Dubbed as the “Queen of the Watering Places”, White Sulphur Springs became the all-time favorite of the wealthy low-country residents of Virginia. It then gained a status of being a socially exclusive site and a luxury resort town where the rich can reprieve from heat and humidity of the busy city life. The city also offers the array of leisurely activities as well as the large clear spring that inspired the city’s name. Some of the amazing golf destinations that contribute to the city’s booming tourism industry include the Greenbrier Course, the Meadows Course, and the Old White Course. These well designed courses also offer the array of golf vacation packages that will suit any kind of budget constraint.
Originally created by Seth Raynor in 1924, The Greenbrier Course was redesigned in 1977 by the famous Jack Nicklaus. This par-72, 6,675-yard layout features the well-bunkered greens that would require an accurate iron play on the part of the golfer. The course is also said to be the only golf facility that has hosted professional international cup matches. In 1979, the course hosted the Ryder Cup Matches and in 1994, the Solheim Cup Matches. Since then, the Greenbrier has been attracting all sorts of golfers from the different parts of the globe.
The Meadows Course is all about challenging holes that would test every golfer’s handicap levels. Since it underwent dramatic updates in 1999, the layout now features the massive double greens on the course’s eighteenth hole. While on play, golfers can also have the fair share of West Virginia’s beautiful panoramic views of the mountains that ring the area. Golfers of all ability levels can now have the exciting yet challenging tee times at one of the world’s finest greens.
The Old White Course has been considered as Greenbrier’s first 18-hole layout that opened in 1914. The course got its name from the famous Old White Hotel that thrived in the area from 1858 to 1922. Designed by the famous Charles Blair McDonald, this challenging golf course features the undulating and challenging putting greens as well as the generous fairways. Over the years, this well-designed golf layout has served as the playground for golf legends like Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and Arnold Palmer. In 1995, Sam Snead made the hole-in-one on the layout’s 18th hole.