The first country club community at Smith Mountain Lake, The Waterfront is a warm and friendly neighborhood convenient to all of the amenities at Westlake Corner. The luxury development, started in 1977, features a wide range of housing options – from one-bedroom starter condos to multi-million dollar homes.

Membership to The Waterfront Country Club – with its championship golf course and abundant options for recreation and socializing – makes the community even more appealing. With 750 acres and 8.5 miles of shoreline, The Waterfront is a popular spot for families and retirees looking to make their full-time residence here, as well as those who desire a weekend or summer property at Smith Mountain Lake.

Real Estate Options at The Waterfront

Properties for sale at The Waterfront include waterfront and water access homes, golf course homes and a variety of building lots. There are also several condo, townhome and patio home communities, including some that offer a maintenance-free lifestyle that many lake residents desire.

See all homes for sale at The Waterfront or set up an appointment for personal tour by contacting Vicki Millehan or Debbie Shelton.

Amenities at The Waterfront Country Club

Membership to The Waterfront offers access to a wide range of social and recreational opportunities. As a member, you’ll enjoy use of a 22,000-square-foot clubhouse with gourmet dining in both formal and casual areas. Facilities can also accommodate private functions such business meetings, weddings and other celebrations.

Friends gather frequently in the fun-filled bar area and outdoor patio to enjoy impromptu gatherings. There are also a number of planned social events such as a Halloween costume party and New Year’s Eve gala.

One of the club’s biggest draws is its private, 18-hole PGA Championship golf course, which was designed by George Dillon of the Fazio Group. The pro shop is filled with great merchandise and PGA Golf Professional Mark McKee is available to assist with private and group golf lessons. He also helps facilitate the many golf functions and tournaments organized nearly year-round by the men’s and ladies’ golf associations.

Finally, families love The Waterfront for its many other recreational amenities such as courts for tennis and pickleball, a pool, children’s wading pool, indoor fitness facility and boat dock.


The Waterfront is located in Franklin County, Virginia. Students attend Dudley Elementary School, Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Franklin County High School. Nearby private schools include Christian Heritage Academy, Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy, Carlisle, Chatham Hall, Hargrave Military Academy and Heritage Academy.


Within The Waterfront community, members and guests enjoy a variety of fare for lunch and dinner at the country club, which is open six days a week. Nearby are several restaurants, including The Blackwater Café, The Landing Restaurant and Mexico Viejo.

If you enjoy boating to one of the waterfront restaurants at Smith Mountain Lake, you’re in luck. In addition to The Landing and Mexico Viejo, dining options close to The Waterfront by water include Portside Grill & Bar, Waller’s and numerous options at Bridgewater Plaza.


About five minutes up the road from The Waterfront is Westlake Corner, the main area for shopping at Smith Mountain Lake. Grocery stores, home and garden centers, gift and SML souvenir shops, a jewelry store and more area available at Westlake Towne Center. Also popular are Bridgewater Plaza and Downtown Moneta.

More Resources

Ask questions or set up an appointment to tour Smith Mountain Lake properties by contacting Debbie Shelton or Vicki Millehan.

Visit The Waterfront Country Club website.

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Nearby Communities

Many people searching homes in The Waterfront also consider these other communities:

The Cottages at Contentment Island homes for sale

The Water’s Edge Country Club homes for sale

The Boardwalk homes for sale

The Farm homes for sale

Waverly homes for sale