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International Quality Award “Elite” for trajectory and leadership

Global Quality Foundation- 2014.


Award winning Agustin Piza ws born un Tijuana in Mexico, He is the only Latin American to earn the masters degree in golf course architecture from Edinburgh University, to become a member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects. Agustin began his career coordinating three of Mexico´s most recognizable golf course projects – Palmilla, El Dorado and Querencia all in Los Cabos, Baja California Mexico. Founder of “Primer Swing” – a nonprofit organization, Pizá has been recognized on an international level for his quality, creativity, dedication and passion.

Over seventeen years in the golf design and development industry he has collaborated with industry greats 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 Mayan Palace. Pizá has been published in more than 45 articules across three continents.

He is a regular columnist for Forbes, Golf Digest and Obras Magazine of Grupo Expansion, a CNN affiliate. Named amongst the “Top 25 most sustainable architects” in the world, his designs have been noted for their strategy, aesthetics and character.


  • Top 25 Sustainable Architects in the world – Green Planet Architects – 2014
  • Honorary Mention in Sustainability “Projects of the Year Awards” Obras/Expansion Magazine – 2014
  • Guest Speaker in national and international symposium – TED Talk 2014 “Success is a consequence”
  • International Quality Award “Elite” for his trajectory and leadership – Global Quality Foundation – 2014
  • Remodel of the Year award International 2014 – Golf Inc. Maganize, USA 2nd Place – “Las Parotas” Huatulco, Oaxaca
  • Top TEN most innovative architectural firms in Mexico 2014 – Obras / Expansion Magazine
  • Consolidated within the ¨Mexican Leaders” 2014 Proyecto 40 Channel.
  • Senior Member – EIGCA 2013 – Only Latin American member
  • Winner of IWC Talent of the Year award – 2009 Expansion Magazine Edition “30 Talents in their 30´s”
  • Associate Member-European Institue of Golf Course Architect ( EIGCA) 2007
  • Masters of Science in Golf Course Architecture Degree – Edinburgh University 2004
  • Licensed architecth – ITESM 1997


Jack Nicklaus
El Dorado Golf Resort Los Cabos, México.
Jack Nicklaus
Palmilla Golf Resort Los Cabos, México.
Tom Fazio
Querencia Private GC Los Cabos, México.
Robert von Hagge
La Herradura GCC Monterrey, México
Andy Dye
Los Cafetales (1° Etapa) Xalapa, México.
Ken Moodie
Vicars Cross England, UK.
Moortown Leeds, England.
Upton Chester, England.
Macclesfield England, UK.
CoombeHill London, England.
Rovert von Hagge
TorreonGolf Club Arizona, E. U. A.
EastwoodGolf Club Florida, E. U. A.
Whiskey Springs Whiskey Springs, E. U. A.
Santa Anna GC Genova, Italy.
RSHECC Madrid, Spain.