Welcome to The Preserve at Verdae! Our 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by Willard Byrd, is carved into a lush Carolina Forest with hills and mountain-like brooks, making The Preserve at Verdae both scenic and challenging to play.
Our course is situated on over 100 acres of green space in the heart of mid-town Greenville in Verdae Development, and located adjacent to the Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center. In addition to the best 18 hole golf layout in the upstate, our facility features large all grass practice areas with driving range, putting green, chipping and short game green. All practice facilities mirror our course with Bermuda tees and fairways and we are the only course in the upstate with Mini-Verde Bermuda greens.
The Preserve at Verdae is committed to the environment. Our mission is ‘Striving for Harmony Between Golf and Nature’. We have re-imagined our landscaping along the course and created naturalized areas reflecting native grasses and plants and reducing the amount of water, pesticides and fertilizers required. In addition we have created an environment attractive to the local wildlife. During your round you may encounter a rafter of turkeys or magnificent hawks soaring above the pine trees. You can play golf many places, but only here can you have The Preserve at Verdae experience.
Before or after your round be sure to spend time in our clubhouse golf shop to browse the latest equipment and golf fashions or enjoy lunch and beverages from The Preserve Grille & Deck serving delicious casual fare and offering full bar service.
Whether you are a beginner golfer or interested in taking your game to the next level, our staff of PGA professionals offer private or group instruction and tailor the lessons to maximize your golfing potential.
Again, welcome and we hope you enjoy the beauty and challenge of The Preserve at Verdae.
Paul Albert, PGA
Director of Golf, Head Golf Professional
The Preserve at Verdae offers complete instruction and practice facilities ideal for the experienced player or the beginner golfer and can tailor their programs with individual lessons or group clinics to maximize your golfing potential. . Our instructors have over 40 years combined golf experience and are ready to help take your game to the next level!
Get Golf Ready. This program is designed by the Professional Golf Association of America and created to introduce the game of golf over a 5 week series a friendly, open and unintimidating atmosphere. Call the golf shop for times and registration for our next opening.
Available by appointment only. Please call golf shop to schedule your lesson. Rates vary based upon instructor. Average 1 hour lesson: $65-$85 per person and multiple lesson packages are available.
Our instructors are pleased to offer customized group instruction for families, teams, companies, leagues, etc. Please call the golf shop to inquire about options and rates.
Paul Albert, PGA, Director of Golf / Head Golf Professional.
Paul has over 20 years experience in the golf industry and instruction and became a Class A Professional in 1992. His career includes positions in notable facilities such as Sandestin, Grand Cypress Resort and Walt Disney World Golf Resort. He is a 1981 graduate of Ole Miss with a Bachelor in Business Administration and Minor in Sports Medicine and Sports Management. Paul has been with The Preserve at Verdae as Director of Golf and Head Professional since 2004, and lives in Greenville with his wife Catherine and daughter Madison.
Len Calvert, PGA Apprentice and Assistant Professional
A native of upstate South Carolina, Len has been playing golf for more than 30 years. Len’s talent and love of the game resulted in his winning the South Carolina Open Championship in 2008!
His golfing career includes time spent on the professional tour and positions at Smithfield Country Club and River Falls Golf Club, and he is well known by his nickname ‘Pork Chop’. Len has been with The Preserve at Verdae since 2010 and lives in Greenville with his wife Sonya and son Gavan.
Karen Delehanty, PGA
Karen has been a PGA pro for the past 22 years. She began her career at Atlant Country Club. She also served as Head Professional at Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia, Teaching Professional at Bloomfield Hills Country Club, in Michigan, as well as Director of Golf at Greenville Country Club. Karen brings her knowledge and teaching expertise to The Preserve at Verdae where she has been working since 2012.
The Preserve at Verdae is committed to the environment. In keeping with our mission statement ‘Striving for Harmony Between Golf and Nature’. We have re-imagined our landscaping along the course and created naturalized areas reflecting tall spreads of native grasses and plants. This in turn allows us to reduce the amount of water, pesticides and fertilizers required and concentrate on the key playing surfaces tee to green.
This unique surrounding landscaping has also resulted in creating an environment attractive to the local wildlife. During your round you may encounter a rafter of wild turkeys or magnificent hawks soaring above the pine trees along with the natural elevated views of our foothills location.
Because of our efforts, our Superintendent received the 2011 Environmental Leaders in Golf Award Resort Division, presented by the Golf Course Superintendents association of America and Golf Digest.
Another unique feature of our course is the descriptive naming of each golf hole to reflect their unique surroundings. Our natural cedar posts and carved brass signs designate each challenge ahead: Genesis, Sitting Duck, Crooked Creek, Hawk’s Ridge, Rafter, Sulphur Springs, Crossing Creeks, Laurel Creek, Twin Oaks, The Road Hole, Wildflower, Valley, Whispering Pines, Mountain Laurel, Trestle, Red Tailed, Byrd’s Eye View, Fowl Play.
By naturalizing much of the area not impacting play or landing areas, our superintendent has purposefully created a unique look and feel to our course. One that you will not find in many other course layouts and one that may seem unfamiliar at first. Continue to play The Preserve at Verdae and you will find amazing greens, and un-surpassed challenges that will test your game time and again.
You can play golf many places, but only here can you have The Preserve at Verdae experience.
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