Jan Bel Jan comes from Pittsburgh, Penn. golf family. Her father, George BelJan, was a golf pro/superintendent; three of his five “in the golf business” brothers were peer-respected PGA professionals. From them, she learned the game and business of golf. Bel Jan began her design career with Tom Fazio with whom she held a senior position in golf course design, construction and project management for more than twenty years. Her experience as a registered Landscape Architect, Certified Arborist and former assistant superintendent, provide her with a unique outlook on the playability, strategy, ecology, and economics of golf courses.
Bel Jan now maintains her own golf course design firm, serves as President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and was an Adjunct Professor at Hodges University in Naples, Fla. She was honored in 2018 in the USGA Museum exhibit: "Breaking New Ground: Women and Golf Course Architecture."