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Tim's passion for golf began at the age of 10 when he followed his father to the local golf course for his first experience with the game that would come to dominate his life. This passion never ceased and it lead him to pursue his career in golf course design.

Subsequently, Tim completed a B.Sc. in Horticulture at Melbourne University in Australia in 1993, focusing on turf and golf course management then, in 1995, began working with with golf course architect Ted Parslow as a design associate. Based in both the Australian and Malaysian offices Tim quickly gained experience in all facets of golf course and resort development and the value of accepting, respecting and appreciating the local culture and landscape.

In 1998, he joined the London-based practice of European Golf Design. In his six years with EGD, he was responsible for designing internationally recognisable golf resort developments in Ireland, Turkey, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Bulgaria, England, Wales, St Kitts & Nevis and the Czech Republic.

From 2004-2016, Tim was principal architect and managing director of Thomson Perrett & Lobb in Surrey, UK, the golf course design firm founded by five times Open Champion Peter Thomson. During this time the firm designed new golfing facilities in Europe, the Middle East and in more recent times Africa. Additionally the company became responsible for the renovation/ restoration of historically important golf courses such as St Georges Hill GC, The Berkshire GC, Woking GC, Wimbledon Park GC, The Richmond GC, Burhill GC, Royal Jersey GC and in more recent times the complete modernisation of The Buckinghamshire GC.

In 2016, following the retirement of Peter Thomson and with his encouragement, Tim formed LOBB + PARTNERS to service ongoing Thomson Perrett & Lobb projects as well as gaining future golf course design commissions.

Tim brings a professional and creative approach to the design process and maintains a 'hands on' presence during the construction phase. By working this way, he helps to ensure a 'right first time' approach to construction.

He is President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architect and a member of the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects.

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Over the past 20 years Tim Lobb has worked in over 25 countries worldwide creating renowned international golfing destinations and improving existing golf facilities. This experience has allowed him to put together a team of professionals to deliver high quality golfing destinations and experiences around the world as well as locally in the UK.


Canadian Partner/ Design Associate

Since 2007 Alex has been working in the golf course design world with previous employment at European Golf Design as a Design Associate and CAD specialist. He has worked on a variety of large scale golf/residential developments throughout Europe and the Middle East. Over the years Alex has also worked closely with the European Tour and was involved in Paris's and Rome's successful Ryder Cup bids.

Alex benefited greatly from completing a golf course design vocational qualification with the EIGCA. The distance based course consisted of web presentations with workshops every 6 months. Assignments were completed on various topics including history, construction techniques and design methods.

Since 2017 Alex has based himself in Whistler, Canada and been has been assisting Lobb + Partners with all aspects of production using the Adobe Suite and a Civil CAD program. Alex is a valuable member of our team and will support the design process throughout.

Alex is currently undertaking the Associate Programme with the American Society of Golf Course Architects.


Design Associate

Born in Scotland and raised in Eastern Ontario, Oliver was first introduced to the game of golf at nine years old. This was on a short course, which doubled as a sheep pasture in the small village of Dunecht, Scotland. He soon fell in love with the game and has been chasing golf balls around the world ever since.

After moving to Canada in 1993, he became an accomplished junior and then amateur player. He grew up in Stirling, Ontario before attending the University of Guelph, attaining a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.) degree in 2004. At the time, the varsity golf team was lucky enough to play Cutten Fields, an historic Stanley Thompson course. This cemented Oliver’s passion for golf course architecture. In 2005, he turned professional and began a journey to compete against the worlds best. He has played on many international tours, and has visited lots of the worlds top golf destinations, clubs and courses, along with countless others not-so-well known.

Oliver is based on Canada’s West Coast, where he lives with his wife and two children. He continues to compete regularly and is annually ranked as one of Canada’s top golfers. His competitive expertise, coupled with years of working in the golf industry, along with landscape architectural education and experiences, offer Oliver an understanding and perspective unique to the golf industry. He is especially interested in how the creative design of golf courses can be used to maximize the health, well being and enjoyment of golfers young and old, while respecting the landscapes and environments the game is played upon.

He is excited to bring his skills to Lobb & Partners and to contribute towards their ongoing portfolio of world class golf course design, development and restoration.

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