The Club at Savannah Harbor

The Club at Savannah Harbor is located just over the bridge in Savannah. Just shy of an hour outside of Hilton Head Island, Savannah Harbor is a course to check out if you want to get away from the island or are possibly taking a day trip to Savannah, which I highly recommend. This Troon operated Sam Snead and Bob Cupp design was once home to the Champions Tour’s Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Championship and is continuously in Georgia’s top 20 course list. Savannah Harbor is a unique yet beautiful layout, twisting throughout the marshland and offering incredible views. The track plays tough due to its length. Playing 7,288 from the tips with a 248 yard par 3 and a 660 yard par 5, the course plays even longer depending on the wind direction. The fairways are fairly open, but if you miss you are in trouble as there is little rough between fairway and marshland. The greens are either massive or tiny, no in between. Another difficult aspect are the greens surrounded by marshland. These greens tend to be small with little room for error or you are in the hazard. The tee boxes, fairways and bunkers are all in good condition, the greens on the other hand are spotty and clearly have a poa annua problem. Also there are some weeds in the waste bunkers. Savannah Harbor boasts a great practice facility with a massive driving range and putting green. The price is reasonable depending on the day of the week and time. Ranging anywhere from $60-$125. The pro shop reduced our fee due to some work being done in the course, which I found the $70 round fair due to the conditions. With a little love around the greens Savannah Harbor can become a top notch championship course again, but unfortunately Troon’s management falls short in delivering the conditions players have come to expect from them.

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