Cedar Creek Club
Four Decades of Friendship, Family and Fun
Since it opened the doors of the former Lupton Family summer house 40 years ago, Cedar Creek Club has been a place where Southern hospitality meets an active lifestyle. Located on 50 lakeside acres just minutes from Cashiers on U.S. Highway 64, the community sits at 3,500 feet and is surrounded by lush national forest.
The community is created by A. William McKee, the late Founder and President of McKee Development and McKee Properties.
Bordering the club are two neighborhoods: Cedar Creek Woods and Cedar Ridge Estates.
Founded as Cedar Creek Racquet Club, the community offers the finest in racquet sports. It features five Har-Tru tennis courts, one hard tennis court (with three pickle ball courts), one racquetball court and a full-service pro shop that arranges matches for member tennis players. Private lessons and clinics are offered for all sports and to all
A few years after its grand opening, it was named among the “Ten Most Beautiful Tennis Clubs in America” by
U.S. Tennis Magazine. The club has hosted several tennis greats, including Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, Fred Stolle, Rod Laver and Tim Wilkison.
In addition to racquet-centered athletics, the club offers an increasingly popular sport, croquet. Members engage in friendly but serious tournaments with other mountain clubs and communities.
An Active Lifestyle for All
At Cedar Creek Club, an active lifestyle doesn’t only mean athletics. Its busy social calendar offers a variety of activities — from social events to lectures to themed dinners to bridge. A kids’ camp is offered in the summer.
Fitness classes, a sauna and the beautiful heated pool are all part of the relaxation and fun.
When it’s time to rest and re-nourish, members can enjoy a quiet dinner in the main dining room, covered deck or patio — or, have a drink and a simple bite in the club’s cozy bar.
The Lupton Family History
Cedar Creek Club was originally part of a 730-acre residence owned in the 1930s by the Lupton family of Chattanooga, TN. Active in Cashiers social circles, the Luptons summered in their stately farmhouse, which now serves as the clubhouse.
The seven-acre Lake Lupton was formed after damming a portion of the Horsepasture River. It is calm enough for leisurely afternoons paddling a canoe or kayak but runs deep enough for fishing the trout that swim in its well-stocked waters.
When the family home was sold in the late 1970s, A. William McKee, purchased 150 acres to build a racquet club surrounded by a fine residential development. That vision became today’s Cedar Creek Club.