In a trailblazing move, The Reserve has expanded its golf membership
“This plan was an extension of our philosophy of families gathering at the lake to create memories and legacies that go beyond one's own lifetime,” founding member Buddy Thompson told me. “And it was an attempt to provide even more value to our Non-Resident members in advance of their building a home here as we build-out our community.”
As the golf industry bemoans the falloff in interest by the younger generations, The Reserve has developed a plan that is likely to be copied by others. It seems shortsighted that private golf clubs begin charging fees and dues to a member’s child when he/she reaches age 23. Few are the 20-somethings who start their post-graduate careers with a stream of income that makes private club fees affordable. Why not let them remain on their parents plan at least until age 30 -– a program that The Reserve itself initiated a few years ago -- and reap the benefits of the money they will spend on golf carts, food in the clubhouse and guest fees on the golf course?
The 3,900-acre Reserve at Lake Keowee, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, features a well-reviewed Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a marina and Village Center by the lake’s shore, a large pool complex, a guesthouse and miles of nature trails. It is located in Sunset, SC, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, about an hour from Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport and a half hour from Clemson University.
If you would like more information about The Reserve at Lake Keowee or to arrange an exploratory visit, please contact me.