Pedro Güereca is a Mexican golf course architect. He has his offices in Mexico City and in Cuernavaca, (called “the eternal spring city”) where he lives with his family on Paraíso Country Club, behind 16th Hole, Par 3.
“I think everything started when I asked my parents to be a painter and sculptor; when I got the 'no way' I found an alternate escape route into architecture. Before I graduated as an architect in 1980 I joined Felipe Schjetnan Dantán architecture workshop, and started to work on golf course design. We had Joe S. Finger as associate of the firm, so they both were my first golf design mentors. Over more than 10 years, I learned to love golf, and golf course design.
He earned a masters degree in Urban design, to help the firm do golf master planning, and also a masters in Landscape Architecture to understand the important role of nature and vegetation to produce more sustainable environmental projects. Pedro also joined SAPM; Mexican Land Scape Architects Society, and attended international congresses in Jamaica, Mexico, and France, and served as president of SAPM for 2 years.
In 1998, he took a seminar at Harvard University on golf business development, and also on environmental considerations with Dr. Michael J. Hurzdan, AGSCA Fellow.
In 2000 Pedro was asked to join Jack Nicklaus (ASGCA Fellow) Design for 2 years, achieving more experience.
In 2005, he designed Hoff Hausen Vor der Sonne in Frankfurt with Werner Kappes as an associate.
Pedro joined ASCGM The Mexican Golf Course Superintendent Association when it began in 1998.
He also studied Golf Design; Construction and Operation as part of association requirements, which goes from market success passing by sustainability, all categories of golfer's joy, maintenance efficiency and some brushstrokes of art, to produce success in many areas.
He has two sons, Pedro is an architect and Ari is an engineer help Pedro in the office and also run their own businesses, with the loving care of his wife Aurea.