In March 2010, Golf Inc. Magazine identified its first-ever list of the “Best Value” golf course architects, and Jeffrey D. Brauer ranked fourth on the list.
The magazine requested average fees and number of recent project from all active architects in the world. It received information from 120 architects, of which, 63 provided average fee data.
The magazine’s editors then rated each architect for value, based on fee price and quality of recent work. Architects who charged more than $500,000 were not considered.
“Future new development in the United States and other more mature markets will depend upon projects that pencil out,” said Jack Crittenden, Editor In Chief of Golf Inc. “A smart financial project starts with an affordable architect. We feel it is important to highlight the architects who can help developers build more affordable golf courses.”
With an average fee at $300,000 and several award winning courses from all magazines, and numerous market leading golf courses, Jeffrey D. Brauer seemed a natural fit for this list.
Says Brauer, “I have always worked hard to provide quality at a reasonable fee, which is the definition of value, and it’s nice to get this recognition. I agree with the editors that it makes more sense than ever to pick a Golf Course Architect on total value, rather than solely on price, or solely on the number of tournaments they may have won. Every penny counts, and we seemed to have forgotten that for a while.”