Since 1778, guests have been traveling to White Sulphur Springs to “take the waters,” and today’s modern resort builds on that rich history. With more than 55 indoor and outdoor activities, 36 retail outlets, 20 restaurants and lounges and 710 guest rooms, cottages and estate homes; The Greenbrier Resort is the ultimate luxury destination. To date, 27 United States presidents have visited America’s Resort.
The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center has played host as a training facility for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals. This resort is much more than another course to check off your list, it’s a way of life.
SHIPPING YOUR STICKS THERE
When traveling to The Greenbrier, we strongly suggest sending your clubs in advance with Ship Sticks. This will alleviate the stress of having to lug your clubs to and from the airport.
When you arrive at the resort, your clubs will be waiting. Upon checking in, you should inform the front desk that your clubs were shipped there. They will then transport them over to the main golf clubhouse for you so all you’ll have to do is show up at the course ready to play.
THE OLD WHITE TPC COURSE
Originally designed and constructed by Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor in 1914, The Old White TPC has stood the test of time and is still considered one of the finest courses in the United States more than 100 years later.
The course recently saw a major restoration project after a catastrophic weather event in 2016. The Old White TPC received new fairways, new bunkers, and new green complexes. The changes were made to return the course as close as possible to its original design.
In July of 2017, the course reopened to host The Greenbrier Classic (now a Military Tribute at The Greenbrier). The PGA TOUR FedExCup event is hosted on the historic course annually. The Old White TPC has received rave reviews from both professionals and amateurs across the globe.
THE MEADOWS COURSE
The Meadows Course began as a 9-hole course named Lakeside. Designed by Alexander H. Findlay, it opened for play in 1911. In 1923, Seth Raynor re-designed the course while he was on the property updating The Old White TPC and building the original Greenbrier Course.
In 1962, Lakeside was expanded to an 18-hole routing by architect Dick Wilson, who used dirt excavated during the construction of The Bunker, The Greenbrier’s top secret fallout shelter for Congress during the Cold War, to expand the course. Years later, in 1999, Bob Cupp once again redesigned the golf course. The course was officially named The Meadows.
After sustaining substantial damage during the flood of 2016, The Meadows underwent a full restoration and reopened for play during the summer of 2017. The new and exciting routing features dynamic green complexes, breathtaking mountain vistas, and signature stacked sod bunkers throughout the course.
Guests have been extremely complimentary of the new layout of the challenging but fun course.
THE GREENBRIER COURSE
The Greenbrier course was designed by Seth Raynor, a close associate of Charles Blair Macdonald and one of the great architects of early American golf. The course opened for play in 1924. It was later redesigned in 1977 by Jack Nicklaus in preparation for the 1979 Ryder Cup.
In 1994, The Greenbrier played host to the Solheim Cup, making it the only resort course in the world to host both prestigious events. The course was also home to The Greenbrier American Express Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event, from 1985 through 1987.
Sam Snead famously shot 59 in the final round of the 1959 Spring Festival on The Greenbrier, making him the first known golfer to accomplish the rare feat in competition. Sports Illustrated later called the round “the greatest competitive round in the history of the game.”
The Greenbrier course is opening on July 30th as a nine-hole option for guests, as plans for a redesign of the remainder of the course continue.
OFF THE COURSE
With more than 55 indoor and outdoor activities, there’s no shortage of fun for guests of all ages and interests at The Greenbrier. The 11,000-acre property includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a modern fitness center, a bowling alley, a movie theater and an equestrian center.
Some of the more popular activities include off-road adventures in a Jeep Rubicon or Polaris RZR, an introduction to the ancient sport of falconry, laser tag, the Gun Club and a world-renowned mineral spa. The Greenbrier also features America’s only private casino, with access only to resort guests and members.
WINE AND DINE SPOTS
The Restaurant Collection run by an award-winning culinary team provides guests with an unforgettable dining experience. The Main Dining Room at The Greenbrier has been serving breakfast and dinner to guests since 1913. It features a fine dining experience that can’t be matched.
Prime 44 West, The Greenbrier’s steakhouse that honors NBA legend and West Virginia native Jerry West, features prime steaks and seafood. In 2018, the restaurant was named “West Virginia’s Best Restaurant” by Southern Living. The lobster mashed potatoes served at Prime 44 West were featured on the Food Network show, “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”
Drapers, named after famed interior designer Dorothy Draper, is a hot spot for lunches and casual dinners. The Forum, another dining location on site offers guests Italian cuisine.
At The Golf Club, Slammin’ Sammy’s and Sam Snead’s both honor one of the game’s greatest golfers. They serve exquisite fare with unmatched views of the golf courses and the Greenbrier Valley.
The Ashford Short Course is a new 9-hole, par-3 design at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. It is on track to open on August 22nd of this year. It will provide another challenging and entertaining option for golfers at The Greenbrier.
Sending your clubs back home is simple. The main golf clubhouse will handle preparing your bag to ship home. They’ll transport it to the shipping department for you.
We recommend having your return label with you, to make the process simpler for both the staff and yourself.
If you have questions about how Ship Sticks works, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Grab a quote today to The Greenbrier and let us show you how Ship Sticks will simplify your golf travels to and from America’s Resort.