Darius Oliver is an Australian golf course designer best known as the Author and Publisher of the Planet Golf series of books, and as the designer of Cape Wickham Links on King Island in Tasmania. Prior to designing Cape Wickham, Oliver spent many years travelling the globe and studying the world's leading 2,000 golf courses. He moved from publishing into design during that Cape Wickham project, and was responsible for many of the icon holes built on King Island.
After the completion of Cape Wickham, Oliver designed the wonderful new par three course at The Hills Golf Club in New Zealand. He is currently working on a spectacular clifftop golf course on Kangaroo Island, among other projects. When complete, The Cliffs on Kangaroo Island should rival Wickham and be regarded as one of Australia's premier golf courses.
Beyond his design expertise, Oliver also provides independent consultancy services to golf clubs and development clients to help them establish overall design and project goals and then an appropriate short-list of candidate golf architects. His personal design involvement is limited to projects of significance, be they sandy, coastal sites, short courses or important restoration/redesign projects.
Unusually for a golf course designer, Oliver chooses to not work actively on projects that are outside his specialized skill set. He will often advise clients on which other design and architecture teams are best suited for their particular project. With unsurpassed expertise in the area of golf course design, and direct knowledge of the world’s best/worst examples of golf architecture, Oliver is uniquely placed to be able to offer valuable and insightful advice.
Contact Darius Oliver through Planet Golf.