Darius Oliver

Author of the acclaimed Planet Golf and Planet Golf USA books, Darius Oliver is a respected writer, course rater, and international golf consultant.


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

For the two Planet Golf books Darius Oliver spent five years visiting courses across the globe, studying more than 1,200 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 comprehensive and independent consulting services to golf clubs and golf 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.

From private clubs, municipal courses, resorts and residential developments, his 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.

Note - Darius Oliver is currently the architecture editor of Australian Golf Digest magazine. He also founded Australia's first golf portal, ausgolf, and is experienced in all areas of golf course communications and marketing.



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