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New private golf club coming to South Carolina

New private golf club coming to South Carolina

An invitation-only and private golf club on 290 acres of landscape will soon be coming to Simpsonville and only 30 minutes from downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

Kawonu Golf Club, led by Scott Ferrell (who has a background in managing global golf course design) will bring an 18-hole course, clubhouse, practice facilities and four-bedroom cabins. Designing the course is architect Andrew Green.

“We’re creating an enclave that will add a unique concept to the golf landscape of the Upstate,” Ferrell said in a press release. “Local members will not have to travel to ‘get away’ and national members will not only enjoy the relaxed club environment but take in the wonderful town of Greenville.”

The exclusive club aims to “foster a community of passionate golf aficionados” and will cap the number of rounds of golf played to preserve the course’s condition.

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Construction is set to begin this year or early next year, with an anticipated opening in spring 2027. This also represents Greenville’s first private club debut in over three decades.

“Our members are going to be golf people who love the game and enjoy the camaraderie that it brings,” Ferrell said. “We have the pieces in place to make Kawonu one of the great clubs of America.”

Savannah Moss covers Greenville County politics and growth/development. Reach her at or follow her on X @Savmoss.


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