Without a shadow of a doubt, Bubba Watson is on cloud nine, and the two-time Masters Champion has every right to be. After finishing 8 under, Bubba slipped on that same Green Jacket once again at Augusta National in just three years, making him one of only nine players to win the Masters in such a short timespan, which includes Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus. As for his Greenbrier Sporting Club family, the 390-strong membership could not be happier to have such a remarkable example of an athlete, husband, and father in their midst. And, like so many Sporting Club members, it was Bubba’s love for his family and spending time with them that took priority in choosing to call The Greenbrier Sporting Club home.
“I couldn’t be more excited about calling this my home away from home,” says Bubba Watson. “I was blown away when I played The Old White TPC last year. My family and I had a great time experiencing all of the different amenities the property offers and decided this was the perfect place for us. The Greenbrier has everything and more that I look for in a golf resort and I look forward to creating lasting memories with my family here.”
For Bubba, The Greenbrier Sporting Club, a private residential community, part of the legendary Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, is a mountain retreat that holds an appeal for so many reasons—with it’s commitment to family valued above all others.
“I hope that this becomes a place that gives us lots of quality time together as a family,” says Watson. “We would love nothing more than to see our kids continue to come here and eventually, their kids.”
And that’s exactly what this legendary 236-year old resort offers...time to reconnect with family through time-honored sporting traditions, which can be enjoyed for generations to come. It’s simply what The Greenbrier and The Greenbrier Sporting Club is all about—creating your own family’s legacy. And, the Watson family has chosen to do just that, with the construction of their home on The Greenbrier’s 10,000-acre estate.
“My wife and I always wanted a mountainside cabin and we really liked the look of an old barn, so we started with that,” says Watson. “I think I am most excited about the fire pit. It’s going to be at the very end of our lot, overlooking the valley. It will be a great way to unwind and teach Caleb how to make s’mores!”
In 2013, Bubba officially joined The Greenbrier as a member of our Greenbrier Golf Ambassadors joining The Greenbrier’s Golf Pro Emeritus Tom Watson, 2010 inaugural Greenbrier Classic champion Stuart Appleby and the 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson. With his tenure, he will represent the resort by displaying The Greenbrier logo on his golf bag, and participate in all professional golf tournaments, pro-am golf events and public golf exhibitions.
“We’re thrilled to have Bubba join our A-list group of PGA TOUR ambassadors for The Greenbrier,” says Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier. “Bubba is one of the most exciting players on the tour, and we’re so happy to welcome him and his family back to The Greenbrier to their new home away from home they’ve just completed at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.”
The Greenbrier is no stranger to being a draw to world-class golfers, and has had numerous associations with some of the greatest men to ever play the game, such as Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, and Slammin’ Sam Snead, who served as our Golf Pro Emeritus for over 60 years. It was here at The Greenbrier, that he shot a 59-making him the first pro golfer in history to do so. Sam Snead was also the inspiration behind the namesake of The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s member-only 7,025-yard golf course The Snead.
Set at a par 71, this Tom Fazio designed masterpiece, is surrounded by three scenic mountains and offers challenging links for the most discriminating golfer. The course showcases the best of what the property has to offer, while highlighting the natural landscape and elements found throughout. Fazio designed a course that is truly unique and harmonious with its surroundings, and honors the legend that inspired its very name.
“The Snead Course is a fitting tribute to my dad in a place he loved very much and where he truly took his place as golf’s ambassador,” said Jack Snead. “It ensures that his spirit will live on among generations of golfers to come.”
The Greenbrier is renowned for championship golf, but with over 55 activities to enjoy, plus their own private club amenities, it’s no wonder why over 390 members have already come to build their home, and their legacy, at this exclusive enclave.
“This is a place that holds tremendous appeal to legacy buyers,” says John Klemish, The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s broker in charge. “Since 1778, this resort has won the hearts of celebrities, dignitaries and distinguished families alike...and now they can become part of this living legacy through homeownership. When people buy here, they know they are part of something, more than community, it’s part of the American Dream.”
Prospective club members can choose from 15 distinct neighborhoods in The Greenbrier Sporting Club with homes and homesites featuring creekside, fairway, and spectacular mountain views. With homesites starting at $300,000 and homes at $1 million, now is the time experience theunparalleled luxury The Greenbrier Sporting Club has to offer you and your family.
For more information about The Greenbrier Sporting Club, please visit www.greenbrierportingclub.com or call 855-564-7145.