Included in the TPC relationship is management consultation from the PGA Tour. As part of that, 30-year golf industry veteran Burton Baine has been hired to be on property to advise resort owner Jim Justice on day-to-day golf course operations.
“We are delighted to enter into this agreement with the PGA Tour and the TPC Network, two of the most respected brands in all of sports,” Justice said in a statement. “Together with the PGA Tour, under the leadership of Burton Baine, I am confident The Old White TPC will regain its position as one of the most iconic golf layouts in the world and help restore The Greenbrier to its original glory as one of the most exclusive resorts on the globe.”
Designed in 1914 by Charles Blair Macdonald, The Old White TPC was named for the well-known Old White Hotel, which stood on the grounds from 1858 to 1922. One of the first golfers to play The Old White was President Woodrow Wilson in April 1914. Last year Stuart Appleby fired a closing round of 59 to win the inaugural Greenbrier Classic.
Macdonald, a dominant figure in the early history of American golf, took advantage of the topography’s undulating terrain to create a challenging and visually stunning layout that pays tribute to some of the most famous European holes in golf. No. 8 at The Old White TPC was styled after the Redan at North Berwick, No. 13 after the Alps at Prestwick, and No. 15 after the Eden at St. Andrews.
The Old White TPC is one of 14 daily-fee/resort facilities in the TPC portfolio.