"XG" marks the spot: Xenophon "XG" Hassenplug gave us a great layout
Seven Oaks Country Club was one of a handful of golf courses expertly designed by Xenophon Hassenplug.
Not much is known about Mr. Hassenplug. An Internet search reveals the names of many Mid-Atlantic golf courses he designed, but little insight into the man. The following is an excerpt from "The Architects of Golf" by Geoffery S. Cornish and Ronald E. Whitten (1993):
1908 - 1992
Born: Bellevue, OH
Xen "XG" Hassenplug attended Ohio Wesleyan University and Toledo University, majoring in civil engineering. His first experience in golf course construction came in 1946, when he was involved in planning irrigation and seeding of an 18 hole course planned by J. B. McGovern at Overbrook CC near Philadelphia.
McGovern became ill during construction of the course, and Hassenplug went on to complete the 18 holes and then to assist golf architect Dick Wilson on two other Pennsylvania projects. Upon completion of these layouts, Hassenplug entered private practice, combining golf course design, land planning, irrigation and civil engineering.
What we do know of Mr. Hassenplug, he knew golf course design! And if you'd like the opportunity to play here as a member, click here or call us at (724) 495-3300.