WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Greenbrier Resort was hit hard by Friday's storm, but owner Jim Justice said he won't let the damage stop the upcoming Greenbrier Classic, which starts Monday.
"The whole place got hit pretty daggum hard," he said. "We've got about 50 200-year old trees that are down across the grounds."
Justice said the golf course was hit hardest. With The Greenbrier Classic set to start Monday, it couldn't have happened at a worse time.
"The fact that the primary damage is on the course is really unusual," he said. "It's not great, that's for sure."
Although the resort and surrounding town did not lose power, Justice said a large number of spectator and skyboxes that had been set up for the Classic are "completely destroyed. I've got a Chairmen's tent that looks like a bomb went off in it."
Some tall CBS camera locations that had been set up around the course were "torn to pieces," he said.
The green on hole 16 is in bad shape, he said, after a major sycamore tree fell. The spectators box on 16 is also completely down, he said.