The Greenbrier Resort, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, is commonly referred to as America’s Resort. Loaded with history and tradition, The Greenbrier is one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. The Greenbrier was established in 1778 and has been known for pampering guests ever since.
The Greenbrier offers something for everyone with a diverse range of amenities. Guests have several choices for accommodations. The Greenbrier Estate Homes offer four to seven bedrooms with enough room to entertain up to 200 guests. The Legacy Cottages are the oldest structures on the property and have housed guests for over 200 years. The Signature Resort Rooms offer Historic and Classic Suites, Guest Rooms and the exclusive Windsor Club, which offers premier accommodations for selective guests.
The Greenbrier holds the unique distinction of serving as a secret fallout shelter for the U.S. Congress in the event of nuclear war. Kept secret for 30 years, the bunker at the Greenbrier was selected because of its proximity to Washington. Guests can schedule a tour of the bunker that provides a unique and in-depth look into the history of the Greenbrier.
The Greenbrier Spa has long been one of the resort’s most popular amenities. Since 1778, guests have traveled to The Greenbrier to bathe in the white sulphur spring waters. The Greenbrier’s exceptional dining experiences offers nine restaurants, five bars and 24 hour room service. Several weddings, and group conferences occur on property in the magnificent ballroom and gala. The Greenbrier offers over 55 indoor and outdoor activities such as bowling, tennis, laser tag, carriage rides, white water rafting and a summer concert series. Finally, The Greenbrier Casino offers an unforgettable gaming experience for members and guests of the hotel.
The Greenbrier features five outstanding golf courses. The Old White TPC Course hosts The Greenbrier Classic, home of the PGA Tour Fed Ex Cup Event. The Old White TPC is the first course built at the Greenbrier in 1914 and earned its name after the Old White Hotel, which was on the property from 1858 – 1922. The Old White TPC was designed by C.B. Macdonald and plays 7,287 yards and a par of 70 from the championship tees. Stuart Appleby set the course record at the 2010 PGA Greenbrier Classic when he shot 59.
The Greenbrier course was built in 1924 by Seth Raynor and redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 1977. The Greenbrier course hosted championship events such as the 1979 Ryder Cup Matches and 1994 Solheim Cup Matches. The Greenbrier course travels through wooded areas with strategically placed bunkers. The challenging layout plays to a par 72 and 6,675 yards from the back tees.
The Meadows course is designed by Dick Wilson and Bob Cupp. The Meadows plays to a par 70 and stretches to 6,660 yards from the championship set of tees. The Meadows course is a popular venue for many regional and state championships. Many guests consider Meadows the most scenic and beautiful course on the property.
Located just a few miles off the property guests will find Oakhurst Links, the oldest course in the America. Oakhurst was built in 1884 and features a 30-acre course, museum and clubhouse that is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests play Oakhurst Links with hickory shafted clubs, gutta-percha balls and sand based tees.
The Snead Course opened in 2004 and is the only private course available for members of the Greenbrier Sporting Club. Named after legendary Golf Professional Sam Snead, the Snead course was voted #3 Best New Private Golf Courses in America. Tom Fazio designed the par 71 Snead Course that plays 7,025 from the back tees.
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