The Greenbrier Course

Golf Course Architect - Seth Raynor (1924),  Jack Nicklaus (1977)

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, and 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 would also play 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. 


The heavily wooded course encourages and rewards shot shaping off the tee and precise approach shots into the greens. The well bunkered and terraced greens require talent, touch and creativity on and around the greens.  

Sam Snead famously shot 59 in the final round of the 1959 Spring Festival 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.” 

During the 2017 golf season, following a weather event that greatly impacted the course, The Greenbrier was played as a 12-hole routing utilizing holes 1-8 and 15-18. Currently, 10 holes are open for play, and guests can play either 9 or 18 with a bonus hole. 

For more information about golf at The Greenbrier, please contact a member of our Golf Professional Staff or visit our Golf Rates & Fees

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