THE PIT | Pizá Golf
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Official Name: “The Pit”
Location: Mexico City
Client: Private – Can’t disclose
Architect: Agustin Pizá
Concept: Agustin Pizá
Draft: Abril Ortiz
Render: Andrew Harris
Landscape: Pedro Sanchez
Project Manager: Ruben Arenas
Design Team: Pizá Golf
Engineers: Turfgrass Consultancy, Jon Scott Consultancy, Paul Granger (Irrigation Designer), Llewellyn Matthews (Revetted Bunker Specialist Installation)
Build: Pizá Golf
Suppliers: Ecobunker, Tee to Green Seeds, Toro Company, AquaFuse Irrigation Systems
Lighting Designer: Site One Lighting
Project Sector: High-end Estates
Project Completion Date: June 2020
Photographer: Pizá Golf
Pizá Golf, recognized internationally for its innovative approach to golf course architecture which blends traditional British fundamentals with contemporary designs from North America – is proud to announce that the company’s private collection continues to gain awareness and grow as the golf industry experiences a resurgence to the game.
In 2020, this award-winning design captured the world’s attention with its innovative, private, practice facility called, “The Pit” -- coined after the central, revetted bunker. It is a ‘golf lounge’ practice area on the grounds of a client’s private estate. This prominent project and its concept expanded the company and its offerings to include its private collection of golf designs.
The flagship, “The Pit” is located in the heart of Mexico City which is a concrete jungle and the metamorphosis can be done anywhere with a smaller footprint. The golf facility has five tee boxes that span up to 80 yards in the distance which are positioned to reach one segmented, free form green. For different levels of play, there are multiple flag positions and hazards. There are distinct shot values and angles so the quality of golf is genuine within the serene environment. It can be a challenging or relaxing experience.