Player rethinking Greenville, S.C,. office


It sounds as if Gary Player’s design group may be having second thoughts about operating out of suburban Greenville, South Carolina.

These days, 90 percent of the firm’s work is being done outside the United States, and airline connections would be easier to make if the staff was still in Florida.

“I should be moving everyone to Shanghai,” Marc Player told the Greenville News. “But we prefer Greenville to Shanghai.”

What’s more, the firm agreed to relocate to the Cliffs at Mountain Park years ago, before the community went bankrupt and was sold. Today, it has no marketing agreements with the Cliffs’ new owners. It’s merely a tenant, not a business partner.

The firm uses its recently opened course at Mountain Park as a showcase for its design talents, but if prospective international clients balk at the travel involved in getting there, things may change.

“If my clients say, ‘Well, we’re not flying to America to come and look at how you live, work, and play,’” Player said, “then I have to regroup and reconsider.”

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