About

Finest Private Country Club in Upstate South Carolina

Dedicated to making this the best club possible for our members

Smithfields Country Club is a private country club and golf course located in Easley, South Carolina. Featuring an 18-hole championship golf course that is second to none, we have an outstanding golf program headed by our PGA Golf Professionals, a fully stocked Golf Shop, the Clubhouse Grill with a fine selection of food, Clubhouse Bar featuring a large selection of wine and beer, and of course, our new Swimming Pool facilities.

We believe our members should enjoy their club and know their fellow members. Whether it’s a business engagement, family gathering, or personal enjoyment, Smithfields Country Club presents an experience that will meet all your expectations. From beginner to the serious golfer, you will find appropriate groups to enjoy a round of golf as well as fun-filled tournaments that will enable you to play, compete, and socialize with your fellow members.

We invite you to take a closer look at Smithfields Country Club. Take a moment to meet our staff, enjoy a round of golf, sample our food selections, and be ready to conclude that Smithfields Country Club would be the perfect club to call “home”. The main office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm to help assist you. We look forward to welcoming you to the Smithfields family!

Smithfields Country Club History

From Farm to Community to Championship Golf Course

Little did anyone know that a golf course sat hidden within the 338-acre farm of the Lloyd Hollingsworth Smith family. But in the early 1980’s, golf course architect Willie Lewis showed local businessman Garnett Barnes the land, suggesting that a championship golf course indeed was waiting to be built. There was something special about the rolling hills and winding creeks that was there for golfers in Upstate South Carolina.

The Smith family talked with Barnes and his lifelong business partner, Ozzie Garret, and a deal was met with plans for a golf course and a housing development. Although the community was to be a separate entity from the private Smithfields Country Club, there were opportunities and benefits that came from living and playing on this beautiful and thriving property. Willie Lewis was chosen as the golf course architect.

Then Alvin Dark, (the same Alvin Dark that excelled at LSU, and later played baseball for the New York Giants), was added to the project. Dark was so enamored with the Upstate and the idea of golf in Easley, that he bought a lot, sight unseen. But he wasn’t the only one excited about the Smithfield’s project. To everyone’s amazement, over 90 home lots were pre-sold, mostly through word of mouth.

Today, you can the developed homes and golf course community in Easley, South Carolina. The quiet family-friendly neighborhood consists of approximately 250 homes with eclectic designs along with a few undeveloped lots. The rolling hills and winding creeks are still here, but the trees are taller and the friendships stronger. Willie Lewis and Garnett Barnes vision of a championship golf course has come full circle.