On October 6, 2002 sixteen friends gathered
for the purpose of founding a new golf club...
a club based on camaraderie, friendly competition
and an interest in the true spirit of the
game of golf. The Greenville Golfing
Society was born.
idea for the Greenville Golfing Society
originated in Carnoustie, Scotland during
a visit to the "auld sod." Four
of our founding members discovered that many
of the golf clubs which play over Scotland's
seaside links don't actually own the courses
they play. These clubs, they learned, were
formed by groups of individuals for the sole
purpose of socializing and sharing the game
golf through friendly competition on their
golf clubs, often called "societies,"
flourish throughout Scotland and are a cornerstone
of the beginnings of the game. The Carnoustie
Golf Club and Caledonia
Golf Club, for example, are two of many
clubs that play over the Carnoustie links.
St Andrews, several independent clubs call
the town's courses home. Among them are the
Andrews Golf Club and the world famous
& Ancient Golf Club.
visiting the Crail
Golfing Society, the seventh oldest golf
club in the world, the decision to form an
independent club back home was firmly set.
are a few of the benefits provided members
of the Greenville Golfing Society:
Opportunities For Member Play:
The club arranges opportunites each week
for members to play at area courses. Games
are organized every Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
no more hours on the phone trying to find
a group or tee time!
The club organizes member-only, member-member,
and member-guest competitions... complete
with related social events. A full schedule
of this year's events can be found on our
website home page: www.GreenvilleGolfingSociety.com
are provided the opportunity to establish
an official USGA handicap through our membership
in the South Carolina Golf Association and
Carolinas Golf Association.
Related Trips and Outings:
Members have the opportunity to visit outstanding
golf resorts and courses through group trips
planned exclusively for GGS members.