Tom Fazio, Golf Course Architect

“I'll always be proud to be associated with a fine club like The Bayou Club.”
- Tom Fazio

Some golf course design firms strive to follow design priorities that include creating harmonious transitions from existing topographical conditions; developing courses that offer golfers of varying skill a challenging yet enjoyable experience, and providing each client with optimal use of the property. The Tom Fazio team uses those goals as their operational platform.

Architect Tom Fazio has achieved just about everything possible in his stellar career ~ dozens of highly rated golf courses, millionaire club owners clamoring for his service, plus the regularly applied title of “America's Greatest Living Architect.”

Fazio (born February 10, 1945) began his career as a golf course designer in Philadelphia and has created what many consider some of the most visually attractive golf holes in the world. He has designed more than 120 courses and has more courses ranked among the top 100 in the U.S. than anyone else in the business. His individual honors include “Best Modern Day Golf Course Architect,” which he received from Golf Digest three times.

In 1995, Fazio became only the second course architect to receive the highest recognition awarded by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America ~ The Old Tom Morris Award. No living designer has more credits on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses or Golfweek's collection of America's Best.

The Bayou Club's signature course is Tom Fazio's only course in Pinellas County. And that says a lot.