Since the late 1970s, golf architect Jeffrey D. Brauer has been designing, renovating, and building golf courses all across the country. Getting his start working under Dick Nugen and Ken Killian in Chicago, Brauer’s foundation for design has an evident tie to the previous generation. His goal is to always combine old school designs with new school playability and intrigue. Brauer is responsible for some of the best golf course designs across the country, making a name for himself as one of the top golf architects of our day. In 1984, he opened his own design firm in Dallas, where he continued to expand his reach, specializing in public and resort golf courses. While Brauer has worked all over the country, he seems to have found a great deal of success working within the central states, all the way from Texas to the upper midwest, including Giants Ridge and Superior National in Minnesota, Colbert Hills and Sand Creek Station in Kansas, Cowboys Golf Club between Dallas and Fort Worth, and the new Tempest Golf Club about two hours east of Dallas.
At the beginning of November, architect Jeffrey D. Brauer was featured on the “Feed The Ball,” podcast. While it is easy to find several of Brauer’s editorials from over the years, this podcast allows you the opportunity to hear him speak candidly and according to the “Feed The Ball,” website, discuss “the merits of the “old” way of building courses — the design/contractor bid method — versus design/build, the usefulness of engineering formulas, how ultra-wide fairways place too much emphasis on the driver, giving the green light to bulldoze your own work, the influence of mid-century land planners and landscape architects on golf design, the technical proficiency of “Dark Ages” designers, how architecture can unwittingly change or evolve to fit advances in technology and the necessity of architects to strike out and do something different than the status quo.”
If you are interested in listening to the podcast yourself, and learning more about the man behind the courses, you can visit: https://feedtheball.com/episode-59-jeff-brauer/
And as always, if you are looking to breathe new life into an existing course, design a new course, or are looking for expert knowledge, you can contact Jeffrey D. Brauer through this website.
Jeffrey D. Brauer/GolfScapes, Inc.
3809 Canton Jade Way
Arlington, TX 76005