Q: What is The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
The Greenbrier Sporting Club is the private, member-owned, equity club organized for the purpose of offering memberships to those that purchase West Virginia real estate at The Greenbrier. The Greenbrier Sporting Club (aka, The Sporting Club) enjoys private amenities unavailable to hotel guests, such as two distinct lodges and pools, a member-only golf course, The Snead, two restaurants, a fitness center, an equestrian center and much more.
Q: What private amenities and activities are available to Greenbrier Sporting Club members?
Members of The Greenbrier Sporting Club enjoy an array of private club amenities. Two members-only lodges, (The Lodge and The Summit), feature what some members have called "a resort within a resort," with infinity pools, restaurants, lounges, sport and fitness, and other activities at each. Additional planned amenities at our newest neighborhood, Oakhurst, and for future use by members, include: a well-appointed clubhouse; dining facilities; pro shop; outdoor pool; ski and snowboard facilities; and more. For a complete list of exclusive benefits, please see our Benefits of Membership.
Q: Do Greenbrier Sporting Club members have access to the resort facilities of The Greenbrier?
Yes, all of the resort amenities and activities are available to Sporting Club members. In fact, membership at The Greenbrier Sporting Club entitles you to generous discounts for many activities and at many of the retail shops, including no green fees on the 3 resort courses, no court fees on both the indoor/outdoor tennis courts, and complimentary use of the indoor/outdoor pools, and fitness center to name a few. Members also have access to hotel room service (including The Forum's Pizza Shoppe delivery to anywhere on property) and enjoy complimentary shuttle transportation while within the hotel's estate (private shuttles, airport shuttles, and other special requests incur charges). For a complete list of the resort benefits, please see our Benefits of Membership.
Q: How easy is it to get to The Greenbrier?
The Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) is located on US 219, 3 miles north of I-64, only 20 min. away. The airport offers daily and seasonal flights, as well as complete FBO service. Roanoke Airport (ROA) is located only 1 hr. and 20 min. away and offers flights to many major cities on the East Coast. The Greenbrier provides transportation to/from each of these airports. Stopping at the main entrance of the resort, Amtrak service is available to many cities throughout the East and Midwest. Additionally, The Greenbrier Sporting Club is located only a half-day's drive for one-third of the U.S. population, making it an easy family destination. For more indepth information regarding transportation, please see our directions page.
Q: What cultural and recreational activities are available?
Carnegie Hall, Lewis Theatre, and Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg all feature nationally-acclaimed artists and productions for concerts, plays, and other events. Recreational activities abound, with the Greenbrier River a major regional tourist attraction, featuring fishing, biking along the 80-mile rail-to-trail Greenbrier River Trail, and tubing throughout the warmer months. Private bird hunting can be found at nearby Stoney Brook Plantation (only 35 min. away), as well as Upper Brandon Plantation located east of Richmond, VA, while Snowshoe Mountain, a mere 1.5 hour drive features some of the best skiing on the East Coast. With multiple state and national parks and forests, recreational bodies of water, world-class fly fishing and scenic byroads, the recreational pastimes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club are unsurpassable in terms of options and availability.
Q: Where can I shop for wine, gourmet, and everyday items?
Many gourmet items can be bought throughout the area. In fact, with advance notice, The Sporting Club can handle most of your requests, including the purchase of wine and can even work with your local key holder to arrange delivery to your Sporting Club home. The nearest grocery store is merely two miles away, while Lewisburg, a short ten-minute drive, features boutique wine and gourmet shops. Lewisburg features a weekly Farmer's Market year-round, while multiple grocery stores feature an array of choices.
Q: What social activities are available to members?
From barbeques to golf tournaments, events at The Greenbrier Sporting Club are one-of-a-kind and develop a real sense of community amongst the members. Club dinners and cooking demos, tennis clinics and tournaments, equestrian events, basketball games and concerts are all held throughout the year. And don't forget the social calendar at the resort that members have access to as well.
Q: Who is your membership made up of?
More than 400 members representing over 31 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada have come to call The Greenbrier "home." Our membership is diverse and attracts a wide variety of backgrounds.
Q: Can members access the Casino Club at any time?
Yes, members age 21 and over may enter the Casino Club any time during normal operating hours. Members receive four (4) individual casino guest cards per year for use when guests are unaccompanied by the member. Additional casino guest cards may be provided by The Club Concierge with adequate advance notice.
