Pizá Chamblee Golf Design unveil “Butterfly Effect” concept
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Pizá Chamblee Golf Design unveil “Butterfly Effect” concept

Idea consisting of four quadrangles with six-hole loops under development within master planned community and resort in Mexico.


Pizá Chamblee Golf Design, a recently formed partnership between architect Agustin (Augie) Pizá and Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, unveiled an 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,” Pizá said. “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.”

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,” Camblee said. “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.”

The Pizá Chamblee signature project features loops or circuits designed to be played in seven different combinations, up to 24-holes. The circuits in the conceptual stage are named after colors: green, red, blue and purple. They will be renamed as the project progresses.