Woodfin Adds to Growth of Boiling Springs

Boiling Springs is already one of the fastest growing communities in the upstate region of South Carolina. The addition of a 490-acre high-end residential golf development may spur even more growth. The 18-hole Woodfin Ridge Golf Club opened in fall 2000.

The property was an overgrown forest when former PGA Tour pro cum designer Bill Bergin partnered with Craig and Gene Sims, Allen Newman and HMS Golf – a full-service management company in Georgia. More than 300,000 yards of dirt were moved and shaped during construction. Guarding the greens and fairways are 60 bunkers and three ponds. A high-tech pumping system enables water from the ponds to be circulated across the 190-acre layout.

Woodfin Ridge features four tees per hole, with the tips stretching the course out to over 7,000 yards. The combination of peripheral trees, traps and undulating greens lend difficulty to the course. Each hole, however, was designed so there is always a safe side to approach the green from – giving golfers the option of attacking the course or playing conservatively.

The championship track is open to the public. But with the community’s upscale housing, “junior” Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts and a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse in the works, it may only be a matter of time before Woodfin turns private. It already enjoys 185 charter members. Make your tee time now. Call 864/578-0023.