With a vision to bring public golf to the community, a group of men organized Mountain Valley Development Company in the spring of 1969. The original Board of Directors included Henry Gramling, Tracy Gaines, Ben M.Gramling II, Jerry Gaines, Marion Gramling, John Gramling, W. Ed Mitchell, and Jim Gentry.
After assembling approximately 100 acres between Inman and Gramling,The Village Greens Golf Course was born. Some remnants of the old farmland remain. The pear trees that are visible along #10 fairway are from the original orchard that stood on the property. Many of the lakes and ponds that occupy the course existed prior to construction.
Upon securing the services of local Golf Course Architect Russell Breeden, grading by L.L. Hyder Construction of Landrum began on what today many consider their home course. Of course, with mostly cleared land with which to layout a golf course, many trees were planted in order to establish the “footprint’ of the course. Much care was taken not to hinder the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Almost every hole has a view stretching from Glassy Mountain to Chimney Rock and beyond.
Now, after some 40 years of providing golfing enjoyment for many, the course and its’ current ownership of the Gaines and Gramling Families, have never been more committed to continued improvements. Their goal is to provide the most affordable and enjoyable golfing experience each and every round.