"A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind."
-Tom Watson, The Greenbrier Golf Professional Emeritus
The Old White TPC, home to The Greenbrier Classic PGA TOUR event is the only C. B. Macdonald course available to the public. It is also the oldest course currently used for a PGA TOUR event and has stood the test of time. It was the 5th most difficult course on the TOUR in 2011.
The Greenbrier Course (Jack Nicklaus), home to the 1979 Ryder Cup and the 1994Solheim Cup - one of only two courses (and the only resort course) to hold such an honor (Muirfield Village is the other).
The Meadows Course (Dick Wilson & Bob Cupp) is often called the most scenic of the Greenbrier Courses but still challenges skilled golfers.
The Snead (Tom Fazzio) The Private Residents Course is a remarkable test of strategic tee shots, precision approaches and incredibly undulating fast greens.
The Greenbrier's courses have hosted golf's royalty so if you wish to walk in the footsteps of Hogan, Snead, Nelson, Palmer, Nicklaus, Trevino, Watson, Player, Faldo, Ballestero and many others. Click here for one of the unique Greenbrier Golf Packages.
Play, Then Play Again
The Casino Club at The Greenbrier
After your round, relax at the Greenbriers Five-Star Mineral Spa (the only one in the world); dine at one of the magnificent restaurants (the Greenbrier's Executive Chef, Rich Rosendale, recently won the internationally renowned Bocus d'Or culinary competition and will be representing the United States at the finals in Leon, France in 2013). Continue the experience at the Casino Club, which Cindy Adams of The New York Post hailed as "the best in the world." Fully licensed, non-smoking and jacket-required, The Casino Club really is "Monte Carlo" meets "Gone With the Wind."
The Greenbrier's Pro-Emeritus
Mr. Tom Watson
Tom Watson, our golf professional emeritus, is one of the most celebrated players ever on the PGA TOUR and among the top echelon on the Champions Tour. After winning his first PGA TOUR event in 1974, Tom went on to win 39 PGA TOUR wins, 14 Senior PGA TOUR wins and led the money list five times. Over the years he accrued six PGA Player of the Year titles, trailing only behind Tiger Woods in that category. Among Watson's major PGA TOUR victories are the 1982 U.S. Open, the 1977 and 1981 MASTERS titles and a remarkable five British Open Championships (1975, 1977, 1980, 1982 and 1983). He won the 2001 and 2011 Senior PGA Championship and the 2003, 2005 and 2007 Senior British Open. At the 2009 British Open, Watson had his best Open score since 1994 when he lost in a play-off to Stewart Cink. This performance made him the oldest player to ever hold the lead after 54 holes at a major championship.
Congratulations to Hill Herrick, Head Golf Professional at The Greenbrier, for being awarded PGA Resort Merchandiser of the Year for 2011. To see the video of Hill's presentation please click below.
For those seeking to learn to play the game from scratch or improve their technique. The Greenbrier Golf Academy provides the ultimate in golf instruction. Attendees will benefit from leading edge teaching, and playing philosophies, all focused on achieving results while ensuring a memorable experience.
New For Junior Golfers
The Meadows and The Greenbrier championship courses are now home to Junior Tees. Yellow (US Kids Personal) tee markers have been set throughout and special junior scorecards are available. Each course will play at approximately 4,000 yards, which is 1000 yards shorter than the red tees. The shorter course not only offers an opportunity for younger players, but also beginners of all ages.
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James Monroe visited White Sulphur Springs with his wife in August 1815 while he was Secretary of State. His physician ordered him to “take the waters” to regain his health.
Ulysses S. Grant visited White Sulphur Springs in 1874. It was a brief visit early in the season as he was traveling west by railroad.
Woodrow Wilson spent his Easter vacation in April 1914 at The Greenbrier. He played golf on the Old White Course. He also divided his December 1915 honeymoon with Edith Bolling Galt between The Greenbrier and The Homestead.
William Howard Taft vacationed at White Sulphur Springs during his 1908 campaign for the presidency. He was feted at a grand ball in the ballroom of the Old White Hotel.
Dwight D. Eisenhower hosted the North American Summit Conference at The Greenbrier March 26-28, 1956. He was also at the resort three times in World War II when The Greenbrier was used as an Army hospital. Once he was admitted as a patient and the other times he was here with Mrs. Eisenhower for rest and relaxation.