Georgia course reopening following $1.2 million renovation
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Georgia course reopening following $1.2 million renovation

Director of grounds Lynn Childress and team led work at The Club at Savannah Harbor.

The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia, will reopen its golf course on Sept. 1, 2022 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 TifEagle Bermudagrass, 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,” The Club at Savannah Harbor head golf professional Chris Thompson said. “We’re so excited to reopen in September to a fully updated course.”

Renovation facts:

  • 112,500 feet of wire (21 miles)
  • 1,300 tons of greens mix (52 semi-truck loads)
  • 11,000 feet of 3-inch HDPE pipe just over two miles for irrigation
  • Seven semi loads of Bermudagrass 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 in Georgia Lowcountry.