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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 360-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:

Candlewood Suites Greenville

25 Green Heron Road, Greenville

(864) 281-1000

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

The Epicurean Restaurant

1455 Woodruff Road, Greenville

(864) 373-7829

Eggs Up Grill

1939 Woodruff Road, Greenville

(864) 509-6625

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:

Moe Joe Coffee and Music House

20 S. Main St., Greenville

(864) 263-3550

Tommy's Country Ham House

214 Rutherford St., Greenville

(864) 242-6099

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 6,586 yards, but the dramatic elevation changes - plus Champions Bermuda greens - makes for a fun and challenging round. Especially memorable is the signature fifth hole with a waterfall and the mountains dominating the view.

Dinner recommendations:

Saffron Indian Cuisine

1178 Woodruff Road, Ste. 16, Greenville

(864) 288-7400

Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

1178 Woodruff Road, Greenville

(864) 297-0999

Day 3

Breakfast options:

Tupelo Honey Café Greenville

1 N. Main St., Greenville

(864) 451-6200

Mary Beth's

500 E. McBee Ave., Greenville

(864) 242-2535

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 360-plus courses, and after a round, sampling craft beers from the Palmetto State’s breweries.