Bunker & Tee Renovation

Here at High Meadows Golf & Country Club, we are excited to announce the 2019 renovation of our bunkers and tees on each of the course’s 18 holes. For more than 50 years, players have enjoyed the beauty and playability of the course that was designed by George Cobb. High Meadows is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains, just minutes from the Parkway, and features beautiful views from each tee.

It is a testament to the design and the maintenance over the years that this is the first time major renovations have been undertaken. This project, in partnership with renowned golf course architect Bill Bergin, improved the playability of the High Meadows course even further. With additional options for tees and bunkers constructed with the latest designs to improve drainage, the course now has more flexibility and a more consistent playing surface.

The renovations, completed in July 2019, have been very well received. Since completion of the project, the course is getting rave reviews, and we've received very positive comments on the new bunkers and tees.

View photos of each hole on our Course Tour.

See David Droschak's article about updates that were featured in issues of Triad Golf Today and Triangle Golf Today- newspapers that have covered golf news in central and western North Carolina since 1994.

After the Renovation:

The Renovated Course

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Project Notes:

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Benefits for Golfers:

• Improved drainage in bunkers creates more consistent playing conditions
• Larger tees creates more space to move tee markers for greater flexibility in shot placement
• Each hole now has six tee boxes, giving more options for golfers to play
• Newly leveled tees provide a level spot for a great drive

Meetings & Presentations:

About the Architect

High Meadows Golf & Country Club worked with Bill Bergin, well-respected golf course architect, to renovate all bunkers and tees at High Meadows.

Bill brings a lifetime of appreciation of the game of golf to his work in golf course design. After graduating from Auburn University, Bill spent six years as a professional golfer. He played in more than 50 PGA Tour events, including three U.S. Opens and two British Opens. He then worked as a teaching professional before beginning his career as a golf course designer. He started working with Bill Cupp, Golf World Magazine’s first ever Golf Architect of the Year, before founding Bergin Golf Designs, where he has been designing and renovating golf courses for over 25 years. Bergin Golf Designs’ portfolio of courses includes an impressive list of original courses and renovations, including Foxland Harbor in Gallatin, Tennessee, Auburn University Club in Auburn, Alabama, and Heritage Plantation in Laurel Hill, Florida.