Greenbrier Course at The Greenbrier: Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup worthy
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Greenbrier resort - Greenbrier golf course - 9th
The Greenbrier Course at The Greenbrier resort played host to the 1979 Ryder Cup and 1994 Solheim Cup. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Greenbrier resort - Greenbrier G.C. - 2nd
Difficulty comes early on the Greenbrier Course with the no. 5 handicap hole, the par-4 second. Water is in play off the tee and approach. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Greenbrier resort - Greenbrier golf course - 4th
The fourth on the Greenbrier Course is a tricky 177-yard par 3 with plenty of trouble left. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Greenbrier resort - Greenbrier G.C. - 5th
The fifth is the longest and most difficult par 5 on the Greenrbier Course, a 551-yard uphill dogleg left. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Greenbrier resort - Greenbrier golf course - 11th
The par-4 11th on the Greenbrier Course isn't long, but there's water in front of the green, and it's easy to get blocked out if your tee shot is too far right. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Greenbrier resort - Greenbrier G.C. - 12th
You can use the slope to the right of the pin to find the green on the 510-yard, par-5 12th on The Greenbrier Course. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Greenbrier resort - Greenbrier golf course - 14th
At 305 yards, stronger players can try to drive the Greenbrier's par-4 14th, but a series of bunkers and trees protects the hole. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Greenbrier resort - Greenbrier G.C. - 16th
The 16th on the Greenbrier Course is a 406-yard dogleg right par 4 that rates as the no. 4 handicap hole. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Greenbrier resort - Greenbrier golf course - 17th
The medium length par-3 17th on the Greenbrier Course plays over water and next to a road. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Greenbrier resort - Greenbrier G.C. - 18th
Yet another reachable par 5 on the Greenbrier Course, the 18th sets up nicely for match play. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Greenbrier golf course at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia: Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup worthy

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Va. -- The Greenbrier Course is one of five golf courses at The Greenbrier resort and a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

The Greenbrier's Old White TPC Course, which dates back to 1914, gets a little more notoriety these days for hosting The Greenbrier Classic. But the Greenbrier Course has an impressive pedigree as well. Originally designed by Seth Raynor in 1924, The 6,675-yard Greenbrier Course has played host to both the Ryder Cup (1979) and Solheim Cup (1994).

In 1978, the course was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus, who was instrumental in changing the Ryder Cup format. Up until that point, the Americans had dominated, so Nicklaus suggested that instead of playing against Great Britain and Ireland that all of Europe be included. Most notably, The Greenbrier was where the late Seve Ballesteros of Spain made his Ryder Cup debut.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.

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Greenbrier golf course at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia: Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup worthy