The Reserve is “All In” for Clemson Football

The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s Great Lawn has a Death Valley look and feel this week after staff at the premier mountain lake community created a gridiron homage to the Tigers football team.

The Reserve’s grounds crew laid out a half-sized football field featuring a Tiger paw painted with guidance from the same stencil employed at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium.

The Reserve is Swinney’s home club – a perk that comes with the Clemson job – and the site of his annual media day golf outing. The Jack Nicklaus Signature course will also play co-host to the Clemson Invitational on Lake Keowee next spring.

“We have such a strong relationship with the university and we wanted to find a unique way to show our support while the football team is on a truly historic run,” said Rutledge Livingston, The Reserve at Lake Keowee Director of Sales who was a member of Tigers teams in the mid-1970s. “We think this is a pretty cool way of doing that. We even have a hill to run down.”

Members at The Reserve, who are planning an on-property tailgate for the Tigers’ College Football Playoff semifinal matchup with Oklahoma, won’t be letting the field go to waste, either.

“We’ll definitely be hosting a post-Christmas game of two-hand touch,” Livingston said.

The Reserve is conveniently located just 16 miles from Clemson and an increasing number of Tiger alumni are making the community the site of their full-time and vacation homes. More than 50 homes are currently under construction at the property, and The Reserve recently introduced its final waterfront neighborhood to market.

“There’s a lot of excitement here about the Tigers, and we’re seeing people look for a residence that will put them close to the action on game day and also provide a luxury lake lifestyle any time of year,” Livingston said.


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 are available from the $200,000s to $600,000s; homes from $500,000 to $2 million. To learn more, call 877‐922‐LAKE (5253), visit or read the community’s official blog at