Bill Bergin’s renovation of the Palmetto course at The Landings nears completion

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    Duininck Golf crews are close to completing the renovation of the Palmetto course at The Landings

  • The Landings
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    Bill Bergin is overseeing the rebuilding of greens and bunkers

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    Work is also being carried out on tees and irrigation

By Laura Hyde

Bill Bergin’s renovation of the Palmetto course at The Landings Golf & Athletic Club in Savannah, Georgia, is close to completion. 

The layout was originally designed by Arthur Hills and is considered the most challenging of six at the coastal community. It has had several minor updates since it opened in 1985, but the club decided a more significant makeover was needed to update the course for today’s golfer. 

“Like everything else, golf course infrastructure has a lifespan,” said Steven Freund, The Landings’ general manager. “The Palmetto course may be our most comprehensive test of a golfer’s skill, but we needed to update greens, bunkers, irrigation and tees to ensure the best conditions and relevance for the modern golf game.” 

Bergin was hired in 2022. “Immediately upon setting foot on the Palmetto course at The Landings, Bergin Golf Designs’ team knew this course fit our renovation style perfectly,” said Bergin. 

Duininck Golf was appointed for construction, which began in 2023. Bergin said that “partnering with Duininck Golf on this project would result in a finished golf course that exceeded the goals of the membership and staff”. 

“The relationships and partnerships that have been created between Duininck Golf and all involved in this project are ones that will continue for a long time,” said Sam Duininck, director of business development at Duininck Golf. “We are excited for the next opportunity to serve both Bergin Golf Designs and all those involved at The Landings Golf & Athletic Club.”