“We will continue to put our
emphasis on the quality of
the golf course.”
now legendary Tom Fazio ran the work crew for
his Uncle George.
“Squires will always be a special place for
me,” Tom Fazio said. “I got my start being the lead
guy at Squires and I’ll never forget that.”
The course, which has five sets of tees, was
lengthened to more than 6,900 yards from the
back tees (par 70) and is a challenge to all levels
“It’s a Fazio course and that means it’s wide
open off the tee with a lot of fairway to hit and then
it narrows as you reach the hole,” Peart said. “You
need to stay below the pin because our greens slope
back to front. We have caddies that have been here
a long time and they know the course and really
help the golfer playing the course.”
With the course looking like its normal self,
Squires has no plans to change the way it does
“Our business model is very simple,” Vahey said.
“We don’t chase the banquets and the weddings
and we have a golf pro, a general manager and a
chef. Golf is the big thing. We are a full-service
club and our restaurant, which is open daily and
serves dinner two nights a week, is outstanding.
“We’re known for our food and will serve you
whatever you might like. If you want eggs and bacon
for dinner, that’s what you’ll get.”
But it all comes back, as it should, to the golf
course, something the members at Squires are
quite proud of.
“We will continue to put our emphasis on the
quality of the golf course,” Squires President Jim
Marks said. “Our superintendent and all of the
people here do a wonderful job. We’re fortunate
to only have a low number of rounds played on
And as far as the 50th anniversary celebration
goes? Well, the members have kind of prolonged
things a bit.
“The actual first meeting about the club was
held in 1962 and the club was dedicated in 1963
and the course opened in 1964,” Marks said with
“So we’ve been celebrating since last year and
we’ll celebrate this year, too.”
Drew Markol is a golf writer from Sellersville, Pa.
who has been covering the area golf scene for more
than 20 years.