View of the 18th hole from the Old White TPC Course at Greenbrier
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4.7
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4.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.8
95.8%
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24 out of 25 reviews
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5.0
3 Reviews (3)
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.6
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4.6
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4.8
92.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 7246 yards
Slope 145
Rating 76.0

The Old White, 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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1914
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season March 28th - November 30th
Architect C.B. Macdonald (1914) Seth Raynor (1914) Lester George (2005) Keith Foster (2017) Seth Raynor (1923) Kevin Hargrave (2017)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Greenbrier Golf Academy"
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 Collared sport shirts, golf sweaters, shirts or blouses, slacks, golf shorts or knickers. No denim permitted.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa, Showers, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
25 Reviews (25)
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Wonderful experience

Very friendly
Beautiful grounds
Great golf course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old white

Course best condition I’ve seen it. Our caddie Cuz is the man. If book a time here in summer months deff ask for him

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great deal

If you can get this course for under a hundred bucks take but be aware you have to have a forecaddy and pay him but ours was very helpful and funny

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play it once, if you are willing to pay for the privilege

Was staying at the Greenbrier resort for wife's birthday celebration and played both the Old White & Meadows course.
Pros: Beautiful and challenging course originally designed by C.B. McDonald. Immaculate condition, great forecaddie (Billy). But man, those greens are fast. Also, may be the only public access ("access" being relative, see con below), McDonald course. I think the others are private.
Con: Eye watering green fee. Stated summer rate for resort guests is $475 but they hit you with all sorts of extra fees so that my total was about $540. Yikes!

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Deal of a lifetime

Scrolling on my phone early Saturday morning I logged into my GolfNow App and began to search for tee times for Sunday morning hoping to see the course we originally planned to play had put up a Hot Deal to save us some money. What I found was a deal too good to be true. A round for 4 at The Greenbrier for 46 dollars per player at 9:36am Sunday the 18th. I quickly contacted my golf group to see if they were ok switching up our plans. I booked the tee time and after discounts it ended up being 41.50 per player. Cart and range included. This is a course that is generally 300 plus to play!!!! HUGE savings and great experience. Our Forecaddie A-Rod was great and friendly. His knowledge of the course was unreal. Best deal I have ever found on GofNow App by a longshot. Whoever decided to set that price, Thank you! We had an absolute blast. What a fantastic Fathers day for my group. Thank you Greenbrier staff and thank your GofNow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I had a great time and wonderful experience on a golf treasure. I was a bit surprised by the forecaddie requirements with the extra fee. The greens ?

Paired with three people was awkward, but expected.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Crisp and Clean

The course was in great shape. All the cuts were very precise with a great clean and neat look. I like that the course is right in front of you but still requires you to make the shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Simply amazing

THE BEST OF EVERYTHING- VIVA WEST BY GOD & THE OLD WHITE

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A must Play

THE GREENBRIER Old White Course, WOW what a treat to play. This is the 2nd time I have had an opportunity to play the course. The course was in great condition from tee to green. The ENTIRE staff from bag drop to proshop, cart area, caddie master, starter, beverage cart attendant were all very accommodating. "Benny" was our fore caddy and he was EXCEPTIONAL!
This is a must play course, at least once in a life time. It is so picturesque and beautifully landscaped with such brilliantly colored flowers. Sometimes I caught myself just looking at the beautiful homes and exceptionally manicured lawns surrounding the course. Did I mention the abundance of wildlife including soaring Eagles, deer and other indigenous animals.
There is a lot of golf history associated with the Greenbrier and it is documented throughout the club house and course with photos, written stories and plaques.
Treat yourself, visit the Greenbrier, enjoy a challenging yet playable course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 306
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

The Old White at The Greenbrier is thriving after getting out on the forefront of the recent “return to classic architecture and conditioning” revival that has captured the raters, rankers and golfing masses.

Deemed tired, with boring round bunkers, even more uninteresting round greens and less-than-thought-provoking mowing patterns, Lester George was tapped in the early 2000s to restore Macdonald and Raynor’s vision. And though the course has since been reconstructed following the massive flood several years ago that led to the ownership softening some of George’s features, the Old White sits solidly in the top half of most publications’ top 50 lists.

It is a remarkably flat, charming layout that rests in a valley of the Allegheny Mountains. The lush, verdant terrain that surrounds Howard’s Creek is made interesting by strategic fairway bunkering and sunken green side traps. Mounding also captures your eye off the tee.

The greens offered movement that is quite subtle to the eye, but dramatic to the ball. I was fooled by how much break I encountered throughout the course, and was thankful to have a forecaddie that showed me the way, even if I was unbelieving. It should come as no surprise, however, as you are playing through a valley with cumbersome mountains on either side, with a body of water bisecting the property to provide the pull. Trust the caddie.

Much has been written about the course’s opening tee shot. Tom Watson said it was his favorite opening shot he’s ever played. I’m not inclined to argue with him. Walking up the steps beside the clubhouse to the starter’s stand and looking out over the property to the fairway below Is quite sensational.

The course’s backbone - at a par of 70 - is reinforced by a bevy of par 4s. Due to the parkland nature of the course, driving accuracy is a key to scoring well, as you will be punching out frequently, otherwise. And this time of year, balls can be hard to locate with all the fallen leaves.

The par 3s, two of which are prominent template holes, are good on the front. I found the two on the back to play largely the same.

Do yourself a favor and retire to Slammin’ Sammy’s afterward for a post-round drink. Try the burger. The hand-cut fries are among the best I’ve had anywhere.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 734
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

A Restored MacDonald Raynor Gem

Most of the C. B. MacDonald and Seth Raynor courses are ultra private and quite difficult to gain access; thus, I had always wanted to Kmart Old White. The wait and effort to finally get her was worth the wait.

Course has most of the course designers famous template holes from short, Biarritz, Alps, Redan, etc.

This is a must play course for any Golden Age of course design fan.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 74
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Best flat golf course in US

Maybe Seminole...maybe not....but I'd rather play the Old Gringo than just about any course in the US. For a course in the mountains of WV...It is remarkable how flat the course plays through the river valley. There is quite simply no hills or undulations- but who cares. Course conditions and overall ambiance certainly justify the cost- any day spent at the Greenbrier beats just about anything else!!! JP

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

Beautiful Course, beautiful day

The reason I put that we played for 0.00 was that my friend is a member of the Sporting Club and had some coupons. Normally, quite expensive. It was a beautiful day and the course was in immaculate condition. The greens are really quick and of course I had plenty of 3 putts. When I got the speed down I was able to get 3 birdies and 5 pars. It was my first time playing it, although I had walked it previously during the PGA tournament.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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