The word is spreading about The Greenbrier’s world class golf courses, and the honors are rolling in as a result. Golfweek magazine, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine all included The Greenbrier in recent awards list released over the last few months.
Golfweek recently released its “Golfweek’s Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play, 2016” list on its website at golfweek.com, and two of The Greenbrier’s historic courses made the list for West Virginia. The Old White TPC Course topped the Golfweek list of the best in the Mountain State, while The Greenbrier Course came in at No. 5.
The Greenbrier was also listed as one of five selections in the “Best Golf Resorts in the Mid-Atlantic” by Golf Digest. The text read, “Robert E. Lee’s wife stayed here for medicinal treatments before the Civil War. Golf arrived 50 years later. The Greenbrier 18 hosted the 1977 Ryder Cup, and the Old White TPC is a tour mainstay.”
Golf Magazine named The Greenbrier a Platinum Award Winner on its “Premier Resorts 2016-17” list. The text read, “A staple among our Platinum winners since the category debuted, The Greenbrier scores high in Lodging, Food & Drink, Service and Families. It also boasts The Old White TPC, which hosts the PGA TOUR, the Nicklaus-designed Greenbrier Course, a past host of the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup; one of the nation’s oldest and most-acclaimed mineral spas; and clear, bracing Allegheny Mountain scenery.”
Designed by Charles Blair Macdonald, The Old White TPC opened in 1914. President Woodrow Wilson was one of the first golfers to play the course, and since then it has hosted the likes of Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Sam Snead and Tiger Woods.
Since 2010, The Old White TPC has played host to the PGA TOUR FedExCup’s Greenbrier Classic, and the 7,287-yard course has been part of the prestigious Tournament Players Club Network since 2011.
The Greenbrier Course was originally constructed in 1924 by Seth Raynor but was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 1977, prior to the course hosting the 1979 Ryder Cup. The 6,675-yard course also hosted the Solheim Cup in 1994.