Phil Jacobs works for Gary Player's design company, and has been involved on that company's biggest projects like the Links Course at the Fancourt Resort and the various revisions and updates to the Gary Player course at Sun City.
Jacobs is a talented course builder, but it's hard to know how much design input he has had while working for Player and his team. The major drawback to using a signature golf firm like Gary Player Design is the size of its portfolio, and the fact the associates and working on multiple projects at ones. More often than not you will be better served seeking smaller, Quality Endorsed, design firms that can dedicate the business principals and man hours required to create a truly special course.
For an independent appraisal of Phil Jacobs' ability or for further design advice contact Global Golf Group.