Q: Does The Greenbrier Sporting Club have an initiation fee? Is it an equity membership?
Yes. The current equity membership initiation fee for 2017 is $120,000 and will be paid an amount equal to eighty percent (80%) of the premium of the given year the membership is resold.
Q: What are the dues for each membership and when are they due?
The annual club dues are due January 1st of every year and are currently $16,500 as of 2017.
Q: Is there a Community Association fee, and if so how much?
There is a Greenbrier Sporting Club Community Association fee that covers many services for residences, including 24-hour security patrol and the maintenance of roads, common grounds, and landscaping. The annual fee is $2,850/year (as of Jan. 2017).
Q: Will immediate and/or extended family members be permitted to use the membership privileges?
Yes. A member's immediate and extended family will be permitted to use the club facilities in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of The Club, though they may be responsible for any applicable fees for some activities.
Q: Are guests of members allowed to use The Club and/or resort facilities?
Yes, guests of members in residence may use club facilities and resort amenities in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of The Club, the Amenities Agreement and Resort Policies, upon payment of applicable fees. Members are responsible for all fees and charges incurred by their guests, and for ensuring that their guests comply with all such Rules and Regulations and Resort Policies.
Q: Where are the nearest medical care & cosmetic surgery services?
It's as close as in your own home at The Greenbrier Sporting Club! The Greenbrier Clinic, located within the resort and renowned for its diagnostic services, offers Sporting Club members a complimentary concierge program which includes 24-hr. access to the on-call doctor and also on-property house calls. Additionally, The Greenbrier Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers Medical-Grade skincare procedures and products at The Greenbrier MedSpa, The Ananda Spa and also performs in-home cosmetic surgery consultations by appointment. Sporting Club members receive a 15% discount on all diagnostic and cosmetic services. The discount only applies when paying by cash or credit card and is not applicable if insurance is billed. For hospital services, such as immediate care and emergency room care, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is located in Lewisburg, a short 15 minute drive. Also in Lewisburg, the Robert C. Byrd Clinic, an extension service of The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, provides primary care services.
Q: Are there restrictions on home construction, improvements or changes to my home, landscape and the use of my property?
The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is comprised of a diverse coalition of land planners and architects that ensure your project complies with the aesthetic principles set forth by the mission of The Greenbrier Sporting Club.
Q: Am I required to build within a certain timeframe after the purchase of my homesite?
There is no build compulsion when buying property at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.
Q: May I select a builder and/or architect to build my home?
Yes. The ARB has a list of currently approved builders, architects, designers and landscapers, however, owners are always welcome to bring their own team for approval by the ARB.
Q: Is financing available?
While financing is not available directly through the developer, our sales team has developed relationships with many banks that feature an array of products to suit your needs.
Q: Are there services for the maintenance of my home?
Yes, a number of local service providers can provide not only physical maintenance to your home, such as landscaping, repairs, and cleaning services, but can also provide personal assistant services, such as shopping, dry cleaning and much more.
Revised January 23, 2017
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The Greenbrier Sporting Club selected for the following in "The Best of the Mountains" Awards:
The Greenbrier Sporting Club featured in “2009 Resort Community Buyer’s Guide”
America’s Top 100 Golf Communities / GSC ranked in Top 25: #9 of 100
Recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a Premier Property in Golf Communities & one of their “Best of the Best”
“The new astronomy program has held three events so far and each has been very well attended by members of all ages, from 4 and 5 year olds and up. Definitely the most interesting part is when Dave (Buhrman) hooks up the big telescope to the TV…it’s like watching a National Geographic special.” - Jacob Ott, Director of Outdoor Pursuits – Re: Astronomy Program (1.30.2007)
"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." - Jack Snead (4.7.2004)
"In my 30 odd years of designing courses, I have never felt as pleased as I am with The Snead," said Tom Fazio. "The setting couldn't be more beautiful, surrounded by lush meadows and running streams. The Greenbrier is noted for its world-class golf courses, and the one we just finished is no exception." - Tom Fazio (4.7.2004)
“They’ve brought back the lost art of family togetherness.” - Member, Florida (2005)
“There is simply no place like it!” - Member, New Jersey (2005)
“It is an exclusive club with all of the amenities of the hotel but is a resort within a resort.” - Member, West Virginia (2005)