Darius Oliver

Author of the acclaimed Planet Golf, Planet Golf USA and Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces books, Darius Oliver is a respected writer, course rater, and golf course design consultant. He also co-designed the Cape Wickham Links on King Island in Australia.


One of golf design's most astute critics Joe Passov (Rankings Editor GOLF Magazine) on Darius Oliver.

For the three Planet Golf books Darius Oliver spent close to ten years visiting courses across the globe, studying more than 1,500 layouts in 45 countries, making him one of the best-traveled and most authoritative voices on golf course design and architecture. He has also played and reviewed courses from more than 140 active golf architects, and is therefore able to provide clients with an independent and frank analysis of any designers short-listed for work.

Beyond writing and publishing books, Oliver also offers independent golf course design consulting services to golf clubs and developers around the world. His unique insight into golf course architecture, layout routing and master planning means he is well positioned to help elevate the golfing standards of a range of facilities. His most notable project has been Cape Wickham Links on King Island, Australia, which he project managed and co-designed with Mike DeVries.

From private clubs, municipal courses, resorts and residential developments, Oliver's design advice and deep understanding of what makes a great golf venue can be used to the advantage of clients looking to ensure their golf course is outstanding. Contact Darius via the Global Golf Group to discuss your particular project and its requirements.

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