Company Profile

Excellence. Experienced. Exacting. Yet not self serving. 

Golf by Design was founded by James Wilcher in 1999 to fill a void in the golf architectural space for highly competent, non-signature, commercially orientated but importantly creative golf design solutions, without the ego.

Experience drawn over many years from a multitude of design commissions in a range of countries, cultures and climates has given the company a unique foundation upon which it has built its success.

Since those early days, and largely driven by clients’ needs, GBD has expanded its offering to encompass a full suite of consultancy services related to golf course design, from site selection and approvals through to design and delivery be it project management or construction management.

The GBD team thrives on challenges and formulating solutions to those challenges, always to the benefit of our Client. We are brief driven and always seek to ensure the Clients’ needs and desires for each and every project with which we become involved is heard and delivered upon.

Our team have worked for or been involved in projects with various champion golfers including Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Ian Baker-Finch. If required we could tailor a design offering with ‘signature if so desired.

We never stretch ourselves such that project delivery is compromised and together with our sub-consultant team, with which we have forged a seamless working relationship over many years means that our business model makes Golf by Design big enough to deliver and small enough to care!