Who's who: Jim Fazio

  • Torrey Pines - South course, host of the Farmers Insurance Open
  • Prince's GC, England
  • Torrey Pines - South course, host of the Farmers Insurance Open
  • Terras da Comporta, Dunas
  • Monte Rei G&CC
  • Marco Simone GC (Italy); host of the Ryder Cup 2023
  • Pebble Beach host of the US Open; US Women's Open; Pebble Beach Pro-Am
  • Marco Simone GC

Who's who: Jim Fazio

  • Name:

    Jim Fazio
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    c.1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Golf course architect
  • Turned Pro:

    n/a
  • Website:

    https://www.jimfaziogolfdesign.com

Golf course design

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).

Did you know?

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.

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Nelly Korda: records a perfect start to 2024 with four wins out of her last four appearances on the LPGA Tour, a feat last achieved by Lorena Ochoa in 2008. Korda's win at the T-Mobile Match Play brought up her 12th LPGA Tour victory.

Scottie Scheffler: narrowly missed out on matching Nelly Korda’s three-in-three, when he placed second at the Houston Open. This followed back-to-back wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players. Like Korda, he remains comfortably ahead in the official world golf rankings.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

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.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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