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.
• Chattanooga, Tennessee
The 5th hole at Chattanooga has returned to its Donald Ross roots! No longer surrounded by sand, Bergin Golf Designs utilized a historical aerial photograph to restore the cross bunker configuration on this mid-length par three.
• Memphis, Tennessee
Making the course more beautiful and playable would be the theme at Mirimichi. The removal of the right green side bunker exposed the lake in the background and allows for players to better navigate their way around this environmental award winning golf course.
• Dunwoody, Georgia
Although the front right bunker has been removed, the most difficult hole location on this par three is the front right!
• Cashiers, North Carolina
At only 287 yards, three strategic options greet players on this diminutive par four. Play short and spin the approach, challenge the cross bunkering for a short pitch, or attempt to drive this tiny sliver of a putting surface.
• Kennesaw, GA
It is hard to grasp that this is the same 16th hole at Pinetree CC. The green was moved, trees were cleared and the pond was adjusted to reveal this fabulous par 4.5. At just over 500 yards, it is a par five; however, all players want to try and recover a stroke lost elsewhere on this demanding golf course.
• Highlands, North Carolina
Another example of Bergin Golf Designs creating more playable area without making a golf hole “too easy.” The slope on the right was always an undesirable outcome, but now there is more room left of the relocated putting surface.