Courses & TravelOctober 27, 2016

Phil Mickelson begins work on renovating, restoring flood-damaged Greenbrier Course

Phil Mickelson with Greenbrier Resort owner Jim Justice examine the Greenbrier Course.

Phil Mickelson and his Mickelson Design Group has commenced on its renovation and restoration work of the flood-ravaged Greenbrier Course at Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.

Mickelson, who spent two days examining the property with his designs staff and Greenbrier Resort owner Jim Justice earlier this month, said he intends to closely follow the vision of the course’s original architect, Seth Raynor.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Seth Raynor’s work,” Mickelson said in a news release. “My goal is to stay true to his design concepts while updating the course to challenge and excite generations to come. By restoring the Greenbrier to its full glory we’ll help the town and region recover form the devastating flood damage.”

Eight of the original holes will be modified, a news release said, while 10 new holes, “set in a magnificent old-growth forest that is sliced by streams and features some elevation changes of more than 100 feet” will be constructed.

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The renovation and restoration project will start in January and is expected to be completed by November of 2017 and re-opened in the spring of 2018.

The Greenbrier Course was the site of the Ryder Cup in 1979.

Mickelson recently was named the Greenbrier Resort’s PGA Tour ambassador.


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