Columbia Country Club

Chris Sparrow

General Manager / Head Golf Professional

A graduate from the University of South Carolina, Chris joined the Columbia CC team in 2003 as Head Golf Professional and doubled his role as General Manager in 2010.  Chris is a Certified PGA Golf Professional and PTI Certified Instructor with over 25 years in the golf industry.

Sam Friar

Golf Course Superintendent

Sam comes to us from The Members Club as Director of Greens for 10 years over both WildeWood and Woodcreek. Sam's wife Amber of 13 years works with ADP and is currently studying to finish her elementary education degree. Sam has two sons; Miles a rising 6th grader and Hayden a rising 4th grader. Sam is very excited to join the CCC team and will officially begin on August 20th. 

Heather Lathrop

Clubhouse Manager / Food & Beverage Director / Membership Director

A graduate from the University of South Carolina, Heather joined the Columbia CC team in 2011.  With over 20 years in the hospitality industry she leads our Food and Beverage department, spearheads club membership and directs all clubhouse activities and special events.

Samantha Priebe

Office Manager

Joining the team in 2013, Samantha is Columbia CC’s Office Manager and Billing Specialist.  Samantha holds an Associate’s Degree and is working toward her Bachelor’s in Marketing.