Pizá Chamblee Golf Design, a recently formed partnership between award-winning architect Agustin (Augie) Pizá and Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, proudly introduces a completely original and imaginative golf course concept, referred to as the “Butterfly Effect.”
“The ‘Butterfly Effect’ refers to the innovative layout but also to the Chaos Theory where one small change in a system can result in a large difference. This thought process and concept could change golf course designs, create a movement, and ultimately grow the game. A golf courses like this asks the average golfer to have fun and think and the low handicap golfer to think and have fun. We are elated that the ‘Butterfly Effect’ concept is in development,” said Pizá.
The “Butterfly Effect” concept and golf course is in development and located in the rustic hillsides of Mexico, in Cuatro Cienegas, within a master planned community and resort. The layout resembles the wings of a butterfly from above with four diverse quadrangles. Within these sections are six-hole golf loops creatively positioned within the rural landscape and surround an inventive multi-purpose short course. One of the specific loops will host a professional women’s golf tournament.
“Augie’s concept is ingenious. The four-six-hole loops were designed to meet the ever-changing demands on time and to create a golf experience for different skill levels. A new or beginning golfer as well as an avid golfer will enjoy the layout. Six holes is the new nine and 12 holes is the new 18. I am thrilled he invited me to participate on this special project,” said Chamblee.
The Pizá Chamblee signature project features loops or circuits designed to provide an incredibly unique and different golfing experience and can be played in seven different combinations, up to 24-holes. Play as many holes as time permits. The circuits in the conceptual stage are named after colours — green, red, blue, and purple and will be named as the project progresses.
About Pizá Golf Founder – Arch. Agustin Pizá, MSc:
Award winning architect Agustin has earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from ITESM and a Master’s Degree in Golf Course Architecture from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is a proud member of both the European Institute and the American Society of Golf Course Architects. For 22 years, Pizá has worked with legends of the game and world class golf developments. His designs are known for delivering quality, aesthetic, and strategic golf courses.
Pizá Golf has been recognized with many international accolades and has garnered a reputation for “Re-defining Golf Facilities” with their concepts – Wellness Golf and Lounge Golf. Agustin Pizá was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 creative minds from Mexico and Golf Inc. Magazine included him in their Power 2020 issue as an up-and-coming superstar.
Pizá and the company have worked and have been involved in more than 60 projects on three continents.
About Brandel Chamblee:
Brandel Chamblee joined Golf Channel in 2004, and currently serves as a studio analyst for Golf Central, as well as an analyst for the network’s Live From programming, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events. Chamblee also is an occasional analyst for Golf Channel’s PGA Tour tournament coverage.
Chamblee has earned a reputation for being one of the most intellectual and well-researched personalities on Golf Channel and is known for his outspoken opinions on the game’s biggest stars.
A PGA Tour winner, Chamblee enjoyed a 15-year professional playing career that included more than $4 million in earnings. His career highlights include victories at the 1998 Greater Vancouver Open on the PGA Tour and the 1990 Ben Hogan New England Classic on the Web.com Tour. He also shared the first-round lead at the Masters in 1999 and finished within the top-100 on the PGA Tour money list for seven consecutive years.
A three-time All-American at the University of Texas, Chamblee graduated in 1986 with a BS in Communications.
A father of three, Chamblee lives in Scottsdale, Ariz.