SAVANNAH, Georgia – The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia will reopen its award-winning golf course on Sept. 1 following a five-month, $1.2 million renovation.
Led by Director of Grounds Lynn Childress and his team at The Club at Savannah Harbor, the renovation focused on rebuilding greens and improving the course’s irrigation and drainage systems. Ellabell, Georgia-based Godwin Golf was the contractor on the project.
Since opening for play in 1999, the original Bob Cupp and Sam Snead design has largely remained unchanged. This summer’s renovation project included rebuilding all 18 greens to their original size and shape, and resurfacing with Certified TifEagle Bermuda grass, and installing a new state-of-the-art irrigation system.
In addition, the Club at Savannah Harbor’s agronomy team completed large drainage projects and cut tree canopies on several holes to increase playability and enhance the ability to grow healthy turf.
“After 22 years, the course was ready for a renovation. We’re so excited to reopen in September to a fully updated course,” said The Club at Savannah Harbor’s Head Golf Professional Chris Thompson.
- 112,500 feet of wire (21 miles)
- 1,300 tons of greens mix (52 semi-truck loads)
- 11,000 feet of 3” HDPE pipe just over 2 miles for irrigation
- 7 semi loads of Bermuda sod for around the greens
The Club at Savannah Harbor’s golf course winds its way through the tidal wetlands offering scenic views of the surrounding area. The former home to the PGA TOUR Champions’ Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Championship is nestled between the banks of the Savannah and Back Rivers of the splendid Georgia Low Country.
Cupp and Snead’s 18-hole masterpiece is annually recognized as one of the “Best Courses You Can Play in Georgia” by Golfweek Magazine.
The adjacent Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is located along the banks of the Savannah River and provides a peaceful retreat from the city with convenient access to historic downtown Savannah.
The resort features a renewing and modern ambiance, providing the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the unrivaled, breathtaking views across the Savannah River.
In addition to incredible golf, The Westin Savannah Harbor includes the Heavenly Spa, Har-Tru tennis courts and 403 rooms and suites with signature Westin Heavenly Beds and Heavenly® Bath amenities for a restful stay. Guests can enjoy casual dining or cocktails at Champions Bar & Grill, Escape Pool Bar & Grill and Midnight Sun Lounge, as well as southern coastal cuisine at Aqua Star.
For more information on The Club at Savannah Harbor, visit www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com