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About Us

Founded by Jay Haas and Champ Covington in 1988, Thornblade Club is now widely regarded as the premier golf and country club in South Carolina’s Upstate. Spanning more than 130 acres, amenities include a master-planned 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio, 11 tennis courts, a competition size swimming pool, casual and elegant restaurant dining, social events, meeting facilities, and full-service banquet and event facilities.

At Thornblade Club, our dedicated team is critical to the member experience, providing exclusive membership privileges and second-to-none service across all areas of our Club. Within the Greenville community, Thornblade is best known for its 15 years as host of the Korn Ferry Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am as well as the home to the SCJGA Blade Junior Golf Classic.


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MEMBERSHIPThornblade Club is dedicated to providing an exceptional family-friendly experience through superior club facilities and services in an atmosphere rich in camaraderie with a tradition of value and equality. We are a private, Member-Owned Club offering a variety of Membership Categories including:

  • Non-Equity Golf
  • Junior Golf
  • Legacy
  • Athletic
  • Clubhouse
  • National
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Private Tom Fazio Golf CourseFor the discriminating golfer, this master-planned 18-hole golf course, designed by well-known golf course architect Tom Fazio, is the centerpiece for a magnificent residential community. Two-time Champions Tour champion Jay Haas, founding member of Thornblade Club and Director of Golf, proudly makes his home in Thornblade. Other touring pros including 2009 US Open Champion Lucas Glover,2010 Bob Hope Classic Champion Bill Haas, 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Champion Ben Martin, and three-time Rex Hospital Open Champion Kyle Thompson, play out of Thornblade as well. Amenities include a Golf Pro Shop, professional instruction, driving range and practice facility, and handicap tracking as well as a range of events and programming for golfers of all ages.
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Tennis CENTERAt Thornblade Club our members enjoy an impressive tennis complex featuring 11 outdoor lighted courts, including seven (Har-Tru) clay and four hard courts. This facility is home to one of the most vibrant tennis programs in the area with activities and competitive programs for players of all ages and abilities. Amenities include the Tennis Pro Shop, professional teaching staff, inter-club tournaments, competitive programs, USTA tournaments, junior camps, and more.
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SWIMMING POOLAll membership categories enjoy the refreshing waters of our saltwater, competition-size swimming pool which includes the Pool Café and a children’s wading pool, open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Thornblade’s swim facility is home to one of our most popular children’s activities: The Blades swim team, made up of more than 150 swimmers competing in over 80 events throughout the summer.
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Junior ActivitiesThornblade Club is highly recognized for our outstanding junior programs. We encourage fun, recreational play and healthy competition in golf, tennis and swimming. We offer professional, qualified instruction to maximize the potential of our youth as well as social and educational events throughout the year. Another member favorite is our Kid Kare program, offered for select events while parents enjoy the Club.
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Casual Restaurant DiningSavor the contemporary culinary creations of American and continental cuisine at Thornblade Club. Dine with the family in Champs Grille featuring an exhibition kitchen and wood-fired oven or take a seat among friends around The Pub’s horseshoe-shaped bar. Champs Grille and The Pub are open Wednesday through Sunday and offer weekly features to our members including Prime Rib Night and Sunday Brunch.
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Social & Private EventsFamily events, networking opportunities, and engaging member activities are the heart of our club. Thornblade Club accommodates an active social calendar for member functions including Cooking Classes, Wine Dinners, Holiday Parties, Prime Rib Night, Sunday Brunch, Informational Seminars, and other special occasions.

Our custom-built clubhouse offers a spectacular setting for a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate functions, business meetings, holiday parties, and more. The Rose Ballroom spanning nearly 5,000 square feet with golf course views and a wrap-around balcony is the perfect venue for grand occasions. Other more casual spaces located throughout the Clubhouse, such as the Tiffany Room and Club Room, are perfect for smaller meetings or intimate gatherings.
Convenient LocationOur central location along Interstate 85 puts us within a few minutes of downtown Greenville and the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport – served by most major airlines.

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