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SCHotline Exclusive: The Official Forest Lake Country Club Membership Directory

December 31, 2008

The Official Forest Lake Country Club Membership Directory-
Constitution and By Laws!

Who is a member? Who was on the waiting lists and is now a member?
Now you can see for yourself and take a look at the inner workings of
Columbia’s most exclusive private club.

Here is a small sample:

Robert McNair – Former South Carolina Governor (deceased)

Rev. Wendell Estep – First Baptist Church

Tommy Suggs – Former Gamecock Quarterback and Football Radio Announcer

Dr. Walter Edgar – USC Historian and Famed Author

Joe Taylor – Gov Sanford’s Commerce Secretary

Robert Ariail, Cartoonist, State Newspaper

John Palms – Former USC President

Kirkman Finlay – Columbia City Council

Daniel Rickenman – Columbia City Council

Joel Smith – Former Dean, USC’s Darla Moore School of Business

Kit Smith – Richland County Council

Henry McMaster – SC Attorney General

Walter Keenan – CEO Keenan Colliers

Larry Wilson – former CEO PMSC

Bristow Marchant – Federal Judge Magistrate

State Senator John Courson

Kester Freeman – Former CEO Palmetto Health

Gayle Averyt – Former CEO Colonial Life

Lloyd Hendrix – President, SC Bankers Assoc.

Carroll Campbell III – Chairman, Carroll Campbell and Associates

Bill Boyd – Sinkler Boyd

Ed Mullins – Nelson Mullins

Julian Nexsen – Nexsen Pruitt



12 Comments leave one →
  1. superbrain1 permalink
    January 1, 2009 1:31 AM

    Leave the poor folks alone at Forest Lake.There are plenty of country clubs to join.(And no I am not a member of Forest Lake.)

  2. January 1, 2009 1:38 AM

    PS… There is no indication otherwise that Forest Lake CC is an all-white only club.

  3. b.smith permalink
    January 1, 2009 7:50 PM

    They’re hardly poor, superbrain1

  4. Elizabeth permalink
    January 2, 2009 5:38 PM

    If it is a private club, they have the right to allow anyone they choose … just as you have the right to walk away if you don’t like their rules. Really … you can’t force morality or decency on an individual. If you don’t like what they’re doing, don’t use their services. Don’t think that will make a difference? It will when you don’t use the services of their members either.

  5. Jerry permalink
    January 2, 2009 8:39 PM

    If its offensive to you, then, as Elizabeth states, choose not to use their services, companies, nor support their campaigns. The PC culture has gone quite overboard not to offend people that we are to the point where we now have to accept mediocrity as “good”.

  6. ted permalink
    January 3, 2009 1:15 AM

    I would like to know what the point or purpose is of the writer of this story…what is your point, is there nothing better to belly-ache about, anybody in their right minds and living in this great democracy would be honored to associate with these fine folks on this list, and thats not a joke

  7. Joe permalink
    January 3, 2009 4:46 AM

    I find it interesting that all these “progressive” , “Pillars of the community” were telling us we had to take the Confederate Flag down while they were members of an all white CC that wouldn’t even let the African American Commander at Ft. Jackson join even though that was the clubs custom until the Army began to promote minorities to flag rank.

  8. Robin Biro permalink
    January 6, 2009 8:42 PM

    Wow, this is very interesting and surprising – I even see some good Democrats on that list. I don’t know what to make of this – do I excuse Katon because so many other people had equally as questionable judgment? I honestly don’t know…

    It just makes me glad that when I was shopping around I chose to join the Capital City Club specifically because it had always had a policy of inclusion, – heck, they even let riffraff like Jeffrey and me in 😉

    -Robin Biro

  9. A Heart is Required permalink
    January 11, 2009 1:35 AM

    I find it mighty interesting how int today’s time, people stil have this imaginary “black exclusion”is right mentality; and have the nerve to say – “if you don’t like it, don’t use their services”. Try being black for a moment, walk in all the innocent black peoples shoes, all those who help build this country…and see how you feel when “people” mistreat you for reasons you have “no control” over. Any way, I pray for all those people who think this is fair and have even benefited from such behavior – because in the end, we all have to answer to “GOD”!!!

  10. February 5, 2009 4:40 PM

    Very informative article, which I found quite useful. Cheers ,Jay

  11. Nancy permalink
    April 14, 2010 9:37 PM

    This is ridiculous. Why is it okay to have all black clubs,TV channels, pageants, etc. but not an all white club? I am a member and proud of it. I guarantee you 99% of FLC’s members are the most charitable people in Columbia to ALL causes and that they did not join simply because its an all white club. For heaven’s sake, leave FLC and its members alone. how about focus on some important issues Columbia faces – not this crap.


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