Greenbrier - Old White TPC Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 7292
Slope 145
Rating 76.0
Type Resort
The Old White TPC, the first 18-hole golf course at The Greenbrier, was designed by Charles Blair Macdonald and opened for play in 1914. A legend of golf history at The Greenbrier, the course was named for the well-known Old White Hotel, which stood on the grounds from 1858 through 1922. Macdonald, the father of American golf course architecture, modeled several holes from some of the most famous throughout Europe. The 8th Hole was styled after the "Redan" at North Berwick, the 13th after the "Alps" at Prestwick and the 15th after the "Eden" at St. Andrews. His associate, Seth Raynor, assisted in the course construction and returned in the 1920s to oversee updates to the golf course.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 70 7292 yards 76.0 145
Championship 70 6894 yards 74.1 137
Back 70 6426 yards 71.7 130
Middle 70 5853 yards 69.1 127
Middle (W) 70 5853 yards 74.3 130
Forward 70 5021 yards 64.2 113
Forward (W) 70 5021 yards 69.4 122
Scorecard for Old White TPC
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament M: 76.0/145 449 486 208 430 388 475 436 236 413 3521 382 484 570 496 395 229 421 615 179 3771 7292
Championship M: 74.1/137 449 446 208 430 340 475 390 224 413 3375 357 441 547 451 395 195 418 564 151 3519 6894
Back M: 71.7/130 428 378 197 398 330 436 380 180 383 3110 344 412 536 414 344 188 379 555 144 3316 6426
Middle M: 69.1/127 W: 74.3/130 420 367 188 369 303 383 345 154 337 2866 305 394 504 401 311 135 335 466 136 2987 5853
Forward M: 64.2/113 W: 69.4/122 296 321 148 329 246 335 323 119 313 2430 284 332 465 308 270 114 310 406 102 2591 5021
Handicap 3 5 17 13 11 1 7 15 9 14 12 2 6 8 16 10 4 18
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 34 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 36 70

Course Details

Year Built 1914
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - December
Architect C.B. Macdonald (1914) Seth Raynor (1914) Lester George (2005) Keith Foster (2017) Seth Raynor (1924)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Gentlemen: Collared shirts, golf and/or tennis sweaters, slacks, walking shorts, tennis shorts (for tennis only) or Bermuda shorts. Ladies: Sweaters, shirts or blouses, slacks, walking shorts, Bermuda shorts, golf and/or tennis shorts (for tennis only).

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Tour-quality but enjoyable for all

The Old White TPCat The Greenbrier is one of my golf "happy places." The CB Macdonald/Seth Raynor layout has strong versions of many of the duo's famous "template holes," combined with mountain views everywhere you look. I would definitely recommend walking the course with a caddie, who will help you read the famously tricky greens. This time around, it was a special treat to hit into the par-3 18th with the stands being set up for the PGA Tour event.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

100 years of excellence and getting better

Originally designed by CB Macdonald and Seth Raynor, this course has only gotten better over time, especially since it was renovated a few years back right before the PGA Tour moved in with the Greenbrier Classic. From start to finish, this course is memorable with elements of Scottish links design combined with classic America golf. Conditions are impeccable in resort setting unlike anywhere else in the world. A definite bucket list play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

The New Old White

A C.B. Macdonald original design is hard to find. Not unlike other courses built during the Golden Era of architecture, multiple architects have been involved in the current state of Old White, including Seth Raynor, who was Macdonald's protege. Lester George did a fairly recent restoration. And there's new grass on the greens. The course has all the charm and strategic challenges you'd expect from an American classic. You'll use every club in your bag, negotiate big undulating greens and wind through the rolling tree-lined topography of White Sulphur Springs. Sam Snead made 42 aces in his decorated career. No. 42 was on Old White's 18th, one of the rare par-3 finishing holes in golf. The Greenbrier is my No. 7 best buddies-trip destination in the U.S., in part, because of how much I enjoy playing Old White. Other factors are the alternate golf options, rich history, 5-star service and 50+ amenities—including a new steak house and casino. The setting makes fall an especially good time to visit. Credit to local coal mogul, Jim Justice, for bringing back The Greenbrier and Old White to prominence—and relevance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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