Tom Fazio

Golf Architect

Jupiter Island

Golf course design runs through Tommy Fazio’s veins — he was born into a family in which several members are highly acclaimed golf architects (including his uncle, the original Tom Fazio). He has traveled the world working on projects, first for his father Jim, before starting his own firm, Tom Fazio II Designs. Fazio is known for his hands-on approach, and a willingness to get dirty and manage golf course design and construction (rather than planning and executing a course from a desk). Fazio has designed and constructed two Trump National courses in New York and New Jersey, Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla., and finished redesigning the former Haig Course (now called the Fazio Course) at PGA National Resort & Spa.

  • On September 26, 2012
    Tom Fazio answered the question: Tom Fazio

    What are Tom Fazio's favorite cities?

    My favorite city is Rome. I did a project there and I lived there almost a year and a half when I was 21. I built a golf course and I was working for my dad at the time [Jim Fazio] for a fashion designer around her castle. She had a daughter and we formed a brother-sister relationship over the years. So when I go to Rome I get to stay at her castle and I play golf and we go into the city. It is just such a unique, wonderful scenario and I love the people, love the food. So that’s probably bar none my favorite place to visit, although I don’t get there enough.