Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The smell of freshly cut grass, the morning dew beneath your feet, the cascading hills of the course. Pack your clubs and head to Spartanburg for your next golf outing.
With room to safely socially distance, golf outings can be the perfect way to take a break from the headlines and get some fresh air. Courses across the county are adopting precautions to keep you safe such as separate carts for multiple golfers and spacing out tee times. Check with the course to find out any additional precautions to keep in mind when booking your tee time.
If you’re an avid golfer, or someone just looking to spend time outdoors, Spartanburg has a variety of courses that will keep you entertained while improving your golf game. We’ve gathered a few of our favorites to help you get out and enjoy your rounds as the weather cools off.
Just outside of Downtown Spartanburg and Croft State Park you’ll find The Creek Golf Club. Developed in 1964 by renowned architect Russell Breeden, this course is great for beginners or intermediate players with 6,653 total yards across 18 holes. Once a part of the WWII training facility Camp Croft, The Creek is a historic course near the heart of Spartanburg. With forgiving straightaways and trimmed greens, The Creek is a great place to start your golfing journey in Spartanburg.
Nestled among the towering trees of Spartanburg you’ll find Heddles Hideaway, a course offering oak-lined fairways and challenging greens. While beginners will enjoy the long and narrow front nine, a bit more strategy comes into play with the 13th hole’s sweeping curves and the elevation drop on the 14th hole. Once you reach the 16th hole, your hard work will pay off with beautiful views of the rolling hills that cover the course. Finish your round off with a trip to Heddles Hideaway’s 19th hole, a relaxing bar at the clubhouse with panoramic views of the entire course.
Experience the quick greens and rolling fairways while staying out of the South Tyger River when you enjoy your round at River Falls Plantation. While it may be among the youngest courses in Spartanburg, it was developed to fit into the natural habitat of the area which gives it the secluded and serene feeling you would get from a course that’s 30 years older. Relying on your driver may not help you out on certain holes such as the 7th, where you’d be better off with a 6-iron and keeping your ball in front of the pond only 190 yards from the tee. Designed to keep you strategizing before every shot, River Falls is a great course to test your skills while relaxing during your time in Spartanburg.
Picturesque views of the cascading hills, and excellent pace of play are just two things you can fall in love with at Woodfin Ridge Golf Course. As one of the area’s longest courses with over 7,100 yards to play, Woodfin Ridge is a great place to test your driving such as during the 18th hole’s 522-yard journey. Don’t be deceived by this course’s length though, players will test their short game with holes like the 15th where you’ll be greeted by a reservoir taking up about half of the 191 yards to the pin. When you’ve wrapped up your round at this gorgeous course, we recommend spending plenty of time at their 19th hole better known as Zane’s Restaurant. Treat yourself to some Southern cooking with the fried okra, pimento cheese dip, or maybe the southern fried chicken sandwich and wash it down with a refreshing craft beer.
From the sweeping curves of Heddles Hideaway to the history at The Creek Golf Club to the long straightaways at Woodfin Ridge, there’s plenty of opportunities to improve your skills or just relax and have fun with friends when you enjoy the beautiful courses across Spartanburg.