Oct. 27, 2016 – Phil Mickelson Design (PMD) has begun work on the Greenbrier Course at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. The course was one of several at the sprawling property that suffered severe damage in a major flood on June 23.
Seth Raynor designed the Greenbrier, which opened in 1924. It hosted the 1979 Ryder Cup won by the United States and has been one of the most popular of the resort’s courses.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Seth Raynor’s work,” said Phil, who recently was named The Greenbrier Resort’s PGA TOUR Ambassador.
Earlier this month Phil spent two days on the property with owner Jim Justice. They spent hours touring the land with PMD co-designer Rick Smith, design director Mike Angus, and The Greenbrier Resort golf staff. Phil also visited nearby neighborhoods and met with several families that had lost property and homes in the flooding.
The Greenbrier course renovation will include modifications to eight of the original holes. Ten new holes are set in a magnificent old-growth forest that is sliced by streams and features some elevation changes of more than 100 feet.
The plan calls for construction to begin in January 2017, have it completed by November, and open the new Greenbrier course in the spring of 2018.
“We have a tremendous piece of property that comes with a great history,” said Phil, “and we are going to make it great for the future of The Greenbrier Resort and the region.”