The Upstate SC

VOL12ISS2 2016

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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 23 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 12 — ISSUE 2 UPSTATE LIVING GOLF HEAVEN The scenic Upstate landscape is the perfect backdrop and resulting golf course heaven for those who like to get on the green. Elevated terrain makes the game challenging and scenic in the dozens of courses in the region. Two college-affiliated courses are ranked by Golfweek magazine among the nation's finest - Clem- son University in Clemson and Furman University in Greenville. Even during football season, golfers take time to get on these scenic greens. Cherokee Valley Golf Club – Travelers Rest The championship course is all the more spectacular for the waterfall on the signature 14th hole and mag- nificent Blue Ridge Mountains. Boscobel Golf & Country Club - Pendleton – part of the Anderson Area Golf Group (AAG). Try small- town golf at its best. The nationally ranked Clemson men's golf team practices there in preparation for tournaments. Falcon's Lair Golf Course - Walhalla Brookstone Meadows – Anderson- designed by Greenville architect Tom Jackson Heddles Hideaway Country Club – Spartanburg This course designed by George Cobb, is conveniently located to Spartanburg, Union and Greenville. Links O' Tryon - Campobello This Tom Jackson mountain masterpiece was voted the "#1 semi-private golf course" by Golfweek maga- zine. It features vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a Scottish-style incorporating rolling hills, water, and steep drops. The Preserve at Verdae – Greenville This 18-hole championship course, designed by Willard Byrd, hosted the Nike/Buy.com/Upstate Clas- sic. It is one of the courses in the rotation of the Web. com Tour BMW Charity Pro-Am. River Falls Plantation - Duncan Golfers love to play on the notable course featuring the Upstate's one and only Gary Player Signature golf course. Situated along the South Tyger River, this course is known for its lush greens, challenging pin placements and gorgeous mountain views. Willow Creek Golf Club - Greer Southern Oaks Golf Course - Easley Bear Valley (formerly The Rock at Jocassee) – Pickens Cliffs at Glassy – Dark Corner Germany, China, Turkey and Belgium, among others. For the third time in four years, IBM-Plant Location International (IBM-PLI) ranked the state of South Carolina first (per million) in attracting jobs through foreign investment. The region is embracing globalization with promoting organizations like its new World Affairs Council started in March. The nonprofit group is one of 93 affiliates in the U.S. that works with the U.S. Department of State to promote U.S. best practices and "citizen diplomacy one handshake at a time." "We have learned that we can't be a global player without being a globalized region," said Lummus. Accessibility to the region will be enhanced with the completion of the I-85-385 Gateway Project taking shape in Greenville. The bridge will take drivers traveling on I-385 from Simpsonville onto I-85 toward Atlanta. The $231 million project is expected to be completed in 2019. Industry and education are close partners in the region. In September, Greenville Technical College announced the official opening of the Gene Haas Center for Manufacturing Innovation. The goal for the center is to increase the number of skilled manufacturing workers in the region. Tailgating, topography recognized as "destination of a lifetime," world-class golf, scenic mountains and quaint small towns make up the dynamic region in the state known as the Upstate. Before you leave, create a lasting memory with a pose by the giant Peachoid in Gaffney, eat some apple butter at Perdeaux's Farm in Travelers Rest or cruise at your own pace on Cherokee Highway Scenic Hwy.11. It will make you forget Route 66. []

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