The Greenbrier America’s Resort in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia encapsulates the spirit of elegance and splendor with Dorothy Draper’s magnificent crystal chandeliers and bright, exquisite furnishings throughout.
History abounds from the secret bunker tour below the resort to the sand bunkers of the three award winning courses. Old White TPC annually hosts the Greenbrier Classic PGA tournament in July. Framed by towering pines, maples, birch and Norwegian cedars, weaving through the mountain shadowed meadows, fly fisherman on the river share the course with golfers. Horseback riders trail beyond the fairways for a sports trifecta.
Begin the day of your memorable stay with the most luxurious buffet in the main dining room, admiring the service and chandeliers. Check out the Greenbrier daily pamphlet to plan your itinerary. Falconry shows, beauty, art, decorating clinics and culinary demonstrations are on the schedule as well as historic tours of the interior, grounds and bunker. Follow your own timeline at the pool, fitness center or spa or compete at tennis, bowling, billiards and laser tag. Of course, golf is always great at The Greenbrier, home of the 1979 Ryder Cup, The Meadows or The Old White TPC. The Big Break Season was filmed here last year. GM Burton Baine gave the gals a tour of the men’s locker room, housing famous golf bags and winners’ lockers filled with memorabilia much like at the World Golf Hall of Fame. Some lockers have name plates of pros and visiting dignitaries have their names engraved on the shared lockers. The name, Danny Scott topped Tiger Woods on a locker here, hello. But wait, as not often the case, the ladies locker room was as warm a welcome. Minus the pageantry of pros, gal’s nameplates too, decorated the lockers with the Big G logo, a souvenir to keep. All was of course fashioned with the most feminine of matching prints and shades that say, “Relax and golf your own game today.” The pro
shop is so well equipped and displayed like none other. Outside is a flurry of cart and practice activity. The famous Greenbrier topiary sign welcomes golfers. High above, looms Nick Faldo’s home on the hillcrest. Caddies meet golfers under the clock on the tee box. It always feels like an honor to play TPC courses in the footsteps of pros, making a thrilling round.
Shops and restaurants are endless at the Greenbrier. A taste of menus would highlight Thai shrimp salad and sushi, lobster mashed potatoes, shrimp penne, and Crème Brule. Chocolates are made on site, not to be missed. Culminate a marvelous day in the Casino Club with the Champagne Toast & Waltz at 10pm. “Experiences are timeless and memories last forever,” at the Greenbrier. www.greenbrier.com.