Old White Course joins TPC Network
Monday, March 28, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Old White Course at The Greenbrier Resort will be the newest member of the Tournament Players Club Network, sources have told Golfweek.
The West Virginia course, site of the PGA Tour’s inaugural Greenbrier Classic last summer, is joining the Tour-owned network as a licensee.
Designed by C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor, Old White was opened in 1914 and was the first course at the stately White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., resort. The course went through a multiyear restoration that was completed in 2006 by Lester George. The resort, financially troubled in recent years, was bought in 2009 by local business magnate Jim Justice, who quickly landed a Tour stop.
After Stuart Appleby shot a final-round 59 to win the inaugural Greenbrier Classic, all 18 greens were stripped and reseeded for this year’s event, which will be played July 28-31.
A PGA Tour official contacted by Golfweek said an announcement was being finalized and would be released today or Saturday, declining further comment.
With Old White, the TPC Network will number 33 private and daily fee courses. TPC courses will host 17 tournaments on the PGA, Champions and Nationwide tours in 2011.
The TPC Network started when ground was broken in February 1979 on The Players Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass.