José Agustin Pizá, MSc


Picture of José AgustinPizá, MSc an EIGCA Member

Architect Agustín Pizá was lucky to be born in México. To date he is the only Latin American to earn a Masters Degree in Golf Course Architecture from Edinburgh University and to become a Senior member of EIGCA. Agustin began his career coordinating three of Mexico's most recognizable golf course projects: Palmilla, El Dorado and Querencia. With 20 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 Punta Mita, Costa Baja and Vidanta. 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 and Golf Channel LATAM. He has been published across three continents and is a regular columnist for Forbes México and Golf Digest México.

"Golf is the only work of art you can plan on", Agustín Pizá.


  • 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

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.

Member Details

José Agustin Pizá, MSc
Pizá Golf
+52 (01) 815 000.9210

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

CPD Status:

Stage 2

Member’s Projects

Work Course Country
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: 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