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Core 450 at Cherokee Valley on pace to open this fall

Contemporary casual dining experience anchoring new clubhouse to offer chef-driven menu, family friendly dining and stunning views

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – For Upstate golfers, foodies, or those simply in search of a family-friendly dining experience with views that kill, the wait is almost over.

Cherokee Valley CC Core 450 patio rendering

Core 450, the contemporary casual restaurant and centerpiece of the stunning new mountain-style clubhouse at Cherokee Valley Course and Club, is on pace to open this fall. Led by Executive Chef Todd Warden, previously with The Cliffs Communities, it will feature a diverse-yet-approachable menu ranging from small plates and pizza to five course meals.

“Since we acquired Cherokee Valley in 2017 our vision has been to bring the community an inviting, entertaining and enjoyable dining experience unlike any other in the area,” says Owner Matt Jennings. “We believe the combination of Core 450, our P.B. Dye-designed golf course, world-class practice range and onsite cottages for stay-and-plays make us one of the Upstate’s premier golf destinations.”

Warden, who studied under James Beard award-winning chef Bob Kinkead, has lead Cherokee Valley’s culinary operations over the past two years. A fixture around the club who enjoys golf almost as much as he enjoys food, he has cooked for Julia Childs, Thomas Keller, former U. S, Presidents and numerous movie stars.

“We are partnering with local farms [for meats and produce], breweries, wineries and even artists and other purveyors to really create a sense of place,” Warden says. “Through the Event Center grill, special events and our take-and-bake dinners, we’ve provided members and guests with a preview of what’s in store at Core 450. But we’re all excited to take it to the next level this fall.”

Cherokee Valley CC Core 450 elevation rendering

Core 450 will dazzle diners with expansive views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountain foothills. Architecturally, its Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired roof lines evoke memories of a classic mountain retreat, featuring large windows, finely appointed accents and casual comfort. A spacious outdoor patio will offer ample tables and lounging areas for enjoying dinner or drinks with friends.

While the restaurant occupies the clubhouse’s main floor, the bottom level will house “The Shop,” a new golf check-in and retail experience showcasing apparel from local companies like Southern Tide and KENTWOOL, major golf equipment brands and a “Craft Beer Cooler” containing an array of properly chilled ales and lagers.

To learn more about Core 450, visit For more info on Cherokee Valley’s diverse suite of memberships, visit, or contact associate director of operations Lauren Landreth at or (864) 895-6758 x2.

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About Cherokee Valley Course and Club
Cherokee Valley Course and Club is situated 25-minutes north of Greenville, S.C. amid the rolling foothills of Upstate South Carolina’s scenic Blue Ridge region. It features the region’s only P.B. Dye-designed golf course, a mountain-style gem winding through rolling hills and deep dales, sprinkled with ample stretches of gently undulating fairways and trademark Dye green complexes.

Home of the North Greenville University Crusaders men’s and women’s golf teams, Cherokee Valley’s golf training facility and expansive practice range is a multi-faceted game-improvement headquarters. A resort-style pool, kids pool and expansive deck offer refuge post-round for members and their families

Cottages conveniently located just a few steps from the new clubhouse opening this fall and are available for overnight stays or daily rental. Cherokee Valley offers a wide-variety of value-laden memberships and is open for public play with daily fee weekday and weekends rates that include a cart. Or, for an unforgettable, exciting and expeditious experience, golfers can rent Finn Cycles from Sun Mountain Motor Sports.

Shane Sharp
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