20 Jun 2017 Marks Another Historic Milestone at America’s Resort | The Greenbrier
Golf has been as much a part of history at The Greenbrier as the Springhouse itself or the colors of Dorothy Draper, and the summer of 2017 promises to mark another historic milestone at America’s Resort.
Major flooding turned lives upside down throughout West Virginia on June 23, 2016, and at The Greenbrier, the waters had a major impact on the championship golf courses that are part of the resort’s 11,000-acre playground.
The Meadows Course and The Old White TPC Course were almost completely destroyed, and The Snead Course, exclusive to members of The Greenbrier Sporting Club, along with The Greenbrier Course sustained significant damage. The destruction on The Old White TPC forced the cancellation of The 2016 Greenbrier Classic – an annual PGA TOUR FedExCup stop at The Greenbrier and only The Greenbrier Course has been open for play since that tragic day.
In early June ’17, a completely redesigned Meadows Course with updated routing and new signature bunkers, will open for play providing an exciting new opportunity for golf enthusiasts. Meanwhile, The Old White TPC Course is finishing up a complete restoration including new fairways, greens and bunkers on every hole with some fresh design elements which is making one of the best courses in America even better. Old White is the oldest course on the PGA TOUR and will open for play just in time for The 2017 Greenbrier Classic, making its celebrated return to America’s Resort over the dates of July 3-9, 2017.
“The scars from the flooding will long remain, but we couldn’t be more excited about the work that is being done and the future of golf at The Greenbrier,” said Burt Baine, Director of Golf at The Greenbrier. “These courses are going to be tremendous and will create a major buzz around the golfing world when guests experience them for the first time.”
Then there is The Greenbrier Course, home of the 1979 Ryder Cup. Twelve holes of this historic course will remain open throughout the summer, while Phil Mickelson and his design team get to work on six new holes on a new piece of property that will add a fresh look and feel to the already grand course.
If you need some instruction before you hit the links, The Greenbrier has you covered there as well. Golf instructor Billy Winters is among the best in the business, and Golf Professional Emeritus Lee Trevino will be back for his third straight summer, providing group and private lessons as well as meet and greets with guests of America’s Resort.
“Where else can you receive instruction from one of the legends of the game before you head out for your round?” asked Baine. “It’s a unique opportunity and Lee is amazing in both his instruction and story telling.”
Golf packages are currently available, allowing golfers to group together golfing and accommodations, as well as book unique experiences for a golf trip they will remember for a lifetime.