Some years ago, when I stayed overnight at the South Carolina golf community The Reserve at Lake Keowee, I ate dinner in the clubhouse on a Saturday night and, afterwards, headed to the sprawling rustic clubhouse’s tavern to check out the football action on television. The town of Clemson and its eponymous university are located just 20 minutes from the community, and the Tigers football team, not exactly a national powerhouse a decade ago, were playing an away game. A couple dozen residents, most resplendent in orange jerseys and other accessories, cheered for each incremental success and groaned for every miscue, the way fans everywhere do. But the decibel level was high, at least by the standards of an uninvolved bystander.
I can’t imagine what the noise level on the “campus” of The Reserve was like last night as the Clemson Tigers demolished the heretofore terrifying Alabama Crimson to win the national championship and finish the season undefeated at 15-0, the first team to ever do that. Clemson orange runs deep at The Reserve. The community’s co-founder, Buddy Thompson, was looking forward to the big game even before Clemson got by Notre Dame to qualify for the finals. He ended a recent email to me with this: “GO TIGERS!”
Buddy, by the way, is supervising the marketing of a beautiful piece of lakeside property at The Reserve, featuring 30 lots that were recently opened up for sale. There are only a few properties like this remaining for sale at The Reserve with views and docks on one of the cleanest lakes in America, so these on a property known as “The Enclave” should be in high demand. If you are interested, let me know and I can put you in touch with Buddy. He’ll be happy to have a chat, about the property and, especially, about Clemson football and its national champs.