Beauty, spectacular scenery, and challenge that are beyond compare is what The Greenbrier Resort is all about. Each year, golfers of all ability levels often flock the resort to put to test their skills on the holes that where triumphed by some of the famous golf legends. The Greenbrier Course, The Old White Course, and The Meadows Course are three of the majestic golf courses that the resort boasts about. Each layout was carefully crafted to captivate and challenge golfers even at the first tee shot. Being a proud host to golf competitions played by some the world’s most prominent players, the Greenbrier Resort continues to fascinate guests whether golf enthusiasts or nature lovers.
The Old White Course was the first golf layout that The Greenbrier opened in 1914. The name originated from the famous Old White Hotel that stood in the area from the mid 1800s until the 1920s. It was also said that among the first golfers that played in the course was the late President Woodrow Wilson. This 6,826-yard par-70 layout that features the undulating putting greens and generous fairways was designed by the famed Charles Blair McDonald and was later renovated by Lester George in 2001.
The Greenbrier Course was an original Seth Raynor masterpiece that opened in 1924. The famous Jack Nicklaus later redesigned the entire course that soon after became the world’s only resort golf course where two professional international cup matches: Solheim Cup Matches and Ryder Cup Matches were held. This par-72, 6,675-yard features the heavily wooded and well-bunkered greens that would require accurate plays and demand forced carries.
The Meadows Course on the other hand was a Dick Wilson and Bob Cupp golf gem. In 1999, this 6,795-yard par-71 layout was dramatically updated to offer golf enthusiasts an excellent variety of demanding holes as well as the majestic panoramic views of the vast mountains that ringed the area. As one of the resort’s distinctive courses, The Meadows also hold some of the regional and state golf championships.