The Info List - Tom Fazio

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Thomas Fazio, ASGCA
(born February 10, 1945) is a golf course architect. Fazio graduated in 1962 from Lansdale Catholic High School
Lansdale Catholic High School
and was inducted into its "Hall of Fame" in 2007. He began his career in golf course design with his family's firm in suburban Philadelphia, which he left in the 1960s; he established his own firm in Jupiter, Florida in 1972. He is the nephew of George Fazio, who often credited Tom with jump-starting his own career in golf course architecture. Fazio has designed more than 120 courses and has more courses ranked among the top 100 in the U.S. than anyone else in the business. His individual honors include Best Modern Day Golf Course Architect, which he received from Golf Digest
Golf Digest
Magazine three times. In 1995, Fazio became only the second course architect to receive the highest recognition awarded by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America - The Old Tom Morris
Old Tom Morris


1 Controversy 2 Notable Golf Courses Designed 3 References 4 External links

Controversy[edit] Fazio is the designer of the Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club golf course on the island of Great Guana Cay, Bahamas. Some locals on the island questioned Tom Fazio's integrity over the project, as some scientists and conservationists say the golf course will ruin the coral reef adjacent to the island, but other experts dispute that.[1] No living designer has more credits on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses and Golfweek's collection of America's Best.[2] Notable Golf Courses Designed[edit]

Ridgefield Golf Course 2nd Tee Box (men's)

Tom Fazio
Tom Fazio
(right) walks the grounds of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club with Director of Golf, Gregor Jamieson

Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers, North Carolina Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Orlando, Florida[3] The Estancia Club The Golf Club of Oklahoma, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma[4] Karsten Creek, Stillwater, Oklahoma Golden Eagle Country Club, Tallahassee, Florida Pinehurst No. 4 Pinehurst No. 8 Old Overton Querencia Hudson National Golf Club[5] Ventana Canyon- Mountain Course Ventana Canyon- Canyon Course Sand Ridge Golf Club Shadow Creek Golf Course, Las Vegas, Nevada Victoria National Golf Club, Newburgh, Indiana Squire Creek Country Club Primm Valley Golf Club, Nipton, California[6] The National Golf Club of Canada, Woodbridge, Ontario Martis Camp, Truckee, California
Truckee, California
[7] Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, Maryland Conway Farms Golf Club Firestone Country Club
Firestone Country Club
West Course, Akron, Ohio The Golf Club of Tennessee, Kingston Springs, Tennessee


^ Castle, Teresa (2010-08-28). "Reef defenders in Bahamas sue over mega-resort / S.F. developer sees Baker's Bay as model for sensitive construction on fragile islands". The San Francisco Chronicle.  ^ "Tom Fazio's Biography". American Society of Golf Course Architects. Retrieved 2007-05-15.  ^ http://[www.lakenona.club/about-us/] ^ http://[www.golfcluboklahoma.com] ^ "Private Golf Club in NY State One of the Best Golf Courses in New York". www.hudsonnational.org. Retrieved 2016-05-09.  ^ Primm Valley Golf Club ^ Martis Camp's Award-winning Tom Fazio
Tom Fazio
golf course

External links[edit]

Architect's Gallery - Tom Fazio
Tom Fazio
entry Tom Fazio
Tom Fazio
Interview with Brett Cohen on World Talk
LIVE! Jonathan's Landing - Jupiter, Florida
Jupiter, Florida
Community With Course Designed By Tom Fazio American Society of Golf Course