Front entrance, Greenbrier

Sometimes Mother Nature is a beast! The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, just re-opened July 13 after shuttering two weeks ago so the resort’s owner, Jim Justice, could provide housing and food to hundreds of local families who lost their homes to recent catastrophic flooding. The hotel also suffered extensive damage to the tennis building, chapel, and flooded the hotel’s elegant (and newly Carleton Varney- polished) spa.

Justice bought the resort in 2009 and revamped the historic (1778) white hotel on 11,000 acres of land to it’s former glory. He also the Democratic nominee for West Virginia governor.

The Greenbrier is also home of a 112,544-square-foot emergency bunker that was once secret, ready to protect the U.S. President and Congress, and is where they took Vice President Dick Cheney during 9/11.

Flood damage to the Old White TPC golf course even prompted cancellation of the PGA Tour, the Greenbrier Classic.

Shortly after the flooding, four Allie Beth Allman agents, including Allie Beth Allman herself, Kyle Crews, Doris Jacobs and Juli Harrison donated to the relief fund set up for flood victims by Greenbrier executives to further aid local families who have lost their homes and belongings. These funds will be used primarily towards rebuilding homes and other housing needs.

Now they are opening the donation to anyone who would like to help out West Virginia flood victims.

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Lee Trevino

He may be one of our local golfing greats, but Lee Trevino was back east in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia a couple weeks ago in a very historic gathering:

Jim Justice, owner of the world-famous Greenbrier, brought together, for the first time, four Hall of Fame golf icons: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Dallas’ own Lee Trevino.

The four will collaborate on a first-of-its-kind championship golf course called Oakhurst. The Greenbrier is, of course, one of the foremost destination golf resorts and vacation home residential communities in the country. It is also home to the annual PGA Tour FedExCup event, The Greenbrier Classic.

The four golfing legends joined Jim Justice in breaking mid October on the new mountain course. With its dramatic elevation changes and spectacular vistas overlooking the historic
Oakhurst Links course, the moment was the first-ever course collaboration between these four golf legends. Their combined experience will be the centerpiece of Oakhurst, the newest real estate neighborhood planned for The Greenbrier Sporting Club Subdivision. For the whole story, click on over to our sister blog, SecondShelters.com…

Lee Trevino Oakhurst

Lee Trevino is one of FOUR golfing greats designing the new mountain course

Here is a little video teaser to a much longer, more in-depth report coming up on CandysDirt.com and SecondShelters.com…  who was there (EVERYONE!), what we did, what happened, where Allie Beth Allman took refuge from the storm… and the most beautiful homes a Mountain Momma could dream of! Check out the debut of the Greenbrier Sporting Club’s Oakhurst Golf Course and Mountain Homes…