Staples Golf Design to reimagine PGA National’s Squire Course

By |  December 12, 2019 0 Comments
Photo: Squire Course PGA National Resort & Spa

Photo: PGA National Resort & Spa

Staples Golf Design, a golf course architecture firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz., will lead a reimagination of the Squire Course at PGA National Resort & Spa.

One of five distinct 18-hole courses on property, the Squire Course is named after Gene Sarazen, the first golfer to win the professional Grand Slam. Designed by Tom and George Fazio, the “thinking man’s course” is the shortest and most exacting course on the property.

This course has not had any significant updates since opening.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the new ownership of PGA National on the Squire course,” Andy Staples, ASGCA member and president of Staples Golf Design, said.  “I’ve watched tournaments on this property since I was a kid, so it’s a real honor to be working here. We’ll be coming up with an innovative solution that addresses golf’s future, and that’s really exciting. You’re going to want to keep an eye on this project.”

SGD projects have won national awards from numerous major golf publications across the country, and continue to be listed on the “Best Places to Play” in their respective States. Recent awards include two Design Excellence Awards from the American Society of Golf Course Architects, a “Best Renovation of Year” award by Golf Inc. magazine, a “Golf Development of the Year” award by Golf Inc. magazine, and a “Best New” Award by Golf Digest. 

The reimagination of the Squire Course will be overseen by Nick Mazzella of Mazzella Partnership, a Charlotte, N.C. based golf course renovation project management company.

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