Tiger Woods Set To Break Ground On First U.S. Golf Course
Tiger Woods may be taking some time off the PGA circuit but he's certainly not taking it easy, like other golfers before him such as Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus, he's working on his golf course empire. We've already profiled his Dubai plans but he is also hard at work on his first golf course in the United States. His course will be located at The Cliffs at High Carolina, which is part of The Cliffs' collection of eight private residential developments in the Carolina Preserve, each with their own golf course. The area features 14 state parks, three national forests and one national park and very scenic land with views out over the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tiger's got some great land for his course, he is planning a walking golf course at elevations up to 4,000 feet which will have 50 miles of views. The Cliffs at High Carolina also offers easy access the the charming city of Asheville, North Carolina, a place which seems to consistently end up on lists of top places to live and retire in. The development features a village area that will be home to a spa, inn, fitness center, cafe and market. The course clubhouse will also include a restaurant. The Cliffs offers home sites from $300,000 to over $3,000,000 and custom homes from $700,000 to over $5,000,000. For The Cliffs at High Carolina homesites begin in the $500,000s and range to over $2 million. The sales office recently opened for The Cliffs at High Carolina and groundbreaking is scheduled for this fall. There will be 50 to 60 homesites in the first release. Membership is not included in the home price. There is an initiation fee of $150,000 plus $650 in monthly dues but this entitles you to a variety of features detailed after the jump.
Although there's a lot of focus on golf here, The Cliffs founder Jim Anthony says that the primary amenity is a focus on wellness as a whole. The communities feature 27,000 square feet of facilities dedicated to wellness, including expansive wellness centers in each community. There are also 30 miles of groomed trails and over 1,300 acres of parks, green spaces, and conservation areas in place inside the gates, with an additional 1,000 acres planned for preservation through The Cliffs Parkland Trust Foundation. There are Nature Centers at the developments which offer walks, lectures and activities including canoeing, kayaking, hiking and biking. The gyms at the developments include state-of-the-art equipment, personal training and nutritional consultation. One very unique feature is the Cliffs Organic Farm, which is a 10-acre area which offers pesticide-free fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for use in The Cliffs' clubs, dining venues, and gourmet markets. Cliffs' property owners also receive trustee-level access to the world's finest doctors and hospitals through a partnership with PinnacleCare.
Memberships at The Cliffs entitles you to be part of a private residential travel club outside the U.S. The Cliffs International Properties include The Cliffs at Patagonia, Chile, The Cliffs at Kispiox River and The Cliffs at Hakai Beach, both in British Columbia, and coming in 2009, The Cliffs at Cornish Cay, Bahamas.