Sunset, SC (December 22, 2016) - 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.

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