The Architect - George Fazio
The birth of Moselem began in 1962 as the course was designed and constructed by the acclaimed George Fazio. He had some help from his young nephew, Tom Fazio, who was just beginning his golf course design career.
"Moselem Springs was a very special place for my Uncle George and helped put the Fazio name on the map."
– Tom Fazio
History and Background:
The name FAZIO, associated with GOLF COURSE design and construction, represents excellence. It all started with George Fazio, the late uncle of Jim and his younger brother, Tom. George, a Philadelphia native and past Canadian champion, almost won the US Open against Ben Hogan and Lloyd Mangram in the famous playoff of 1950. He, also, had an eye for how a golf hole should play, look, and blend into the terrain. As his playing career began winding down, George moved into a career of course design resulting in great recognition and acclaim. He is specifically remembered for his cloverleaf and butterfly bunkers. Many say Jupiter Hills Golf Club in south Florida may have been his most outstanding work.
The artistic instincts and the craft of golf course design were passed on to his two nephews, who were both drawn to this creative life work. George, Jim, and Tom were associated for twenty years beginning in 1961. The late George Fazio's greatest legacy is the continued influence and impact on golf through the work of his two nephews.