Located in the picturesque valleys and foothills on the Eastside of Greenville, S.C., Thornblade Club is a private, full-service, family-oriented golf and country club dedicated to providing members with superior service, recreational amenities, and a social community. Its master planned 18-hole golf course, designed by Tom Fazio, is the centerpiece for a magnificent residential community. The course was renovated and lengthened in the summer of 2010, with new greens, a new drainage system, laser-leveled tees, additional tees, renovated cart paths, and beautiful rock walls.
To learn more visit ThornbladeClub.com. This will be Thornblade’s ninth year as the tournament’s four-day host course.
THE PRESERVE AT VERDAE
This will be The Preserve’s second year as a three-day host course of the tournament. The Preserve at Verdae is a par 72 championship golf course designed by Willard Byrd, carved into a lush Carolina forest with hills and mountain-like brooks, making the course both scenic and challenging to play. The Preserve’s mission is “striving for harmony between golf and nature” and because of these efforts, received the Environmental Leaders in Golf – Resort Division, from the Golf Course Superintendents Association and Golf Digest. The Preserve is part of the Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center which features 268 guest suites, extensive event venues along with tennis, swimming pools and resort amenities. The resort is situated on over 100 acres in Verdae development located in the heart of mid-town Greenville.
To learn more visit thepreserveatverdae.com. This will be The Preserve’s first year as a three-day host course of the tournament.
The Furman Golf Club
The Furman Golf Club is among the nation’s top college golf courses. It has been voted the No. 1 Public Golf Course in the Upstate by the South Carolina Golf Ratings Panel and is currently ranked No. 17 in Golfweek’s “Best Campus Courses.” It is also where Furman alums Betsy King, Beth Daniel, Dottie Pepper and Brad Faxon played their college golf. The 7,004-yard, par-72 layout underwent a major renovation in 2008, where all 18 greens were reconstructed under USGA specifications and reseeded with Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda grass. A long-term master plan has led to enhanced practice facilities, new tees to accommodate golfers of all levels and refurbished cart paths. The course also qualifies as a PGA Family
To learn more, call 864-501-5798, or visit www.furmangolfclub.com. This will be The Furman Golf Club’s first year as a three-day host course of the tournament.