Monday, November 18, 2019
PGA National Resort & Spa Retains Staples Golf Design for Golf Course Project
One of five distinct 18-hole courses at PGA National, four of which are on property, the Squire Course was originally designed by the renowned design duo of Tom and George Fazio and has not had any significant updates since opening.
Staples Golf Design (SGD), formed in 2002 by Andy Staples, is a golf course architecture firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. SGD is an award-winning, national leader in sustainable golf course design services helping courses increase their efficiency, become more profitable and instill local pride in the game. Timeless, strategic design combined with efficient, natural elements are the hallmarks of Staples projects.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the new ownership of PGA National on the Squire course,” says Staples. “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 innovative solutions that address 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, North Carolina based golf course renovation project management company.
For more information about PGA National: visit www.pgaresort.com or call 800.863.2819.