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Enjoy a Weekend Golf Getaway in Greenville

Bob Gillespie Bob Gillespie
Bob is a former sports writer at Columbia’s The State newspaper. He enjoys golf at South Carolina’s 350-plus courses, and after a round, sampling craft beers from the Palmetto State’s breweries.
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Whether you're in town for the golf to or just to simply enjoy the Upstate, here's how to make the most of your trip.

Arrival

Hotel: Embassy Suites Greenville
670 Verdae Blvd., Greenville
(864) 676-9090

Alternative

The Westin Poinsett, partnering with Cherokee Valley Golf Club
120 South Main St., Greenville
(864) 421-9700

Dinner recommendations

The Trappe Door
23 W. Washington St., Greenville
(864) 451-7490

Bacon Bros. Public House
3620 Pelham Road, Greenville
(864) 297-6000

 

Day 1

Breakfast options

Biscuit Head
1455 Woodruff Road, Greenville
(864) 373-7829

Eggs Up Grill
823 S. Church St, Greenville
(864) 248-0371


Golf

The Preserve at Verdae, 650 Verdae Blvd., Greenville; phone (864) 676-1500

Located adjacent to the Embassy Suites, The Preserve was home to the then-Greater Greenville Classic, which became the BMW Charity Pro-Am, for nine years. With rolling hills, mountain brooks and fast Mini-Verde Bermuda greens, players will see why. The fully equipped golf shop, bar and grill, large practice area and putting greens round out the package. Rental clubs are available.


Dinner recommendations

Sassafras Southern Bistro
103 North Main Street, Suite 107, Greenville
(864) 235-5670

Pomegranate on Main
618 S. Main St., Greenville
(864) 241-3012


Day 2

Breakfast options

Roost
220 N. Main St., Greenville
(864) 298-2424

Stax's Omega Diner
74 Orchard Park Dr., Greenville
(864) 297-6639


Golf

Cherokee Valley Golf Club, 450 Cherokee Valley Way, Travelers Rest; phone (877) 484-6376

Designed by Pete Dye's architect son, P.B. Dye, Cherokee Valley, located north of Greenville, offers top-notch golf with the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop. The par-72 layout isn't long at 6,728 yards from the black tees, but the dramatic elevation changes - plus Champion Bermuda greens - makes for a fun and challenging round. Especially memorable are the signature 16th hole overlooking a waterfall and the par-3 8th hole offering views of the mountains.

 

Dinner recommendations

Saffron Indian Cuisine
1178 Woodruff Road, Ste. 16, Greenville
(864) 288-7400

Trio Cafe
22 N. Main St., Greenville
(864) 467-1000

Day 3

Breakfast options:

Tupelo Honey Café Greenville
1 N. Main St., Greenville
(864) 451-6200

Passerelle Bistro
601 S. Main St, Greenville
(864) 509-4102


Golf:

Furman University Golf Course, 400 N. U.S. 25 Bypass, Greenville; phone (864) 294-2690.

The longtime home of the Furman University golf teams, which have produced LPGA stars Beth Daniel, Dottie Pepper and Betsy King and Champions Tour star Brad Faxon, is regularly rated one of the top college golf courses in the U.S. by Golfweek magazine. A 2008 renovation by architect Kris Spence rebuilt and re-turfed greens with Champions Bermuda, and new practice facilities were added in 2010.


Lunch recommendations:

Soby's
207 S. Main St., Greenville
(864) 232-7007

Luna Rosa Gelato Café
9 W. Washington St., Greenville
(864) 241-4040

Bob Gillespie
Bob is a former sports writer at Columbia’s The State newspaper. He enjoys golf at South Carolina’s 350-plus courses, and after a round, sampling craft beers from the Palmetto State’s breweries.