“James Wilcher was responsible for the golf course design, construction technical assistance, environmental impact issues and agronomic services for our development projects in Sterling Grand New Delhi India (later renamed Jaypee Greens Golf Resort). He was a proactive project team member and played a major role in the development of the master plan for each project and interfacing with the other project consultants to ensure continuity of design. He is a gifted designer with the capability of designing a world-class golf course. He pays attention to the details that make his design exceptional yet containing costs within an appropriate budget. ”
– Geoffrey Blake, Director of Project Management Triarc International of Orlando, inc.
“James Wilcher was responsible for the design of the golf course components on our Chun Chon and Cheju projects. The calibre of his work was outstanding, not only does he obviously possess great artistic flair but he proved more than a match for the significant technical challenges of our sites. During the course of our work, he continually went the so-called “extra mile” and dutifully met time limits. Working with him was in many ways a refreshing experience.”
– In Pyo Hong.Director, Hanwha Land Development Co., Ltd.
“James transformed a previously good members course into an outstanding layout of which all members are proud. Cromer is now a golf course that requires thought on most shots. Strategic use of fairway bunkers and water hazards means that members need a plan to play each hole and the rewards for doing this effectively make a game at Cromer quite exhilarating. The area around the 3rd green and 4th is regarded as Cromer’s little piece of Augusta……which is quite a compliment to any golf course! Congratulations on a job well done!”
– Rod Davies, General Manager, Cromer Golf Club, NSW, Australia
“ I have over the past ten years become very familiar with much of James’ design work in Australia, in particular the spectacular Elanora Country Club and Cromer Golf Clubs in Sydney, the very popular Pacific Dunes Golf Club north of Sydney and the award winning The Cut Golf Club in Perth, Western Australia. Each of these clubs is proud of his work. James is well and favourably known in the golf industry in Australia. On a personal level, I cannot speak highly enough of his integrity.”
– Chris Allen, Chairman, Golf NSW Limited
“Pennant Hills Golf Club has engaged Jim Wilcher as the Golf Course Architect for over 12 years, during which time I have worked closely with him in my capacity as Golf Course Superintendent. As a single figure marker himself and undoubtedly due to his experience of working with some of the game’s best golfers, it is obvious that Jim has a sound appreciation of both the fundamentals of the game but also the finer points missed by those less discerning or able. Aside from his unquestionable technical and creative skills, Jim is a “champion bloke” who time and time again demonstrates his commitment to the Club, even happily attending meetings on site at a moments notice. What’s more, his original training as a greenkeeper has proven to be a huge advantage for my staff and myself as he is always mindful of the maintenance and cost implications of his designs. All in all, I have worked with several Golf Course Architects over my 30 year career but from my perspective what makes Jim a standout is his ability to effectively balance the needs of the Board, the Players and the Course Staff, which is not always an easy thing to do.”
– Richard Kirkby, Course Superintendant, Pennnant Hills Golf Club, NSW, Australia