With two 18-hole championship courses, Chanticleer and Riverside, Greenville Country Club is a year-round golfer's delight.
Both Chanticleer and Riverside have their own pro shops, restaurants, and practice areas - complete with driving ranges, practice greens, practice bunkers, teaching facilities and club storage. The club employs six full-time PGA Professionals who provide year-round private lessons, club fitting and a robust junior golf program.
The Chanticleer Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., has been consistently ranked as the top course in Upstate South Carolina. Affectionately known as the longest 6,900 yards in America, the par 72 layout is privately situated as a golf-only facility. The course offers one of the most beautiful and challenging golf opportunities available anywhere. Rolling fairways, towering hardwoods and pines, pure white sand, gently flowing creeks, and some of the most challenging greens in the nation combine to make Chanticleer one of the most memorable experiences in the U.S. for even the best golfers. The course has an impressive slope of 150 and course rating of 74.9 from the tips with water and or out of bounds on all 18 holes.
The Riverside Course, originally laid out on a topographical map by famed course designer Donald Ross in 1919 was later directed during on-site construction by golf architect William B. Langford. The course was finished in 1923 and opened on July 4. The original course wa
s all on 158 acres above the Reedy River. Local architect, George Cobb, redesigned the course to incorporate land purchased "across the Reedy" which included seven new holes four decades later and the "new" Riverside opened on June 16, 1962. In 2006 the Club commissioned famed architect, Brian Silva to completely redesign the course in the Seth Raynor style and the course opened to rave reviews in the fall of 2007. In 2016, Riverside's greens were converted to Champions Ultra-Dwarf Bermuda, a surface ideal for the links-style strategy conducive to many of the holes.