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.
• Memphis, Tennessee
The 12th hole at Chickasaw Country Club is one of our best examples of restoration on this 1922 William Langford design. The green was pushed back slightly and trees were removed, but the bunker complex is modeled after a historical photo found in the golf shop.
• Atlanta, Georgia
The par five 7th at Druid Hills Golf Club is an exciting hole. Presenting an excellent scoring opportunity for the longer hitters, it is well-bunkered and visually stunning. A slight bunker reduction and new style allows for more diverse recovery shots around the green and returns the course to its 1915 architectural roots.
• Dunwoody, Georgia
An exciting finishing hole, the well bunkered par five 18th offers several positions on the approach with the optimal choice based on hole location.
• Chattanooga, Tennessee
Truly a breathtaking transformation, the par three 9th hole can be a heart pounder. With the Tennessee River just to the right, breezes are just part of the equation. Native fescues and rock outcroppings add to the intimidation factor on this gorgeous finish to the front nine.
• Sky Valley, Georgia
Set in a gorgeous valley with a twelve acre lake as its centerpiece, Sky Valley was blessed with a terrific site for mountain golf. By adding almost 600 yards in length and drastically improving the conditioning of the course, Sky Valley presents a totally new golf experience.
• 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.