Born:c.1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Occupation:Golf course architect
Since 1984, the Jim Fazio Golf Design group has been involved in many projects, both in the USA and internationally. Jim Fazio's best known work includes, but is not limited to:
UNITED STATES: Barnsley Gardens, General course (GA); Currahee Club (GA); El Diablo (FL); Fairwinds (FL); Lost Lake (FL); Trump Natl Westchester (NY, previously known as Briarcliff Manor); Trump Intl, West Palm Beach (FL).
OUTSIDE UNITED STATES: La Querce (Italy, with nephew Jim Fazio); Grenadines Estate GC (Canouan Is, Caribb); Marco Simone (Italy); Montecello (Italy, with Biratti Cavalsani); Nyu GC (Japan); Old Orchard (Japan); Olgiata GC (Italy, redesign); Paradiso del Garda (Italy); Ruby (Bahamas, redesign) Takikawa (Japan).
Jim Fazio is a member of a distinguished family of course designers, which includes his son Tom Fazio II (also known as Tommy), his uncle George and his more famous younger brother Tom. Jim Fazio is well-known as the designer of two courses in the Trump Golf collection (Westchester and West Palm Beach), and also for his designs elsewhere in the United States, Caribbean, Italy and Japan. His son Tom Fazio II, is also a golf course designer, and now the "in-house" designer for Trump Golf.
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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