The Greenbrier Resort
The Resort at Glade Springs is the sister of the award-winning Greenbrier Resort in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.
Established in 1778, The Greenbrier is now a National Historic landmark and has an illustrious guest list from across the world. The classic architecture has an exquisite interior design, is beautifully landscaped, and is flawless in their service, which combine to make it one of the best luxury resorts in the world.
Between The Resort at Glade Springs and The Greenbrier Resort, there are 6 golf courses that offer endless opportunities in terms of game play, forms, and challenges. The Greenbrier’s golf courses have hosted numerous championships over the years and very recently Golf Digest placed The Greenbrier at the 8th position among all the golf resorts in North America.
The historic Old White Course, designed and modeled by Charles Blair Macdonald, has been visited by some of the greatest golfers like Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, and Gary Player. Measuring nearly 7,000 yards and playing to par 70, this 18-hole championship golf course has recently been extensively renovated by Lester George. The Old White Course is the 2011 host of The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, and FedEx Cup event. The tournament will be sponsored and hosted by this West Virginia resort from now until 2015. A great accomplishment achieved indeed!
The Meadows Course is known for its superb variety of challenging holes as it is for the stunningly picturesque setting. The surrounding mountains give the perfect photographic opportunities, while the massive double green on the 18th hole is sure to test your golfing skills. The Meadows Course is also the annual host of a number of regional and state championships.
The Greenbrier Course is the only resort golf course in the world to have hosted both the international cup matches- the Solheim Cup Matches in 1994, and the Ryder Cup Matches in 1979. Originally constructed by Seth Raynor, this 6,675-yard, par 72 course was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 1977. The heavily wooded surroundings demand forced carries into the greens, and you will require a great deal of accurate iron play and talent. Are you up for the challenge?
The golfing legacy at The Greenbrier is over a century old, and this heritage is now being carried forward by the resort’s new golf professional emeritus, Tom Watson. Winner of over 35 PGA Tour events and a current player on the Champions Tour, Tom Watson has stepped into the role that once belonged to the legendary Sam Snead.