A 24-hole project in Cuatro Cíenegas, Desertica, Mexico is the first joint effort from Agustin Piza, ASGCA (Piza Golf) and former PGA professional/Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee. The “Butterfly Effect” design of four, six-hole loops is expected to begin construction in 2022.
Golf Course Architecture reports:
Chamblee said: “Agustin Pizá, or ‘Augie’, is a man with a strong vision striving in his design philosophy to create golf courses and golf experiences that will thrill the enthusiast and activist alike, while offering to those without a traditional golf background an intro into the game.
“His four-by-six design project in Desertica is just one example of his creative ingenuity and desire to give more than just lip service to the idea that a round of golf is becoming too time-consuming and unsustainable ecologically.
“I have followed Augie on social media for years and, as I’ve become aware of his design philosophy, his keen understanding of past and present architectural principles, and his interest in helping underprivileged kids discover golf in Mexico and South America through the First Tee and other such projects, I was very humbled when Augie extended an invitation to join his team.”
“Brandel brings to our partnership an acute understanding of golf course playability,” said Pizá. “As a former PGA Tour professional, he appreciates a golf course from a player’s standpoint but as an analyst his intellect provides some profound and unique insight. His perceptiveness will challenge me to become a better architect and I am up for that challenge.”