The Landings Club in Savannah, Georgia, hired Bill Bergin to develop a plan to renovate its Palmetto course.
The Palmetto is one of six 18-hole courses at The Landings and was originally designed by Arthur Hills in 1985. Hills also designed the club’s Oakridge layout in 1988.
“I am very pleased with the selection of Bergin Golf Designs for the Palmetto project,” said Chris Steigelman, Director of Courses and Project Management at The Landings. “Since our first interview with Bill in early 2022, he has radiated excitement and passion for the Palmetto course, saying ‘the course is perfect for me, it matches my style and matches my eyes’. One of the keys to Bergin’s design philosophy was to make the golf course more challenging for low handicap golfers while making it easier and more enjoyable for high handicap golfers.
Bergin plans to renovate the greens and bunkers, add new front tees and undertake other changes to improve the playing experience.
“Bill impressed the committee not only with his creativity, but also with his organizational skills in how he approaches the design and construction process,” said Scott Justman, director of golf at The Landings. “Bill brings a unique perspective to golf course design with his time on the PGA Tour as well as his time as a golf professional. He understands the needs and wants that golf course design plays into the enjoyment of golfers. players of all levels.
Work is expected to start in early 2023.