if you want tranquility, there’s no better place
“Fourth most scenic in the nation” –Golf Digest
The Cliffs’ very first course, and South Carolina’s only mountaintop golf course, is found atop Glassy Mountain, which you can see long before you enter its gates. Sitting 3,000 feet above sea level, Tom Jackson’s design provides a championship golf experience with 50-mile views and bentgrass from tee to green.
According to Golf Digest, only Cypress Point, Pebble Beach and Augusta National rank above The Cliffs at Glassy when it comes to scenery. And when you drop your tee into the ground at the par-3 13th hole and look out to 50-mile views of the land below, you can see why.
But do not let Mother Nature entrance you. Precise drives are required, as well as a deft touch around the greens, thanks to the obvious elevation changes, slopes and ravines found throughout the course.
course designer tom jackson
Tom Jackson, a 2007 inductee into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame, received his training from two of the country’s leading golf course architects, Robert Trent Jones and George Cobb. Since then, he has helped build more than 124 courses across the nation.
A signature example of his work, the majestic Cliffs at Glassy golf course opened in 1992 as the only mountaintop golf course in the state of South Carolina. Golf Digest named it the “fourth most scenic golf course in the nation.”