Not all renovations are created equal. Ours begin with researching the origins of a golf course and then studying the land to determine both its attributes and challenges. As the plans begin to form, the process is guided by historical considerations, logistical opportunity and feasible solutions.
The results of our creativity range from subtle to astonishing.
Considered a reverent restorer of classic courses, Bergin Golf Designs takes pride in honoring the roots of our projects while bringing them current with today’s technology, environmental stewardship, and best maintenance practices.
Enjoy the selected before and after photos below as they offer a glimpse of the variety of our transformations and the existing conditions with which we worked. Click on an image and then slide your cursor across the pop-up to see the make-over.
• Highlands, North Carolina
A perfect example of Bergin Golf Designs philosophy of making a golf hole more difficult for the best players and manageable for the recreational golfer. By shifting the putting surface to the right, challenging hole locations are evident, yet an ample fairway height, bailout area has been created left of the green.
• Kennesaw, GA
The last of three fun and exciting short par fours at Pinetree CC, the 14th is a birdie hole with teeth. By angling the devilishly contoured green from right to left, hole location and fairway positioning becomes paramount.
• Chattanooga, Tennessee
An historic logging pit fronts the green on this short uphill par four. At only 325 yards from the championship tees, club selection options from the tee are numerous and often are determined by hole location.
• Atlanta, Georgia
The bunker count on the 8th hole at Druid Hills Golf Club was reduced from five to three. Collar blends were improved and more short game options are possible. New tees stretched the hole from the championship tees and reduced the forced carry from the most forward tees.
• Tulsa, OK
Selected by Golf Digest as the 4th Best Remodel in the U.S. for 2015, the 13th is a testament to the work that was accomplished. At almost 480 yards, the longest par four on the course also has the widest fairway. On numerous holes, the cart paths were shifted off the edges of the fairways to have less visual impact as shown here.
• Sky Valley, Georgia
The highest course in Georgia has been transformed from both a design and maintenance perspective. The adjusted angle on this tee shot opens up a great view and was all part of the new configuration for Sky Valley Golf Club.