- Giants Ridge Golf – Photography By Brian Oar
In August of this year, Golf Digest’s Derek Duncan and Ron Whitten, worked together to compile a list of America’s Best 18 Holes Since 2000. The duo says they chose to focus, “on finding holes that are fun to play, because that’s the overwhelming trend thus far in this century.”
Golf architect, Jeffrey D. Brauer’s course, The Quarry at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota made the list, coming in at number 13, with par 4. This is what they had to say, “
“…The Quarry at Giants Ridge is bold, brawny and encourages an aerial assault. When he found a small rock quarry of perfect dimensions for the hole, Jeff Brauer placed the wide fairway and the equally wide green on diagonals (the latter atop a ledge) to provide at least four options of attack. For those not willing to gamble off the tee, it plays, as should all good short par 4s, as consecutive par 3s. That grassy ramp leading up to the perched green wasn’t part of the quarry. Construction workers built it to get their heavy equipment up the shelf to build the green. Brauer saw it and kept it as an alluring temptation for those who think they can bounce their drive onto the putting surface. Don’t try it unless you can bull’s-eye a 10-yard-wide fairway from 300 yards.”
If you are currently looking for a golf architect to help remodel or renovate a golf course that achieves a standard of excellence, choose Jeffrey D. Brauer. He helps all of his clients develop a comprehensive plan of action. Identifying what areas of your course are falling short, which practices for maintenance are inefficient, and how to increase your profits and attract new players to your course can make the difference between an average course design and a truly excellent one.
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