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Just Announced: Kipling Ventures Acquires The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Jun 07

Just Announced: Kipling Ventures Acquires The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Kipling Ventures (“Kipling”), a developer and operator of luxury private residential club communities, announced the acquisition of The Reserve at Lake Keowee, an exquisite 3,900-acre private waterfront community located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Sunset, South Carolina. The Reserve at Lake Keowee was originally developed by the Self Family of Greenwood Communities, who were instrumental in developing Hilton Head Island as well as many resort, residential and commercial communities in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.

Kipling, as the new owner, oversees development, management, operations, sales and marketing for The Reserve. Kipling’s management team brings together over 200 years of real estate experience across master planned communities including deep specialties within residential, hospitality, mixed-use and commercial property.

“We are delighted to acquire the finest private luxury waterfront community on Lake Keowee, and more notably, in the Southeast,” said Simeon Ramsden, CEO of Kipling. “The Reserve is a very special property. I fell in love with this community the moment I set foot on the property. With over 30 miles of pristine shoreline on the emerald-green waters of Lake Keowee and grand views of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, The Reserve is perfectly situated from major Southeastern cities including Atlanta and Charlotte, as well as nearby Greenville, which was recently named the South’s Best City on the Rise in 2022 by Southern Living Magazine.”

The Reserve at Lake Keowee encompasses a deeper, richer, and more fulfilling living experience. The community is designed to traverse all four seasons and harness their incredible potential. As rich in amenities as its sense of community, residents enjoy many activities centered around the lake and marina, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, tennis and pickleball, fitness, wellness, and world-class dining.

“We are excited about the future and this new chapter of The Reserve with Kipling. They understand and respect our strong sense of community spirit and are committed to ensuring they continue to build on this strong foundation,” said Tim Boeve, General Manager of The Reserve at Lake Keowee. “We look forward to announcing new amenities, product diversity and exciting programs, ensuring each new element we introduce will serve to elevate The Reserve’s already preeminent reputation and high standards of excellence.”

About Kipling Ventures
Kipling Ventures is a developer and operator of luxury private residential club communities in remarkable and unique settings. Our mission is to create beautiful and sustainably developed private communities for the discerning that are situated in the most exceptional locations. We work with nature to enhance the environment and act as stewards for future generations. Learn more about our residential, hospitality and amenity development projects and private club community portfolio at

About The Reserve at Lake Keowee
Established by Greenwood Communities and Resorts in 2000, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is a private waterfront golf community which sits along the shores of one of the most impressive lakes in the Southeast. Boasting over 18,000 acres of clean waters and some 300 miles of shoreline, Lake Keowee is a wide bodied, picturesque lake encapsulated by the expansive foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Reserve was designed to harness the lake’s natural beauty and resources to create the ultimate setting for the sports enthusiast and outdoor adventurer. This is the ideal community for boating, golfing, tennis, pickleball, water skiing, fishing, swimming, biking, hiking and exploring. There’s truly something for everyone. Book your discovery tour at