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Legends Help Break Ground on New Golf Course

Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino helped break ground on a mountaintop golf course near The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

With shovels in hand, the golfing greats who are collaborating on the design of the 18-hole course joined Greenbrier owner Jim Justice at a ceremony Friday in White Sulphur Springs.

The 8,042-yard course will overlook Oakhurst Links, which was built in 1884 and is the first organized golf club in America. The new development also is expected to include ski slopes and housing.

The resort hosts the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic on the Old White TPC course. Trevino is the Greenbrier’s golf pro emeritus.

Justice is running for West Virginia governor as a Democrat. The primary election is next May.