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.
“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 an 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."
Pedro earned a Master's degree in Urban Design and a master's in Landscape Architecture to help the firm with golf master planning and to understand the important role of nature and vegetation to produce more sustainable environmental projects. Pedro also joined the Society of Landscape Architects of Mexico and served as president of SAPM for 2 years. Mexican Landscape Architects Society, and attended international conferences in Jamaica, Mexico, and France.
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, Germany 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, sustainability, maintenance efficiency, and some brushstrokes of art to be successful in many areas.
He has two sons, his son Pedro is an architect and his son Ari is an engineer who both help Pedro in the office while also running their own businesses. Lastly, his wife, Aurea, serves as a great support system for all their work.