Cherokee Valley Course and Club

4.2357117647 4.2 stars from 5 (198)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6612 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout

  • 450 Cherokee Valley Way, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, Greenville County
  • (864) 895-6758
  • (864) 895-7689
  • www.cherokeevalleygolfclub.com

Year built: 1992
Architect(s): P. B. Dye (1992)
Type: Public/Resort
Greens: Champion Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Cherokee Valley Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6612 yards 71.3 133
Blue 72 6100 yards 69.0 124
White 72 5395 yards 66.9 113
Red (W) 72 4308 yards 65.3 116

Surrounded by rolling hills, Cherokee Valley Golf Club has a beautiful setting and temperate climate that draws visitors from all over the state. It feels peacefully tucked away but the course is only minutes from downtown Greenville's attractions. The challenging layout features eleven lakes and more than 50 strategically placed bunkers. The dramatic elevation changes provide even more challenges. It is seemingly a very intimidating golf course but the wide fairways and clean rough make it much more forgiving than it looks. The fifth hole is the golf course's signature. There is a beautiful cascading waterfall on this hole as well as a stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Cherokee Valley G.C. is known almost as much for its practice facility as it is for the golf course. The popular, state-of-the-art facility includes a triple-tiered driving range, two putting greens, and a chipping green.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 198 Reviews
5 stars:
77
4 stars:
96
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

181 out of 196 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for patio dining drinks  

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"Really nice course"


u369703593's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was super friendly. Explained all of the renovations underway. The layout is challenging but fair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I love Pete Diabolical courses"


OhohhesgotMizunos's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course with many challenging holes, it’s all Pete Dye for sure. Has the steepest Par 5 I have ever played. The greens were recovering from being punched but rolled nice. The turf was awesome with the exception of a few bad t boxes possibly from winter kill. This course, like all of the Pete Dye courses I’ve played, are very difficult and a high handy golfer will struggle with the course. It’s a fun course and a great test for a low handy. This course demands accuracy , short game and good putting to go low. Players and staff were very friendly and that’s what makes the Greenville area a great place to live! I would play it more often if it wasn’t a hour and twenty minutes away. If you’re in the area, play the Furman course also, you won’t be disappointed, nicest old school course I’ve ever played, built in the 50’s but LONG... I played both the same day...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jfletche123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



MarkSchonhar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000006488204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great elevation changes and views, fairways are fair, friendly staff. Will definitely be playing again soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great condition!"


u509821854's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was in remarkably good condition for late spring. Overall, a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course with beautiful views - a couple goofey holes"


RettJ's avatar
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Georgia Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape. The greens were fast, smooth and had very few non-repaired ball marks which made the greens great to play on. The greens had lots of slopes valley and undulations. The views were great, especially from hole #8. There is tons of elevation changes all around the course.

There were a lot of blind shots (hole #15 is awful and straight out of a putt putt course (blind tee shot where you can not even see the fairway, you have not target to shoot at and you have no idea where the green is located).

Overall the course conditions were excellent and the course is a ton of fun as well as an EXCELLENT value. I wish they would take a bulldozer to holes 13 and 15, but other than those two holes the course is great. Go play and enjoy!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005842065's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play fun!!"


u9822726's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course!

Green was nice and well maintained

But little difficult for beginners!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



smoothbob05's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course, cool layout"


djdgolfer88's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cherokee Valley has a really cool layout, w/ no 2 holes the same. Fast, sloping greens, & plateau greens, make this course much tougher than the slope rating shows. Still very fun trying to play it.,& fees are great!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



timkim00's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fantastic"


Spence68's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Reviewed on

The course is in fantastic shape! Greens are fast!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Interesting course"


gakoerner's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape. The greens were quick and very undulating, hard to read the first time playing. The views were very nice. there were a lot of blind shots, again tough for 1st time playing. The round took 5 and 1/2 hours, had to wait on every shot. I would like to play it again but not at that slow pace.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/26/2017

Hi gakoerner, I'm sorry to hear about your experience. We are taking many measures to ensure that our pace of play improves. I hope that you'll come out and give our course another chance.


"Who does their scheduling?"


u000005035627's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a great track and in amazing condition. The only problem is that it took 4 1/2 hours from my tee time to hole 15, when I had to quit due to lack of time. The scheduled a shotgun start, second tournament and regular tee times, all at the same time. We had 5 foursomes waiting to tee off on #1 and people still making the turn. They finally had our group tee off on the back. This was fine for about 5 holes and then we sat around.

I understand you need to get traffic and all but they way over did it and I propably won’t play there again. I can’t afford 6 hour rounds.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/27/2017

Hi u000005035627 thank you for the feedback. I apologize that your round wasn't as enjoyable as we hoped. We are making many improvements for our pace of play and we hope that you will be back again to give us another chance!


"Majestic, challenging course"


GolfGuy6969's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A great challenge to experienced golfers. Beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. An awesome staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Extremely Slow"


sandrews06's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
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Reviewed on

Extremely slow pace of play and was told this was normal. Turned sprinklers on the 17th fairway while still playing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/27/2017

Hi sandrew06, thank you for your feedback. I apologize for your experience. We are taking many measures to ensure that our pace of play improves. We hope that you'll come back and give us another chance!


"Busy, slow with no ranger"


RevHJay's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape but very busy. There were several groups ahead of me hitting 2 or 3 balls looking for the perfect shot then spent 5+ minutes searching for golf balls after hitting bad shots. If they would have had a ranger on duty, the ranger would have been able to keep the pace of play at a moderate pace.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/27/2017

Hi RevHJay, I apologize for your slow round. We are focusing our efforts into improving our pace of play to make each round a more enjoyable experience. We'd love to see you back to give us another chance!


"Challenging short course"


u713793010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the price considering the long drive, the driving range was roped off for a members area and another for guest. The guest section was beat down to dirt so I jus jumped to the members area lol since there was no one there. I was forced to join with fellow golfers who's skill levels where less than stellar. I enjoyed the company but waiting 10+ min between shots ( helping look for lost balls for others in my group) really put a damper on my round and feel. Front nine tight and challenging with many blind shots, back nine more open and forgiving. I highly recommend bringing friends close to your skill level for a smooth flowing round. I will definitely be back for another crack at the valley.

Front-47back- 41


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very nice Track but needs better pace of play"


Michael9865945's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in solid condition and the greens were quick and held a good shot. The greens are smaller which I like so your accuracy is tested. Tee to green a challengeing layout. The staff was very friendly but you only saw them around the clubhouse. No starter at the first tee on a Saturday morning which was confusing to all and did not see a player assistant on the course to maintain pace of play. Over all I like the course and would go back but they need to address the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/27/2017

Hi Michael9865945, thank you for your feedback. We are doing many things to address the pace of play on the course. We would love to see you back to show you the improvements made!



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