Paris Mountain Country Club (“PMCC”) was founded in 1938 by J.P. Traynham, when he built the original 9-hole layout while still employed as greens superintendent at Greenville Country Club. In 1948, Mr. Traynham left Greenville Country Club to focus his attention on Paris Mountain, building the second nine holes which opened for play in 1950. The Traynham family operated the club until selling it in 1964; it would later be purchased by Dallah Forrest in 1979 and renamed Summersett Golf Club. The club operated as Summersett through 2014, until it was acquired by current owners who reverted back to the club’s original name.
"PMCC has a long history of producing talented golfers, with J.P.’s son Dillard Traynham being one of the most decorated of his era."
PMCC has a long history of producing talented golfers, with J.P.’s son Dillard Traynham being one of the most decorated of his era. Dillard won multiple South Carolina and Carolinas amateur championships and is a member of the Greenville County Golf Hall of Fame. Dillard Pruitt, J.P.’s grandson, had an All-American career at Clemson and was a member of the PGA Tour from 1988 to 1996.