Bergin Golf Designs is led by Bill Bergin, whose background in the golf industry is distinct. Bergin played the world’s best golf courses as a touring professional, gained an understanding of club operations and the ability of the everyday player as a teaching professional, and acquired technical design experience under the guidance of noted designer Bob Cupp. Since founding Bergin Golf Designs in 1994, Bergin has combined his strategic instincts and design experience with a dedication to detail in project management.
The integration of Bergin’s design vision and expertise, with the quality of his project management system, is unparalleled in the industry. A golf course designed by Bergin Golf Designs is challenging for the most skilled golfers, yet fun and friendly for the recreational player. With greens complexes that offer a wide variety of options for recovery and boast ample playing areas, short game skills are frequently on display. Bill believes in giving golfers a choice as to whether to attack or to navigate their way around one of his golf courses.
Prior to his work as a designer, Bill spent six years playing golf professionally, and three years as a teaching professional at Cherokee Town & Country Club in Atlanta, GA. During his competitive days, the former Georgia Amateur Champion played in excess of 250 professional tournaments worldwide, including three U.S. Opens, two British Opens and more than 50 PGA Tour events.
Competing on courses such as St. Andrews, Royal St. George’s, Pebble Beach, Olympic Club, and Baltusrol, and teaching golfers of all abilities have given him an astute awareness into the strategic quality of a golf course and how it affects all players.
Highlighting Bill’s playing career was a tournament-low 66 in the third round of the 1984 British Open at St. Andrews, leading him to a 14th place finish among the best golfers in the world. Bill Bergin is a former Class A PGA Professional and earned a Business degree from Auburn University.