Tiger Woods to Design His First American Golf Course at The Cliffs at High Carolina

It’s
official: the world’s number one golfer, Tiger Woods, will design his first
American golf course at The Cliffs at High Carolina, the eighth community in
The Cliffs’ collection of private, master-planned residential developments and
the second project for the recently-formed Tiger Woods Design. Also announced were
Woods’ intentions to take an active role with the development of the master
plan for The Cliffs at High Carolina.

“My goal
is to design a handful of very unique courses around the world, and The Cliffs
is a perfect fit for my first American design,” Tiger Woods said. “Seeing what
they’ve created with some of the world’s best designers is very inspiring, and I’m
looking forward to adding my own style into the mix.”

Woods
continued, “I chose The Cliffs at High Carolina because of the great people and
the amazing location. I’m really looking forward to making it a premier
destination to share with my friends and family.”

Each of
The Cliffs’ communities is located in the Carolina Preserve – a quality-of-life
corridor connecting
Asheville,
North
Carolina to

Greenville,

South Carolina that features
fourteen state parks, three national forests, and one national park.

The Cliffs
at High
Carolina: Panoramic Playing in the

Carolina Preserve

“When I
first visited High Carolina, I loved the site and the spectacular 50-mile views
of the
Asheville area and the
Blue
Ridge Mountains,” Woods stated.

He
continued, “When I got to the top of the mountain and looked across those
meadows I knew this would be the site of my first American design. I hope this
will become one of the most talked about views in the country.

“The land
lends itself to a walking golf course,” added Woods. “Walking is integral to
golf, and it will be very unique to have a walking golf course at elevations up
to 4,000 feet.”

Jim
Anthony, Founder and President of The Cliffs Communities, stated, “What excites
us about working with Tiger is the alignment of our visions to enhance the golf
experience by working with the land, beauty and conservation — an overall
commitment to excellence.

“The
Cliffs at High Carolina will offer the unique combination of an unparalleled
mountaintop golf experience and convenient access to all that the city of

Asheville offers,”
Anthony continued.

An acclaimed
city nationally and even internationally for its wealth of cultural and outdoor
offerings, Asheville, North Carolina has received myriad honors and
distinctions from the most well-known publications and independent sources:

One of the “Top 20 Places to Live
in the World” by Barron’s

One of the “Top 10 Places to Buy a
Second Home” by MSN Money

One of the “Best Five Places to
Retire” by Money Magazine

#1
Adventure

Town in

America by National Geographic
Adventure

The Best Golf
Experience in

America.
The Best Club Membership in the World.

Tiger Woods’
design will bring The Cliffs’ line-up of championship courses to eight, with
the additional seven unique designs located minutes apart and accessed by one
membership. Resort Living Magazine described The Cliffs’ membership as “one of
the most comprehensive and impressive club memberships in the world.”

The Cliffs’
Members enjoy a golf experience unlike any other in the world, as a renowned
group of designers has come together over its 16-year history to create an
unrivaled collection of golf courses. Two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses,
one bordering Pisgah National Forest with views of the Asheville mountains and
one situated along the shores of Lake Keowee, are coupled with two lakeside Tom
Fazio designs: one with eight of its 18 holes boasting mountain-lake views and
the second under construction at Keowee Springs Lodge and Spa, America’s First
Luxury Family Wellness ResortSM. The new Gary Player Signature “river course”
under development at The Cliffs includes a layout of 14 of its 18 holes along
the North Saluda River, while minutes away, a parkland Valley course designed
by Ben Wright showcases an incredible amphitheater of the Blue Ridge
Escarpment. The Cliffs at Glassy, a Tom Jackson design rated Fourth Most Scenic
in the Nation by Golf Digest behind only Augusta National,
Pebble
Beach,
and Cypress Point, is

South Carolina’s
only mountaintop course.

And now,
to add to The Cliffs’ collection of unique course experiences is Tiger Woods’
first American design!

“Our
Company’s goal is simply to create the best place to live, work and play in

America,”
Anthony concluded.