Pizá Golf shares design plan for course in new Mexican residential community

  • Zitara
    Pizá Golf

    The par three seventeenth at Zitara in Mexico will play to an island green

  • Zitara
    Pizá Golf

    The course is planned for the heart of a new residential community in Mexico

  • Zitara
    Pizá Golf

    Several holes will have views towards the Cerro El Picacho landscape

Amber Hickman
By Amber Hickman

Golf course design firm Pizá Golf has shared its design for an 18-hole course planned for the heart of the new Zitara residential community being developed in Aquascalientes, Mexico. 

The 7,000-plus yard par-71 layout will include three par fives on the front nine and three par threes on the back nine, including an island green seventeenth. 

“We’re exceptionally proud of the golf course and master plan at Zitara,” said golf course architect Agustin Pizá. “It will offer its members a world-class experience of beauty with the emblematic views of Picacho mountain, as well as a challenge with the combinations of strategic, penal and heroic holes with undulating fairways, elevated fairway bunkers and loads of vertical expressions.” 

Holes three, four, five, eleven and fifteen have direct views of the mountain, and golfers will be able to play the six-hole floodlit closing stretch at night. 

“I designed Zitara for the members to discover something new or different each time they play the golf course through design nuances,” said Pizá. “I consider this approach an ensemble, as each hole interrelates with each other.” 

A gamified two-sided driving range adjacent to restaurants and terraces is also planned.