I hit the road for a week early tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. My first stop is coastal South Carolina, Pawleys Island, for just one day before I head for the mountains in western Carolina for a stop at three interesting communities. The first is Cherokee Valley, a 550-acre community just 25 minutes outside of Greenville, SC, and featuring a P.B. Dye-designed golf course. The club accepts both members and outside play. Homes are priced from $300,000 to over $1 million, with a group of cottages in the mid-six-figure range.
After Cherokee Valley, it is on to Connestee Falls, just south of the popular North Carolina mountain town of Brevard. After playing the George Cobb designed golf course and touring the neighborhoods, I drive farther up into the Blue Ridge Mountains to a new lake-oriented community called Bear Lake Reserve. Unusually, Bear Lake has built just a nine-hole course by Nicklaus Design, and I am expecting it to be somewhat special given its short routing. The course doesn't open for a few months but, weather permitting, I promise some nice photos.
If you are interested in me checking out any communities between Greenville and Brevard, let me know and I will do my best. You can see my overall route by clicking here.