|Born||February 10, 1945|
|Occupation||Golf course architect|
Fazio graduated in 1962 from Lansdale Catholic High School and was inducted into its "Hall of Fame" in 2007. He began his career in golf course design with his family's firm in suburban Philadelphia, which he left in the 1960s; he established his own firm in Jupiter, Florida in 1972. He is the nephew of the late George Fazio, who often credited Tom with jump-starting his own career in golf course architecture.
Fazio 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 Magazine 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.
Fazio is the designer of the Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club golf course on the island of Great Guana Cay, Bahamas. Some locals on the island questioned Tom Fazio's integrity over the project, as some scientists and conservationists say the golf course will ruin the coral reef adjacent to the island, but other experts dispute that.
Notable golf courses designed
- Fallen Oak Golf Club Saucier, MS
- Amelia National Golf & CC, Fernandina Beach, FL http://amelianationalgolf.com
- Barefoot Resort - Fazio Course, North Myrtle Beach, SC
- Coronado Golf & Beach Resort[Coronado, Chame, Panama. http://www.coronadoresort.com], Republic of Panama.
- Coppinwood Golf Club, Goodwood, Ontario
- Dallas National Golf Club, Dallas, Texas
- The Estancia Club
- Karsten Creek, Stillwater, Oklahoma
- Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
- Forest Creek North
- Forest Creek South
- Pinehurst No. 4
- Pinehurst No. 8
- Old Overton
- The Ridge at Back Brook, Ringoes, New Jersey
- The Quarry at La Quinta
- Sand Ridge Golf Club
- Shadow Creek Golf Course
- Victoria National Golf Club, Newburgh, Indiana
- Flint Hills National Golf Club, Andover, Kansas
- Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers, North Carolina
- Pronghorn Club, Bend, Oregon
- Independence Golf Club, Midlothian, Virginia
- The Madison Club, La Quinta, California
- The National Golf Club, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
- Martis Camp, Truckee, California
- Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Illinois
- Ridgefield Golf Course, Ridgefield, Connecticut
- Squire Creek Country Club
- The Members Club of Aldarra
- The Rams Hill Golf Club, Borrego Springs, California
- Primm Valley Golf Club, Nipton, California Primm Valley Golf Club
- Corales Golf Course, PUNTACANA Resort and Club, Dominican Republic
- TPC of Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, SC
- Trump National Golf Course, Lowes Island, Virginia
- Branson Creek Golf Course, Branson, Missouri
- Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
- Atunyote Golf Club, Verona, New York
- Butterfield Trail, El Paso, Texas
- UNC Finley Golf Course(re-design), Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- The Club at Cordillera Valley Course, Edwards, CO
- Berkeley Hall, Bluffton, SC
- Pelican Hill, North & South Courses, Newport Coast, Newport Beach, CA
- Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, California
- Woodcreek Farms Elgin, South Carolina
- The Grand Golf Club, San Diego, California
- Hallbrook Country Club, Leawood, Kansas
- Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club, Brooksville, FL
- Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club, Brooksville, FL
- Sage Valley Golf Club, Graniteville, SC
- Quarry Course, Black Diamond Ranch, Black Diamond, FL
- The Farm, Rocky Face, GA
- The Golf Club of Oklahoma, Broken Arrow,Oklahoma
- The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, Sarasota, FL
- Hudson National Golf Club, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
- Shooting Star, Teton Village, WY
- Contraband Bayou Golf Club, Lake Charles, LA
- Castle, Teresa (2010-08-28). "Reef defenders in Bahamas sue over mega-resort / S.F. developer sees Baker's Bay as model for sensitive construction on fragile islands". The San Francisco Chronicle.
- "Tom Fazio's Biography". American Society of Golf Course Architects. Retrieved 2007-05-15.
- America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses/2007-08, Golf Digest, May 2007
- "Pronghorn - Tom Fazio course". Pronghornclub.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
- "Conway Farms Golf Club". Conway Farms Golf Club. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
- ASGCA Architect's Gallery - Tom Fazio entry
- Tom Fazio Interview with Brett Cohen on World Talk LIVE!
- Jonathan's Landing - Jupiter, Florida Community With Course Designed By Tom Fazio
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