hiking trails, wine clubs, an organic farm and more than 1,000 year-round social activities creating timeless experiences. Homes at The Cliffs range in price from $500,000 to $4 million+; homesites, from $150,000. For more information about The Cliffs, visit CliffsLiving.com or call 866-411-5771.

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