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4.0
316 Reviews (316)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
137
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
82.1%
Recommend this course
282 out of 316 reviews
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3.4
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.8
61.1%
Recommend this course
11 out of 18 reviews
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3.9
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.4%
Recommend this course
29 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7021 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.7

The Preserve at Verdae sprawls across a lush landscape of rolling hills and meadows covered with beautiful Carolina forests. Formerly known as Verdae Greens, the golf course was completely revamped but one of the primary goals of the renovation was to find harmony between golf and nature. The carefully reworked course does just that, blending seamlessly into its scenic surroundings. Rambling brooks wander across the layout and provide water hazards on a few holes. The wind is also a major factor on this golf course. The breezes can be either light and refreshing or strong and blustery, making proper club selection even more important. The most photographed hole on the golf course is the par-3 second. If you're lucky enough to come when the azaleas are blooming, this hole offers a breathtaking setting.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Gras
Greens Mini-Verde Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willard Byrd (1991) JMP Golf Design Group (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Course dress code is collared shirts (mock neck shirts acceptable), no jeans, denim or cut off shorts.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
316 Reviews (316)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Watching the Game 8
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 28
Water Hazards 28
Elevation Changes 24
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 30
Locals 22
Entertaining Clients 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 40
Near the Airport 20
Near Local Attractions 13

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Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

Not worth the $

Apart from for playing conditions, cart paths that are virtually nonexistent, poor drainage, virtually no yardage markers and a complete lack of a course Marshall, this goes down as one of the worst courses for for the money that was spent.

Apart from the above, the parking lot was clean and tidy it right next to the clubhouse

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Overpriced and slow

First off, I have played this course 20-30 times over the years.. I have never loved it but this last time just ticked me off because it was so slow.

• Wet – this course does not drain well and many areas of the course and are unplayable most of the year. Do not play if it has had rain within 48 hours.
• Expensive – while the greens a good, the playing conditions a rarely ever great.
• Rough around the tee’s penalize mid-high handicappers – 12’ rough around the tee boxes only penalizes the high handicapper and of course slows play down tremendously. If a ball falls out of your pocket on the way to the tee box it’s gone. Really doesn’t make since to me.. Mow down the rough around the tee boxes to speed up play. You are a an average public course for goodness sakes.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting The Preserve at Verdae. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
First Time Playing

Pretty course/Rude staff

This is a country club, if your not apart of the country club don’t expect to be treated nicely. Very rude staff!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Greenville Golf

Florida golfer loved the rolling hills and tree lined fairways. Cart path only due to recent rain but course in great shape. Will definitely play again if we get back to Greenville!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough Course

If you are less than an average player, I would wait till your game improves. This is a beautiful yet very challenging course. Narrow fairways and rolling greens make it quite a challenge. I would definitely play this course again. KUDOS to the maintenance staff for keeping the fairways and greens in great condition. To the Pro Shop Staff and grill, thanks for the friendly service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better than recent reviews

After I booked this round I was concerned about this course when I read recent reviews. This course has made a marvelous comeback. Outstanding layout and design. Course is still wet but in playable condition. I look forward to playing this loop in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/25/2020

I appreciate your comment and desire to understand more. I had a great long weekend in Greenville visiting my daughter who has moved to the area. I played three courses on that trip. The Preserve at Verdae was a last minute decision to go out again with my sons based on a recommendation of a friend of mine who has really hyped your course. He plays every time is visiting your area. As I rated the course, you have a tremendous and somewhat challenging layout. By reputation, I was looking forward to playing it. However, I was less than impressed. It was nearly a five hour round waiting at every hole with no player assistant in site to speed things up. The other two courses we played that weekend had seen the same amount of rain as your course a week prior to our visit. They were in great condition and their greens were pure. Your course was wet (and very wet in some areas). Moreover, some of the areas smelled more of sewer than just a wet course. Your course was beat up, unrepaired ball marks on the green (many seemed older like you hadn’t rolled the greens), unrepaired divots in the fairways seemed to always find my balls, bare spots in the fairways, and some that seemed to miss the mower. My friend kept telling me that you were like a small TPC Deere Run. Perhaps it was just expectations with all of the hype from my friend, but it did not live up to the hype.

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Commented on 06/24/2020

Hello Joel, thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing The Preserve at Verdae.

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Some Good Things and Some Bad Things

Me and my two friends hadn't played the course in years so we thought it time to check it out. There are several holes that are dissected by creek(s). The underbrush around many of these creeks is so overgrown it makes seeing the green hard to see while trying to play in.. The greens are large and in very good condition but some greens have a large number of old hole locations. More than should be expected and at times will affect a putt. Location and pace of play was great but my biggest issue is the fairways. So many have barely any grass on them. Even the ones that aren't low lying and get flooded. Several spots they have cut the grass so low around hazards the ball is almost funneled into the hazard. The course has so much potential but in many areas the mower blade needs to be raised and if they ever get the fairways as nice as the greens, condition wise, it could be an awesome course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/13/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is very important to us. Please know that we are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Preserve at Verdae. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Round, rough course

We have had some bad weather come through lately and it looks like this course got the worst of it. Looks like there had been flooding in some areas. Greens were still in good shape and It didn't bother our play. I am sure they are working on it, but the course usually looks a bit better. Pace of play was excellent - finished front nine in 1:45. Staff are always friendly and it is in a great central location.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Condolences to the members. What a waste of 4+ hours

Beautiful weather. Afternoon walking tee time. I was expecting a memorable afternoon. Well I cannot remember a course in such poor condition, so it was a memorable day. .

Hard to believe this is a semi-private course, with members who pay an annual fee to play. I truly feel sorry for the members.

For those who don't pay $2000+ a year, I strongly recommend you go anywhere else. See pictures.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/01/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course conditions are extremely important to us. We are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Preserve at Verdae. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Not playable. I feel sorry for their members

Picture perfect day in SC. Sunny, low 70's. Semi-private, decent reviews. This could be a really nice time.

Except for the golf course. Just say no.

If you can look past the scraggly tee boxes and walk up the thin brown fairways, you'll eventually get to a green that needs to be re-grassed or at least significantly patched. How incredibly disappointing.

I've never felt ripped off after paying so little for a round of golf, but that's the exact feeling I have after playing this dirt track.

See pictures. And then book elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/01/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the conditions of the course are very important to us. Please know that we are currently working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Preserve at Verdae. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Hackers stay clear

Verdae is a gorgeous course and not meant for those who like to play the full course on every hole. Very tight fairways and the hills are abundant. Had a great time and know if i played there more often, i would kill it on the easier courses. highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging but fun

For early spring and after a heavy rain the course played very well. Cart path only to be expected. Greens were not fast but putted true. Staff made it a very enjoyable experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Prce

The course was in decent shape for the amount of rain that has come through the last couple of weeks. But, they made up for it by keeping it cart path only to preserve the course.
Once the weather dries out, the course is a great track to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better hit it straight!

This is not a relaxing golf experience. You need to be on your game on each and every hole. There is no let up, even after a good drive there is trouble waiting on these next shot. Very challenging course but very well kept. The greens are very good and very true. Pitched in from 40 yards on 18, made me want to come back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Poorly Managed Course

A threesome was allowed to walk in and tee off in front of us, and no one in the group had the proper golf attire. Additionally, the group was sharing clubs. Due to the slow play as well as the "cart path only" for no apparent reason, it took my group almost 3 hours to play the front nine. I will never return to this course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/07/2020

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time, but this situation you described is not acceptable. We take this type of feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing The Preserve at Verdae. We hope to see you again soon.

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