Seattle Golf Architect William Teufel Dies at 82


William G. Teufel, a Fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and a member since 1984, died November 5, 2007 in Seattle, Wash. He was 82.

After founding the landscape and golf course architecture firm William G. Teufel and Associates, Inc. in 1956 in Seattle, he designed a number of golf courses, primarily in Washington. Among the courses credited to his firm in that state are: Fairwood Golf and Country Club in Renton; Hat Island Golf and Country Club on Hat Island; Useless Bay Golf Course on Whidbey Island; Tam-O-Shanter Golf and Country Club in Bellevue; and Wing Point Golf and Country Club on Bainbridge Island.

Born in 1925 in Fairbanks, Alaska, Teufel attended Washington State University and the University of Oregon, where he earned a B.S. in landscape architecture in 1953.

He is survived by a son, Mitch Teufel, and two daughters, Sandy Teufel and Shaye Teufel. A private memorial service will be held on November 25 in Seattle.


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