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 can sit back and enjoy the fact that all of the proposed amenities for our development have been completed. Two lodges, The Members' 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. Our exclusive, award-winning 71-par Tom Fazio-designed golf course, The Snead, is unlike any other, with a driving range, putting green, and chipping area. 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 greens fees on the 3 resort courses, no court fees on both the indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and complimentary use of the indoor/outdoor pools, fitness center and much more. Members also enjoy complimentary shuttle transport while on the grounds, as well as access to room service. For a complete list of the resort benefits, please see our Benefits of Membership.
Q: Where is the closest airport?
The Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) is located on US 219, 3 miles north of I-64, only 13 miles away. The airport offers daily and seasonal flights, as well as complete FBO service. Roanoke Airport (ROA) is located only 78 miles away and offers flights to many major cities on the East Coast. The Greenbrier provides transportation to/from each of these airports.
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. Stoney Brook plantation offers private bird hunts, 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: 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 380 members representing over 30 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 4 individual casino guest cards per year for use when guests are unaccompanied by the member.
Q: Where can I shop for wine, gourmet, and everyday items?
Many gourmet items can be bought through the hotel's Gourmet Shop. The nearest grocery store is merely two miles away. Lewisburg, a short ten minute drive, also features boutique wine and gourmet shops that should be able to handle most requests. From spring through fall, Lewisburg features a weekly Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings, while multiple grocery stores feature an array of choices.
Q: Does The Greenbrier Sporting Club have an initiation fee? Is it an equity membership?
Yes. The current initiation fee for 2013 is $100,000 and is 80% equitable of the premium of the given year the membership is resold.
Q: What are the dues for each home and when are they due?
The annual club dues are due January 1st of every year and are currently $14,250 as of 2013.
Q: Is there a Property Owners Association fee, and if so how much?
There is a Property Owners Association fee that covers many services for residences, including 24-hour security patrol and the maintenance of roads, common grounds, and landscaping. The annual POA fee is $2,400/year (as of Jan. 2013).
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. When accompanied by the member, guests 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 is the nearest hospital?
The Greenbrier Clinic, located within the resort, is renowned for its diagnostic services. Our members receive a 15% discount on services at the clinic when not billed to insurance. 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 the construction of my home or the use of my property?
The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is comprised of a diverse coalition of planners, architects and builders 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 enjoys relationships with many banks with 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 December 19, 2012
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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)
Ladies The Course Is Yours...
June 21-22, 2013