The Best for (Nearly) Last: The Reserve at Lake Keowee in midst of final lakefront release

SUNSET, S.C., July 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Golf is often a game of fantastic finishes, but there is another stirring finale on the horizon at The Reserve at Lake Keowee.

And this one, too, involves a grand prize: lakefront properties as well as properties with lake and mountain views.

The 15-year-old community, located in the foothills of South Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, is in the process of making its final lakefront releases available, a move poised to set up drama down the stretch as more and more parcels are claimed.

The Reserve recently rolled out a new neighborhood, Peninsula Ridge Phase I, that consists of 20 lots priced between $385,000 – $650,000.

"We've saved the best for nearly last," said Rutledge Livingston, the Reserve's director of sales.

The Reserve, which sits on 3,900 acres and 30 miles of Keowee shoreline, is home to a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course (there are home sites available there, as well), a 200-slip marina and $100 million in completed family amenities, including 1,400 acres of parks, preserves and trails.

The course, one that Nicklaus carved out between the mountains and the lake, is a host site of the annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex, which attracts a host of big names and is aired on Golf Channel.

That kind of exposure can't hurt and it might explain, in part, the Reserve's current ascension: More than 55 homes are currently under construction at the community.

Not only that, but Reserve members – now numbering about 700 from 30 states – are spending more time there. For the first time ever, full-time resident home construction outnumbers seasonal new builds.

A concierge marina service, top-20 South Carolina golf course and robust fitness and cultural options – the Reserve has an artist in residence program, for instance – combine for a powerful pull.

And portions of the community are a 20-minute drive from Clemson, making it the perfect spot for alums to spend a fall football weekend.

But involvement at the Reserve goes beyond concerts in The Village or raucous Wiffle ball games on the Great Lawn. The Reserve's charitable arm has raised nearly $300,000 for local organizations since 2006 and members volunteer hundreds of hours annually.

"It's the water, it's the mountain air, it's the amenities," Livingston said. "But I think, most of all, it's the sense of community. This place is about moments and sharing them with your friends and family, no matter what you're doing."

To learn more about The Reserve, call 877‐922‐LAKE (5253), visit, or read the community's official blog at

About The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Created in 2000 by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is an award‐winning residential community that spans 3,900 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 30 miles of shoreline on Lake Keowee and convenient access to nationally‐recognized commercial and cultural centers that include Greenville, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; and Clemson and Furman Universities. A 200‐slip Marina, Village Center, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and more than 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails, and green spaces highlight more than $100 million in completed family amenities at The Reserve. The Reserve has approximately 700 members from 30 different states. Homesites at The Reserve start in the $200,000s; homes, in the $600,000s. To learn more, call 877‐922‐LAKE (5253), visit, or read the community's official blog at

About Greenwood Communities and Resorts

Greenwood Communities and Resorts, based in Greenwood, S.C., is a leader in the creation and management of award‐winning residential and resort communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award‐winning Palmetto Dunes Resort at Hilton Head Island and evolving to current communities such as Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Greenwood's mission has remained the same: Create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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CONTACT: Daniel Brock Rawle Murdy Assc. (919) 820-2612 | dbrock@rawlemurdy.comSource:Greenwood Communities and Resorts