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|About||George Golf Design, Inc. is a golf course architecture firm led by seasoned golf course architect and ASGCA member, Lester George.|
Lester George is an award-winning golf course architect with a versatile resume. After having apprenticed under other golf course architects to learn the golf design and construction business, he opened his own firm, George Golf Design, in 1991. Lester has since received industry distinction, having been honored as one of the Golf Course Architects of Year by The Board Room Magazine, received ING Industry Honors and was named one of the Leading Young Architects in the Country by Golf World Magazine. He is also a member of the esteemed American Society of Golf Course Architects.
Lester’s designs have a reputation for being fair and playable for all skill levels while being visually striking. His “multiple lines of play” philosophy is highly regarded by players and owners alike. He has developed a very creative approach to using the unique features of each site he works on and incorporates the best terrain into routings that set him apart from others.
A retired Lt. Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, Lester’s aptitude in land evaluation was developed largely while serving as an artillery officer. He attended the University of Richmond, where his interest in terrain analysis grew, as he founded the college's orienteering club. The blending of this terrain reading ability, his lively interest in the history of golf and his love for the game led him to pursue golf course architecture as a career.
His golf courses continue to receive praise and accolades. Kinloch Golf Club is the highest ranked golf course in the history of Virginia, and was awarded Golf Digest’s Best New Private Course award and is rated #7 on GolfWeek’s list of 100 Greatest Modern Golf Courses. It is also #27 in Golf Digest’s 100 Best Courses in the U.S. and their #1 Golf Course in Virginia. Ballyhack Golf Club is rated # 7 in the state by Golf Digest and was on several top ten Best New Course lists.
Lester’s renovations and restorations are also award-winning, as Lester has devel