José Agustin Pizá, MSc

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Architect Agustín Pizá was lucky to be born in México. To date he is the first Latin American to earn a Masters Degree in Golf Course Architecture from Edinburgh University and the first Senior member of EIGCA. Agustin began his career coordinating three of Mexico's most recognizable golf course projects: Palmilla, El Dorado and Querencia. With 21 years experience in the golf industry he has collaborated with legends such as Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Robert von Hagge, and worked on world class golf projects such as Vidanta, Maravilla and Puerta Cortés. His practice is known for its quality of work and for delivering aesthetic and strategic sculptures.

Pizá is an 'out-of-the-box' thinker and a TV Host in Azteca TV, Golf Channel LATAM and Ted Talk speaker. He has been published across three continents and is a regular columnist for prestigious lifestlyes magazines.

"Golf is the only work of art you can plan on", Agustín Pizá.
#pizagolf #golftourism #masterplan #golfdesign #sustainablegolfdesign

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DISTINCTIONS:

  • Recognized as "the voice of golf" in México.

  • Broadcaster/talent for TV Azteca/Azteca Golf y Azteca Deportes.

  • TV host for weekly lifestyle television program on Azteca International.

  • Broadcaster/talent for Golf Channel LATAM.

  • Best Golf Resort Architecture Specialists by Build Architecture Awards from working on high end projects in Europe, USA and Latin America.

  • First place in Global Future Awards 2019 Project "Wellnes Golf Chablé" -Architecture Press Release.

  • Third place in Global Future Awards 2019 Project "Green Complex BSS The Pitt" -Architecture Press Release.

  • Top Magazine 2019 "The top 100 architects in México.

  • Top 25 Sustainable Architects in the world - Green Planet Architects - 2014

  • Global Quality Award International "Elite" for his trajectory and leadership-Global Quality Foundation- 2014

  • Remodel of the Year award International 2014-Golf lnc. Magazine 2nd Place -"Las Parotas" Huatulco, Oaxaca. * Considered amongst the TEN most innovative architectural firms in Mexico 2014-0bras Magazine

  • Consolidated within the "Mexican Leaders" 2014-Proyecto 40 Channel

  • Project of the Year Award- Honorary mention for sustainable design-ODA 2014

  • TED Talk Speaker 2014 "Live your Passion"

  • Senior Member - EIGCA 2013 - 0nly Latin American member.

  • Induction "Hall of Fame" in Tijuana, B.C.-2010

  • Talent of the Year award- 2009-Expansion Magazine-Edition "30 Talents in their 30's"

  • Associate Member-European Institute of Golf Course Architects - EIGCA 2007

  • Masters of Science in Golf Course Architecture Degree-Edinburgh University- 2004 * Licensed architect-Institute Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey -ITESM 1997
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Click the link below to watch a debate on Sustainable golf courses, myth or reality? which was nationally televised in Mexico on Channel 13. Featuring Andres Roemer as the mediator, expert environmentalist Hector Alafita and Agustin Pizá, EIGCA Senior member. "En el Ring" is a nationally televised debate room with an interesting and very unique format. Every week there's an intellectual debate on politics, social-economics and special subjects such as this one.

Sustainble golf courses, myth or reality?

Click here to see Agustin's contribution to a debate on Growing the Game.

Click here to see Agustin playing golf with urban poet and filmmaker Rick Zazueta.

Click here to read article on recent trip back to Edinburgh University.

Click here to see a talk given at a local TEDx event.

Member Details

Name:
José Agustin Pizá, MSc
Membership:
Member
Practice:
Pizá Golf
Phone:
+52 (01) 815 000.9210

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

CPD Status:
Active
Sustainability:

Stage 2

Member’s Projects

Work Course Country
Major work: Rebuilding of minimum 9 greens Itanhangá Brazil
Major work: Rebuilding of minimum 9 greens Cabo Sain Lucas Country Club Mexico
New 18+ hole golf course Chihuahua Country Club Mexico
Major work: Other redevelopment work of a minimum 9 holes Las Parotas Golf Club Mexico
New 9 hole golf course Hacienda - Exclusive Golf Club Mexico
Major work: Rebuilding of minimum 9 greens Club de Villa Peru
Major work: Other redevelopment work of a minimum 9 holes Villa Rica Golf Club Mexico
Major work: Other redevelopment work of a minimum 9 holes Chihuahua Country Club Mexico
New 18+ hole golf course Costa Baja Golf Club Mexico
New 9 hole golf course Nayar Golf Club - Mayan Palace Resort Mexico
New 18+ hole golf course Bahía Golf Club - Punta Mita Resort Mexico
New 9 hole golf course Tampico Country Club Mexico
Short course/par 3 Puerto Escondido Mexico
Additional 9 holes, existing course Club Campestre Mexico
Major work: Minimum 3 new holes Tangolunda Mexico
Golf Course Design
Sustainability