White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (PRWEB) October 17, 2009
In July 2010, the world's top golfers will convene in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia for The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedExCup event. This nationally televised event will be played on the historic, links-style Old White, The Greenbrier's first 18-hole course and the oldest course on the TOUR. Golf fans can select from several badge options now available for purchase for access to this exciting event which will be held July 26 - August 1, 2010.
The Grounds badge provides tournament admittance for the entire week for $147. The $275 Benefactor badge includes entry to select air-conditioned hospitality tents, as well as premium food and beverage options. Alumni and fans of West Virginia University, Marshall University, Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia may choose the Alumni Tent badge for $495. Guests of these special alumni hospitality areas will enjoy unlimited tailgate-style food non-alcoholic beverages as well as guest appearances from celebrity alumni.
For the ultimate Greenbrier Classic experience, the Clubhouse badge provides a limited number of people with exclusive access to the event, including prime viewing areas on Old White #1 and #18, unlimited food and beverage at Sam Snead's at the Golf Club and access to all hospitality tents. In addition, Clubhouse badge holders will also receive two tickets to a private concert on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 and one complimentary two-night stay at The Greenbrier, including one round of golf on The Old White Course for two and $1,000 in special amenity vouchers. For information on this VIP opportunity, please contact Rob Booth at 304-536-7758.
The Old White Course, measuring over 7,000 yards and playing to par 70, was originally designed by Charles Blair Macdonald in 1914 and was recently restored to its original design by Lester George. Over the years, golf greats such as Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Arnold
Palmer, Gary Player, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson have played these challenging greens. In preparation for the tournament, minimal course modifications are underway to add several new tees and enhance the practice facility.
Badges may be purchased at the resort's Greenbrier Shop or online at http://www.greenbriershopping.com, https://weboutlook.csx.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://weboutlook.csx.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.greenbriershopping.com/. For phone orders, please call 304-536-5322. For holidays, birthday and other special occasions, gift certificates for each of the badge levels are also available. The badges will be mailed approximately 60 days prior to the tournament. Prior to the tournament, the only way to guarantee admission is through the purchase of a weekly badge. Daily badges are not currently available for sale and may not become available based on badge inventory. Each weekly badge also allows for one complimentary grounds admission for a child age 15 or under.
About The Greenbrier resort:
Residing on 6,500-acres of lush landscape in West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, The Greenbrier is an award-winning resort which has been offering a welcoming home to its guests since 1778. This National Historic Landmark, also known as America's Resort, provides a world-class haven for discerning business guests and sophisticated leisure travelers. The property recently announced a six-year agreement to host The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedEx Cup event starting July 2010, which will be played on the resort's Old White Course. In addition to golf on three championship courses, The Greenbrier's amenities and services include a wide variety of flexible and unique meeting and event venues, several fine restaurants and lounges, access to more than 50 recreational activities and a luxurious 40,000 square-foot Spa. Plans to add to the resort's already extensive list of offerings are underway, with an elegant Monte Carlo-style casino unveiling in April 2010 and a steakhouse partnership with NBA legend Jerry West opening in October 2009. A founding member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and of Historic Hotels of America, guests and visitors can avail of The Greenbrier Clinic as well, which has been providing comprehensive medical expertise since 1948. For more information or reservations, please visit http://www.greenbrier.com or call 800-624-6070.
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