New Vision. New Club.

When Matt Jennings and his family purchased Cherokee Valley in 2017 the goal was to create the foremost club in Upstate South Carolina, offering premier golf, dining, swimming, hiking, biking, and limitless recreation. Today, that vision has been realized. No other club in the area comes close to offering the comprehensive range of amenities and activities as Cherokee Valley—at a price that makes it an unbeatable value for families.


We serve and entertain our community by providing memorable experiences where we instill a sense of family and pride.


To create a thriving culture that embraces the mindset of “We vs I” through building relationships.

Meet the Team

Matt Jennings has carefully selected the team at Cherokee Valley. Our job is to serve you and ensure that you are getting the most out of your club experience. Be sure to say hey when you see us.

Matt Jennings, PGA

Director of Operations/Owner
Matt exemplifies the hands-on approach and wants to make Cherokee Valley the most fun, inviting, talked about club in the region. His talents and perspective are broad. Not only does he have vital experience in the hospitality industry, but he has a certification from Ohio State University in Turf Management and he’s also a golf pro, holding a current PGA card. “Our whole focus here is to help our members have fun and to enjoy everything we have to offer to the fullest.”

Lauren Landreth

Associate Director of Operations
As a graduate of North Greenville University, Lauren was the Assistant Golf Pro here before beginning her new role as Associate Director in December 2017. She also completed her First Tee Level 1 training in February and is our lead First Tee Coach. “Golf has been so important in my life since I was young and I love sharing that gift with the children at Cherokee Valley.”

Todd Warden

Executive Chef
Originally from Queens, NY, Todd knows his way around a kitchen, having studied under the James Beard award-wining chef Bob Kinkead. He has cooked for Julia Childs, Thomas Keller, past United States Presidents, and numerous Movie Stars. Most recently, Todd was Chef at The Cliffs at Glassy. The best thing about Todd is that he believes food is a celebration and he loves to cook for the members, friends, and families at Cherokee Valley.

Chad Taylor

Golf Superintendent
Chad has a simple perspective to a very demanding job: “if it’s green, it’s mine.” Truer words were never spoken. Essentially, anything in and around the golf course—greens, fairways, rough, landscaping, even irrigation—is Chad’s responsibility. Chad knows this course well, he’s been at Cherokee Valley for 18 years. Prior to that, he was at Glen Cannon in Brevard and Connastee Falls in Brevard. “I’m used to mountain courses,” he says, “and even though we are in the foothills, this course looks and plays like a true mountain course—with the elevation shifts and great views.”

Sophia Jennings

Goose Boarder Patrol





450 Cherokee Valley Way,
Travelers Rest, SC 29690

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