Phil Mickelson Updating Greenbrier Course Destroyed by Floods

Thursday October 27th, 2016
Phil Mickelson on site at the Greenbrier working on plans to transform the damaged golf course.
Courtesy Greenbrier

Work began this month on rebuilding and renovating the damaged Greenbrier golf course at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, with Phil Mickelson Design at the helm.

Several of the golf courses at the resort were damaged in the floods that hit West Virginia in June, including the Greenbrier course designed by Seth Raynor. Earlier this month, Mickelson was announced as a PGA Tour ambassador for the resort, joining Bubba Watson. The Greenbrier course, which was opened in 1929 and hosted the Ryder Cup in 1979, will be updated and repaired by Phil Mickelson Design (PMD). Eight holes will be renovated and ten new holes added to the course. Current plans call for the new course to open in spring 2018.

"My goal is to stay true to his design concepts while updating the course to challenge and excite generations to come," Mickelson said. "By restoring the Greenbrier to its full glory, we’ll help the town and region recover from the devastating flood damage."

Other golf courses in Phil Mickelson Design's portfolio include La Jolla Country Club, Whisper Rock Golf Club, and Mickelson Shanghai International.

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