Designed in 1914 by Charles Blair Macdonald, The Old White TPC was named for the well-known Old White Hotel, which stood on the grounds from 1858 to 1922. One of the first golfers to play The Old White was President Woodrow Wilson in April of 1914. Since then, some of golf's most prominent players have tested their skills on the par-70, 6,826-yard layout, including Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Nick Faldo and Tom Watson. In 2010, Stuart Appleby fired a closing round of 59 to win the inaugural Greenbrier Classic.
Macdonald, a dominant figure in the early history of American golf, took advantage of the topography's undulating terrain to create a challenging and visually stunning layout that pays tribute to some of the most famous European holes in golf. The Old White TPC's No. 8 hole was styled after the Redan at North Berwick, No. 13 after the Alps at Prestwick, and No. 15 after the Eden at St. Andrews.
The course features generous fairways and challenging, undulating putting greens. Every hole has an obvious and well defined strategy that allows for either a very challenging approach to the green, or one that has less risk, and a higher chance of success.
Most recently, the Old White Course has joined the TPC Network of clubs, and is officially now known as The Old White TPC Course.
Following the inaugural PGA TOUR event in 2010, The Old White TPC Course underwent a few changes to continue to improve the course to offer players a challenging, yet fair, field of play. All 18 greens, as well as the practice putting and pitching greens, have been reconstructed with only minor tweaks to most. Changes include lengthening the course to 7,287 yards, narrowing fairways, expanding the lake on #16 and reseeding new greens on all 18 holes with Tyee Creeping Bentgrass.
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