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Jan Bel Jan comes from Pittsburgh, PA 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.  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, economics and aesthetics of golf courses. 

Ms. Bel Jan was elected into the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) in 1990 and serves as Treasurer on the ASGCA Executive Committee.  She represents the ASGCA as a board member of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf.

Jan formed her golf course design firm in 2009 and is a managing partner in the National Women’s Golf Alliance.  She is a long-time contributor to the multiple disciplines of golf.  Ms. Bel Jan has presented customized programs to PGA of America, CMAA and GCSAA members.  Topics include “Setting Up Golf Courses for Success”, how to retain and engage more women in golf, environmental sustainability and inclusion of people with disabilities in golf.  In 2013, Ms. Bel Jan was an Adjunct Professor at Hodges University, Johnson School of Business in Naples, FL.

The USGA featured Jan in its 2017-2018 Golf Museum exhibit, “Breaking New Ground – Women and Golf Course Architecture”.   In 2016 and 2014, she earned the American Society of Golf Course Architects’ “Design Excellence” Award. LINKS Magazine named Jan as one of “The Top 10 Female Golf Course Architects” in March 2015, and in January 2014, she was presented with the Women In the Golf Industry’s "President’s Award."  Sports Illustrated Plus listed Jan among the “Top Ten Most Influential Women in the Game of Golf" in December 2000 and February 2005.


Professional Affiliations

American Society of Golf Course Architects
  • Executive Committee
2016 - 2017
  • ASGCA Board of Governors
2000 - 2003
  • ASGCA Instructor:  Remodeling University
2002 - 2005; 2011
National Alliance for Accessible Golf
  • Executive Board
2012 - 2017
  • ADA (American Disabilities Act) & Golf Coalition
1994; 2001
National Women's Golf Alliance (NWGA)
  • Founding Partner
2012 - 2017
USGA Southeast Region
  • Committe Member
2015 - 2017
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
  • Seminar Instructor
1991 - 1998; 2016,2017
  • Government Relations
1995 - 1996
  • Diversity Task Group
2007 - 2009
National Golf Course Owners Association (NCGOA)
  • Speaker:  National Conference
2014 - 2016
Registered Landscape Architect 1984 - 2017
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 1989 - 2017
Florida Turfgrass Association Board of Directors
  • FTGA President
2003 - 2005
  • "Wreath of Grass" Award
2008
“Golf Course Best Management Practices” Group, Co-editor
  • With Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
2003 - 2007
Audubon International
  • Board of Directors
2011 - 2017
  • Golf Advisory Council
2002 - 2005
USGA Regional Seminars
  • Speaker
1993; 2004; 2010
Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
  • Speaker:  National Conference – 
    “Tees to Please - Five Keys to Inviting & Keeping Female Golfers at Your Club” 
March 2015 
  •  Speaker:  International Business Mangement Institute  “Environmental Sustainability”
May 2015
  •  Speaker:  Regional and National Conferences
2003 - 2007; 2009
Crittenden Conferences
  • Panelist
2008; 2011; 2013-2014
Women In the Golf Industry (WIGI) 2004 - 2016
  • Board Member/Secretary
2009 - 2017
  • Speaker/Panelist
2010 - 2016
Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA)
  • Speaker: Annual Conferences
2013, 2016
  • Advisory Board
1991 - 2001
  • Panelist
2011
Sun River Resort Women’s Golf Forum
  • Panelist
1997, 1999, 2001, 2003
Women in Golf Summit
  • Panelist
1991 - 1993
International Society of Arboriculture 2007 - 2017
Florida Urban Forestry Council 2000 - 2017
Florida Native Plant Society 2000 - 2017
National Institute of Golf Management School
  • Seminar Instructor
2006
National Golf Foundation (NGF)
  • Golf Summit Panelist
1994
Irrigation Association
  • Planning Council
1995 - 1999
  • Board of Directors
 
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