Golf Architect & History

 

George Fazio (November 12, 1912 – June 6, 1986)

George Fazio was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania into what is now certainly a strong lineage of golf course architects. Before beginning his design and architecture career George was an accomplished professional golfer winning two PGA Tour events and finishing 3rd in the 1950 US Open in an 18-hole playoff that Ben Hogan ultimately won.

George Fazio was also an accomplished teacher and was sought after by fellow playing professionals and celebrities such as Bob Hope for golf lessons. However, after his playing career Mr. Fazio had planned on opening a car dealership and being part of a golf course operation.

He had no thought or experience in golf course design until a friend had asked him to be a part of a design that was abandoned by the original architect in Tuckerton, New Jersey at Atlantis Country Club.

Having spent some time as a club professional in Los Angeles in the 1940’s and two years at Pine Valley in the 50’s he drew inspiration for further projects as he was now hooked on a new career.

Besides our very own Waynesborough Country Club here in Paoli, PA, George has also designed such well known courses as Butler National in Illinois, The Haig and The Squires courses at PGA National and the Hills and Village Courses at Jupiter Hills in Florida among many others locally and nationally.