Cherokee Valley Headlines ‘Can’t Miss’ Upstate S.C. Courses


Cherokee Valley, the premier family and community-focused club north of award-winning Greenville, has been named one of Discover South Carolina’s “Can’t Miss Upstate Golf Courses.”

The popular state tourism website, published by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT), cited Cherokee Valley’s “thoughtfully sculpted and masterfully designed” P.B. Dye-designed layout, as well as its “top notch golf with stunning mountain vistas.”

“There are so many outstanding golf facilities in this region, and we’re honored to be recognized by such a trusted and respected source as the SCPRT and Discover South Carolina,” says Cherokee Valley owner and director of operations Matt Jennings. “With so many exciting things coming up this fall and next year, we feel like we’re just getting going.”

Cherokee Valley Course and Club
The par-5 13th at Cherokee Valley (Logan Childs)

Cherokee Valley was one of six courses highlighted for their design pedigree, playability and representation of Upstate South Carolina’s diverse topography. The other venues are The Preserve at Verdae (Greenville), Woodfin Ridge (Inman), River Falls (Duncan), Village Greens (Gramling) and The Rock (Pickens).

Earlier this year, the course’s par-3 8th hole was named one of the “Best Par-3 Holes in South Carolina” by Discover South Carolina. It highlighted the hole’s stunning Blue Ridge mountain views, 70-foot drop from tee to greens, and massive putting surface.

Ideally located 30 minutes north of award-winning downtown Greenville and 45 minutes from the craft beer capital of Asheville, N.C. Cherokee Valley is the perfect basecamp for exploring the beauty and adventure of the Upcountry. Onsite cottages are available for multi-day stay-and-plays, and the club recently announced additional golf packages with Greenville’s only AAA Four-Diamond hotel, the Westin Poinsett.

This fall, Cherokee Valley will open its full-service restaurant, Core 450, featuring a contemporary, engaging and casual theme with a diverse menu ranging from small plates and pizza to chef-driven, five course meals. The culinary program is led by executive chef Todd Warden, who studied under James Beard award-winning chef Bob Kinkead.

Core 450 sits atop Cherokee Valley’s new golf shop, which will feature a wide selection of golf apparel, a curated collection of golf equipment, craft beer cooler and flat screen TVs. Golfers can check in, grab refreshments, and choose from one of the club’s new GPS and Bluetooth speaker equipped golf carts or exhilarating Finn Cycles (battery-powered scooters) for their round.

Cherokee Valley
Finn Cycles at Cherokee Valley (Logan Childs)

Cherokee Valley Course and Club is situated amid the rolling foothills of Upstate South Carolina’s scenic Blue Ridge region adjacent to North Greenville University (NGU). It features the region’s only P.B. Dye-designed golf course, a mountain-style gem winding through rolling hills and deep dales, sprinkled with ample stretches of gently rolling fairways and trademark Dye green complexes.

Home of the NGU Crusaders men’s and women’s golf teams, Cherokee Valley’s golf training facility and expansive practice range is a multi-faceted game-improvement headquarters. A resort-style pool offers refuge post-round and is a summer haven for the club’s member families.

Cottages conveniently located just a few steps from the golf shop and first tee are available for overnight stays or daily rental. Cherokee Valley offers a wide-variety of value-laden memberships and is open for public play with daily fee weekday and weekends rates that include a cart. Or, for an unforgettable, exciting and expeditious experience, golfers can rent Finn Cycles from Sun Mountain Motor Sports.

To learn more about memberships, golf packages and other programs and amenities, visit, or contact associate director of operations Lauren Landreth at or (864) 895-6758 x2.

Shane Sharp

Shane Sharp is a longtime golf writer based in Greenville, S.C. In addition to running his content marketing business, Southbound 4, he's a regular contributor to GOLF Magazine, Golf Inc., Club Management and other golf magazines and websites.

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