Historic venue to host PGA Tour


Sean Dudley

Lester George’s restoration of CB Macdonald’s Old White course at the historic Greenbrier resort in West Virginia is to host the PGA Tour in 2010.

Tour officials announced this week that the Greenbrier Classic will take place on the Old White course, which dates back to 1914, from 26 July-1 August next year. 

Resort owner Jim Justice, whose company bought the historic resort earlier this year, said: “Players and fans alike will be stepping into the American story and experiencing a true national treasure. The genuine warmth of West Virginia will resonate among all that join us.”

Architect George said: “It validates the fact that players, fans, and the PGA Tour appreciate the architecture of the Golden Age and have a desire to showcase that architecture to the world.” The restoration project, which was completed in 2006, returned the course to Macdonald’s original design; a few minor modifications, including enhancements to the practice facility and the building of one or two new tees, are expected before the Tour circus rolls into West Virginia.