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.
• Dunwoody, Georgia
A more defined landing area and new target bunker have been added to the drive on the long par five 5th at Dunwoody CC.
• Hoover, Alabama
A new putting surface with appropriate contours and bold bunkering make the 10th hole at Hoover Country Club unrecognizable from its previous version. This uphill par four was actually shortened, allowing players to drive close to the green, leaving a precise pitch to a shallow green for a birdie opportunity.
• Winter Haven, FL
Although the CC of Winter Haven is a brand new golf course, it does occupy the ground of a former course. The par four 8th maintained an existing corridor, but was lengthened by over 70 yards to a stout 457 yards.
• Tulsa, OK
A 1921 A.W. Tillinghast design, the finishing hole at Oaks Country Club caps one of the toughest back nines in all of Oklahoma. The iconic clubhouse and American flag provide a fitting backdrop to this lengthy par four.
• Mobile, Alabama
An original Donald Ross, Bergin Golf Designs completed a full bunker renovation in 2006 and was involved in a creek restoration and water feature project that greatly improved the aesthetics of the 6th hole.
• Farragut, Tennessee
By reducing the putting surface and shifting the green closer to the lake, players must consider how aggressive they would like to be on the par three 2nd hole at Fox Den. As frequently found on a Bergin Golf Designs course, there is ample room to navigate away from trouble.