Welcome to Waterfall

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Georgia Realty - Rabun County, Ga.

Waterfall at Lake Burton is a private golf community with gated access. It is situated on a mountain top overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Burton and layers of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Below you will find facts and information about the club and the development.  If you would like more information or if you are going to be visiting the area and would like to see Waterfall, please contact Lynda Hester at 770-480-5161 or by email at lynda@lyndahester.com.


Development Size: 450 +/- Acres (Approximately 198 individual home sites) 

Location: Clayton, Georgia (Rabun County) - the most north-eastern county in the state.  Approximately 76% of Rabun County is protected from further development by being either a part of the U.S. National Forrest or Georgia Power owned land. 

Elevation: Approximately 3000 feet above sea level at the top of Burton Ridge. 

Developer: Lake Burton Development, LLC, owned by Killearn, Inc.

Security: Gated community with guard during daylight hours, year round. (The Woods at Waterfall is gated only.)

Homeowners' Dues: Currently $1,200 per year for single-family home sites. ($800 for The Woods at Waterfall)

Utilities: Central water and sewer operated by Waterfall Water and Sewer, Inc. in Waterfall at Lake Burton.  Electricity is provided by Habersham EMC and telephone/internet offered by Windstream.  Television by Direct TV or Dish TV includes Atlanta TV Stations. 


Golf: 18-hole championship course designed by Scott Pool.  The cumulative elevation difference between tees and greens is a drop of 700 feet. Named as one of the five "Best of the Best" private golf courses in Georgia by Georgia Golf News joining such prestigious golf courses as Augusta National and Ocean Forest Club on Sea Island. 

Mountain Lodge: The Mountain Lodge (dining clubhouse) opened in spring of 2007. Located on top of Waterfall Mountain, members enjoy fabulous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Burton during fine and casual dining.  The Lodge also offers private meeting rooms, private dining rooms, club lounge, covered outside dining, a theatre and children's activity and dining area.

Golf Clubhouse and Sports Center: Casual dining in the '19th Hole' with fabulous views of the mountains & holes 1 and 18.  Pro-shop, lounge.

The Midway Cafe is located on the golf course after holes 9, 14 and 16. 

Sports Center: 50,000 square feet of activities includes card rooms, elegant lockers, indoor swimming pool, indoor tennis court, basketball, volleyball, walking track, golf driving cages, sunbathing, deck, whirlpool, steam room, sauna, fitness center and European spa offering a multitude of spa services by appointment.  An Activities Director oversees many seasonal activities for members, their families and guests, such as Easter Egg hunt, Halloween party, Summer Camp program, crafts and hobby time, tennis, golf and swimming clinics and other fun times for kids while parents relax in the spa, golf, shop or just visit with friends!

Lake Access: Waterfall property owners and club members have boat docking and swimming access on  Lake Burton off Vickers Road. No boats are allowed to remain docked overnight. 

Initiation Fee: In February 2009 the initiation fee for Waterfall Country Club was $55,000* for a golf membership and $26,000* for a Sports/Social membership.  There are two types of membership - equity and non-equity.  The purchase of many of the home sites and homes provides the Buyer with the choice of a non-equity golf or social membership at no additional cost to the Buyer.  When a home or home site is re-sold, the membership can be transferred to the new purchaser upon payment of a transfer fee.

Dues:  Dues are billed in February and are payable in March.  Members who join during the year pay dues based on a 9-month pro-ration.

*Every effort is made to furnish current information about the initiation and dues structure; however the initiation fees and the dues are subject to change without notice.  Please check with our office for the most current information- 706-212-7503.


Fire Protection: Served by a department of Rabun County, most firefighters are volunteers and all are state certified.  All equipment and trucks are funded by Rabun County.  One fire station is less than two miles from Waterfall and two more are only 10 minutes away.

Medical Services:  Mountain Lakes Medical Center is 8 miles from our entrance and has 24 hour emergency room services with a doctor present at all times.  The staff is well trained and equipped to stabilize patients. The hospital has agreements with hospitals in Atlanta and other sites for preferential admittance for patients who require their services. The hospital has county ambulance services and arrangements with helicopters when necessary for quick transfers to the other hospitals.  In addition to a number of full-time family practice physicians, the County enjoys the services of prominent specialists form Atlanta, most of whom come one day a week for the benefit of Rabun County residents and visitors.


Lake Burton: Offers 62 miles of shoreline and 2,775 acres of crystal clear water. Lake Burton is ranked among the top 10 most pristine lakes in the United States.  Anchorage Marina and LaPrade's Marina each offer rental boats, boat sales, boat slips and storage services.

Fishing: Renowned mountain stream trout fishing is located less than a ten minute drive from Waterfall in either the Tallulah River, Coleman Creek or Wildcat Creek. Numerous other trout fishing streams are located within a 30-minute drive.  The hatchery at Lake Burton gives kids under 12 and their grandparents an opportunity to fish in a mountain stream stocked with thousands of rainbow trout each season.

Hiking: There are a number of hiking trails open to visitors in the U.S. National Forest.  They vary in degrees of difficulty to accommodate the youngest and oldest while offering challenging hiking for the more experienced hiker.

Shopping: Clayton and nearby towns like Dillard, Hiawassee, Helen, Franklin and Highlands offer a variety of specialty shops.

Whitewater Rafting: The Chattooga River is a favorite site of rafters and offers numerous degrees of difficulty including the only level 4 rapids found east of the Mississippi River.

Other Activities: Information on fly- fishing guides, horseback riding, cultural events, wine tastings, native plant sales, cooking classes, gardening classes, bridge and other card games, festivals, etc. are available through the Activities Director at the Club.  The Cherokee, NC casinos are only an hour away


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