a uniquely walkable mountain golf experience
“Best New Course” –Golf Digest
Set in a pristine mountain valley framed by protected forests, The Cliffs Valley is the first American design by Ben Wright. The golf course follows the land’s natural contours and elevation changes and challenges Members to play over and around streams, ponds and rolling hills.
The 18-hole, par-72 course provides a Parkland-style golf experience that winds its way around creeks, hillsides, lakes and forests protected by The Nature Conservancy. The front nine skirts a small lake for memorable, yet precise shot-making, while the back nine introduces gentle slopes and elevation changes.
course designer ben wright
An Emmy- and Peabody-award winning golf and sports announcer for CBS for 23 years, Ben Wright is a widely respected broadcaster and golf course designer. He is also a prolific writer, has published several books and served as editor-at-large for Links Magazine. Mr. Wright was the first golf correspondent for the Financial Times of London, and wrote a weekly column for the world’s number one rated newspaper for 24 years.
Wright’s signature design at The Cliffs Valley reflects his intimate knowledge of the world’s best courses and matches the unique beauty that surrounds the community. The course was named among Golf Digest’s “Best New Courses” in 1995.