Championship tennis player, passionate golf competitor, business executive, and club life entrepreneur, Fred W. Layman III has successfully operated lifetime sports and hospitality businesses for over twenty years.


Despite being “Fred Layman the third,” Fred is an original. Much of the success he has enjoyed is the result of patient teaching methods and faithful guidance from the people who have passed through his life as family, friends, employers or simply role models.


Mr. Layman has a servant’s heart and is committed to making a difference in the lives of others. As a hospitality expert, building relationships and enriching lives is his daily acumen. By bringing a higher and more consistent level of service with unwavering commitment to excellence, he builds open and honest relationships within the club, business and the community he serves.


Fred has an impressive word-of-mouth reputation and massive experience and knowledge in launching and growing successful businesses. His knack for safely choosing the kind of businesses one would strive to acquire and build, has made him a sought-after business consultant.


As the Founder of iBuddy Club, Inc. and Earth Smart Media, LLC, Fred found a way to combine his club business acumen with his community stewardship. These mobile marketing, and fundraising technology companies serve the national Non-Profit community, youth athletics and over 250,000 students in Denver, Colorado.  Including Fred’s high school alma mater Columbine High School.


Mr. Layman has extensive knowledge and experience in the process of starting and running hospitality and leisure businesses. He is the Director of Operations of The Windermere Country Club, which is one of South Carolina’s premier all-purpose facilities. In addition, Mr. Layman owned and operated The North Augusta Country Club, and The Club at Rae’s Creek as well as consulted and managed such mega projects as,Mount

Vintage Plantation Golf and Country Club, The Fountain Head Country Club and The Mystic Indoor Tennis Center. Mr. Layman has built, renovated, consulted on and successfully streamlined various multi-purpose facilities around the country.


As a championship tennis player, golf officiant, club life director, business executive and entrepreneur, Mr. Layman is a passionate and determined leader. He builds positive teams, embraces, and drives change and delivers exceptional customer service. With a straight-forward approach and a specialized talent for working with businesses in transition, his focus, practical understanding, and work ethic are true assets to any business venture.


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