Ground broken for new course at The Greenbrier in West Virginia


Ground broken for new course at The Greenbrier in West Virginia
Left to right: Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus at The Greenbrier
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Ground has been broken for the development of a new course at The Greenbrier Sporting Club in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

The Greenbrier’s owner Jim Justice has brought together four golfing icons – Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino – to oversee the course’s development.

The new 8,042-yard course is being created on a site with dramatic elevation changes, and will overlook the club’s historic Oakhurst Links course.

Set for completion in autumn 2016, the course will form the centrepiece of Oakhurst, a new neighbourhood at The Greenbrier.

“This day is one for the history books,” said Lee Trevino. “To be here with Jack, Gary and Arnold for the groundbreaking of such a special course for The Greenbrier Sporting Club – right next door to the oldest golf club in America – it’s just something really special for all of us involved. We’re all excited to have the routing plan completed and to move into the next design phase of strategy. It’s going to be a fun course!”