Tijuana appoints Agustin Pizá to develop restoration plan

Tijuana appoints Agustin Pizá to develop restoration plan
Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys

Tijuana Country Club in Mexico has appointed Augustin Piza of Pizá Golf to develop a restoration plan.

The golf course was designed in 1927 by William P. Bell and was originally part of the Agua Caliente Club, a resort that provided a luxury lifestyle during the prohibition era.

“Augie was commissioned and presented a restoration master plan,” said Oscar Foglio, a member at the club. “We are waiting and hopeful the membership gives us the green light to begin on the execution. It would be amazing not only for our club, but for the city and to be honest, for all Mexican golf. To have a golf course so rich in history and complete with a modern-day restoration will re-establish our club and its pedigree.”

Piza said: “For me, this extraordinary restoration is like finding buried treasure. Beneath the existing golf course lies a golf course that should be, historically speaking, synonymous with Cypress Point, and Pasatiempo. The Tijuana Country Club is a gem, a hidden masterpiece that played a key role in the Golden Age of golf course architecture.

“Our goal was to interpret Bell’s masterful design concept with the hope of restoring the golf course back to its glory years.”

Filmmaker Erik Anders Lang features the club in the sixth season of his ‘Adventures in Golf’ YouTube series.